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Siobhán McCrohan takes gold in the Lightweight Women's Single at World Cup II, Lucerne, Switzerland
Ireland pocketed two medals and progressed to five A Finals on day two of racing in Lucerne, Switzerland, at rowing's World Cup II. Siobhán McCrohan takes gold in the Lightweight Women's Single, and Tiarnán O'Donnell opens his international career with…
15 boats are contesting the Flying Fifteen Western Championships in Connemara
National Champions Niall and Ronan O'Briain of Flying Fifteen Chonamara lead the 15-boat Flying Fifteen Western Championships after two races sailed in overcast and cool conditions with intermittent rain off the Galway coast. The National Yacht Club's Shane McCarthy and…
File image of Bundoran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Bundoran RNLI’s volunteers were called on Saturday morning (25 May) to assist in a water rescue off Mullaghmore in Co Sligo. It was reported that a casualty had fallen from a boat and was struggling in the water. The alarm…
William Lacy’s Dufour 40 racing through Lambay Sound. Until you go up and sail round it, you don’t fully appreciate that Lambay – less than 15 miles from Dublin city centre – has some of the most unspoilt coastline in Ireland
It’s not widely known that when the Danes of Howth were being pressurised to become Christians, being Vikings they had a side deal to the effect that, forever afterwards, when the Annual Fete in late Spring at the new church…
Inistearaght Race prizewinners- L-R (back row) SCORA Commodore Daragh Connolly, Overall IRC winner, Chris Power Smith of Aurelia, sponsor James Matthews of The Matthews Centre,  ECHO winner Paul Tingle of Alpaca, Daniel Fitzgerald of Aurelia, Dave Cullinane of Kinsale Yacht Club, Front row Zixi Dong and Jamie Tingle
Finishing in a sub-one-day elapsed time frame, Royal St. George Yacht Club's Chris Power Smith, on board his J122 Aurelia, won line honours and IRC victory on Saturday in Kinsale Yacht Club's eight-boat offshore Inistearaght Race. Having won line honours…
The National Yacht Club's Tom Shanahan took the gun in the J109 Ruth in IRC One in the AIB-sponsored DBSC Saturday Series
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fifth AIB Saturday race of the 2024 season was sailed on May 25th in blustery south easterly winds on a sunny Dublin Bay. There were several reasons that turnouts were down outside of this afternoon's European…
Blustery conditions inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first day of racing at the 'George Invitational' Team Racing Championship hosted by the Royal St. Geoge Yacht Club and attracting 22 teams
Elmside Neighbours lead the 'George Invitational' Team Racing Championship after a colourful ten rounds sailed at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon. Set against the backdrop of the home of Team Racing in Dun Laoghaire, the Royal St George Yacht Club…
David Evan and William Draper, the 2024 GP14 O'Tiarnaigh Challenge winners, with their trophy at Mullingar Sailing Club
The GP14 O'Tiarnaigh Challenge at Mullingar Sailing Club proved to be a thrilling event with 30 entries and 29 boats competing on the start line. The competition served as excellent preparation for the upcoming World Championships in Pla Heli in…
Diarmuid Ó Conghaíle and his rowing crew during their final training session before the Féile an Spidéil regatta feature in Pobal Cois Fharraige on TG4
A new cruise venture in Galway Bay, rowing training and seaweed and shellfish gathering are among marine activities profiled in a new maritime TV series on Irish language television station TG4. The series Pobal Cois Fharraige profiles the stretch of…
New York-Vendee makes its mark on the Big Apple with glamour trials, haute cuisine and big thinkers while previewing the Vendee Globe form book. IMOCA Fortinet - Best Western is pictured before Manhattan
The wind gods only partially delivered for the NY-Vendee fleet competing in the Vendee Liberty exhibition speed trials on upper New York Harbour on Friday with puffs of breeze deciding the fortunes of the fleet. Battling north and south winds…
The #Fight4Fishing pre-election campaign was launched at a “hustings” in Killybegs to hear the views of ten Midlands/North-West European election candidates
A new campaign to highlight issues affecting the fishing industry in the run-up to the local and European elections has been initiated in Donegal. The #Fight4Fishing pre-election campaign was launched at a “hustings” in Killybegs to hear the views of…
Ireland’s Tom Dolan (right) and his French co-skipper Paul Morvan celebrate  seventh place in the 740-mile Trophée Banque Populaire Long Offshore Race
Ireland’s Tom Dolan and his French co-skipper Paul Morvan this morning finished a gruelling 740 miles long offshore race for the Trophée Banque Populaire Grand Ouest in seventh place from a star-studded field containing some of the most successful French…
The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club hosts the first of the four waterfront clubs’ 1-day regattas on Saturday 8th June
While some major regattas of a national and international variety are scheduled for Dun Laoghaire later in the “summer”, the local regatta scene gets underway in two weeks when the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club hosts the first of the…
A strong Irish rowing team is off to a good start at World Cup II
World Cup II is off to a good start for Irish rowing. The weather stayed good in the morning for the majority of the racing. However, the Rotsee saw a big change in the afternoon, with strong winds, rain, and…
Line ahead towards the misty Hill of Howth on Day One of Wave,with the Dun Laoghaire-based ultra-black First 8 Allig8r chasing towards success in class
From a selective look at the damp and occasionally drizzly weather stats issued from Howth today (Friday, May 24th), you might be tempted to talk of “hot racing on a soft day” to describe the first outing in the Porche-sponsored…
She’s been round the block and then some, but she’s still winning. The newly-acquired Ker 46 Searcher (Pete Smyth, RIYC) won the Round Ireland Race from Wicklow every which way as Tonnere de Breskens for the late great Piet Vroon in 2010, and with her return for 2024’s race as Searcher, she is immediately among the favourites
With recent additions to the entry list including such glitterati as Pete Smyth of the Royal Irish YC with his newly-acquired Ker 46 Searcher (she was formerly Tonnere de Breskens to give the late great Dutch skipper Piet Vroon his…
Central to the Foyle Maritime Festival in Derry will be the impressive fleet of Tall Ships, including the Irene (above)
The much-anticipated Foyle Maritime Festival is set to return to the historic walled city of Derry in Northern Ireland from Thursday, June 27th to Sunday, June 30th. This vibrant festival is expected to attract over 150,000 visitors from around the world…
A liferaft is launched during sea survival pool drills at the the launch of BIM’s new 12 metre Sea Survival Training Pool at the National Fisheries College in Greencastle, Co. Donegal
The Minister for Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D, has officially opened the new €2.16 million national sea survival training pool at the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI) in Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Minister McConalogue expressed his delight…
Trainee tall ship: An amazing opportunity for young sailing enthusiasts is to take place on board the schooner Spirit of Falmouth with ‘training voyages’ based out of Cork Harbour. In addition, there will be a second similar voyage for adults. Both voyages take place in July.
Here’s a chance for teenagers in Cork with an interest in life at sea to give it a go on board and experience a replica of a 19th-century sailing tall ship. As CorkBeo writes, the youth sailing charity Sail Training…
John Minnis' A35 Final Call II, pictured above competing at the Howth Yacht Club hosted ICRA National Championships in 2023, returns to Fingal waters this morning (Friday, 24th May) for the first races of HYC's Porsche Wave Regatta
Howth's three-day Wave Regatta 2024, the biennial seafest with Porsche as lead sponsors, rolls into action this morning (Friday, May 24th) with a total of 104 entries, ranging from the veterans of the 1898-founded Howth 17 class to many of…