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#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Attitude(T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. Prima Luce (O'Flynn, Burke,Lemass), 3. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al) C...
#Rowing: Ireland’s junior men’s quadruple scull of Colm Hennessy, Eoghan Whittle, Patrick Munnelly and Andrew Goff took gold at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Szeged in Hungary today. The crew had almost two seconds to spare over Italy in second place at the European junior tournament. The Ireland women’s double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty took silver behind Austria. In...
#Portisham - A man who converted a decommissioned minesweeper into a houseboat will have to wait for a Supreme Court decision on his appeal against a previous ruling that the vessel can be scrapped. According to The Irish Times, Fingal County Council took legal action in 2012 against Shane Kennedy, who lives on the former RN Portisham moored in Balbriggan Harbour since 2010, af...
#MarineWildlife - Northern Irish marine researchers have recorded a first after spotting a beluga whale off the Antrim coast this week, as BBC News reports. Colder sea temperatures than normal for this time of year may explain why the Arctic marine species has strayed so far south of its usual grounds for the "unusual" sighting, according to Dr Peter Evans of the Seawatch Found...
#Acky - The Irish Times reports on tributes to Galway-based chandler Steve Ackland, who lost his life on Thursday 30 July. The Galway Maritime Ltd director, originally from Hamble in Southampton and affectionately known as 'Acky', died in hospital after falling overboard from his yacht in Galway Docks on Thursday evening....
#national18 – After a week of  National 18 racing in varying conditions with wind from 5 to 25 knots and with eleven of the new Phil Morrison Ultra Design boats sailing, some having been delivered only the previous week, it was abundantly clear from their performance and the smiles on the faces they were a hit. See our photos here. Claire Bateman reports. It is...
#rys – Visiting boats have dominated the Royal Yacht Squadron's historic Bicentenary Regatta in the Solent this past week writes W M Nixon. In a series which was has experienced all four season and almost every level of wind strength – sometimes in just one day - it was former Admiral of the Royal Cork YC Anthony O'Leary with his Munster red Ker 40 Antix who raced through t...
#Rowing: Ireland had a very successful first session at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Szeged in Hungary this morning. All six crews qualified for A Finals. The junior women’s double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty won their heat, while the men’s quadruple and single sculler Dervla Forde finished in second place in their heats. Forde looked strong, making light of the hot con...
#irishsailors – With the coldest, wettest and windiest July finally put astern, Irish sailors of all ages competing at every level at venues near and far – sometimes very far - keep their fingers crossed that summer will manage to appear before the season is out. But even if 2015 continues to be only a dark (or pale), cold, damp and blustery misinterpretation of what a summ...
#aquecerio – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) continues to address concerns and is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of all athletes who will be competing in the upcoming Aquece Rio, Olympic Test Event and the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. ISAF continues to work closely with senior staff members at the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympi...
#Ports&Shipping – The latest Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) Weekly Market Review includes the following stories outlined below. Irish Maritime News: Dublin Cargo Volumes Grows by 5% with Aims to Break Passenger Records by the End of This Year. The company behind Dublin Port said it expects to see a record two million visitors pass through the port this year. Thi...
#Surfing - Decisions on what actions should be taken to improve safety for swimmers and surfers after the disappearance of an Irish man south of Australia's Gold Coast have yet to be made more than a year after the tragedy. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, 20-year-old Santry man Stuart Butler went missing after he and two friends were pulled out to sea by a rip current off ...
#Rio2016 - Finn Lynch isn't the only Olympic hopeful who's been moved to put cap in hand to raise the funds needed to compete among world sailing's top flight. Indeed, 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have launched their own fundraising campaign, along with fellow Belfast sailor James Espey, with a raffle to win a brand new Laser in association with McCready Sailboats an...
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking to recruit a number of fisheries officers over the next two years to staff its proposed new regional panels. Successful applicants will be primarily concerned with the implementation and enforcement of the provision of the Fisheries Acts, Water Pollution Acts and other relevant statutory provisions covering angling on Ireland's inland...
#Rio2016 - The news from Rio just gets worse, as a new report claims tests for viruses in the waters where sailors will compete in next summer's Olympic Games measured up to 1.7 million times above hazardous levels. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach admitted that "challenges" remain in keeping the parts of Guanabara...
#Kayaking - Two medals and a ribbon were awarded to Irish kayakers at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles yesterday. As the Herald reports, Nuala Browne from Tyrone and Rita Quirke from Kildare took silver and bronze respectively in the 500m kayak final in Long Beach, with Dubliner Nicola Higgins awarded a merit ribbon for fifth place. “It was really, really excit...
#NewAddress - The Marine Institute is moving its Dublin office next month from 80 Harcourt Street to nearby Wilton Place, where it will be sharing the same building as the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the IDA. From 12 August 2015 the new address will be: Marine InstituteWilton Park HouseWilton PlaceDublin 2Ireland...
#VOR - The former honorary chair of the organisers behind Galway's hosting of the Volvo Ocean Race finale in 2012 has hit out at reports that creditors were left "hanging" by the company's post-race debts. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, more than €1 million in debts was written off as "not payable" upon the winding-up of the not-for-profit organising company. In a lette...
#Young sailors have battled it out in seven races so far at the Volvo Gill Optimist Championships in Pwhelli - it's been a tough few days, with the weather being predominantly windy and wet, but the sun is now shining and the forecast for the final two days is looking more summer-like. Peter Fagan from Skerries Sailing Club is the top Irish sailor in 19th place followed by Howt...
#flyingfifteen – Despite the holiday season a good fleet of Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race on a cold Thursday evening. Tom Galvin with newcomer to the fleet Kerel crewing won the race in light conditions with a raging incoming tide. It was a clean start, most boats tried to head in towards the shore to get out of the tide, there was no real way to avoid it headi...
#galwayyachtdeath – A marine leisure industry professional has died after falling overboard from a yacht in Galway. It is understood the accident happened in the vicinity of Galway harbour yesterday. Update here...
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