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#Surfing - The members of Westlife are well known for hailing from the 'Land of Heart's Desire' – Co Sligo. But did you know one of the group, Kian Egan, is a keen surfer? It should make sense, when you think about it, with Mullaghmore Head attracting the world's top big wave surfers for many years now, and Strandhill producing world-class waveriders and bodyboarders. And tha...
#VOR - MAPFRE have crossed the line at Auckland to take victory in the fourth leg of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, just minutes ahead of their closest rivals Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing – with Irish bowman Justin Slattery among her crew – and Leg 3 winners Dongfeng Race Team. Indeed, only eight minutes separated the three yachts as they sailed into the Viaduct Harbour in New Zea...
#irishcruisingawards –  As the recent Irish Sailing Association's Public Consultation meetings in Dun Laoghaire, Cork and Galway to discuss its new Strategic Plan 2015-2020 have shown, the cruising community may not be high profile, but there are many of them, and their behavioural patterns in going afloat, and ways and means of doing it, are as varied as their extraordi...
#CondorLiberation – Channel Islands ferry operator, Condor Ferries are to launch in one month's time the first sailing of Condor Liberation, writes Jehan Ashmore. Condor Liberation, a £50m high-speed trimaran carferry which is the first of its kind to operate in northern Europe. She will serve Condor's routes based from Poole, Dorset by running daily sailings throughout the ...
#CoastalNotes - Coastal spots and waterways feature heavily in HeraldScotland's list of the most picturesque destinations to visit in Ireland. Some of these will be well known to locals and tourists alike, such as the wonders of Antrim's coast and glens (not least the Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge), the majestic Ring of Kerry and the breathtaking Cliffs of...
Friday, 27 February 2015 16:55

Sea Eagle Remains Found In Fermanagh

#MarineWildlife - "A sad end to a beautiful bird" is how the Golden Eagle Trust described the news that remains of a white-tailed eagle were found near Lower Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh earlier this month. As RTÉ News reports, Ingar was released in Killarney National Park in 2011 as part of a reintroduction programme for the species, also known as the sea eagle. That same ...
#InlandWaters - The schedule of lift dates 2015 for Newcomen Bridge on the Royal Canal in Dublin city centre runs from the end of April till the end of September. Arrangements have been made for Irish Rail to open the bridge on the following dates and times, if there is demand: Monday 27 April 11am–1pmSunday 3 May 9am–1pmSaturday 30 May 9am–1pmThursday 11 June 11am–1pmT...
#StenaSuperfast - Stena Superfast X, which is due to make her debut on the Dublin-Holyhead route next week arrived in the Welsh port yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Her first call to the north Wales port follows a delivery voyage from Gdynia in Poland where she underwent an extensive refit. Under command of Captain Richard Davies, Stena Line's 30,551 tonnes newcomer arrived at...
Friday, 27 February 2015 11:28

Transforming Ireland into a Pre-eminent European Sailing Nation

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#irishsailing – After tweeting neither 'Afloat nor the Irish Sailing Association understand the makeup of sailors in Ireland', author Alex Blackwell gives his personal view on this week's ISA Public Meeting in Galway and on the way ahead for Irish sailing. Sixty people from as far afield as Dun Laoghaire, from sixteen different sailing clubs, and four training centres co...
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was launched on Friday last (20 February) to go to the aid of a fishing boat in difficulty off the Connemara coast. The alarm was raised around 11.30am when the 35ft fishing vessel reported engine failure. The boat was located between Inishbofin island and Cleggan Head, having departed Derryinver that morning with two crew on board. W...
#Fishing - The Marine Institute and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) convened an information meeting on the Aran Grounds Nephrops fishery and recent gear trials at the institute's headquarters in Oranmore this week. The meeting on Tuesday 24 February was attended by more than 30 active skippers together with representatives from the IFPO, IS&WPO, IS&EPO and the KFO. Marine Ins...
#fishing – BIM, the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, are seeking a person with a record of success as a leader, preferably in the marine sector, to become its Chief Executive. The post is advertised in this morning's Irish Times newspaper. The post is based at BIM's Head Office in Dun Laoghaire.  A copy of the advert is downloadable below as a jpeg file.       &...
#rorc – The Royal Ocean Racing Club is looking for a full time Racing Administrator to join the Race Team in Cowes. Primary duties involved in the administration of the Racing Programme are; supporting race competitors entering races, organising volunteers, managing trophies and prize giving's, booking race team and race officer travel and accommodation, compiling and di...
#vor – Birthday boys Charles Caudrelier and Ian Walker were planning to dampen each other's celebrations as Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race continued to go down to the wire on Friday. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Walker/GBR) held a tiny 7.3-nautical mile (nm) advantage at the head of the fleet at 0040 UTC with Dongfeng Race Team (Caudrelier/FRA) and MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) lead...
#royalcork – Royal Cork Yacht Club has retained its Five Gold Anchor Marina award as well as an ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) Clean Marina Award. The Royal Cork became the first Yacht Club in Ireland to be awarded this prestigious title in 2011 and further to a recent inspection, the Club has again retained this status. Ratings range from one ...
#sailoroftheyear – That final decision on the ISA/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year 2014 award will be announced at the Sailing Awards celebration in Dublin on the afternoon of Friday March 6th March at a ceremony which will also see each Sailor of the Month individually honoured, the ISA Youth Sailor of the Year awarded, the ISA Training Centre of the Year honoured, and the ...
#fishing – At a sitting of Ballina Circuit Court on Friday, 20th February, Judge Petria McDonnell convicted three people of obstruction and assault on Fishery Officers, arising from an incident which occurred in August 2012. Inland Fisheries Ireland was successful in an appeal brought before the Circuit Court, which reversed the decision reached in the District Court, Ballina...
Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:00

Grounded Cargo Ship Moved To Safer Anchorage

#Shipping - Stricken cargo ship the Lysblink Seaways was set to be moved to a safe haven yesterday afternoon (25 February) in advance of poor weather. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 120m-long vessel ran around near Ardnamuchan Point in Scotland's West Highlands a week ago while en route from Belfast to Norway. The ship later refloated in high tide a day after her hull...
#Rescue - Gardaí were swift on the scene in Howth Harbour to rescue a man whose car entered the water in the early hours of Wednesday morning (25 February). As the Irish Examiner reports, the driver had managed to get out of his vehicle before it sank - and was retrieved from the water by local gardaí before he succumbed to the cold. Howth Coast Guard and the harbour's RNLI l...
#volvooceanrace – Victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted. The fleet is expected to arrive at their destination, Auckland, on New Zealand's North Island, on Saturday afternoon loc...
#laser –  The invention of a new bolt-on foiling kit means the foiling experience is open to more sailors than ever before. As Afloat.ie previously reported in 2013 after four years of product and design testing, Peter Stephinson and Ian Ward launched the Glide Free Foil kit for Lasers in 2013.  The key element of the kit is a horizontal lifting foil that's con...
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