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Schull Harbour Sailing Club has announced that Neill Prendeville of Kinsale Yacht Club has been appointed Principal Race Officer for Calves Week, which will run from 31 July to 9 August. He will lead an experienced race team that will…
Ger O'Rourke's Volvo 70 limped back to dock in Cork last night to effect repairs on hydraulic systems. The first-generation Volvo Ocean Race boat was escorted into the Haulbowline naval base just after 8pm last night by a local RIB.
Ireland's Paralympians have completed five races in both the SKUD18 and Sonar classes at Qingdao, and are enjoying a rest day today. Ireland's teams lie 10th and 11th in the overall standings.
Every now and then a spokesperson's surname will encapsulate exactly what they're promoting. So when we got an email about the Lough Derg's Classic Boat regatta from one Eleanor Hooker, it just had to feature.
After a two-year voyage that has seen them visit some of the world's most remote spots. Peter Maxwell and partner Geraldine Foley initially headed for Australia, but took in Cape Horn, Antarctica, Kerguelen and Nova Scotia on their uniqe circumnavigation.
Ireland's windsurfers, the upstanding citizens of the sailing world, drew their slalom season to a close in Galway last weekend, with close to 300 spectators watching the 50+ competitors streak along a slalom course off Silver Strand.
The first race in the GreenWorks-sponsored Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club starts this Sunday, beginning another eagerly anticipated six-race series for the 180 boats expected to compete across 11 classes.
The Irish Times sailing column reports this morning that Ger O'Rourke's round the world entry is back on course after an eleventh hour sponsor has been signed. 
Red Bay Boats in County Antrim has cancelled its annual trip to Ardbeg distillery in Scotland for the second time this year. Postponed in May due to bad weather the RIB trip has been cancelled again this weekend. It is…
Several boat owners in marinas in Lough Derg have been relieved of their outboards, as a spate fo engine theft has hit the lake and this week the MGM marine premises in Longford has also been hit.
Magnificent stained glass windows, a bell tower giving panoramic views over Dun Laoghaire, over 170 years of history... Dun Laoghaire’s Mariner’s Church, which houses the Maritime Museum, is close to the final phase of the restoration it’s undergone since 2006.…
The RNLI all weather lifeboat /Hilda Jarrett/ and inshore lifeboat /Bessie/ were requested by Valencia Coastguard at 15:37 to go to the assistance of a yacht that had broken from her moorings in Crookhaven Harbour, West Cork.
It’s been ninety years since the tragic sinking of the mail steamer Leinster shortly after leaving Dun Laoghaire. Over 500 people drowned in the worst maritime disaster in the Irish Sea, many of them local postal workers who sorted the…
The Volvo Ocean Race has announced the appointment of a new Communications Director, Dubliner Marcus Hutchinson, to replace Reg Gratton from the beginning of September.
Beautifully illustrated and drawing substantially on local knowledge and oral history, ‘Traditional Boats of Ireland’ reveals much about Ireland’s social and economic history: the harnessing of the sea’s resources; and how ideas as well as people, goods and animals were…
The RNLI all weather lifeboat Hilda Jarrett was tasked by Valencia Coastguard at 13:34 to go to the assistance of a yacht adrift in difficult weather conditions.
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