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Joy and delight for Jacob Ziemkiewicz (standing) from Poland as Bibi floats after launching his Mini yacht in Cork Harbour for testing in advance of the Mini Globe Race
Jacob Ziemkiewicz from Poland, who says he was “born to sail,” and whose plan to build his own boat of plywood construction to compete in the Mini Globe Race we reported on Afloat.ie last June, has launched and is sea-trialling…
Barry Andrews MEP; Councillor Mary Hanafin; Councillor Denis O’Callaghan, Cathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council; Councillor Marie Baker; Ed Totterdell, RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager; Councillor Carrie Smyth; Cormac Devlin TD; Harry Duggan, Harbour Master, Dún Laoghaire Harbour; Colette O'Sullivan; with RNLI crew members Nathan Burke, Andrew Sykes and James Traynor at rear
A record of the trust which was established to help bereaved families in the lifeboat disaster on Christmas Eve 1895 off Dun Laoghaire has been published digitally by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (dlr) archive services. The Kingstown Life-Boat Disaster Fund Letter…
Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing is cancelled at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing for the second Wednesday in a row tonight (May 29) is cancelled due to gusty offshore winds inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 30-boat dinghy class was due to race its 2024 Women…
Grey Wagtail declined by 67% between 1998 and 2016,” BirdWatch Ireland says. The independent conservation organisation seeks citizen scientists for records of raptors and river birds in Dublin city this summer
BirdWatch Ireland is seeking citizen scientists for records of raptors and river birds in Dublin City this summer. The Dublin City Raptor Survey is seeking records of Peregrine Falcon, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Long-eared Owl and Barn Owl, while the Dublin…
Some of the crew and volunteers of Dún Laoghaire RNLI acknowledged for their bravery and commitment in saving lives at sea. Organised by Dún Laoghaire Senator Barry Ward, twelve members of the Dún Laoghaire RNLI were presented with certificates of appreciation by An Taoiseach, Simon Harris TD, in Government Buildings, Dublin
Some of the crew and volunteers of Dún Laoghaire RNLI were acknowledged yesterday for their bravery and commitment in saving lives at sea. Organised by Dún Laoghaire Senator Barry Ward, twelve members of the Dún Laoghaire RNLI were presented with…
File image of two orcas breaching
A team of marine experts believe they have cracked the mystery of why a pod of orcas have been ramming boats in the Mediterranean in recent years. Following one of the most recent incidents, in which a 15-metre yacht was…
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Tarmonbarry’s lifting bridge on the Shannon Navigaton has finally reopened after an extended closure for essential maintenance, Waterways Ireland has confirmed. Diversions had been in place since early February when the bridge in Co Roscommon was closed for works that…
The French Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Mr Vincent Guérend, on board the RV Tom Crean with Marine Institute CEO Dr Rick Officer and Captain Colin McBrearty
Today, His Excellency Mr Vincent Guérend, the French Ambassador to Ireland, paid a visit to the Marine Institute, where he was warmly welcomed on board the RV Tom Crean. This visit is part of an official engagement aimed at strengthening…
The overall winner of Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta was Therese and Colm Bermingam's Bite The Bullet
Hi everyone, North Sails Ireland is just coming up for air from a tremendous WAVE Regatta in Howth. It was a hugely successful event for us, and we are delighted and grateful to you all. Check out Annraoi Blaney's beautiful…
The rise in the number of distressing cases of seafarers globally has become a humanitarian crisis, says maritime charity Stella Maris, which is providing support for, for example, (as above) abandoned fisher crew in Mombasa, Kenya. Closer to home, a recent issue involved an Indian crew who were abandoned in Troon, south-west Scotland, and had not received their wages for several months.
An increase in cases of affected seafarers abandoned by shipowners without money, support, or the means to get home has reached alarming levels around the world, according to maritime charity Stella Maris, which is providing support to some of those…
A four-star hotel on the Isle of Arran, on the Firth of Clyde, has introduced a new policy amid concerns over Summer disruption of the ferry connecting the mainland. Above: Caledonian Isles at the older ferry terminal in Brodick, Arran, where the hotel is located nearby the town on the scenic island, the seventh largest in Scotland.
In south-west Scotland, a popular island hotel has announced a new policy for visitors affected by ferry disruptions on the Firth of Clyde amid warnings of a "Summer of more chaos". The four-star Auchrannie Resort on the Isle of Arran,…
Howth's Daragh Sheridan on a fast downwind at the UK Masters RS Aero at Felpham Sailing Club with Noel Butler (4539) of the National Yacht Club in pursuit
Howth Yacht Club’s Daragh Sheridan won the UK RS Aero 6 Masters Nationals event at a blustery Felpham Sailing Club on the South coast of England last weekend. Sheridan and Noel Butler of the National Yacht Club travelled to the…
Johnny Treanor''s J112 Valentina from the National Yacht Club is a past J-Cup champion that will compete at Volvo Cork Week 2024 in July
Overseas service teams have contacted the Royal Cork Yacht Club in search of suitable charter boats to compete in the Beaufort Cup at Volvo Cork Week. “As only 50% of a team is required to represent the relevant service, this provides…
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This October, RYA Northern Ireland will host a commemorative dinner at The Harbour Commissioners Office in Belfast to mark its 50th anniversary and celebrate all involved in the sport of sailing in the region over the decades. Ahead of the…
Weir Wood Sailing Club is based on a reservoir in the historic English county of Sussex
Members of a storied Sussex boat club claim they are being forced out their lakeside home in a bitter dispute with their landlord. According to Mail Online, members of Weir Wood Sailing Club say their landlord has “cooked up” claims…
National Inshore Fishermen’s Association: (from left to right) NIFA director John Menarry, NIFA chairman Michael Desmond, and NIFA director Eamon Dixon
The National Inshore Fishermen’s Association has expressed concern about the draft Designated Maritime Area Plan (DMAP) for the south coast published earlier this month. The draft DMAP identifies four areas off the south coast where offshore wind could be developed…