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Anne Taylor of Belfast Lough Sailability
#Sailability - Anne Taylor of Belfast Lough Sailability was one of three winners of this year’s Exceptional Contribution Awards in the RYA Sailability Annual Awards last weekend. Held at the Sailability National Conference and Awards dinner at Wyboston Lakes on Saturday…
Investment In Blue Innovation Driving Ireland’s Marine Sector: Marine Institute
Robotics, Internet of Things and data analytics are set to play a key role in Ireland's blue economy, according to the Marine Institute. The national funding agency for the marine research industry recently awarded financial investments in two marine technology…
Australia SailGP Team celebrate their win in the home water’s of Sydney Harbour on the first stop of the inaugural race series
More than 20,000 people turned to for the inaugural SailGP event on Sydney Harbour this past weekend, with the home team Australia — helmed by local hero Tom Slingsby — beating Japan in the final to clinch the first victory…
Ian Walker Director of Racing at the RYA will present the prizes at the RYA NI awards tonight in Belfast
Sailors and boaters across the country are getting ready for RYANI’s Annual Awards, which take tonight at Belfast Harbour Commissioners. The awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements made over the last year by clubs, teams and individuals across…
Red Bull’s cliff divers are also returning to Polignano a Mare in Italy this year
Sunday 12 May is the date to save for the debut of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. The capital hosts the annual high diving series for the first time after three previous visits…
Sailor Hit By Electric Shock While Moving Boat Tells How His Life Was Saved
A North Cork sailor recently reunited with the people who saved his life after he was electrocuted while moving his sailboat. As Echo Live reports, it’s now a year since Noel Moloney was hit with a 10,000-volt electric shock when…
Ron Holland
One time Irish based yacht designer Ron Holland has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Superyacht Design Symposium 2019, and Boat International Design and Innovation Awards The competition included a total of 61 nominated yachts with 19 receiving recognition.…
Some samples of Lynn Haughton’s Neo Collection
Old wetsuits aren’t recyclable, with thousands dumped in Irish landfills each year — but as RTÉ News reports, one woman has found a way to ‘upcycle’ them into something new. Lynn Haughton, a designer based in Co Wexford, has been…
Investigation Into Human Remains Found By Fishing Vessel Off Cork Coast
Gardaí in Cork have launched an investigation after human remains were recovered by the crew of a fishing vessel 180 nautical miles off Castletownbere in Co Cork at the weekend. TheJournal.ie reports that the vessel docked in Castletownbere on Sunday…
Limerick Boat Club received funding towards replacing the original roof it lost in the 2014 winter Storm Darwin
Four aquatic sports-related projects will share in the €7 million in grants announced under the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) for schemes previously deemed invalid in 2017 but since corrected. In Cork, Lee Valley Rowing Club will receive €12,000 for the…
Sailors enjoy a 'Just Sailing' BBQ cruise to Lough Shinny
“Just Sailing is a series of Saturday mornings filled with learning about the sea, boats and charts, and getting to know a wonderful group of people over week after week of delicious home-cooked cake,” said Kate Clark. “My only regret…
Awardees in the industry-led scheme will share in a €2.4 million funding pot over the next three years
Marine Minister Michael Creed TD has announced that the Marine Institute is to provide 12 marine businesses (in collaboration with five universities) with investment funding totaling €2.4 million over three years. Read the full allocation of the grant recipients here…
Some of the 49 migrants who had been stranded on the ‘Sea-Watch 3’ react towards the media as they disembark from a Maltese patrol boat yesterday.
#NewsUpdate - An agreement by the Government is set to welcome five unaccompanied minors to Ireland out of a group of migrants who were rescued in recent weeks from the Mediterranean Sea, reports The Irish Times.  Minister for Justice and…
The “Founding Fathers” of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in 20005 were (left to right) the late Owen McNally, (Rear Commodore Royal St George YC), Tim Goodbody (Rear Commodore, Royal Irish YC), and Ronan Beirne (Rear Commodore, National YC)
The sad death of Owen McNally a few days before Christmas deprived the Dun Laoghaire sailing community of one of its most active and devoted participants, an enthusiast who put even more into our sport than he took from it…
A Public, Policy-Led Plan With Climate Change Focus: What Ireland Wants From New Marine Spatial Plan
A policy-based plan that puts climate change front and centre and steers away from privatising coastal resources is what the country wants from the State’s National Marine Planning Framework, as The Irish Times reports. Details have been released from the…
A tranquil boating scene from Cork Harbour
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