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Rockall and Ireland record setter Thunder Child in pre-challenge testing off the Cork coast
Sailor of the Month
The very special powerboats of SafeHaven Marine in East Cork have multiple uses, but high speed potential in a wide variety of sea conditions is invariably top of a list of very demanding priorities among the highly-regarded company’s prestigious customers.…
The volunteer lifeboat crew was first requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat shortly after 9am this morning
RNLI Lifeboats
Rosslare Harbour RNLI has responded to two call outs off the Wexford coast today. The volunteer lifeboat crew was first requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat shortly after 9am this morning following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to…
The Instructors RIB involved in the fatal accident in Centerport, NY
RIBs
We know that RIB crews and Instructors in our Junior Sailing Programmes are given the most rigorous training in safety writes W M Nixon. Yet over the years who hasn’t occasionally seen an outboard-driven RIB being treated as though it’s…
Baltimore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew has responded to three callouts over the last four days. The first of the three was a medical evacuation from Cape Clear on Friday (7 July). A woman from the island was suffering…
RIBs rounding the Bull Rock in last year’s Bull Run for Fun
RIBs
#BullRunForFun - Dromquinna Manor’s annual Motor Boat Weekend, featuring the Bull Run for Fun, takes place this coming Sunday 16 July. Europe’s most westerly RIB rally kicks off at 10am on the day when boats depart from Dromquinna pier in…
It was an arduous programme of pre-testing at this level which ensured that Thunderchild was fit and ready for her Round Ireland & Rockall Record challenge which concluded successfully last night.
Powerboat Racing
The Safehaven Marine team led by Frank Kowalski on Thunderchild were safely home in Cork Harbour last night with job done, and the Round Ireland & Rockall Record set at 34 hours 01 minute and 47 seconds writes W M…
Otherworldly – Thunderchild at Rockall
Powerboat Racing
Apart from two essential stops at Portrush in County Antrim and Ballyglass on Broadhaven in County Mayo to take on fuel, Safehaven Marine’s challenge for a viable record for the 2000 kilometres round Ireland and Rockall, powering on with their…
Even after the wind has eased, the leftover sea will frequently have Thunder Child airborne as she strives for maximum speed.
Powerboat Racing
Safehaven Marine’s Frank Kowalski and his team on the Rockall-rounding challenger Thunder Child are closing in on their vital refuelling pit-stop at Broadhaven in Mayo, and expect to be at Ballyglass Pier about now, as their speed has gone up…
Rockall Well Astern as Safehaven’s Thunder Child Heads for Mayo Re-Fuel
Powerboat Racing
Frank Kowalski’s team from County Cork’s Safehaven Marine with their futurstic record-maker Thunder Child now have Rockall well astern in their counter-clockwise Round Ireland and Rockall Record bid writes W M Nixon. After their first re-fuel on Ireland’s north coast…
Thunder Child is attempting to set a new Round Ireland & Rockall powerboat speed record
Powerboat Racing
Safehaven Marine began a speed record attempt around Ireland and Rockall this morning, starting from the Old Head of Kinsale writes Tom MacSweeney. The Cork company designs and builds naval and military craft, pilot and patrol boats and has been…
Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in…
All Black Powerboat Record Run Cork–Fastnet–Cork Aborted in Choppy Seas
Powerboat Racing
Unfortunately due to weather, force 4–5 winds increasing with short sharp frequency the All Black Powerboat team aborted its attempt at the inaugural Cork–Fastnet–Cork record attempt 25 miles out. Skipper John Ryan told Afloat.ie: 'It's just not worth the risk…
Kevin McCaffery, Dermot Maguire, Damien Mundy, Joe Gavin and Stephen Leddy will set out from Greystones on 20 June for their round-Ireland fundraising adventure
RIBs
#RIBs - A team of intrepid boaters from the Lakelands are prepping for a round-Ireland RIB run this month in aid of three worthy causes. Joe Gavin and Kevin McCaffrey will be joined by friends Dermot McGuire, Damien Mundy and…
The UK ThunderCats power boats will be headlining the event with their first ever Dublin performance
Dublin Port
Dublin Port is preparing to help some 100,000 visitors discover their sea legs this June bank holiday weekend at Riverfest 2017, Ireland’s premier sailing and maritime festival. Now in its fifth year, the three-day maritime event will provide an €1…
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child off the Skelligs yesterday
Powerboat Racing
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child and her crew of six departed Galway Docks after a trial run up the West Coast of Ireland. After months of testing, this 350 kilometer run from Cork to Galway along the…
RIBs sold at auction in Kinsale
RIBs
Dominic Daly auctioneer achieved good prices at the public auction of six RIBs at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017. Daly told Afloat.ie the XS RIBs sold for €30,000 and €28000. The Redbay RIBs 6.5m sold…

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