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Coracle IV, an Olson 30, skippered by Kieran Collins is lying third overall after two races sailed in the IRC 2 division of the CH Marine Autumn Regatta 2017. Scroll down for photo gallery from today's racing
CH Marine Chandlery
Ted Crosbie's X302 No Excuse took an early lead in the nine boat IRC two class of Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. A grey, damp morning gave way to more pleasant conditions this afternoon for…
Capt. Conor Moynihan, demonstrating the NMCI's 360 full mission bridge simulator's capabilities
Ports & Shipping
#NMCIopenDay - The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is set to open it’s doors next month to the public for the annual College Open Day on Thursday,  26th October. The nautical education training college located at Ringaskiddy, lower Cork…
The UK's Royal Navy's newest 'City' class / Type 26 frigate which has been described as a Global Combat Ship will be called HMS Belfast. The original HMS Belfast a battle cruiser that took part in the Normandy beaches in 1944 has since for many years served as a visitor attraction on the Thames, London.
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#NewHMSbelfast - One of the newest warships for the Royal Navy is to be called HMS Belfast writes The Irish News.  Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon made the announcement as his visited Harland and Wolff shipyard in the city, where…
Naval and army personnel on board the helideck of flagship L.E Eithne. A recent report commissioned by the Defence Forces found it is now at a “critical point” with staff numbers well below the target of 9,500.
Navy
#navy - A new recruitment competition has been opened by the Defence Forces writes The Irish Times, but this is amid concerns over dwindling troop numbers in the military. Announcing the recruitment drive on Wednesday, Minister of State for Defence…
The MV Malaviya Seven will be put up for Public Auction in Aberdeen on Tuesday 17 October
Boat Sales
#PublicAuction - Dominic J Daly’s success as a marine auctioneer in Cork has not gone unnoticed overseas — as the Sheriff of Aberdeen in Scotland has sought his services to auction a detained supply vessel. The Indian-registered MV Malaviya Seven,…
Irish at Laser Master Worlds: Niall Peelo (sailing for GBR), Paul Keane, Kevin Currier, Nick Walsh, Denis O'Sullivan, Ed Rice, Theo Lyttle and Sean Craig
Laser
Royal St. George's Sean Craig leads Irish hopes at the Laser Masters World Championships. The Dublin Radial competitor lies sixth in his 37–boat division after three races sailed in Split, Croatia. The Irish team are competing in three divisions. Results are…
That winning feeling….the crew of the Irish National Sailing School’s J/109 Jedi in Plymouth after winning Class 3B in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 are (left to right, back row): Deirdre Foley, Lorcan Tighe, Fearghus McCormack, George Tottenham, Kylie McMillan and Kenneth Rumball. Front row: Conor Kinsella and Keith Kiernan
W M Nixon
With 312 entries in the IRC divisions alone, and numbers pushing towards the 400 mark when all classes are included, the record-breaking Fastnet Race 2017 was surely on the edge of becoming an unwieldy beast as it got under way…
Aoife Hopkins, Ireland's U21 Laser Radial European Champion, also achieved a whopping 601 points in her Leaving Cert this Summer
Tokyo 2020
How do you strike a balance between the sport you love and a life outside it? How do you achieve great results but still have other strings to your bow? A criticism that is often levelled at performance athletes is…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 has been involved in the search for the missing sea angler since Saturday morning
News Update
#Missing - The search continued today (Tuesday 19 September) for a sea angler who was swept into the sea from a popular but treacherous fishing spot near Doonbeg in Co Clare at the weekend. According to TheJournal.ie, the missing man…
Boats for sale at last year’s Southampton Boat Show
Marine Trade
#Brexit - What will Brexit mean for Britain’s marine industry? That’s the question that was posed by MoneyWeek to leading figures in the sector on the eve of the Southampton Boat Show, which continues this week. There is broad agreement…
Sally Bell is a member of Royal North of Ireland YC and will turn 18 at the end of September and is Ireland's representative at the Youth Worlds in China
Youth Sailing
Irish Sailing has announced  the Irish team for the Youth Sailing World Championship. Ireland will be represented by three boats and four sailors: Sally Bell in Laser Radial Girls, Conor Quinn in Laser Radial Boys, and Geoff Power and James…
The Irish Marina Operators are one of a number of Irish Marine industry stands at Southampton Boat Show
Marine Trade
Award winning actress, Kym Marsh, helped celebrate all the fun and excitement on the opening weekend of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. Coronation Street star, Kym, was joined by her partner, Matt Baker and daughter, Polly along with other friends and…
Pat Lake was involved in the building of the leather boat that recreated St Brendan’s legendary voyage in 1976
News Update

Pat Lake RIP

16th September 2017
The death has occurred unexpectedly in Cork of one of the most respected figures in boat building in Pat Lake, who led Castlepoint Boatyard in Crosshaven for many years before his retirement a decade ago. Pat had been a major…
Bj Marine's James Kirwan onboard the Oceanis 51.1 on show at Beneteau's stand at the Southampton Boat Show
Marine Trade
#TradeNews - Offshore yachting great Alex Thomson was on hand to unveil Beneteau’s new Oceanis 51.1 at the Southampton Boat Show this morning (Friday 15 September). The most eagerly awaited Oceanis launch in a decade, the 51.1 sets up a…
Mark Mansfield has joined UK Sailmakers Ireland as a racing consultant
Marine Trade
The new owners of Cork Harbour based UK Sailmakers Ireland have appointed Mark Mansfield as an agent and racing consultant to their Crosshaven loft. Mansfield is a Royal Cork Yacht Club stalwart at the top end of sailing for many years — this season…
Attending the DSEI Fair is LE Samuel Beckett which berthed at the ExCel centre in London's east Docklands
Navy
#navy - The Irish Naval Service are not the only foreign navy so far attending the London Arms Fair as the Belgium Navy are represented with a vessel visiting the international event, writes Jehan Ashmore. Furthermore to a previous report…

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