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Racing on day two of the Irish Optimist Dinghy National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire
Unfortunately, the wind god’s didn’t play ball on Dublin Bay for day two of the Grant Thornton, Avolon and SeaChange Now sponsored Irish Optimist Dinghy National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Just one race was sailed across…
A 12-14kn from the N/E arrived today for three races at the 505 Worlds in Cork
After a long wait, the 505 World Championship fleet in Cork Harbour was greeted with a 12-14kn from the N/E today. It was a gradient breeze and expected to wane a little as the day went on. The PRO could…
The Sphere at Port Centre in Dublin Port
Places are still available for this Sunday’s heritage walking tour of Dublin Port with Anthony Finnegan as part of Dublin Port Company’s events for Heritage Week Dublin Port’s history dates back to 1707 and while the company has always looked…
File image of Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Jean Spier
Two people sleeping on a boat on Lough Derg had a rude awakening this morning (Friday 12 August) when the local lifeboat alerted that their vessel was adrift in Youghal Bay. Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to launch…
Chris Johnston's Prospect crew are leading the 31.7 National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
Chris Johnston's Prospect from the host Club leads the Beneteau 31.7 National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. After two light air races on Dublin Bay, Johnston has a three-point lead over Extreme Reality on 6 points. Michael Blaney's After…
Royal St. George Yacht Club's Yoyo (Brendan Coghlan) is one of three Sunfast 3600s contesting Saturday's ISORA coastal race
Three Jeanneau Sunfast 3600s are among the nine-boat fleet that will contest Saturday's 24-mile ISORA coastal race along the Dublin and Wicklow coastline. With an eye on current light wind forecasts, race organisers have stated the course may be shortened off…
The Aquaculture sector has become a key part of Ireland’s seafood industry
Stakeholders are being invited to make submissions on a draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development 2030 (Plan). The Plan provides a strategy for the sustainable development of aquaculture in Ireland over the next decade and has been developed…
Kenny Rumball racing upwind in the Solo Concarneau
Learning point this year! Take a break, and accommodate rest into your programme. Kenny was very much told this at the start of the year, but like most stubborn offshore sailors, he politely chose to ignore it and quickly learnt…
MCIB Board Chairperson Claire Callanan
The Chairperson of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board has warned that regulation may well be required for watersports in the leisure marine sector if voluntary standards set by accredited bodies are not adhered to. That serious warning is contained in…
Prizewinners at Killyleagh Open event
Killyleagh Yacht Club on the western shore of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland was pleased to be able to run its annual keelboat event, which incorporates the Bennett and Crooks Cups last weekend after a forced Covid break for two…

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