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The accused US Navy chief petty officer is attached to the USS Donald Cook based in Cadiz, Spain
News Update
#Crime - A US naval officer is in Garda custody over an alleged sexual assault in a Dublin hotel, as Navy Times reports. A spokesperson for the US Embassy confirmed that the alleged incident was reported on Wednesday 22 March…
Newport Sea Angling Club’s youngest participant Cian Moran, waiting patiently for his first fish of the day during the 2016 National Junior Competition/Daniel Peacock Memorial supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland's Sponsorship Scheme
Angling
#Angling - A total of 79 angling initiatives — almost double the number of recipients in 2016 — will be supported to the tune of €30,000 in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) 2017 Sponsorship Scheme. This year’s recipients were decided with…
Molly B on the river Liffey, Pete Hogan's self–built 30' gaff rigged ketch which he sailed solo round–the–world
Cruising
Dublin Bay Glen Sailor Pete Hogan will give an illustrated talk tomorrow evening in Lough Derg Yacht Club, County Tipperary on ‘The Log of the Molly B’. Hogan sailed the self–built 30' gaff rigged ketch solo round–the–world, one of only a…
Firefly dinghies will be used for Saturday's Leinster Schools Team Racing Championship at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Team Racing
The first four teams at this Saturday's Leinster Schools Team Racing Championship on Saturday at the Royal St. George Yacht Club will qualify to compete in the Irish Schools National Championships which will be held in Schull, Cork on April 28th/29th.…
The LÉ Aisling which was decommissioned has attracted just two bids at Cork auction today.
News Update
#AislingSold -Former Naval Service offshore patrol vessel Aisling, has been sold at a public auction in Cork for €110,000, reports RTE News. There were just two bids for the OPV, which was bought by a representative of a Dutch company…
TULCA Education co-ordinator Joanne McGlynn with Èabha, David, and Lauryn from Cregmore NS as they ‘rediscover’ the Moytirra hydrothermal vents as part of the Build Your Own Unknown art/science project
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Fourth-class pupils from Cregmore National School in Co Galway are creating a marine science and art installation and short film with artist Louise Manifold that re-enacts the 2011 discovery of the Moytirra deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Build Your Own…
Dun Laoghaire/Kingstown200: Local Artist Peter Pearson will join a group of local artists to exhibit their works of the Harbour at an exhibition held over May-June 2017. It was in May, 1817 that the first stone of the pier (East) was laid by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. A visit to see the harbour under construction by King George IV took place in 1821 which led to the renaming of the town that remained under that name until 1920.
Dublin Bay
#dlharbour200 - To mark the 200th anniversary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour (formerly Kingstown) a summer of celebrations have been organised. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Steering Group has announced its programme of activities to coincide with the milestone event. The…
The former CIE operated Aran Islands passenger/freight ferry Naomh Eanna languishes in Dublin (Grand Canal Dock Basin). A campaign is underway to return the veteran vessel to her original homeport of Galway.
Historic Boats
#NaomhEanna - The Minister for Transport is being urged to back a campaign to bring Naomh Eanna back to Galway, writes The Connacht Tribune. The ship once carried passengers (and freight) between the city and Aran Islands, before being withdrawn…
Olympic silver medalists from Rio, Gary and Paul O'Donovan, (pictured centre) launch the new Wild Atlantic Challenge' on Kenmare Bay in County Kerry
Coastal Rowing
WAC (Wild Atlantic Challenge) Kenmare is a new coastal rowing event taking place on Saturday, 13th May on Kenmare Bay. It is a multi–craft rowing event for competitors of all abilities, with a distance to suit your crew and boat. Whether you are…
The newly-restored 1937-vintage Arklow-built Maybird racing in the Fastnet in 2011
Historic Boats
The 43ft 1937 Tyrrell of Arklow-built gaff ketch Maybird has become a familiar sight in Irish waters in recent years writes W M Nixon. Bought in New Zealand in 2002 by Darryl Hughes (who hailed originally from Wales, but carved…
Dun Laoghaire Regatta launch: (l to r) David Thomas (Managing Director, Volvo Cars Ireland), Don O'Dowd, David Lovegrove (President, Irish Sailing Association),  Councillor Cormac Devlin (An Cathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council), Tim Goodbody (Chairperson, Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta), and Alan Moore (Spirit Motor Groung at the official launch of the Regatta 2017 in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland last night. See photo gallery below
Volvo Regatta
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta will be among the biggest sporting participation events in Ireland in July, eclipsed only by the city marathons, when a massive fleet of over 400 boats sets sail from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. As Afloat.ie previously reported, the…
Up to five sailors will be chosen at the ISA Youth Pathway Nationals to join the ISA 4.7 Squad at Ballyholme Yacht Club
ISA
Annalise Murphy is just one of four evening talks taking place at the ISA Youth Sailing National Championships, being held at Ballyholme Yacht Club, 19-23 April. As Afloat.ie reported previouslty, it is the first time the event has been sailed…
Dix 38 for sale
Boat Sales
The South African-born boat and yacht designer Dudley Dix may now be based on the sedate shores of the Chesapeake on the east coast of the US writes W M Nixon. However, he learnt his sailing in the breezy Western…
SB20s will compete at July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta that launches today
Volvo Regatta
The 2017 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) which is now established as the biggest sailing event in Ireland was launched this evening at the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. This biennial fixture which is organised by the four Dun Laoghaire…
The Marine Institute's Celtic Voyager has been assisting in the search for the wreckage of RII6
Coastguard
The AAIU in consultation with An Garda Síochána, the Navy, the Coast Guard, the GSI and the Marine Institute wish to advise that following initial Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations the wreckage of R116 has been positively located on the…
UK wave energy technology company, Wavepower Technologies, will create up to 10 advanced engineering research jobs when they establish research and development operations at The Entrepreneur Ship in the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.  Pictured at the announcement are Minister Simon Coveney, T.D., David Rubie-Todd, Co-Founder Wavepower Technologies Ltd and Joanna Murphy, CEO Connect Ireland
Cork Harbour
Leading UK wave energy technology company, will establish research and development operations at The Entrepreneur Ship, which is based at the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour. The new Wavepower site will see the creation…
Making a delivery voyage to Rathin Island this morning is Spirit of Rathlin. The £2.8m newbuild can take up to six vehicles and 140 passengers on the crossing to Ballycastle on the mainland.
Ferry
#NewFerryArrives - Residents of Rathlin Island now have an exciting addition as a brand new car ferry arrived this morning which is to serve the North’s only inhabited island, writes Jehan Ashmore. After a 20 hour delivery voyage from boatbuilders…
The Henri Lloyd Cool Breeze Jacket is a combination of light insulation and wet weather protection for inshore sailing
Marine Clothing
The Henri Lloyd Breeze concept in sailing jackets is stunningly simple, says Henri Lloyd's Shane Cronin – when the weather dictates that you don’t need traditional foul weather gear but you need to stay dry and protected from the wind and…
The Hal'penny Bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin
Island Nation
There is always something interesting to be reported upon and discussed about the maritime sphere, I believe and so I always want to broadcast interesting stories on This Island Nation. This week one underlines the importance of maintaining knowledge of…
Mike Evans's  Half–Tonner The Big Picture will be in action on home waters in Howth Yacht Clubs' Spring Warmer Series on Saturday, April 1
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club's traditional Key Capital Private Spring Warmer Sailing Series at Howth Yacht Club will run over two consecutive Saturdays with four Windward /Leeward races, starting on Saturday, 1st April with cranes and storage all included in the regatta entry…

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