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The ISA will launch “Guidelines for the Management of Boating Activities as a part of a Water Based Amenity” at their upcoming National Conference (7th & 8th March, Burlington Hotel, Dublin). Chief Executive Harry Hermon explained: “Our aim is to…
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Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to go the assistance of two persons on board a cruiser that had gone aground South of Holy Island. The lifeboat with helm Margaret Ryan, Eleanor Hooker and…
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Ericsson 4, skippered by Brazil's five-time Olympic medalist Torben Grael, collected the maximum 4 points available when it led the fleet across latitude 36 South at 00:21:09 GMT. The overall fleet leader, Ericsson 4 now has 53 total points. Ericsson…
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Irish sea sailors from the Welsh coast Diana Brooke, Llanfair PG and Victoria Roberts, Llangoed will be travelling to London in April to take part in the Flora London Marathon. The girls, both Royal Anglesey Yacht Club members are keen…
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3rd March 2009
The river ferry services to the O2 in Dublin Docklands will resume again this coming Thursday 5th March. The service operated before Christmas successfully before being suspended to allow for an annual maintenance programme to be carried out. Liffey River…
Asgard II
It may be nearly six months since she sank without a trace, but political references to the Asgard II keep bobbing to the surface. In the latest metaphorical voyage, Elaine Byrne uses the decision to leave Asgard on the seabed…
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Arklow SC is to stage a challenging 34 nautical mile circumnavigation of the Arklow Bank Wind Farm this summer on May 31st. The inaugural race coincides with the Arklow club's 40th birthday celebrations. It is estimated it will take about…
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Mary Bailey of Galway is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for February. From a well-known Connemara seafaring family, during February she has become the face of traditional boat sailing in the west and nationally through her presentation of…
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Dun Laoghaire's Cookson 50, Lee Overlay Partners (Adrian Lee) set a cracking pace around the track, beating ICAP Leopard by over an hour on corrected time and in doing so, winning IRC Class Super Zero, Canting Keel and the prize…
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Speaking for the first time in detail about the events on and after September 11th last to The Irish Times this week, Capt Colm Newport has told marine correspondent Lorna Siggins that he still has no idea what caused the…
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Although it is entitled 'Advice to Commercial Fishermen' the latest press release from Irish Water Safety is of use to anyone going afloat because it outlines key steps to reduce drowning risk.
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The Coast Guard continue to monitor the recent oil spill currently 45 miles south of Ballycotton. The oil spill now consists of 300 tons of oily water and it is continuing to weather and significantly disperse. The spill is currently…
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Developing local watersports Communities is the theme of the ISA National Conference, which takes place in the Burlington Hotel on 7th and 8th March 2009. It's not the most riveting subject for racing sailors but the national authority is sending…
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The Marine Survey Office (MSO), which is the national authority responsible for regulating maritime safety, has issued a notice in advance of Galway's Volvo Ocean Race in May. It is  advising skippers of the obligation to operate with a licence…
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Northern Ireland's Ross Monson has navigated  ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super maxi that broke the Round Ireland record last year to line honours in the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600.At 07:25 local time, off the coast of Antigua, Monson Completed the…
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Afloat web editor Markham Nolan was among the winners at the recent fourth annual Irish Blog Awards last week. Markham, a keen sailor, who also blogs on afloat.ie picked up the award for Best Blog at a ceremony at Cork…
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Ciara Peelo's attendance in Dun Laoghaire last night for the luanch of the ISAF youth worlds was an appropriate move by Royal St. George organisers towards its stated goal of a gold medal at the 2012 youth worlds. The event…
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Gerry Burke, Vice Chairman of Lough Derg Branch has asked me to let you know that there will be a work party on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend to remove fallen trees and other debris from the Woodford River…
Asgard II
The Master of the sail training ship Asgard II has expressed “disappointment” at the decision by Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea to leave the ship on the seabed off northwest France. He was only one of three former Asgard crew…
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Asgard sank, and so did the economy. The doomsayers are taking to the lifeboats but the Taoiseach says we can't afford to "wallow in a sea of doubt". It's not the most auspicious start to the 2009 Allianz Boat Show…

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