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UK Marine industry figure David Pougher takes over the well respected role of British Marine President from Fiona Pankhurst who has held the position since 2014. During her time as President, Fiona led the organisation forward and was instrumental in…
Kinsale Yacht Club host the Irish Squib National Championships for the third time in August. They hosted it first on 2008 and again in 2013 when KYC members James and Bruce Mathews in Mucky Duck took the title.Seven races are…
The Minister with Responsibility for Defence has stated that the operational requirements of the Defence Forces will be reviewed, depending on the outcome of Bord Pleanala’s decision on the application by Indaver to build an incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork…
Drogheda Harbourmaster Capt. Martin Donnelly previews this year's maritime festival for Afloat readers. The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, is going from strength to strength. The festival, hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company, takes place…
Marine Minister Creed officially opens third national marine (Ocean Wealth) conference and launches third Progress Report on Implementation of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth today. The Minister outlined the Government’s continued commitment to blue growth and implementation of Harnessing Our Ocean…
After four races sailed in WIORA at Kilrush Marina, John Collins Ibaraki from Galway Bay Sailing Club contiunes his lead in the week's biggest class on the Shannon Estuary in County Clare. The modified GK34 leads Ray McGibney's Dehler 34…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 30 JUNE 2016 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Camira (P Beamish),…
#Rowing: The Ireland team for the Home International Regatta in Cardiff Bay on July 23rd has been chosen. The men’s senior four is an all-Portora unit and these rowers go into a strong-looking senior eight, with UCC. Ireland senior team…
#RNLI - Valentia RNLI launched on Monday afternoon (27 June) to a 10m fishing vessel going aground off Bolus Head in Co Kerry after fouling its propeller. The call for assistance came from Valentia Coast Guard at 3.44pm with Ballinskelligs…
#LoughNeagh - Environmentalists have branded Northern Ireland a laughing stock for its failure to stop sand dredging in Lough Neagh, as the News Letter reports. The issue is currently before the High Court after dredging firms appealed NI Environment Minister…
#Rowing: Ireland had its first win at Henley Royal Regatta this morning. Trinity broke opponents Choate Rosemary Hall early and were able to settle into a relaxed rhythm for the rest of the race. They won this race in the…
INSS School principal and skipper Kenneth Rumball reviews his tenth place overall in Volvo Round Ireland 2016 on board the INSS Reflex 38, Lynx. The idea for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School to compete in the Round Ireland…
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan is set to have an extraordinary August, competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam. He is named the Afloat Rower of the Month for his achievements in June.…
Dinghy West, scheduled for Galway Bay Sailing Club on the weekend of 8th to 10th July, is steadily gathering momentum with a sizable fleet expected. Alan Donnelly, GBSC Rear Commodore for Dinghy Racing, has put a very good programme together…
#TerminalSite - The Port of New Ross on the River Barrow, has been a hub for dry and liquid bulk traffic and project cargoes for many years. In 2015, total trade through the Co. Wexford port exceeded 286,000 tonnes. In…
#Rowing: The Old Collegians crew of Dave Neale and Sean Jacob lost out to Christiania Roklub of Norway in the Double Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta today. The Norwegians led from the start. They had carved out a one and…
The oldest boat competing in this year's Race is almost certain to be Thalia (Sail #11). Built in 1888, she was one of the last yachts by George Wanhill of Poole who was boatbuilding from the 1850s onwards. In the…
Taking a charter boat with old sails, borrowing a few other sails, filling it with a crew whose average age is nearly 50 might not sound like a recipe for success against some full–on campaigns but when Howth YC skipper…
#Rowing: Ireland have picked a strong set of crews for the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam at the end of August. Olympian Paul O’Donovan will return from Rio de Janeiro to take part in the lightweight single scull (not the…
The death yesterday of Claire Bateman of Cork has deprived the world of Irish sailing and her own community of one of the kindest, most decent, obliging and quietly yet infectiously enthusiastic people, someone who put far more into our…

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