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A Northern Ireland fisherman who landed a blue lobster last week says it was a “one in two million” shot, as Belfast Live reports. Stuart Brown made the marine wildlife discovery of his lifetime on Friday (3 February) while hauling…
Will Harris in the cockpit of Team Malizia watching the waves covering the boat on Day 14 of Leg 2 (Tuesday 7 February)
It’s been a productive and fast 24 hours for the IMOCA fleet in The Ocean Race 2022-23 as the teams are diving south towards an ice exclusion zone and into the Roaring 40s, named for the area south of 40-degrees…
Oisin Murphy (foreground) making the best of the breeze-sharpening weather-going tide and a neat job of keeping tabs on Dave Kirwan, and Tristan Nelson in the RS600
While the Howth 2023 "Spring Series" section of the annual dinghy frostbites saw every race completed in January, at times, the weather was anything but Springlike. Yet the new Bank Holiday of St Brigid's Weekend saw Sunday's first races of…
The 2023 Irish J109 Class events are the J109 Eastern Championships, to be held 10th - 11th of June on Dublin Bay, and the J109 National Championships to be held as part of the Key Yachting J-Cup from the 26th - 27th of August
In order to encourage greater participation by female sailors in the Irish J109 fleet, the class has voted to amend the crew weight limit to permit up to two female crew members to be excluded from the combined crew weight…
Cóilín Ó Neachtain, Raidio na Gaeltachta journalist, with a bag o crack coaine in his hand onboard the Revenue Commissioners' maritime unit vessel.
Patrols at sea by the Revenue Commissioners’ maritime unit are a key theme of a new documentary made by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta (RnaG) on cocaine use on the west coast. Customs officers with the Revenue Commissioners’ patrol vessel were…
Rosslare Europort - Overall freight in the past two years has grown cumulatively by 53% with a 398% increase in continental trade, Iarnród Éireann, port authority for the Co Wexford harbour, said in a statement.
Rosslare Europort says it recorded further growth last year, with over 200,000 freight units passing through the port for the first time in its history. Overall freight in the past two years has grown cumulatively by 53% with a 398%…
Abhilash Tomy (IND) gearing up for the storm
With 20,000 miles and five months at sea — 70% of their voyage complete — the leading yachts in the Golden Globe Race are starting to show little signs of fatigue requiring constant maintenance, just as they are undertaking the…
Monday 6 February: Leg 2, Day 13 onboard Team Holcim-PRB as Tom Laperche shakes out a reef in the main
It’s been a long, exhausting but also thrilling second leg of The Ocean Race 2022-23 and the pattern is not going to change in the final stages, with the five IMOCA crews bracing themselves for one last push to Cape Town.…
Shore-power: British Ports Association welcomes the UK Government’s new £77m Zero Emission Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition.
The British Ports Association (BPA) has welcomed the UK Government’s new £77m Zero Emission Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition, which was launched yesterday. BPA research has found that no shore power project anywhere in the world has gone ahead without…
A teenage student, Harry Besley is planning to travel on an 'electric' rigid inflatble boat  (RIB) to locations with a 'Round Britain' tour to promote alternative to fossil-fuelled boats. The project calls to accelerate the need for eBoat charging and for the industry to invest in appropriate boat designs.
A student is to visit the Isle of Man as part of a Round Britain tour using an 'electric' rigid inflatable boat (RIB) rather than a traditional outboard engine. The tour will be a World Record attempt to travel around…