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#Angling - Minister for Natural Resources Joe McHugh has today (Monday 30 November) launched the public consultation on the National Strategy for Angling Development (NSAD). Prepared by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the NSAD is the first comprehensive national framework for…
#Rowers of the Month: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for November are Barney Rix of Portora and Ronan Byrne of Shandon. The two young men set new Irish records in indoor rowing. Byrne set a new junior record of…
#COP21shipping- As the Conference of Parties (COP21) on Climate Change began in Paris today, Afloat.ie looks back on Brittany Ferries seasonal Cork-Roscoff route cruiseferry, Pont-Aven. In 2016 their flagship on the French service will be the only ferry operating in…
The sailors of Galway and from further afield will be gathering at the Harbour Hotel in Galway City this Wednesday (December 2nd) at 8.0pm to inaugurate a Trust Fund in memory of Steven Ackland (1973-2015), whose sudden death in Galway…
Irish 420 dinghy youth pairing Douglas Elmes and Colin O' Sullivan got an ISAF Youth Worlds boost at the weekend when they won the UK 420 End of Season regatta at Grafham Water Sailing Club. As Afloat reported previously, Elmes and O'Sullivan lead by…
Irish Paralympic Sailors are still in contention for a place on the start line in Rio next year and remain in a mid–fleet position in the Australian 2015 Para Worlds Sailing Championships in their bid for a place on the…
#Rowing: Breanna Larsen of Garda Boat Club set a fine personal best time of seven minutes 7.9 seconds at the Leinster Indoor Rowing competition at Garda Rowing Club on Saturday. Oblivious to the wind and rain outside, the women rowers…
#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for all parts of the country as weather conditions will see southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach means speeds of 60 to 80 kmh with gusts of up to…
Douglas Elmes and Colin O' Sullivan lead a 40–Boat British 420 dinghy fleet at Grafham Water Sailing Club. Elmes and O'Sullivan lead by four points from Max Clapp and Ross Banham. Eight Irish boats travelled to the Huntingdon venue for the 2015 420 End…
#AoifeArrivesMalta – The former LÉ Aoife (P22) donated by the Irish Government and which is now known as ‘P62’ completed today a week-long delivery voyage from Cork Harbour to Valetta, Malta, writes Jehan Ashmore. P62 was yesterday underway in the…
#Whaling - Japan is set to resume whaling for minke whales off Antarctica in the new year in spite of a ruling by the International Court of Justice banning such activity. According to BBC News, Japan says it has taken the…
ICRA, the Irish cruiser–racer body has awarded its 'Boat of the Year' award to cruiser zero National Champion WOW, George Sisk's Farr 42 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The announcement was made today by outgoing ICRA Commodore Nobby Reilly after…
Frequent visitor to Ireland, the Gorch Fock tall ship of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine) had a mishap coming into berth as the vid by youtuber Manfred Thoms shows. Gorch Fock is the second ship of that name and a sister…
Irish Paralympic Sailors at the end of day one lie mid fleet in the 2015 Para Worlds Sailing Championships in their bid for a place on the start line in Rio next year. In beautiful sailing conditions of 11-14 knots…
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