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Doo Lough Valley in County Mayo
The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) has said swimmers, surfers, kayakers and parents have a stake in the success of the third river basin management plan currently being finalised by the Government. The network of 25 environmental NGOS has initiated a…
Irish take the lead at the Edinburgh Cup - The Royal St. George Yacht Club Jaguar Dragon Sailing Team of Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms lead the British National Championships at Falmouth
The Royal St. George Yacht Club Jaguar Sailing Team of Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms lead overall by three points going into the final two races of the Dragon class Edinburgh Cup in Falmouth today. The only Irish…
The first-day leader in the highly-competitive ClubSwan 36 is Mamao from Brazil
The first-day leader in the highly-competitive ClubSwan 36 fleet was also the one that had travelled the furthest to be in Valencia – Mamao came all the way from Brazil. A 1-2-3 scoreline saw her finish two points ahead of the…
Seafra Guilfoyle and Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork on day two of the 49er Euros in Aarhus, Denmark
With three remaining qualification races planned both of Ireland's 49er crews will need to move up a gear to secure a top 25 place for the gold fleet in Denmark on Thursday. Tokyo 2020 reps Robert Dickson (Howth YC) with Sean…
A file image of a Dun Laoghaire Harbour Water Wag race
Water Wag dinghy racing in tonight's DBSC Wednesday League at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled due to strong winds. Westerly winds are forecast to gust to 25 mph.
Euro Youth Gold for Eve McMahon - The 17-year-old Dubliner celebrates her win in Thessaloniki. She adds the Greek result to her 2021 Youth World Championship win on Lake Garda, Italy last August.
Paris 2024 Campaigner Eve McMahon from Howth Yacht Club has won the ILCA6/Laser Radial European Youth championship in impressive fashion at Thessaloniki, Greece, this afternoon (Wednesday 6th July 2022) The 17-year-old Dubliner adds the Greek result to her 2021 Youth…
Charlie Cullen of the Royal St. George celebrates Foiling Week silver on Lake Garda
Under the picturesque mountain faces of Lake Garda Italy over 160 competitors gathered for Foiling Week. Foiling Week is a World Sailing Special event for which the top foilers from various classes come from all over the world to share…
Royal St George Yacht Club's Henry Start competing in the  UK Waszp National Championships
Royal St. George's Henry Start finished the best of the Irish at the 2022 Waszp UK nationals held in the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) in Portland late in June. The sailing area is claimed to be one of…
Dun Laoghaire bowman Will Byrne from the National Yacht Club, North Sails sailmaker Nigel Young from Royal Cork and Watch Captain, Kinsale ex-pat, Jeremy Elliott  are sailing on Richard Thompson's Swan 36 Black Seal at this week's Valencia-based  World Championships
The Irish crew that put Guernsey's entry Black Seal on the Club Swan 36 podium in Sardinia in June have regrouped in Valencia ahead of this week's Swan World Championships. As Afloat reported earlier, on board Richard Thompson's Black Seal for June success were…
Sunny skies and a northwest breeze greeted the Dragon fleet in Falmouth Harbour on day one
Royal St. George's Martin Byrne sailing with Adam Winklemann and John Simms are third after the first two races of the Edinburgh Cup, the British Dragon national championship. It follows victory for the Irish trio at the Dragon Class Southern Area…
Seafra Guilfoyle (right) and Johnny Durcan (Royal Cork YC) on their way to a 49er European championship race win in Aarhus, Denmark
With gusts above 30 knots and spinning rain squalls, the 2022 49er and FX European Championships kicked off in Aarhus with all the top teams taking lessons from some new crews; including Ireland. In an exciting start, both the Irish…
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club has taken the overall lead at the Laser 6 Youth European Championships going into the final day of competition
Laser dinghy sailor Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club now leads at the Youth ILCA 6/Laser European Championships going into the last day of racing in Thessaloniki, Greece. Ten races have been sailed with significant changes in the top of the…
Map showing the location of the Corrib Gas Field and pipeline
Vermilion Exploration & Production Ireland Limited will carry out a campaign of inspection of the Corrib Gas Field near-shore pipeline and umbilical. Weather permitting, these works are due to commence on Thursday 7 July and will last for approximately 10…
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Jose Perez and Andrew Crosbie on foot patrol
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it carried out 3,000 more patrols in 2021, boosted by its new Mobile Support Unit and Delta seagoing fleet. Out of a total of 36,379 patrols, the State agency responsible for the protection and conservation…
Enniskillen RNLI’s volunteers survey Lough Erne from the inshore lifeboat
Enniskillen RNLI came to the aid of two people on Sunday (3 July) after their boat ran aground on Lower Lough Erne. The lifeboat volunteers were paged by Belfast Coastguard shortly before 1.45pm to rescue the duo at Gull Rock,…
Lough Derg Yacht Club examine the historic Fireball World Championship trophy at LDYC, Dromineer, Co Tipperary Ireland. Lough Derg Yacht Club and the Irish Fireball Association today welcomed additional sponsors for the Fireball World Championship to be hosted at the Dromineer Co Tipperary club this August. The watersports apparel producer GUL has been named as title sponsor of the event which will now be known as the GUL Fireball World Championship 2022. Failte Ireland has come on board as a major sponsor for the event, which with seventy teams travelling to Ireland from around the world will bring a significant tourism boost to the lakelands area and beyond. The new sponsors join Carrickcraft and Tipperary County Council as supporters of the event, one of the highlights of the Irish sailing calendar
A surge in entries before the main closing date for the GUL Fireball Worlds at LDYC Dromineer on Thursday saw entries reach 75 boats. Earlier in the week additional sponsors GUL and Failte Ireland came on board, joining Carrickcraft and…
The restored Cork Harbour One Design Jap will compete at Royal Cork's first Classic Boat Regatta being staged as part of Volvo Cork Week
Royal Cork Yacht Club will host a Classic Yacht Regatta for the first time this year as part of Volvo Cork Week Regatta starting next Monday. The 37-foot classic yacht Persephone, the 1919 classic Erin, the famous Opposition (Ex Morning…
The scene at at Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour after the break-in
Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour had a break-in on Monday evening (July 4), resulting in considerable damage to its waterside clubhouse.  Contents of the clubhouse located at Whitepoint were 'smashed', but a defiant membership has posted on the club's…
Dara McGee's - 'The Royal St George team Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms competing at the 2021 Dragon Marblehead Trophy
Royal St. George's Martin Byrne sailing with Adam Winklemann and John Simms has won the International Dragon Class Southern Area Championships at Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. A warm-up event for Tuesday's prestigious Edinburgh Cup at the same venue in Falmouth…
Howth's Eve McMahon is a Paris 2024 hopeful for Ireland in the ILCA 6 dinghy class
Months of study for June's Leaving Certificate examination have not blunted Howth's Eve McMahon's ambition on the International ILCA/Laser race track.  The Paris 2024 hopeful is back on the circuit and lying second overall at the ILCA6/Radial Youth European Championships…
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