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Hannah Scott
Rowing
#Rowing: Hannah Scott of Bann produced the outstanding performance at the Ireland junior Assessment at Lough Rynn in Leitrim. Scott rowed the six kilometre course in 25 minutes 32 seconds – a remarkable 89.10 per cent of projected world best…
NEW ROUTE: Construction underway at Greenore, Co. Louth for a new cross-border car-ferry service due to open this summer on Carlingford Lough
Ferry
#NewRoute - A ferry service which has been long awaited between Greenore and Greencastle, linking both sides of Carlingford Lough, will launch early this summer, writes the Argus. 'Construction work has commenced and we're planning to have the ferry service…
Tours of the replica 19th century museum tallship, Jeanie Johnston begin next week. The barque is seen in Dublin Port earlier this week under tow following a historic drydocking and has since returned to a usual berth on the Liffey along Custom House Quay. On the right is the 'molassas' carrying tanker MS Simon which was reported on Afloat.ie also today: see under heading of Dublin Port
Tall Ships
#TallshipTimes - The reopening of a Dublin city centre tourist visitor attraction, the tallship Jeanie Johnston has been deferred by a week, writes Jehan Ashmore. As reported earlier this week the replica of the 19th century famine-emigrant tallship followed a…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska both produced good times as they placed first and second in the women’s single sculls trial at the Ireland Assessments at the National Rowing Centre. Dukarska, returning to the system she left last year,…
A View from the Bridge: This great on board view clearly demonstrates the complexity of a tanker's pipe network as the vessel headed up the channel fairway within Dublin Port last week.
Dublin Port
#TankerSnap – The above photograph is not of the red-hulled tanker Iver Ability which anchored in Dublin Bay for more than five months and in doing so drew much mainstream media attention, writes Jehan Ashmore. So what is the identity…
Daire Lynch
Rowing
#Rowing: Daire Lynch, who is just 18, was the fastest heavyweight competitor at the Ireland Assessment at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. Paul and Gary O’Donovan topped the rankings as the fastest single scullers, but Lynch slotted in…
This dolphin was found on the beach at Fenit, Co Kerry this past Wednesday
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Not even two months in and 2017 is already the worst year on record for whale and dolphin strandings, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). As of Friday 17 February, a whopping 56 cetacean standings…
In this dry-docking scene at A&P Falmouth is cruiseferry, Oscar Wilde. Another ship, but from the energy sector is occupying a neighbouring dry-dock while in the background is a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ‘Bay’ class Landing Ship Dock support vessel, RFA Mounts Bay (L3008).
Ferry
#DryDocking - Ireland-France cruiseferry, Oscar Wilde will resume seasonal services next month but in the meantime the ship is undergoing routine maintenance in a UK shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to a source following a visit to Falmouth, Cornwall the…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Recruiting Temporary Research Staff
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland’s R&D division has secured external funding to undertake a series of research projects, which are currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as research technicians and fisheries assistants. Interviews will take place in mid…
Gavan Hennigan appeared on last night's Late Late Show
Rowing
#Rowing - Record-setting ocean rower Gavan Hennigan is getting set to do it all over again this summer, with plans for a solo crossing from New York to Galway Bay. Afloat.ie’s Rower of the Month for January made the announcement…
Three cranes, each weighing more than 1,000 tonnes and 85 metres high will be loaded on to a massive ship next week
Cork Harbour
Three cranes, each weighing more than 1,000 tonnes and 85 metres high will be loaded on to a massive ship next week in Cork Harbour bound for Puerto Rico. It will be an amazing feat of engineering and an equally…
HISTORIC CALL: Newbuild Spirit of Rathlin, a six vehicle car-ferry carried out berthing-loading trials in Greystones Harbour yesterday.
Ferry
#HistoricCall – The first ever car-ferry to visit Greystones Harbour, Co. Wicklow made history when the Spirit of Rathlin carried out berthing vehicle-loading trials yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Spirit of Rathlin, a £2.8m ferry which was only launched last Autumn…
DBSC racing for SB20s gets underway on Dublin Bay
DBSC
London 2012 Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy, who is DBSC Principal Race Officer and ISA Director of Racing, is organising an ISA Race Officer Level 1 Course which will be run over two evenings – Tuesday March 28th and…
How about this for the Editorial Office? The 55ft steel cutter Annabelle J is cruised extensively by incoming Irish Cruising Club Annual Honorary Editor Maire Breathnach of Dungarvan and her husband Andrew Wilkes
W M Nixon
Cruising is the side of sailing which sometimes finds it difficult to make its voice heard. Its essence is in the quiet enjoyment of seafaring and the peace of secluded anchorages. Unlike the absolute clarity of racing results, which create…
After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet including the J109 Jump the Gun above is hopeful for a start this Sunday
DBSC
15–knot westerlies should give Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken sailors grounds for optimism this Sunday at the National Yacht Club.   After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet is hopeful for a start this weekend after two missed Sundays so…
Tall ship Helen Mary R has been lifted from the water to undertake the renewal of rigging and other repairs
Youth Sailing
The second round of selections for young people wanting to complete the ASPIRE360 Round Britain Challenge will be taking part in a special day at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activity Centre today in Plymouth. The 15, 14-18 year olds…
DBSC summer racing on Dublin Bay begins on Tuesday, April 25th
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), the country's largest yacht racing organisation, is well advanced with plans for its Summer season in just over two months time. There are some major changes to the Sherry Fitzgerald–sponsored programme this year with the…
Dairy farmers Cyril and Kathleen Hayes, with (clockwise from the left) Clare, Peter, Kevin, Rebecca and Michele
Dragon
What’s this about the tiny Glandore Harbour Yacht Club having the largest, most active Dragon Fleet in the country? Sally Fegan-Wyles reports from West CorkOn a cold winter night fifteen years ago, a bar-side conversation turned a great idea into reality.…
Solo Sailor Tom Dolan from County Meath is in the 84–boat fleet
Offshore
Solo Sailor Tom Dolan from County Meath has booked his place in October's Mini–Transat Race from La Rochelle to Martinique. The sole Irish entry was in Dublin last night to talk about his exploits at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club.…
Ronan Kenneally (left) is presented with 'The Yard-of-Ale' Trophy by Charles Dwyer on Winning the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club's Laser Winter League for the second-year in succession
Laser
A ‘Yard of Ale’ - the “famous trophy” - as the Laser sailors described it was presented to Ronan Kenneally at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour where he won the Winter League for the second year running as…

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