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#fireballsailing – Despite a Sea Area forecast on Saturday night that suggested sailing would not be an option on Sunday, nine Fireballs took to the start line for the first Frostbite race of the 2014/15 Series. My on the water reporter, Neil Colin (IRL 14775) advises that the combination of the southerly wind direction and a low tide meant that Dun Laoghaire harbour was shel...
#rssailing – 13 RS 400s came to the Royal North of Ireland line yesterday, with boats coming from Cushendall, Dublin and Ballyholme. The RNIYC series runs for another six weeks, breaking for Christmas, then starting again for 12 weeks as the 'Frosties'....
#flyingfifteen – Sixteen Flying Fifteens came out for what turned out to be a dramatic and exhilarating mornings sailing as the frostbite series continued on Sunday in perfect sailing conditions, sunshine and 18-25 knots of breeze from the west. Dave Gorman sailing with Dave Cahill in this series leads the way after four races from Niall Coleman & Mick Quinn in second and...
Monday, 03 November 2014 12:14

Castleconnell Head Crews Defy Difficult Wind

#Rowing: A strong, sometimes gusting, wind from the south made conditions difficult at the Castleconnell Head of the River. Crews which went out early in the morning or after 2pm got the best of the weather. The organisers suspended action for approximately an hour from 12.45. There were considerable differences in times depending on when the crews competed. The St Michael's se...
#routedurhum – It has been a dramatic night with 15 incidents across the classes, including a collision between an Ultime trimaran and a cargo ship, the air rescue of a sailor after his boat lost its keel and overturned, and a Multi50 sailor who is awaiting help after his float broke off. Thomas Coville saw his hopes of winning the Route Du Rhum vanish during the first n...
Monday, 03 November 2014 11:45

Afloat Magazine Autumn Issue In Shops Now!

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#Afloatmagazine – With all the latest sailing, boating and maritime news and views from coast to coast, Afloat's Autumn issues hit the shelves at the weekend.  EditorialThe 'blue economy' – there has been a maritime awakening, can Ireland expect its own Marine Department sometime soon? NewsCork, the global yacht racing hub, RCYC ready for Dinghy Week 2015, Spanish Arma...
#turkeyshoot – The 2014 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Series sees the third time the INSS has entered two 1720 Sportsyachts into the exciting winter series writes school principal Kenny Rumball. The 1720s are skippered by Kenneth and Alexander Rumball as part of our race training programme where we aim to teach our crews the techniques and intensity required to race at...
#Oil&Gas - The Irish Times reports that Shell and its partners have relinquished their State licence for hydrocarbon exploration at Rockall, claiming that it has "no further potential". The decision – which means Shell no longer holds any offshore exploration licences in the State's waters – comes as a blow to a Government that recently announced the redoubling of its e...
#lasersailing – Fifteen knots of wind and bright sunshine welcomed 31 Laser dinghies on the first day of the 40th Laser Frostbites at Howth Yacht Club on Sunday morning. It was a baptism of fire for some, conservative downwind sailing for most, and plenty of off-wind planning and gybe mark capizes. Shifty breeze under the west pier made the upwind legs tricky at times, but ou...
#islandnation – In the maritime context there are probably several answers to that question, varying from legal to illegal, to elements of sex for sale to sailors at ports around the world, interpretations of the life of the sailor with a 'girl in every port' and so on. There is also the derogatory term "fish wife," often cast around in arguments between husbands and wives. T...
Monday, 03 November 2014 09:13

Endeavour Trophy Won By Osprey Dinghy Pair

#endeavourtrophy – Piping their nearest rivals to the post in the final race of the series was just enough for Matt Burge and Toby Lewis representing the Osprey class to secure the 2014 Topper Sailboats-supported UK Endeavour Championship. The final race showdown was exciting with Ian Dobson and Holly Scott (GP14) establishing an impressive one-minute lead over Mee and Pygall...
#sydneyhobart – Ireland's Barry Hurley, who was part of a winning crew in last month's Middle Sea Race is heading next for The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The 70th edition is bringing new, old, large and small together for the start on St. Stephen's Day. Due to the large number and sheer size of some yachts, there will be three...
rnli – A sailor with suspected spinal injuries on a dismasted yacht is receiving hospital treatment this afternoon after a rescue operation on Dublin Bay involving the Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat and Irish Coast Guard helicopter. The incident occurred shortly after 11am when the 33-foot yacht was taking part in a regular Sunday morning race on Dublin Bay. The mast snapped in ...
#Angling - Sea anglers in the UK fear being restricted to catching just one sea bass a day under Brussels-led measures to combat decline of the species. According to the UK's Independent, the European Commission says evidence compiled by scientists recommends and 80% reduction in sea bass fishing across Europe. The drastic cut proposed for 2015 comes after a sharp but unsustain...
#MarineWildlife - An extreme sports enthusiast has been lambasted for climbing onto the floating carcass of a whale while it was surrounded by sharks. As Main Online reports, Perth man Harrison Williams was spotted by surprised onlookers swimming to the dead whale floating in the sea off Western Australia – despite it being circled by a number of tiger sharks and at least one...
Saturday, 01 November 2014 16:30

Dolphins' 'Smiles' Are Not What They Seem

#MarineWildlife - Writing in today's Irish Times, Michael Viney reminds that our friendly relations with dolphins are not always what they appear to be. Indeed, he repeats the warnings of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's (IWDG) Dr Simon Berrow, who stresses that the "smile" on the face of a dolphin is most often misleading. Recent experiences with the likes of Dusty and Clet...
#SolarSail - Ahead of the start of this year's Route du Rhum offshore race, UK Sailmakers gave a special preview of their state-of-the-art solar mainsail that will get its first proper sea trial on board the IMOCA 50 yacht Martinique Challenge. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the revolutionary new sail uses the French-designed SolarCloth System, whereby photovoltaic c...
#JeanieNotOpen – According to the Jeanie Johnston website, tours of the replica 19th barque are 'not' available at present, it transpires that essential maintenance is still been carried out on board. The announcement (click HERE) from the operators of the visitor attraction continued to read that they expect to reopen soon, however they ask that those wishing to seek up to d...
#Ports&ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene, where the Port of Cork  achieved a (PERS) Port Environmental Review System certification. Among the other ports awarded the PERS certification was Moerdijk, the Dutch port which is to where Arklow Rally was bound this week having departed Dublin Port. The general cargo shi...
#Fishing - The Marine Survey Office (MSO) of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport wishes to appoint a panel of surveyors to conduct surveys of fishing vessels of less than 15m length overall, in accordance with a Code of Practice for such vessels. To register your interest for this panel, and to obtain any additional information, see the posting on the eTenders Public...
#WaterfrontProperty - A private island in Clew Bay once owned by John Lennon could be yours for just €200,000. Dorinish Island, among the most westerly of Clew Bay's islands – of which there's said to be one for every day of the year – was snapped up by the late former Beatle in 1967 as a retreat from his hectic rock'n'roll lifestyle. But Lennon never actually built a hol...
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