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The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 has been involved in the search for the missing sea angler since Saturday morning
News Update
#Missing - The search continued today (Tuesday 19 September) for a sea angler who was swept into the sea from a popular but treacherous fishing spot near Doonbeg in Co Clare at the weekend. According to TheJournal.ie, the missing man…
Boats for sale at last year’s Southampton Boat Show
Marine Trade
#Brexit - What will Brexit mean for Britain’s marine industry? That’s the question that was posed by MoneyWeek to leading figures in the sector on the eve of the Southampton Boat Show, which continues this week. There is broad agreement…
Sally Bell is a member of Royal North of Ireland YC and will turn 18 at the end of September and is Ireland's representative at the Youth Worlds in China
Youth Sailing
Irish Sailing has announced  the Irish team for the Youth Sailing World Championship. Ireland will be represented by three boats and four sailors: Sally Bell in Laser Radial Girls, Conor Quinn in Laser Radial Boys, and Geoff Power and James…
The Irish Marina Operators are one of a number of Irish Marine industry stands at Southampton Boat Show
Marine Trade
Award winning actress, Kym Marsh, helped celebrate all the fun and excitement on the opening weekend of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. Coronation Street star, Kym, was joined by her partner, Matt Baker and daughter, Polly along with other friends and…
Pat Lake was involved in the building of the leather boat that recreated St Brendan’s legendary voyage in 1976
News Update

Pat Lake RIP

16th September 2017
The death has occurred unexpectedly in Cork of one of the most respected figures in boat building in Pat Lake, who led Castlepoint Boatyard in Crosshaven for many years before his retirement a decade ago. Pat had been a major…
Bj Marine's James Kirwan onboard the Oceanis 51.1 on show at Beneteau's stand at the Southampton Boat Show
Marine Trade
#TradeNews - Offshore yachting great Alex Thomson was on hand to unveil Beneteau’s new Oceanis 51.1 at the Southampton Boat Show this morning (Friday 15 September). The most eagerly awaited Oceanis launch in a decade, the 51.1 sets up a…
Mark Mansfield has joined UK Sailmakers Ireland as a racing consultant
Marine Trade
The new owners of Cork Harbour based UK Sailmakers Ireland have appointed Mark Mansfield as an agent and racing consultant to their Crosshaven loft. Mansfield is a Royal Cork Yacht Club stalwart at the top end of sailing for many years — this season…
Attending the DSEI Fair is LE Samuel Beckett which berthed at the ExCel centre in London's east Docklands
Navy
#navy - The Irish Naval Service are not the only foreign navy so far attending the London Arms Fair as the Belgium Navy are represented with a vessel visiting the international event, writes Jehan Ashmore. Furthermore to a previous report…
The Henri Lloyd Cyclone Collection is available in a Men’s jacket and a vest from leading Irish chandleries such as CH Marine and Viking Marine
Marine Clothing
A firm sailing clothing favorite within the Henri Lloyd range, the Cyclone Collection of products offer all the benefits of Soft Shell performance with the additional benefit of lightweight thermal insulation. Henri Lloyd’s 2 layer Soft Shell fabric comprises of…
Zhik's Kiama Coat is available in Black or Ash, unisex sizes XS to XXXL, €299 from Viking Marine and CH Marine
Marine Clothing
Zhik’s Kiama Coat is designed for keeping warm in cold and wet conditions, especially when you are already wet. Whether you are rigging the boat in driving rain, sitting it out between races or in the coach boat in bad weather,…
There will be no shortage of thrills 'n' spills with at the CH Marine Autumn League next month with a big fleet of 1720 sportsboats expected
Royal Cork YC
The CH Marine Autumn Series at Royal Cork Yacht Club is rapidly approaching, one of the premier highlights of the sailing season on the south coast, that always attracts large numbers of sailors from a wide variety of clubs from…
It could be anywhere in the northern Caribbean, but this scene of total harbour devastation is how things look this morning in a sheltered port previously thought to be a reliable “Hurricane Hole”
News Update
The unprecedented damage wreaked by Hurricane Irma in recent days in the Caribbean, and now in Florida, has been a wake-up call for Irish sailors writes W M Nixon. While we may just have experience a breezy early-Autumn weekend here…
J109 Mojito (Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox) is overall ISORA champion
ISORA
A solid season for Welsh offshore campaigners Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox was crowned in the pitch dark of Dublin Bay last night when the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race runners–up became overall ISORA champions. The Irish Sea’s Wolf Head Trophy…
The UK's Royal Navy whose biggest ever ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth (above on the Solent) was built in blocks in six British locations, before being assembled in Rosyth, Scotland. Afloat adds among the yards involved was Babcock Marine's Appledore yard in Bideford, Devon which is currently constructing a fourth OPV90 class for the Irish Naval Service which is to be named LE George Bernard Shaw.
Belfast Lough
#belfastlough- A multimillion-pound fleet of new warships writes The Belfast Telegraph could be built in blocks across several shipyards in Britain, including Belfast, the Defence Secretary has announced. While tender is open for selection for the build, Harland and Wolff…
Photographer Jack Lowe visits his first Irish lifeboat station at Dunmore East
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - More than two years ago, Jack Lowe began an ambitious project to photograph every RNLI station with a Victorian-era camera. Now, having already photographed 88 of the 238 lifeboat stations in these islands, Jack Lowe has finally arrived…
Sir Ben Ainslie (right) with Land Rover BAR teammate Leigh McMillan
How To Sail
#HowToSail - Downwind or reaching starts can be a deceptively tricky proposition — but Sir Ben Ainslie has a few top tips for your strategy on the line. The America’s Cup winning skipper and multi-time Olympic gold medallist shares his…

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