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The MG Spring 25’s accommodation is remarkably roomy for her size, yet she combined it with a real zing to her performance
Boat Sales
Even today, it’s rarely enough that we can say of some boats for sale on Afloat.ie that she’s “As Seen On TV” writes W M Nixon. Yet in the case of the Tony Castro-designed MG Spring 25, the fame of…
Inland Fisheries Ireland has a huge jurisdiction with 74,000 kilometres of rivers and streams, 128,000 hectares of lakes and over 5,500 kilometres of coastline
Angling
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the state agency responsible for Ireland’s inland fisheries, has launched its new Corporate Plan 2016-2020. The plan sees IFI setting out ambitious goals to drive its work around the protection, conservation, promotion and development of Ireland’s…
LÉ William Butler Yeats berthed at Haulbowline in August 2016
Navy
#Navy - Taoiseach Enda Kenny will officiate the twinning of the new Naval Service vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats with the city of Galway on Monday 17 October, as the Connacht Tribune reports. The City of the Tribes was previously…
Landing his first 1080, David O'Caoimh from 'Lreland' (Sic) has high hopes for Linyi, China
Waterskiing
This coming weekend will see the very best in the sport of Wakeboard from eleven countries competing for the coveted International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Cup title in what will be the 46th Stop of this highly successful…
Apprentices at the 2016 Apprenticeship Graduation Awards with guest speakers, Captain Matt Bolton and Libby Greenhalgh
Marine Trade
Fifty eight young people have been honoured yesterday by British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, at its annual Graduation Ceremony at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show. Now in its sixth year,…
The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare
Coastal Notes
#Aarhus - Environment Minister Denis Naughten has launched the public consultation for a second implementation under the UN's Aarhus Convention on community participation in environmental issues. Ratified in June 2012 after a long call by environmental and coastal community campaigners,…
East Wall Water Sports have built two new 15 ft multi-purpose rowing punts
Coastal Rowing
East Wall Water Sports Club will launch two new clinker–built rowing boats next month. The hand–crafted punts were built with the support of Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council.  East Wall Water Sport’s was founded in 1981 provides a…
SB20s will be one of three fleets racing on Dublin Bay in an October finale
National YC
The Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships, the Irish Fireball Leinster Championships and the SB20 Southern Championships will all be raced under the burgeee of the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire, Dublin in a fortnight on the 1st and 2nd October 2016.  This is a…
A pre-owned Multihull boat show takes place in Canet-en-Roussillon in the South of France on October 6
Boat Sales
The second edition of the Pre-owned Multihull boat show takes place in Canet-en-Roussillon in the South of France near the Spanish border. The show is an indication of the growing demand for multihulls coming from owners seeking longer live–aboard opportunities.…
Rory Fitzpatrick with his Philips Sports prize at the National Yacht Club
Olympic
The Philips Sports Manager of the Month for August is being shared by the two succesful Olympic medal winning coaches – both in waterports – from Rio.  Irish Sailing Association Olympic coach Rory Fitzpatrick and Morten Espersen, the High Performance…
Irish marine firm is confident of strong enquiries after the first four days of Southampton Boat Show 2016
Marine Trade
The 48th Southampton Boat Show kicked off to a fantastic first four days over the weekend with strong sales results being reported and Irish boat firms are among the winners in boat brokerage business. An impressive 23 brands made their…
Howth Yacht Club's Team 'Ireland's Eye Kilcullen' Graduate from the K25 Squad in Style
Howth YC
Whatever about all the other sailing around Howth Yacht Club, there are few who would dispute that one of the biggest HYC stories this year is the success of this J24 team. Following their unprecedented success over the past months…
Mixed dinghies converge on a leeward mark
Youth Sailing
In an exciting new initiative for youth sailors, the Irish Sailing Association has announced provisional details on a series of Performance Pathway Seminars. The seminars are replacing the ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad which have traditionally run from…
The Marina in Cork
Rowing
#Rowing: The Cork Sculling Ladder time trial at the Marina has had to be postponed to October 16th. The Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon will be held this Sunday, September 25th. In the interests of safety the time trial was…
 Founded in 2015 by Mitch Booth, BlackCat Superyachts are a new breed of catamarans
Boat Sales
BlackCat Superyachts has announced an alliance with a selection of the industry’s leading suppliers in the large luxury cruising catamaran market. Founded in 2015 by Mitch Booth, BlackCat Superyachts are a new breed of catamarans. Baltic Yachts is the world’s…
Kaitlyn Dow's self-built vessel Lancer made landfall in Connemara on Saturday 17 September
Coastal Notes
#Unmanned - Following our previous alert for an unmanned yacht off the Galway coast, the mini-yacht has been found after making landfall. Kaitlyn Dow's self-built vessel Lancer was launched off the US coast four months ago as part of a…
Ring of Kerry cyclists with their cheque for Fethard RNLI
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI was presented with a cheque for €5,749 last Friday 16 September by Ring of Kerry cyclists towards the charity’s special appeal in aid of a new inshore lifeboat which is due on service at the end…
Coral reef in Florida
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET will hold a stakeholder meeting, coinciding with the launch of the recently completed European Marine Biotechnology Research and Innovation Roadmap, on 12-14 October 2016 at the Hotel Marivaux in Brussels. The stakeholder meeting builds…
Landfill targets reached at the north Wales ferryport
Ferry
#Landfill - Stena Line according to Cruise News UK has announced it has achieved its zero landfill target at their Port of Holyhead in Wales. The company been working closely with Kevin Humphrey’s Waste Recycling Ltd to reach this landmark…
Sister of Arklow Cape, the 5,000dwt Arklow Cadet is the leadship of 10 newbuilds on order, at her launch in June
Ports & Shipping
#SecondCclass - The second of 10 newbuilds built to a new design for Arklow Shipping is to be launched next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Yard No. 425 Arklow Cape is to be launched on 21 October from the Ferus Smit…

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