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Waiting for wind
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Waiting for wind

8th February 2008
SOUNDINGS – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2008 When the decent sea breezes which were expected in a sunny Cork Week didn’t materialise some years ago, we were given an explanation. The official word was that it was because there’d been so much rain…
Old lady nursed back to life
Editors Blog
SEASCAPES – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2008 “Ships and boats are the nearest things to dreams that human hands have ever made.” I remember those words being spoken to me by an experienced old boat-builder many years ago and they came to mind…
Green Team surfing downwind
Editors Blog
Fast sailors are the first to catch the waves downwind. Surfing gives them the edge and it is a useful metaphor to describe the performances of two Irish offshore teams, one in gestation and one with a 1,000-mile lead in…
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Show stoppin' Southampton

5th September 2007
Cast off this summer's blues with a trip to the English South Coast for the annual Autumn on-the-water boat show, writes David O'Brien
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21st August 2007
Afloat Ireland's boating Magazine! Afloat, in over 50 years of production, is a vibrant specialist magazine which has continually adapted to the demands of its readership, with an industry insight which is quite simply unique. Edited by David O'Brien (50),…
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A team of Galway businessmen lead by Enda O'Coineen have secured eight million from the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism for an entry in to the 2008 Volvo Ocean yacht race it was announced last night.The money which amounts…
MN84: Lower Bann Underwater Inspection of Weir
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No 84 of 2013 Lower Bann Underwater Inspection of Weir Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that an underwater inspection of Canroe weir will take place on Tue 9 th July and be completed on Friday 12…
MN83: Shannon Navigation - IWAI Lough Derg Rally 6-14 July 2013
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No. 83 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Lough Derg IWAI Lough Derg Rally 6 th to 14 th Jul Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the above boat rally will visit the following harbours during this…
MN82: Shannon Navigation Lough Ree-North Lanesborough Triathlon
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No. 82 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Lough Ree- North Lanesborough Triathlon Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the swimming element associated with the Lanesborough Triathlon will take place in Lanesborough on Sat 13 Jul between…
MN81: Shannon-Erne Waterway Inspection of Weirs
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No 81 of 2013 Shannon-Erne Waterway Underwater Inspection of Weirs Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that underwater inspection of weirs at Lock 1 Corraquill, Lock 3 Skelan, Lock 4 Aghoo and Lock 5 Ardrum shall…
Construction Works at An Daingean Fisheries Harbour, Co. Kerry
Coastal Notes
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that construction works will commence at An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Kerry, weather permitting, on or around 8 th July 2013. The works will take place on the east…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 25 June 2013
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 2. Borraine…
MN76: Erne Navigation Upper Lough Erne Temp Closure of Derryvore Jetty
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No. 76 of 2013 ERNE NAVIGATION UPPER LOUGH ERNE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC JETTY Derryvore Trial Bay Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the mooring jetty at the above location has been temporarily closed to…
MN73:Shannon Navigation Lough Ree Hexagon Shoal & MN74: Shannon Navigation-Athlone-Waterways Ireland Triathlone
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No. 73 of 2013 Shannnon Navigation Lough Ree (South) Hexagon Shoal Buoy – Reported Out of Position Marine Notice No 72 refers. The buoy has been re-located to its correct position. Marine Notice No 72 is now withdrawn. Charles…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 22 JUNE 2013
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Gringo…
MN71: Royal Canal Kilcock Canal Festival & MN72: Shannon Navigation Lough Ree (south) Hexagon Shoal Buoy - Out of Position
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No. 71 of 2013 Royal Canal Kilcock Canal Festival Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the Kilcock Canal Festival will take place over the weekend of 22 nd & 23 rd June. Events taking place…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 20 June 2013
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Tsunami (Vincent…
MN70: Erne System G8 Summit
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICENo 70 of 2011 ERNE SYSTEM Public Moorings and Slipway Closures for G8 Summit Waterways Ireland wishes to advise users of the Erne System that all navigation and mooring restrictions at public jetties associated with the G8 Summit are…
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICENo. 68 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION ATHLONE to PORTUMNA SHANNON ONE DESIGN (SOD) LONG DISTANCE SAIL IN COMPANY 29 TH . and 30 th . June 2013 Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels of the…
MN70: Erne System Public Moorings Closures G8 Summit
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICENo 70 of 2011 ERNE SYSTEM Public Moorings and Slipway Closures for G8 Summit Waterways Ireland wishes to advise users of the Erne System that all navigation and mooring restrictions at public jetties associated with the G8 Summit are…
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