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High-Speed Turn Led To Cornwall RIB Tragedy Says Official Report
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#KillCord - An "exceptionally unusual" tight turn at high speed led to the death of a father and daughter and the serious injury of other family members in a tragic speedboat accident off Cornwall last year. The Guardian reports on…
Registration For Personal Watercraft Coming In New Year
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#Jetskiing - Registration for Jetskis, or personal watercraft, is on the cards in an effort to cut down on antisocial behaviour by 'boy racer' elements that marred some water users' enjoyment of this summer's exceptional warm and sunny days. According…
Galway Sea Scouts Repeat Success In ISA Powerboat Challenge
Powerboat Racing
#Powerboats - The 24th Galway Sea Scouts made it two in a row when they came out tops in the ISA Powerboat Challenge for the second year running last weekend. The winning team - consisting of Fionn Delahunty, Ciaran Jordan,…
Irish P750 Powerboat Race Team Take Bronze Medal in Cornwall
Powerboat Racing
#p750 – Ireland's P750 powerboat racing team Colin Gaffney (driver) Lee Casey (co-pilot) Sean Dillon (Mechanic) took bronze medals at yesterday's conclusion of the P750 World Championship at the Pentewan Sands, St Austell, Cornwall, an event that featured some horrific…
RIB Victory for Mazda UK in Round Ireland Challenge
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#RIB – Mazda UK and partner Linley Swan GP have scored a class victory in the arduous Powerboat and RIB Round Ireland Challenge 2013. Winning skipper, Tom Montgomery-Swan led the 13 remaining boats into Kilmore Quay at 2pm on August…
Thundercats Are Go for Charity Challenge from Cork to Dublin
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#thundercat – Building on last year's race across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, four Irish powerboat racers are taking on a Cork to Dublin challenge that puts them and their boats to the test, all in an effort to raise funds…
Delayed Round Ireland RIB Challenge Heads for Royal Cork
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#ribchallenge – 10000hrs Sunday – Afloat.ie just received news from ribber Derek Shaw on Nyzod, a Zodia Pro Open 650, on the RIB Challenge that the fleet is en route to Royal Cork Yacht Club and has just passed the…
Round Ireland RIB Challenge Skipper Thrown From Boat, Rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
RIBs
#RIB – An air sea rescue for a solo Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) skipper in the Irish Sea got the 2013 Round Ireland RIB Challenge off to a dramatic start at the weekend. The 24–boat circumnavigation RIB fleet arrived…
Welsh Rib Run Makes Best of Dublin Bay Heat Wave
RIBs
A Donegal based Redbay 6.1m RIB, Deep Six (the 'welcome wagon') along with another RIB from Belfast ran out to the Kish lighthouse on Dublin Bay on Saturday to escort a 10–boat RIB fleet from Wales up the river Liffey and…
RIBs
Whatever your business, Redbay Boats have many years experience working with the various regulatory bodies to provide safe and seaworthy craft for commercial operations the world over. Projects both in the UK and abroad have included: Fishery Protection Vessels Ballistically…
Venture Cup's Epic Power Boat Battle on the High Seas
Powerboat Racing
#venturecup – Having promised so much in the months leading up to June, the Venture Cup Prologue powerboat race had a lot to live up to. It was billed as not only the World's longest powerboat race, but also the…
Powerboat Ocean Adventure 'Venture Cup' is Coming Your Way
Powerboat Racing
#powerboat – The World's biggest, meanest and fastest powerboats are roaring across UK seas this June 8th to the 11th and the organisers have just announced the final details on how the public can be at the heart of the…
Kill Cord 'Not Attached To Driver' in Cornwall RIB Tragedy
RIBs
#KillCord - An official report into the tragic speedboat accident in Cornwall earlier this month that killed a father and daughter says that the driver was not attached to the boat's 'kill cord'. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, BSkyB executive…
New Irish Built Pilot RIB to Go on Show at Seaworks Exhibition
RIBs
Irish Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Red Bay Boats is exhibiting one of its giant 16–metre Pilot Boat Stormforce RIBs at next month's Seaworks commercial exhibition in Southampton. Intended for a variety of commercial applications including Pilot, Patrol, and passenger…
Police Focus On Kill Cord In Cornwall RIB Tragedy
RIBs
#KillCord - Police in Cornwall investigating the deaths of a father and daughter in a speedboat accident off Padstow at the weekend are focusing on the boat's 'kill cord', according to BBC News. BSkyB executive Nick Milligan and his eight-year-old…
Dublin Bay RIB Raid to Greystones Hailed a Big Success
RIBs
#rib – The first ever Dublin Bay RIB raid to Wicklow  has been hailed a great success with plans afoot for more Raids writes Ronan Beirne. Proceedings commenced on Sunday with a RNLI jife jacket check by the RNLI at…

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