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The National Yacht Club has renewed its appeal for club sailor Finn Lynch who is part of a three way mens Laser dinghy trial for Irish Olympic qualification in Palma in March and Mexico in May. The Dun Laoghaire club…

Temporary 'Ozone Hole' Formed Over Ireland

A 'temporary ozone hole' has formed over Ireland & UK due to acid droplets in recent stratospheric clouds destroying ozone, according to London based Meteorologist Simon Cardy who tweeted an image of the hole this morning. Cardy is a Meteorologist specialising…
American ESPN presenter Mike Greenberg from the 'Mike & Mike' show reacts to the news that World Sailing boss Peter Sowrey says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanbara Bay as the sailing venue for the…
Jason Polakow is well known for his big wave exploits - often travelling the globe to search out the biggest and best waves on the planet and he's just completed his latest mission. With El Niño producing a colossal winter…
Top Irish offshore sailor Liam Coyne from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is standing as a Social Democrats Candidate in the Dublin South Central constituency in this month's General Election. Coyne, a married father of three young children who lives in Dublin 12,…
#MarineWildlife - There's some good news for marine wildlife in Clare and around the Irish coast as a recent study on the health of whales and dolphins in Europe's oceans identified Ireland's population as among the world's healthiest. As previously…
Castleconnell Boat Club has released a statement regarding the capsize on the Shannon: Early this morning (Thursday 4th February) Castleconnell Boat Club was informed that a number of individuals had entered the club grounds at World’s End at approximately 4am.…
#Rescue - Lagan Search and Rescue's RIB is set to return to action this weekend after a crowdfunding campaign helped fund repairs, according to BelfastLive. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the rescue boat for the Belfast area was forced out…
#Swimming - You might think twice about that dip at the Forty Foot after new research identified a link between swimming in cold water and an increased risk of strokes. Finnish news website YLE reports on the study by Chinese…
#FerryFigures – Irish Sea ferry passengers totals for last year carried on all three main operators, were marginally down by 1.9% from 4.87m in 2014 to 4.78m in 2015, according to a UK wide industry report. The operators, Irish Ferries,…
#23mTonnes - Around 23 million tonnes of cargo was handled by Belfast Harbour during 2015, similar to its throughput for 2014. The tonnages suggest a varying performance between sectors in the wider Northern Ireland economy with commodities linked to the…
#SailorOfTheYear – Liam Shanahan has been named Afloat.ie Irish Sailor of the Year for 2015. The Irish Sea yachtsman and June's Sailor of the Month was presented his award by Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy at the Irish Sailing Awards…
#Shannon - A local man is in critical condition after the boat he was in capsized on the River Shannon in Castleconnell outside Limerick city early this morning (Thursday 4 February), as RTÉ News reports. The man was one of…
#NewMarina? Wexford County Council’s Chief Executive, Tom Enright has revealed ambitious plans for a €35 million development that may include a new marina along the town’s iconic Trinity Wharf site. According to the Wexford People, the county council, which recently…
Sailing Instructions for this weekend's DBSC Spring Chicken Series hosted by the National Yacht Club have been published (download a copy below). An estimated fleet of 40 or 50 will be racing each Sunday morning on Dublin Bay from 7th…
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