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The “Founding Fathers” of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in 20005 were (left to right) the late Owen McNally, (Rear Commodore Royal St George YC), Tim Goodbody (Rear Commodore, Royal Irish YC), and Ronan Beirne (Rear Commodore, National YC)
The sad death of Owen McNally a few days before Christmas deprived the Dun Laoghaire sailing community of one of its most active and devoted participants, an enthusiast who put even more into our sport than he took from it…
Galway Hookers racing off Connemara as seen on TG4’s Bádóirí
#OnTV - A new four-part documentary series on the people of Ireland’s west who keep the Galway Hooker sailing tradition alive behind tomorrow night (Thursday 10 January) at 8pm on TG4. Bádóirí provides an insight into seven Connemara families, part of…
Cork Harbour Festival Coordinators Required by Meitheal Mara
The Cork Harbour based Community based boatyard 'Meitheal Mara' is seeking applications for the position of Marketing, PR and Programme Coordinator plus a Maritime Event Coordinator for the 2019 Cork Harbour Festival. These are temporary positions and full details are given…
Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine competing in the Turkey Shoot Cruiser Racing Series on Dublin Bay
If Santa had read my letter I guess I would be penning this piece mid-ocean so guess he just couldn’t read my handwriting! Being asked what my top three wishes are for 2019 came very easily: Improved access to the…
All Wales Boat Show 2019 - Pictured are Jim Jones, Go North Wales tourism, Phil Scott, Ribride and show organiser Davina Carey-Evans
A major maritime-themed show will spearhead ambitious plans to transform Anglesey into the events capital of North Wales. Tourism chiefs have hailed news that the All-Wales Boat and Leisure Show is coming to the Anglesey Showground as an economic boost…
The J109 Jedi starts the 2018 Round Ireland race prior to a man overboard during the 700-mile race
On the 29th of June 2018, Jedi, the highly competitive J109, started the Round Ireland Yacht Race in stunning sunshine and a fresh northerly breeze propelling her down the East coast of Ireland. Little did her seasoned crew comprising of…
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On set at the filming of TV series Vikings
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) rings in the new year with a video reviewing its action-packed 12 months in 2018. Highlights of the school’s 40th year include the children’s summer sailing programme, with over 2,800 youngsters taking…
The Pod Marine Ltd premises at the West Pier, Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire will get a new 'boat engine showroom' if planning permission is granted at a West Pier site in the Harbour. According to a planning application received by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, applicant Pod Marine Ltd is seeking planning…
A Public, Policy-Led Plan With Climate Change Focus: What Ireland Wants From New Marine Spatial Plan
A policy-based plan that puts climate change front and centre and steers away from privatising coastal resources is what the country wants from the State’s National Marine Planning Framework, as The Irish Times reports. Details have been released from the…
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INSS Hosts Christmas Holiday Junior Powerboat Course Next Week
Young sailors can make the most of the Christmas holidays with the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s junior club powerboat course. The two-day course runs next week on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December from 10am to 5pm each…
Viking Marine Offers Gift Voucher for Newsletter Sign up
Dun Laoghaire's Viking Marine is offering a complimentary gift voucher to the value of €10 for each sign up to its e-newsletter. Viking Marine says its newsletter is "for anyone on the water needing information on events, new technical clothing, chandlery, safety…
A promo package from Viking Marine aims to give novice sailors the very best in sailing gear to get started, out on the water, warm, dry and safe
Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire have put a fantastic package together to encourage new sailors on the water in 2019. This package contains the very best in sailing gear to get started, out on the water, warm, dry and safe. On…
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Laser Dinghy Christmas Specials From CH Marine
As the days tick down to Christmas 2018, CH Marine Chandlery still has some special deals on Laser dinghies — but act fast as these offers are only available till Monday 24 December. For just €6,950 (£6,185.50) including VAT you…
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The Farr 42 Wow sailing downwind after a reaching start to an ISORA race on Dublin Bay
Olympic Helmsman Mark Mansfield, who is a Consultant for UK Sailmakers Ireland, gives his ten top tips on sailing fast – and in control – downwind. This article follows his previous tips on upwind helming Tip #1 Downwind steering in strong winds, while running,…
Turn the tide on plastic – A seal at Dun Laoghaire's West Pier chewing on plastic debris
Viking Marine is promoting presents with a conscience this Christmas with one such gift being Viking Marine reusable water bottles. It's part of a drive in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay to make 2019 the year that moves on from being…
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Viking Marine Gift Voucher
It's time to drop the hint of the present you really want this Christmas or even better be the giver of 'THE' great gift this Christmas - The Viking Marine Gift Voucher. Sailors can give or receive the gift that's…

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