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28th November 2008
Those of us who get to look at the back-end cogs and wheels of the machine that is Afloat.ie get an interesting view of the website. One thing that certainly grabs attention is when a reader poll goes nuts all…
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Irish Water Safety is warning the public about the danger of drowning as the forecasted spell of severe weather and frosts may well create some frozen ice over canals, rivers and lakes. Children are especially at risk as they are…
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Mr Micheal Geary, Assistant Manager at Union Hall Fishermen’s Company Ltd. was charged on seven counts relating to the obstruction of Sea-Fisheries Protection Officers and ordered to pay fines totalling €7,000, in a case brought before Skibbereen District Court, Co…
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The Irish Times breaks the news this morning that Ireland will play host to the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in Dun Laoghaire from 12-21 July 2012. 300 sailors from 60 nations accompanied by 50 national coaches will compete in…
Asgard II
A plan to raise Asgard II, which is lying at the bottom of the sea off the French coast, will be presented to the cabinet before Christmas, The Sunday Times reported this week. Willie O'Dea, the defence minister, hopes to…
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The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has called on government to immediately reduce the top rate of VAT in order to keep Irish businesses competitive. The IBEC affiliated trade association expressed concern at the implications of the announcement by the UK…
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Tarmonbarry Lifting Bridge will be closed to Boat traffic until Sat 29th November 2008 due to essential maintenance works to the Lifting Bridge says Waterways Ireland. Minor delays in passage may be expected for a further period extending to Wednesday…
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Mícheál O’Sullivan was the first recipient of the new Samphire Award in Tralee Bay Sailing Club last Saturday night.This new award is to be presented to people who make an outstanding contribution to the development of Tralee Bay Sailing Club…
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Afloat, Ireland’s only dedicated watersports magazine, hits the shelves this week, with a bumper 120-page Annual. Packed with all the latest news and reviews from across the sailing, motorsports and watersports worlds, Afloat’s 2008 Annual also reviews a year of…
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The fastest men and women on water in the world will converge on Dungarvan, county Waterford, over the coming days as the countdown begins to the final stage of the World Production Speed Sailing Cup 2008.  The event is the…
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Two Irish boats were among 211 yachts from 21 different nations that sailed across the ARC start line off Las Palmas de Gran Gran Canaria yesterday headed for their final destination, 2,700 nautical miles away in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.…
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The first ever conference on traditional boats and currachs in Ireland will take place in Ennis, County Clare, on Saturday, 6 December 2008. “Boats, Place, People” will feature presentations from nationally renowned maritime experts, including writer and broadcaster Críostóir Mac…
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Nick Bubb says his personal highlight of the race so far on Team Russia was the other morning; big rolling seas, overcast sky, freezing water, 40 knots of breeze, A6 (fractional spinnaker) and 2 reefs, fully stacked aft, Mikey on…
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The show goes on!

20th November 2008
It was only two years ago that the Irish Marine Federation rolled out its biggest ever show. How times change. Demand for exhibitor space in 2007 was at an all-time high, even with an increase in space of over 20%.…
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Askmoby takes silver

20th November 2008
The Ennis-based weather forecasting business, Nowcasting International, has had a major win for its Askmoby.com initiative.Askmoby.com has been awarded the 2008 Silver Award for the Most Innovative Business Model at the Mobile Search Awards in London. The service provides a…
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The Irish Marine Federation intends to reform the Irish Association of Sail Training (IAST) as a specialist sector within the Irish Marine Federation (IMF). The group was formerly headed up by the late Kevin Byrne has not been active in…
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Neighbourhood Watch TV

20th November 2008
The Irish Marine Federation has supported An Garda Siochana's proposal to establish an on line assets register for stolen property. The Garda Siochana plan was originally intended to be confined to plant and machinery but with the spate of stolen…
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The 2009 Allianz Boat Show at the RDS next February 18-22 will have a different look and feel to the previous national shows with emphasis on new entrants to boating. The IMF are working on putting together  show packed with…
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It was a good day onboard Green Dragon as Ian Walker and his crew stormed over the scoring gate picking up 3 valuable points along the way.  This now places them joint second overall alongside PUMA as they make the…
Staging the boat show
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Staging the boat show

20th November 2008
Last week I asked my bank manager if there was any danger of his bank going bust. Thankfully, he assured me it was in fine shape but it’s an indication of the times in which we live. A small marine…

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