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Scarborough in North Yorkshire is a popular port of call for cruisers around the UK and Ireland
News Update
#Missing - Emergency services are scouring the coastline around Scarborough in north-east England after a yacht with no crew ran aground near the town early this morning (Tuesday 16 May). According to the Guardian, the yacht, named Don’t Panic and…
The HYC team are swapping their usual Corby 27 for the Mark Mills design DK46 Maserati Hydra in the Mediterranean's oldest offshore race next month
Howth YC
#HYC - Kieran Jameson’s Howth Yacht Club team aim to tick another one off their offshore ‘bucket list’ this summer as they charter a keelboat for the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The core group of Jameson, brothers Darren and Michael Wright,…
'Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire' (Peter Pearson) who is one of the artists exhibiting works at a contemporary exhibition to commemorate Dun Laoghaire Harbour's bicentenary
Dublin Bay
#HarbourArt - At the end of this month the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are to mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the first stone of the Harbour in 1817.   This is to take place on Wednesday 31st…
A freefall lifeboat like this one is commonly used in sea survival training
Jobs
#CourseDispute - A top maritime college’s dispute with Irish marine authorities over the approval of sea survival refresher training has reached the High Court, as the Irish Examiner reports. The National Maritime College of Ireland, under the Cork Institute of…
Former Irish Naval Service LE Aisling which was sold for €110,000 but is said to be back on market at €685,000. The vessel renamed Avenhorn was towed from Cork in late April and is seen above just after delivery voyage to Rotterdam.
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#AislingResale - An auctioneer in Cork who handled the State’s sale of the Naval Service patrol ship LE Aisling for €110,000 has said he is not surprised if the vessel is now being advertised at multiples of that figure, writes…
It was a slow start for Justin Slattery's Transpacific Record on Phaedo 3
Offshore
County Cork's Justin Slattery, a double Volvo Ocean Race Winner, and the rest of the Phaedo 3 crew are expected into Hawaii in the early hours of Tuesday am, hopefully with the WSSRC Transpacific Record in the bag. As Afloat.ie reported…
Wicklow Harbour, a busy and colourful place on the morning of the Round Ireland start
News Update
In a big sailing week for County Wicklow, New York Yacht club has announced Kilbride's Mark Mills will design its brand new IC37 One-Design IC37 One-Design fleet, and tonight Wicklow Sailing Club will be awarded the coveted Mitsubishi Motors Ships Wheel…
Paddy Boyd –  interim chief executive of Canoeing Ireland
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Paddy Boyd, who was previously the chief executive of the Irish Sailing Association, has been appointed as interim chief executive of Canoeing Ireland. The Dún Laoghaire man will run the organisation until a full-time chief executive is apppointed. Boyd,…
Sailing at the ISA Youth Championships on Belfast Lough this past April
National YC
#TrySailing - No boat is required nor previous sailing experience necessary for teenagers who want to try sailing with the National Yacht Club this summer. Two introductory courses will run from 6-16 June and 10-21 July in Dun Laoghaire specifically…
Coypu are known for their large size compared to other river rodents - and their distinctively coloured teeth
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Cork residents near the River Lee are urged to be report any sightings of coypu after one of the large rodents was seen in Cork city last week. The invasive species was released within the last two years…
Vigia is Safehaven Marine's newest pilot boat build
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Safehaven Marine in Cork Harbour has shared some images from rough weather sea trials for its latest Interceptor 42 pilot boat. Vigia, built for the port of Gijón in northern Spain, is the 13th of its model and…
The RV Celtic Voyager is part of the INFOMAR survey fleet
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Voyager returned to Cork Harbour last week after the first of six INFOMAR seabed mapping surveys planned for 2017. The two-week seabed survey carried out its operations in the Celtic Sea south of…
Flood Relief Scheme Begins On River Bandon
Inland Waterways
#FloodRelief - The scheduled Bandon Flood Relief Scheme work programme for 2017 has now commenced on the River Bandon in Co Cork. The scheme consists of a combination of flood defences and dredging of the river bed to a level…
As Bango (James, Peter et al) squeezed past the gate mark, they were able to head up 20 degrees, their kite popped and they took off once more
SB20
After a fortnight of frustrating cancellations and false starts to the season, eight SB20s made it onto the start line for the first Saturday races of the 2017 DBSC SB20 sailing programme. The forecast was for a freshening southerly breeze…
LÉ Niamh had informed the Italian coastguard it was too dangerous to proceed to the vessel as it was too close to the Libyan coast, according to extracts of recordings cited in evidence during a trial in Palermo, Sicily.
Navy
#DeploymentDelays - Tensions between a Naval Service patrol ship and the Italian coastguard writes The Irish Times, have emerged during a trial of three Libyan men accused of people trafficking in the Mediterranean. The exchanges have led to a call…
Combi-trailers discharging in Dublin Port. In a recently published shipping analysis report on Irish freight (ro-ro and lo-lo), the combined vessel capacity in April 2017 stood at an annual equivalent of 4.2 million units (trailers and FEU). This was an increase of 3.9% compared to the capacity serving the market in December 2014.
Ports & Shipping
#CapacityReport - The 2017 edition of the Irish Freight RoRo and LoLo Capacity Analysis and Report reveals that the combined amount of freight RoRo and LoLo vessel capacity employed serving the Irish market in April 2017 stands at an annual…
The Marine Institute brings together over 200 international delegates who are attending the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety conference at NUI,Galway at the event was David Lyons, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Jeff Fisher Marine Institute Dorothy-Jean McCoubrey, University of Auckland , Dr Peter Heffernan Marine Institute, Terrance O’Carroll, BIM and Joe Silke, Section Manager of Shellfish Safety at Marine Institute
Fishing
More than 200 international delegates will attend the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (ICMSS) from Sunday 14 to Thursday 18 May 2017 at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Convened by Ireland’s Marine Institute, the ICMSS is the…
Portumna Harbour Parking Bye-Laws Set For Redraft
Inland Waterways
#PortumnaHarbour - Motorhome bye-laws for the newly refurbished Portumna Harbour are being redrafted over a legal issue. And it could be two months before the new regulations are in place, according to Galway Bay FM. The redeveloped harbour on Waterways…
 There was quite a swell outside the harbour which provided a testing beat for the fleets
Optimist
Unseasonal weather provided very challenging conditions for the 145 entrants in The Davy Munster Optimist Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club. Sailors travelled from as far away as Dublin and Galway for the event. Six races were planned over Saturday and…
Foynes Yacht Club prepares to welcome the J24s
J24
With five days to go to First Gun, Seventeen J24’s representing nine clubs have entered for the first of their regional events this year, the Yachtsman Euromarine J24 Western Championships being hosted by Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary…

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