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A bird settles on a Harken winch during a delivery voyage of a new Jeanneau from France to Turkey
Harken agent Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland gives some top tips for improving your boat and servicing your Harken deck gear. Barry has been working at the highest level with Harken for 15 years, dealing with boats from Maxis, TP 52s,…
Irish Sailing To Host Umpire Seminar Next Month
Mark the first weekend in November on your calendar for Irish Sailing’s upcoming seminar for prospective race umpires. The two-day course on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November at the Royal St George in Dun Laoghaire provides the first step…
The Irish Naval Service base on Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour, homeport to a fleet of eight patrol vessels.
#NavalService - The Irish Times writes that the head of Defence Forces has sought to make a verbal submission to the Public Sector Pay Commission because of the seriousness of the military pay issue in the view of himself and…
Prince Albert of Monaco (pictured onboard the Neo top left) launches Greenline's NEO Edrive, full electric boat. The model is fitted with twin 80 hp Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboards and dual 30,5 kWh (totalling 61 kWh) high performance lithium batteries allowing maximum range of 40 NM at 6 kts economic speed. At full throttle NEO eDrive will reach a top speed of 16 kts with the range of 20 NM
Slovenian Boatyard Greenline Yachts used the Monaco Boat Show as the debut of its 'revolutionary' new boat, NEO EDrive - the first ever production leisure craft to be powered by electric propulsion. The boat could have easily been overlooked among…
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The North Sails Ireland on-the-water coaching team
In the second part of North Sails Ireland's sponsorship of the two flagship Irish J109 events in 2018 (see here), North Sails Ireland's Maurice "Prof" O'Connell and Nigel Young team will be on the water this weekend at the National…
11 J109s are entered for Howth Yacht Club's hosted national championships
The Kelly family's 'Storm' has won the J109 one design Irish Nationals for the last two years and this weekend the north Dublin crew hope to retain overall honours on home waters as Howth Yacht Club hosts the 2018 championships…
It’s planned to hold starts for RS 200s, RS 400s, Fevas and an RS PY fleet
The Irish National Sailing Club hosts the RS Super Series for the 2018/19 Winter season. Racing takes place on 6 Saturday mornings beginning on Saturday 6th October and running 17th November, 15th December, 19th January, 23rd February and 23rd March.…
Places Available On New Day Skipper Theory Course At INSS
#INSS - If you missed out on a spot in the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s current RYA Day Skipper Theory course, not to worry — as the school has announced details of its next course which begins later…
Coonanna is a sheltered harbour north-east of Valentia Island
The death of three men whose upturned fishing boat was found off Coonanna in Co Kerry last night has “devastated” the local community, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Post-mortems will be carried out today (Monday 1 October) on the bodies of the…
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Helly Hansen crew insulator jacket
Viking Marine’s end-of-season sale continues with great deals on winter-ready clothing such as the Helly Hansen crew insulator jacket, now only €115.95. Save €100 on Helly Hansen’s Aegir race jacket or race smock, while the XXL size of the new…
The MV Fugro Helmert is carrying out the cable route survey east-northeast of Loughshinny
#MarineNotice - Fugro is currently carrying out marine operations in the Irish Sea on behalf of Alcatel Submarine Networks for the Havhingsten Subsea Cable System project. The works from Loughshinny in North Co Dublin on an east-northeasterly route were scheduled…
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Brian and John Hall's J109, Something Else from Dun Laoghaire
Mark Mansfield, Professional sailor and UK Sailmakers Ireland agent, goes through some tips for improving your boat rating relative to its speed. Mark has been involved in many campaigns and projects from Quarter Tonners, Half Tonner, J109’s, Commodores Cup boats,…
Irish Sailing’s Cork-Based Senior Instructor Course Rescheduled
Irish Sailing’s Cork-based course for senior instructors has been rescheduled for two weekends in Oysterhaven this November. The course will now run on Friday 2 to Sunday 4 and Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November, with the Friday session each…
Barry Hurley competing on Xpact in a previous edition of the Middle Sea Race
Cobh's Barry Hurley will be racing the Maltese Xp44, XpAct in the Middle Sea Race again this year, it's the 2009 Ostar champion's 15th edition of the race and he is racing with an international crew of Maltese, German, Irish, and Dutch…
Safehaven Marine's New Norwegian 'Masculin' Order
The Norwegian crew and pilot transfer company Fonnes Batservice AS have ordered a second vessel from Safehaven in County Cork. Four years after taking delivery of his Wildcat 53 ‘Feminin’ Tommy Fonnes signed contracts for an Interceptor 48, pilot &…
Racing to the Kish had extra significance today for a 38-boat fleet on Dublin Bay
Despite the stormy past week and uncertain forecasts, another special day's sailing on Dublin Bay was completed today with the DMYC Kish Race merged into the start of the Leinster 100 Commemoration  writes Neil Colin. The day saw Hot Cookie…

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