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A full repaint using Jotun Yachting products has helped breathe new life into the classic yacht Lively Lady
Fifty years after her first single-handed global circumnavigation, the 36ft cutter Lively Lady is once again back in the water in an as new condition having recently undergone a long and extensive refit at Hayling Yacht Company by volunteers from…
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Opens Internship Programme
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in County Dublin is keen to help develop careers and opportunities within the marine industry. There is a resurgence of interest in getting out and enjoying the water in Ireland…
Ewan McMahon (left) winner of the Laser Standard Rig division at the Leinster Championships at Howth Yacht Club from Vice Commodore Ian Byrne
Light and challenging conditions greeted the 95 entries for the Leinster Laser Championships at Howth Yacht Club over the weekend. Local Howth sailor Ewan McMahon took the honours in the Standard fleet, Peter Fagan (RStGYC) won the Radials and Alana…
Jonny Swan's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth YC was the overall winner of Cork Week's in-harbour race using North Sails
North Sails Ireland was to the fore at Volvo Cork Week with NS Ireland–powered boats claiming victories and podium positions across most of the IRC and one-design classes. Nigel Young, Maurice "Prof" O'Connell and Shane Hughes from the North Sails Ireland…
Malin Head in Co Donegal
#MalinHead - The local man who died after a boat capsize off Malin Head in Donegal on Tuesday afternoon (17 July) lost his father in the same area four decades ago, it has emerged. According to the Irish Independent, Gerry ‘Malin’…
MGM's Prestige 460 Flybridge in Cork Harbour yesterday. The new model has Volvo Penta 'Pod Drives' and 'joystick docking' capabilities.
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats took to the waters of Cork Harbour yesterday for Cork Week Regatta's in–harbour race (photos and report here) to demonstrate their new Prestige 460 Flybridge motor cruiser. It was a perfect day for the harbour…
The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 was involved in yesterday’s operation off Malin Head
#Donegal - A man in his 60s and a teenage boy have died after the fishing boat they were on capsized off Malin Head in Donegal yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 17 July). As Independent.ie reports, it’s believed the vessel got into…
Mary and George Coombes aboard their new Lagoon 450S Realta Bheag
When does life really start? asks W M Nixon. Maybe it’s when the kids have grown up and left home, and you’ve the resources to buy the dream second home for the perfect holidays of your retirement. Of course, 95%…
The Prestige 460 has an L-shaped cockpit, which allows for maximum use of space
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats have arrived at Cork Week's festival of sailing with one of their new Prestige 460 Flybridge motor cruisers for demos and display purposes. The boat, that is based a the Royal Cork Marina in Crosshaven is fitted…
The huge iceberg in Greenland has drifted close to a village on the western coast, threatening residents in case it splits resulting in waves swamping homes.
#MarineScience - In Greenland, a huge iceberg has drifted close to a village on the western coast, prompting a partial evacuation in case it splits and the resulting wave swamps homes. The iceberg reports BBB News is looming over houses…
The hull of newbuild RRS Sir David Attenborough pushed a big wave out into the Mersey from the shipyard of Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. A yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface forms part of the ship's sophisticated equipment.
#MarineScience - This afternoon Sir David Attenborough launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK's newest polar ship - named after him - into the River Mersey. The BBC reports the broadcaster pushed the button, sending the hull sliding out from…
The J109 Ruth skippered by Ben Shanahan
The National Yacht Club's J109 Ruth skippered by Ben Shanahan was the winner of this morning's 16-boat Exposure Lights sponsored ISORA night race. The race was the ninth in the popular Viking Marine Coastal Series. The fleet sailed a 33–mile…
Hubo, sailing downwind during the North Sea Series
UK Sails Ireland has put sails on two very competitive entries for the inaugural IRC/ORC worlds, commencing in the Hague in Holland this weekend. The boats are Rob McConnell's A35 'Fools Gold' from Dunmore East, with a full Irish crew…
CH Marine’s Guide To Buying A Lifejacket For Your Child
#WaterSafety - Finding a lifejacket for your child isn’t hard — but it is vital to choose the right jacket with the right features, as CH Marine’s new handy buying guide explains. Lifejackets are now designed even for infants as…
Howard Pridding has taken up the role of interim Director of External Affairs at the RYA
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced the appointment of Howard Pridding in the role of interim Director of External Affairs. No stranger to recreational boating, Pridding previously worked in a variety of roles at British Marine for over 27…
Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers trims a (red) J109 spinnaker at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Regatta made by the Cork Harbour firm
With the advent of high–tech construction, most upwind sails are now being manufactured in specialist facilities in the likes of Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and South Africa. However, some sails are still being made in Ireland in a few lofts.…

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