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Dublin University Sailing Club (DUSC) team will represent Ireland this summer at the Laser Performance Collegiate Cup (LPCC), an international team racing events to be held in Lake Garda, Italy. The event, hosted in 2015 by Yale Corinthian Yacht Club…
From across the globe, members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) assembled at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to recognise their outstanding sailors of 2015 during the international organisation’s Annual Awards Dinner earlier this month. Representing a…
Ireland's 49erFX pair won their Olympic place in Rio today after Algeria opted not to take up its place on the Olympic startline. The Irish girls Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey were first in line for the African plan by…
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has hosted a series of successful site visits and workshops for primary pupils to visit the Barrow Navigation and the Erne System as part of Engineers Week 2016. Now in its 10th year, Engineers Week is…
#Angling - Northern Ireland's Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) has published a digest of statistics for salmon and inland fisheries in the department's jurisdiction. The main purpose of these statistics is to give an overview of the DCAL…
#Tourism - A new report from the Scottish government says the marine tourism sector is worth £3.7 billion (€4.7 billion) annually. And more than a third of that spend is on water-based activities from sailing and surfing to kayaking, angling…
As Afloat.ie previously highlighted, Waterways Ireland has announced a Heritage Grants programme in support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020.  A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community based heritage projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery…
#Collision - Possible disruptions to Isle of Man Steam Packet services may arise after a collision in Douglas last night. According to ITV News, the fast craft Manannan was in collision with Victoria Pier on arrival in Douglas, after departing…
#NewBerth - Isle of Man ferry services will require significant investment from the Manx government for a new Liverpool landing stage. According to IOM Today, Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne and senior officers will be meeting Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson in…
#MarineWildlife - Dolphin watchers around the UK and Ireland are keen to hear from anyone who may have spotted 'bad boy' dolphin Clet in recent weeks, as the Plymouth Herald reports. Known as much for his distinctive dorsal fin and…
The Hague, scene of an enormously successful pit-stop last year, has been chosen to host the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The Dutch stopover will be preceded by a midsummer stopover in Volvo’s home city of Gothenburg, setting…
#Galway - Next Wednesday is the date for a public consultation on planned upgrades and repairs to the Blackpool Diving Tower in Salthill. As the Galway Advertiser reports, the hearing will take place at the Salthill Hotel from 7pm to…
#2ndCruiseBerth - The feasibility of building a second cruise berth in Cobh is been explored by the Port of Cork, which would greatly enhance Cork’s ability to attract more liners, reports The Evening Echo. The port’s commercial manager, Michael McCarthy,…
It is my belief that there is a ‘Family of the Sea,’ a community of interest uniting maritime people, from those engaged in the sector professionally, to those who take part in marine leisure activities. Bonding these disparate interests together…
This Friday's opening regatta of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's domestic calendar, the RORC Easter Challenge, provides an opportunity for the 50 or so crews to ramp up their programmes for the 2016 season.  Those on the steepest learning curve…

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