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Lifeguards are needed for beaches at Benone, Downhill, Castlerock, Portstewart, Portrush West, Portrush East, Whiterocks and Ballycastle on the Causeway Coast and at Tyrella, Murlough and Cranfield in county Down.
The RNLI has launched its search for budding new lifeguards to start their career on some of Northern Ireland’s most popular beaches, as applications open for 2022. Recruitment for this season’s team of RNLI beach lifesavers on the Causeway Coast…
The RNLI Inshore boat was tasked to a yacht on rocks just off Sandycove on Dublin Bay
The Irish Coast Guard at Dun Laoghaire Harbour along with the RNLI Inshore boat was tasked to a yacht on rocks just off Sandycove at the Forty Foot Bathing Pace on the south shore of Dublin Bay on Monday afternoon. The…
Tally Ho pictured in 2017 before Leo Sampson Goolden began his restoration project
A historic gaff cutter that won the Fastnet Race in 1927 and was saved from the scrapyard in 2017 is gradually being restored to its former glory — but needs support to keep the project going. Tally Ho was built…
Wicklow RNLI Inshore RNLI lifeboat
Wicklow RNLI Inshore RNLI lifeboat was launched at 10:30 am this morning (Sunday 16 January) after a concerned member of the public contacted the Coast Guard to report a lone kayaker in difficulties south of Wicklow harbour. The Inshore lifeboat…
AMS Retriever
Marine data company Partrac is planning to deploy Metocean instrumentation at the North Ireland Sea Area (NISA) over a two-day period from tomorrow, Monday 17 January. The survey campaign covers two sites in NISA off North Co Dublin, Meath and…
Patrick Pruniaux (left), chief executive of Ulysse Nardin with Richard Brisius, race chairman of The Ocean Race
With just one year to go to the start gun for leg one of The Ocean Race 2022-23, the countdown is on and Ulysse Nardin, the pioneering Swiss watch manufacturer, has become the official timekeeper of the race. Ulysse Nardin…
Get a glimpse behind the scenes at X-Yachts’ production facility in Haderslev, Denmark
X-Yachts is offering a unique opportunity to get up close with its range of performance yachts — from the workshop to the showroom and beyond. From Monday 28 February to Sunday 6 March, a select group of visitors to X-Yacht’s…
Kenneth Rumball of the Offshore Racing Academy
The Offshore Racing Academy which aims to provide professional impartial offshore sailing and racing advice to make offshore sailing and racing more fun, enjoyable and safe for sailors of all levels from the gruelling Figaro and Class 40 solo offshore…
Ireland's multi Volvo Ocean Race round the world champion Justin Slattery has added another line to his world-class sailing CV this morning by setting a new RORC Transatlantic Race Record onboard the maxi Comanche. Five days ago Slattery predicted he…
Dara McGee's - 'J122 Kaya —recently sold to a Client in Cork
Demand for brokerage boats in UK and Ireland is exceeding supply and now is the perfect time to sell your boat with Key Yachting. There has never been a better time to sell your boat, with yards expected delivery slots…
Maiden’s eagerly awaited departure on the 2021-2024 World Tour took place today when the iconic yacht left the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club on her 90,000nm journey, skippered by the 'legendary' Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys. Together with sponsors DP World, Maiden and…
With the publication today of the Notice of Race (downloadable below) and the opening of the online entry system it’s all systems go for the Fireball World Championship in Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer in August. This will be the…
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‘Planning for a successful future’ is the theme of RYA Northern Ireland’s Affiliate Clubs Conference for 2022, taking place online next Saturday 22 January. Whether your club has been able to capitalise on the staycation trend or is struggling to…
Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy is a candidate for the Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission
Sailing's Annalise Murphy as well as rowing's Claire Lambe and Sanita Puspure are among an impressive list of thirteen candidates across ten sports have been nominated to run for election for the Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission. The recruitment…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteer crewmember Rory Bolton receives his 20-year service medal. L-R: Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Edward Totterdell, Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteer lifeboat crewmember Rory Bolton and RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager Peter Harty with Rory’s children James (3) and Alice (7)
The RNLI has awarded volunteer lifeboat crewmember Rory Bolton with a medal recognising his twenty years’ service to the charity at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Over the course of two decades, Rory has been a volunteer crew member on both the…
Boarding Glasses From Viking Marine
Viking Marine are stocking 'Boarding Glasses', a unique patented solution to the problem of motion sickness. Viking Marine say that wearing the glasses for just 10-15 minutes alleviates the symptoms of motion sickness. The glasses can then be removed allowing…
Boats on a broad reach in Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the Notice of Race for its 2022 Spring Chicken series. Six races will be held on Sunday mornings from 6 February to 13 March (first gun 1010 hrs), using a progressive handicap on a…
Sitting pretty - On her mooring in Cork Harbour in January 2022, the 1937-built classic Maybird became the oldest boat to complete the Round Ireland Race in 2018
Darryl Hughes’ immaculately-restored 1937 43ft Tyrrell gaff ketch Maybird became both the oldest and the first gaff-rigged boat to complete the Round Ireland Race in 2018.  The historic yacht now moored in Cork Harbour on the Owenabue river is the…
Dublin Port is hiring
Friday 14 January is the last day to apply to join the Marine Operatives pool with the Dublin Port Company. The port’s multi-skilled and multifunctional Marine Operatives, under the supervision of a team leader, operate with full flexibility and carry…
Helvick Head RNLI launch on their first shout of 2022
Helvick Head RNLI of County Waterford came to the aid of two fishermen yesterday (Wednesday 12 January) after their 29ft fishing boat broke down at Ballyvoyle. On what was described as a sunny and calm day on the water, the…
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