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Rescued migrant refugees on board a RHIB belonging to the OPV LÉ William Butler Yeats as seen off Libya
Navy
#navy - Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ William Butler Yeats has rescued 41 migrants during two separate search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean yesterday, 2 September. RTE News reports that the search and rescue was request from…
The Irish Naval Service OPV LE Aisling before decommissioning
News Update
#newsupdate- Designs have been drawn by an Australian company to convert the State’s former Naval Service patrol ship Aisling into a luxury “superyacht”. As The Irish Times writes the proposed refit could cost several million US dollars, but would add…
The new Energy Buoyancy aid – the elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customised fit
Marine Clothing
Sailing Clothing maker Henri Lloyd have launched a new CE approved Energy Buoyancy Aid has been ergonomically constructed to reduce bulk and provide maximum freedom of movement. The elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customized…
Get On The Water With The INSS This September
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Summer 2017 may be all but over, but the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School still has a number of courses running for all ages and skill levels going into the autumn. For junior sailors, the weekly Saturday…
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Lyden’s back with Olympic-sized bang Having taken time out for studies, former Junior Helms champ Fionn Lyden has signalled Tokyo 2020 intent with U23 Worlds bronze, and faces likely trials rival Oisín McClelland in Gold Cup. Upping Anchor for Quarter Ton Cup bid  Paul Gibbons’ Anchor Challenge…
Wreckage from the Spanish Armada ships visible on the beach at Streedagh
Coastal Notes
#SpanishArmada - A Sligo-based group dedicated to promoting the northwest coastal area’s links with the historic Spanish Armada has been honoured by the King of Spain in a special ceremony this week, as RTÉ News reports. The Plate of the…
Lower Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh
News Update
#Enniskillen - The Sunday Life reports that a woman has died after falling from a boat in Enniskillen in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 26 August). The PSNI recovered the woman and a man from the waters of…
James Osborne - a member of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, he was elected to the Irish Cruising Club in 1974
News Update

James Osborne 1949-2017

26th August 2017
The sudden death of James Osborne of Dublin and Donegal has deprived a wide circle of family, friends and colleagues – many sailing people among them - of someone whose varied interests were pursued with considerable enthusiasm and ability leavened…
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Appetizers bode well for Taste of Greystones mains With some 140 entries expected, the stage is set for the east coast summer season to close on a high. But the most anticipated arrival at Sunday’s Taste of Greystones Regatta — after…
J109 Mojito is the overall leader of the ISORA points series. A 27-boat fleet will race to Greystones tomorrow
ISORA
A confirmed fleet of 27–boats in the ISORA day race from Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin tomorrow will most likely race south to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow in light westerly winds. The race is the deciding race in the…
Call For Tenders For Radio Surveyors Panel
News Update
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that a panel of radio surveyors is being established for a period of three years from this October. This panel will carry out statutory…
Marine Notice: Air-To-Ground Shoot At Gormanstown Air Defence Range
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Defence Forces advise that they will conduct an Air Firing (Air to Ground) Shoot at Gormanston Ranges from Monday 28 August to Saturday 9 September, excluding Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September, between 9am and 5.30pm each…
The first day of racing at Medemblik was delayed due to light winds.
Laser
In a big step up for under–21 Irish stars, Aoife Hopkins and Aisling Keller embarked on the Laser Radial World Championships in Holland yesterday. Absent, through injury is Ireland's sailing star Annalise Murphy who had earmarked the event as the…
Chris Power–Smith's  Aurelia was the ISORA night race winner
ISORA
What has been ideal night sailing conditions for this race in past seasons was certainly not ideal last Friday night, 18th August, for ISORA’s Night Race. Weather forecasts all agreed on what faced the fleet of 18–boats that came to…
One of three Viking longships prepares to invade Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday
INSS
Out of the mist and rain came waterborne Vikings to battle on Dun Laoghaire's East Pier yesterday afternoon. The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) co-ordinated a free and family–friendly event that featured battles, longboats and a Viking village from 12-5pm. Like…
Overall winner in the Laser Standard Finn Lynch (centre) is presented with his prize by (left) John Roche Admiral Royal Cork and sponsors Mark Whitaker of Volvo. Scroll down for photo gallery of prizewinners
Laser
As the Irish Laser Championships started so did it end with consistent sailing rewarding day one leaders with overall victory at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's prizegiving gallery. A mix of mist and downpours…

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