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Johnny Durcan competing in day three of the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for a gallery of photos of today's action
Laser
The scoreline's impressive but it belies the fact that on the water the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is not getting things all his own way at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Laser National Championships. A string of wins came to an…
A Viking longship is lifted into the water on the MGM Boatyard hoist at Dun Laoghaire's Coal Harbour this morning
Dublin Bay
A Viking invasion will take place on Sunday the 20th of August thanks to the Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. The centre piece of the event will be a re-enacted battle between two of the longboats…
The Prestige 520 has an ‘XXL’ Flybridge, unique on a 52ft motor yacht, meaning that there is plenty of space for relaxing in comfort
Boat Sales
The Prestige 520 will have its UK launch at The Southampton Boat Show in September, while the Prestige 460 will debut in the UK at the show, which takes place 15-24th September 2017. Prestige has chosen the show for the…
Beneteau's new Swift Trawler 35 will get a world launch in Southampton
Boat Sales
The world launch of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 will take place at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show (15th-24th September 2017). The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 is taking over from the extremely successful Swift Trawler 34, which sold over 400…
Clontarf Prepares To Sail Against Suicide
News Update
#CB&YC - Sail Against Suicide will take place for the second year running on Saturday 9 September hosted by the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club. The event was started last year by local youth sailor Jessica Clohisey, inspired by her…
Vikings take to the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire this Sunday, 20 August
Dublin Bay
#dublinbay - The Vikings are to invade Dun Laoghaire Harbour as part of the Bicentenary celebrations. The pretty angry group of Nordic seafarers are to be welcomed to the 200 year old harbour next Sunday 20th August. The invasion takes…
The start of something big. The Irish National Sailing School’s J/109 Jedi (IRL 8088, skipper Kenneth Rumball) gets away with a close start on Sunday in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017. She finished first in Class 3B
W M Nixon
The final results of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 show that Kenneth Rumball with the Irish National Sailing School’s J/109 Jedi has won in IRC 3B, where third place has been taken by ISORA’s J/109 Mojito. And RORC Commodore Michael…
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Today's Fastnet race turns into a victory lap for the new Calves Week champ. A forecast of fresher winds has required some contingency planning for what is now Calves Week’s big finale, but after a dominant display that matched her D2D victory…
The phantom boat proves to be very real indeed. The JND 39 Lann Ael 2 (Didier Gadoux) wasn’t showing on the Fastnet Race Tracker or the Entry List attached to it. Yet here she is, very much for real, making knots on her way past the Isles of Scilly and onwards towards Plymouth for the overall win
Fastnet
The harsh northwest to north wind that dominated the past three days of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 has softened its cough through Thursday. It’s settling in to be an Atlantic sou’west to west airflow, which eventually will bring rain…
Fishing trawlers at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
News Update
#MarineNotice - Piling and pontoon installation works were set to commence yesterday (Tuesday 8 August) at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Donegal. The works, scheduled to be completed by Monday 16 October are being carried out by an 18m…
Bray Sailing Club members mingle with Lakers trainees during last week’s Try Sailing course
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Bray Sailing Club partnered last week with Lakers, a sport and recreation club for children and adults with an intellectual disability, to offer an introductory ‘Try Sailing’ course to seven Lakers members. The sailability programme took place over…
Ireland’s RNLI crews - including Castletownbere above - will feature in the 12-part documentary that starts on Wednesday 16 August on BBC Two
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lifeboat crews from Ireland will feature in a new 12-part Last year alone, RNLI lifeboats in Ireland documentary for the BBC. Saving Lives at Sea, showcasing the lifesaving work of the RNLI, starts next Wednesday 16 August at…
George David’s Rambler 88 powering down the Solent after Sunday’s Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 start - it’s possible that she’ll be finished at Plymouth by midnight tonight. In addition to mono-hull line honours, Rambler is also well place to win IRC Overall
Fastnet
Heading into the third evening of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017, with much of the heavy metal now on the homeward leg with a fair wind from the Rock to Plymouth, all are aware there’s a strong north wind out…
Lough Derg's Aisling Keller (left) and Aoife Hopkins at the U21 World Championship prizegiving in Belgium
Laser
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Aisling Keller took seventh place overall at the under–21 Laser Radial World Championships closely followed by Irish team mate Aoife Hopkins of Howth YC in ninth place overall. The encouraging results achieved at the Nieuwpoort, Belgium venue…
Stephen Tudor's Sgrech who carried the same spinnaker for the entire race, and only gybed three times was the IRC winner
ISORA
With many ISORA boat competing in the Fastnet race, a smaller than normal fleet of ten came to the start line in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday 5th August, with useful points in all three classes up for grabs writes Mark Thompson.…
Ireland was to the fore at the UK Laser Nationals in Abersoch, North Wales
Laser
Current Youth Sailing Champion Ewan McMahon may be in the superstar role in Irish junior sailing, but the Sutton, County Dublin family who sail out of Howth Yacht Club have a new wave of talent coming along. This was shown…

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