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It's almost certain that trade winds should accompany the Ireland's Thomas Dolan and the Mini Transat fleet right up until their arrival in Pointe-a-Pitre. There is no longer much difference in speeds between north and south, and everyone is moving…
Sixteen Flying Fifteen’s took part in Saturday's racing on Dublin Bay where there was drama on the water when Joe Coughlin’s crew Ed Ruane had to be taken from the boat with a dislocated shoulder. The drama unfolded on the…
The RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, has joined forces with World champion and European sprint hurdle medallist Derval O’Rourke (and wife of Olympic sailor Peter O'Leary) to launch three RNLI Reindeer Runs in Cork and Dublin. The…
This afternoon's DMYC dinghy frostbite series has met the same fate as this morning's DBSC Turkey Shoot due to gale force winds on Dublin Bay. Racing continues next Sunday.
#Jobs - Applications close this coming Friday 13 November for a number of scientific management and research positions with the Marine Institute. Those interested in various Scientific & Technical Officer roles – in Project Support, Ocean Modelling, Observing Systems (JERICO…
Strong wind warnings issued for Dublin Bay tomorrow have led DBSC to cancel the DBSC Turkey Shoot series for the second week running. Organsiers took the decision to cancel early rather than leave it until tomorrow morning. 'This is a great pity as…
#FerryScrubbers - Pont-Aven operated the final Cork-Roscoff round trip sailings last weekend with the Brittany Ferrries flagship scheduled to reopen the seasonal service in April 2016, writes Jehan Ashmore. Saturday’s sailing also marked the last Irish-France crossing of the 2,400…
#Rowing: The Tara elite quadruple sculls, which went off seventh, finished 55th in the early provisional results from the Fours Head of the River in London today. The second Tara quadruple, with a ninth starting place, finished 85th in the…
The search has resumed this morning for an angler who was seen falling from the Tawe Lock gates into the River Tawe last night. A 999 call was received by the UK Coastguard from a member of the public at…
#DublinPort - The Dublin Port Company has posted this incredible timelapse video of the four-month restoration of the capital's 129-year-old diving bell. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Docklands mainstay opened as Dublin's newest tourist attraction this past July, with…
#Fishing - The daughter of the Tit Bonhomme's Irish skipper has joined those rejecting claims of widespread exploitation in the Irish fishing industry as revealed by the Guardian earlier the week. Lia Ní Aodha, daughter of the late Michael Hayes…
#Titanic - A Greek collector has paid £15,000 (€21,000) for a pilot cracker found in a lifeboat kit from the Titanic, as BBC News reports. Aptly described as "the world's most valuable biscuit" by auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, the Spillers and…
Located on the fringes of Europe and set in challenging seas, Ireland does not offer an ideal setup for large-output series-production of recreational boats. We lack the economies of scale which are conferred on giant production companies in the crowded…
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has made two new appointments to its senior staff. John Boyle has been appointed as director of business development. Formerly with the NI Fire Service, Boyle is from Derrylin, Co Fermanagh and will be based at…
#DeanLeanne - Jury members have returned a verdict of "misadventure" in the deaths of three brothers after their fishing boat sank off Co Waterford more two years ago. At the inquest yesterday (Thursday 5 November) into the tragedy that befell…
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