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This on board bow view shows the moment as the latest Irish Naval Service newbuild OPV90 LÉ George Bernard Shaw is floated-out from the building hall at Babcock's shipyard in Appledore, north Devon, UK.
#Navy - The latest Irish Naval Service newbuild, LÉ George Bernard Shaw was floated-out for the first time from a UK shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. LÉ George Bernard Shaw costing €67m, is the fourth of the offshore patrol vessel (OPV90…
Ireland’s seventh President Mary Robinson is expected to speak on the impact of climate change in Galway this June
#OurOceanWealth - Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has been confirmed as keynote speaker for this year’s Our Ocean Wealth Summit, taking place in Galway on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. Now in its fifth year, the Our Ocean…
Cathal McCahey’s report covered fellow DCU student Robert Dickson and his Tokyo 2020 campaign with Sean Waddilove
An aspiring journalist from Dublin was among those highly commended in the first YJA Young Blogger of the Year Competition. Cathal McCahey, 21, was longlisted for the inaugural prize for his video profile on Ireland’s 49er Olympic hopefuls Robert Dickson…
North Sails UK and Jim Saltonstall. Saltonstall is one of several highly respected experts offering free coaching advice to all, both on and off the water during the RORC Easter Challenge
There are many ways to improve your yacht racing: You can practice more, get a better boat and equip it better, with better sails. You can round up more talented crew, maybe even a pro or two. Frequently absent from…
The biennial Regata Chiloe is one of Chile's most important regattas
Shane Hughes of North Sails Ireland left the cold Irish weather and the Northern hemisphere behind and headed south to Chile to compete in the biennial Regata Chiloe, one of Chile’s biggest and most prestigious regattas based around the beautiful…
This year the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire celebrates its 40th Birthday and part of the celebrations will include Chief Insructor Kenneth Rumball's recount of the 2017 Fastnet Race on the school's J109, Jedi
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Over the years INSS have had some fantastic achievements, have great stories to tell and made wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. To celebrate 40 years…
Lynch (IRL 210978) on his way to bronze in the Bay of Cadiz. Ballyholme's Liam Glynn (210254) is to weather as the boats approach a weather mark
Bouncing back after what he termed the 'disappointment' of January's World Cup top half result in Miami, the National Yacht Club's Laser ace, Finn Lynch was on the podium at Andalusian Week in the Bay of Cadiz this week.  After six…
The Irish Naval Service OPV LÉ Niamh which between October and December last directly rescued 613 people and helped other ships to rescue 107 more
#Navy - It is expected the Government is to announce next Tuesday to agree to send two Naval Service ships to the Mediterranean in an effort to help the European Union’s mission to rescue migrants and reduce people-smuggling . If…
Looks slippy! A lovely contrast of snow on the decks of the wooden Dragon owned by Ron & Julie James in Cannes
There's an unexpectedly icy welcome for the Dragon fleet in Cannes, this week where the 'Beast from the East' is making its presence felt earlier in the South of France than it is in Ireland.  Unseasonably low temperatures and high winds…
For the C600 this year, Fogerty took delivery of a North Sails 3Di offshore mainsail for BAM!
Last week's RORC Caribbean class winner Conor Fogerty, skipper of the Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 BAM!, has given a thumbs up to his new sail wardrobe from North Sails Ireland. The race was very windy with Fogerty, the Irish Sailor of the…
Sailmaker Johnny McWilliam (left) and designer Ron Holland at yesterday’s Australian launch of Ron’s new book of memoirs at the Royal Yacht Cub of Victoria in Melbourne
International yacht designer Ron Holland of New Zealand became renowned in 1973 when he won the Quarter Ton Worlds in England with the 24ft Eygthene, which he’d designed himself and then skippered to success writes W M Nixon. The first…
A new Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 is commissioned at MGM Boats this week
Just as the Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 success story that is BAM! celebrates yet another victory in the West Indies this weekend, a sister-ship is being unveiled in Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Irish Jeanneau dealers MGM Boats.  The new Dublin Bay…
MGM Boatyard complete an antifoul spray on a racing yacht at their Dun Laoghaire Harbour Yard. See video below.
MGM Boatyard in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is offering a new antifouling service with a performance finish that will likely be of interest to the large resident Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet of over 250 boats. Boatyard Services Manager, Paul Gavin…
Conor Fogerty sailing BAM. Listen into the podcast below
A 'wet and wild ride' around 11 islands in the West Indies is how Irish Sailor of the Year Conor Fogerty from Howth Yacht Club recalls yesterday's Class three win in the RORC Caribbean 600 when chattting with Afloat.ie's Louay Habib…
The late Larry Duggan at his “hobby” of traditional boat-building. The skilled use of sawn frames to fit exactly with clinker construction was one of his specialities
Larry Duggan, who has died this week at the age of 90, was one of the best-known and most popular figures in Wexford, and internationally renowned in the maritime world as a versatile builder of wooden boats of many kinds,…
Brian Britton was most recently managing director of Oriel Windfarm
The death has occurred of Irish surfing pioneer and renewable energy businessman Brian Britton, as The Irish Times reports. A member of the renowned Britton surfing family, Brian and his brothers Conor, Willie and Barry — father of Easkey Britton…

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