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Cruise ship lighting on two vessels in port. Is cruise ship lighting a hazard while at sea? A yacht skipper has complained it is difficult to distinguish navigation lights amongst other deck lights.
The deck lights used by cruise ships have been identified as a potential navigation risk at sea at night, in the investigation of a complaint by a yacht Skipper following an encounter with a cruise vessel, writes Tom MacSweeney. It…
A murky morning however Stena Horizon is fresh from Falmouth, Cornwall having undergone a refit in dry-dock. The ropax ferry had sailed overnight from the UK and today was approaching Dublin Bay (above) bound for the capital port.
#FerryNews - Fresh from a Falmouth dry-docking, Stena Horizon arrived in Dublin Port today, not Rosslare from where the ropax routinely operates on the France route to Cherbourg, writes Jehan Ashmore. The reason for the call to the capital of…
In Howth, sailing life goes on after the destructive shock of Storm Emma on Friday, with its Force 12 onshore east to northeast winds, and the serious damage to the roof of the end-of-pier shed in which the classic gaff-rigged…
An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, TD, launched, Volvo Cork Week, today on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, following the cancellation of the original launch last Friday due to the arrival of Storm Emma. Royal Cork Yacht Club has reconfigured its biennial…
#Kayaking - A German woman who circumnavigated Ireland by kayak in 2016 is taking the story of her remarkable global padding adventures on tour across Europe, as the Irish Examiner reports. Freya Hoffmeister recently returned to Ireland to give talks…
#Laser - Irish Laser Radial Olympian Ciara Peelo will be head coach for the Irish Laser Class Association’s upcoming training weekend on 24-25 March. The Beijing 2008 flag-bearer will offer her guidance especially to lighter and female Laser sailors over…
#Optimist - Wednesday 21 March is the closing date for registrations for the 2018 Irish Optimist trials. The Royal St George and National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will be the host venues for this year’s trials taking place from…
The final section of the Asia-Pacific Leg 5, officially known as Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup, has got underway following the inaugural Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Stopover in Sanya, China. Sanya, which made its debut on…
#IrishSailing - The Irish Sailing Race Officials Conference for 2018, originally set for this past weekend, has been rescheduled for next month on Sunday 15 April. Irish Sailing made the decision on Friday (2 March) on account of the extreme…
There is 'substantial damage' to Dun Laoghaire's East Pier following Storm Emma. The bad news for the harbour, following its bicentenary year, comes as Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will recommend the dissolution of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and the transfer of its assets…
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