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IFI Recruiting Fisheries Officers For 2017 Season
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as fishery officers nationally for periods of up to six months during 2017. Fisheries officers will be primarily concerned with the implementation and enforcement of…
A ring buoy like this kept the casualty afloat till Limerick Fire and Rescue arrived on scene within minutes
Rescue
#Rescue - Swift water rescuers from the Limerick Fire Service raced to the aid of a man from the River Shannon in the city centre last night (Friday 10 February). As BreakingNews.ie reports, the casualty had entered the water at…
Scotline have taken time-charter of Dutch short-sea trader Lady Adriane. The distinctive orange painted hulled cargoship had called to Wicklow Port.
Ports & Shipping
#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene from among the following stories of the past fortnight. Scotline the short-sea timber products operator has taken a time-charter of Lady Ariane from a Dutch owner. The cargoship sailed from Varberg, Sweden…
Removal of Lightweight Four From Olympics a Blow For Irish Rowing
Rowing
#Rowing: The men’s lightweight four will be removed from the Olympic programme. Ninety-four votes at the Fisa Extraordinary Congress in Tokyo went to the proposal to replace the lightweight four with the women’s four in an attempt to create gender…
The 68ft Nimmo, built by Dan Mill in Galway in a four year project eight years ago, is a reminder that there’s a lot more to sailing in the west than the traditional craft of the Irish Atlantic seaboard
W M Nixon
There is really no reasonable comparison between Ireland’s eastern and western seaboards writes W M Nixon. The east coast is quite densely populated, and while it has some areas of impressive scenery, in general it lacks the majestic inlets and…
The 'Trainee of the Year' went to Ross Moore, a trainee on board the Erasmus+ youth exchange Morgenster Voyage had countless votes of support from trainees, crew and mentors on board for this award, he was very open and inclusive of everyone on board- he really used this experience to learn about himself and about others
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme – Seascapes, writer and broadcaster Norman Freeman on playwright Eugene O’Neill; we congratulate Emeritus Professor Tony Lewis who is honoured by the French with the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques;…
Slipper lobsters are usually found in much warmer climes
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - The Galway Atlantaquaria is currently caring for an extremely rare slipper lobster found in Galway Bay off the Aran Islands in recent days. According to the Marine Institute, this is the first recorded landing of the warm ocean…
Man Dies After Fall In Lough Derg
News Update
#LoughDerg - Independent.ie reports that a man in his 60s has died after falling into Lough Derg yesterday morning (Thursday 9 February). Emergency services were called to respond around 9.30am after the man fell into the water while walking with…
Naval Service Assists In Yacht Rescue Off Cork Harbour
Rescue
#Rescue - LÉ James Joyce was called on to rescue a man from a yacht in difficult conditions off Cork Harbour yesterday evening (Thursday 9 February). As RTÉ News reports, the Naval Service OPV was diverted from a routine patrol…
John Derbyshire – The RYA Director of Racing is to step down after 32 years' service
Olympic
John Derbyshire OBE, whose involvement with the RYA’s Racing programmes spans some 32 years as a coach, Olympic Manager and as latterly Director of Racing, is to retire from the organisation in late 2017. Two exciting opportunities will now exist…
Handicap cruiser-racing on Dublin Bay. The IRC rating for cruiser racers will get its first world championships in 2018 it has been announced
Offshore
The Offshore World Championship 2018, a World Sailing sanctioned event, will take place in the Hague, specifically from the port of Scheveningen, in July 2018. An innovative solution will be used for the first time to unite the two largest…
Sailing's Colm Barrington was elected as vice-president of the Olympic Council of Ireland last night in Dublin
Olympic
Sailing's Colm Barrington was voted with a clear majority to the position of first Vice–President at last night's ground breaking Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) egm at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin. After three decades of rule by former president Pat…
While the course is on, RORC will be offering to measure boats at a substantial discount at Royal Cork
ICRA
Royal Cork Yacht Club in conjunction with ICRA and RORC will be running an IRC Measurement weekend on the 5th, 6th and 7th of May. The aim of this weekend is two fold: IRC Measurers:• To train up new people…
Mermaid skipper Sam Shiels of Skerries Sailing Club holds aloft his National Champion trophy with crew Con Bissett and Eoin Boylan at the 2016 prizegiving
Mermaid
As anyone involved in Dublin Bay Mermaid racing knows it’s no easy feat to claim a Championship title. Many have been sailing for years, edging ever closer but not having quite gotten there yet, so, with an excellent sailing season…
Original Lodge for 4 people - Domaine le Midi
Sailing Holidays
A luxury 'glamping' holiday in France with a choice of watersports right on your door step sounds like an ideal mix for a family watersports holiday in the big sailing region of the Vendee. Original Camping and Alain Dominique Perrin…
Test the Water has run for a total of three years and has seen 2628 Island children take part in the programme
Youth Sailing
UKSA are delighted to once again be offering their Test the Water programme to all Isle of Wight Year 6 students. Children from across the Isle of Wight will be invited to spend half a day at UKSA with their…
The Melges 24 fleet at the 2016 World Championships in Miami won by Ireland's Conor Clarke and crew
Racing
Six months to go and fifty one teams from fourteen nations are already signed up to compete against Irish world champion Conor Clarke and his Embarr crew. The Royal Irish Yacht Club crew will race at the 2017 Melges 24…
Cuban Migrant Boat Found On Sligo Beach
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - An unusual vessel that washed up in Co Sligo at the weekend has been traced thousands of kilometres across the Atlantic – to Cuba. According to BBC News, Gordon Fallis was walking his dogs on the beach near…
VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no longer be used for either Maritime Safety Information (MSI) or Radio Medical Advice
Coastguard
Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard. As a result of changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of…
Cloondavaun Bay Marina near Portumna in Co Galway
Irish Marinas
#LoughDerg - Two years after Lough Derg Marina sold for more than three times its guide price, another marina on the third-largest lake on the island of Ireland has come on the market. As The Irish Times reports, more than…

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