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The new Natural Environment Research Council could be named 'Boaty McBoatface' thanks to an online poll
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#BoatyMcBoatface - The operators of a new British marine research vessel may be left red-faced as an online poll to name the ship has a clear favourite: Boaty McBoatface. The tongue-in-cheek submission is far ahead of rival choices such as…
J80 North sails have been stolen from Royal Thames
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10 symmetric North spinnakers, 3 mainsails and 5 vertical battened Jibs all in brand new condition along with 8 carbon assymetric spinnaker poles and 24 RTYC branded Spinlock Wing PFDs in new condition all contained in an Ifor Williams trailer…
The pier at Buncrana where the tragedy occurred, as seen last summer
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#Buncrana - Five people, including three children, understood to be from the same family are dead after their car slipped into the water at Buncrana, Co Donegal last night (Sunday 20 March). As the News Letter reports, a major emergency…
Volunteers are searching as far as Tawin Island for the man missing after entering the water in Galway city on 10 March
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#Search - The search remains ongoing for a man seen entering the water at Galway's Wolfe Tone Bridge 10 days ago. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the man in his 30s prompted a widespread search in the city's waters after…
The British foiling Vampire catamaran has already reached 30–knots. See video below.
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With an aim to make a mark on the future of foiling sailing, the British foiling Vampire catamaran project has already reached peak speeds downwind of 30–knots. The project is a collaboration between catamaran sailor William Sunnucks and boat builder…
Searches Resume In Galway For Reported Missing People At Docks & Mutton Island
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#Search - Galway Bay FM reports that coastal searches resumed this afternoon in Galway for a man who was spotted entering the water last night (Thursday 10 March). The search began in Galway Docks after the man, believed to be…
Solo sailor Enda O'Coineen
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Sailor Enda O’Coineen has announced his nomination to run as an Independent Candidate in the forthcoming election to Seanad Éireann in the National University of Ireland Constituency. Enda says there are issues he feels strongly about and wishes to make…
Small sail boat activity remains the second most popular boating activity in the UK
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According to new research released today, 3.2m UK adults participated in one or more of 12 boating activities in 2015. This accounts for 6.5% of the total adult population in the UK. In light of the poor weather conditions and an…
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#OurOceanWealth - NUI Galway will host the third annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference on Friday 1 July. The previous two conferences – in the inaugural event in Dublin Castle and last summer's in Cork Harbour – have outlined the progress in…
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With the death of Ray Fielding at the age of 80, Irish sailing in general and Cork sailing in particular has said farewell to an enthusiast whose active involvement, combined with fascination and knowledge in the lore and technology of…
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#NATOrefugees- NATO military vessels writes The Irish Times, are to be deployed to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crackdown on criminal networks smuggling migrants and refugees into Europe, allied defence ministers said on Thursday. The move, discussed…
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Top Irish offshore sailor Liam Coyne from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is standing as a Social Democrats Candidate in the Dublin South Central constituency in this month's General Election. Coyne, a married father of three young children who lives in Dublin 12,…
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Castleconnell Boat Club has released a statement regarding the capsize on the Shannon: Early this morning (Thursday 4th February) Castleconnell Boat Club was informed that a number of individuals had entered the club grounds at World’s End at approximately 4am.…
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Tributes have been paid to the Kenmore man who died after his canoe capsized on Sunday (31 January). As the Belfast Telegraph reports, Bill Topham was canoeing with a friend to islands in Kenmare Bay for a duck-shoot when their…
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An Irishwoman has died after a yacht capsized and broke into pieces in South Africa. The 49-year-old woman was on-board the boat Tara in the early hours of yesterday morning with two other crew members when the incident occurred according…
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#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advise that the Government has made an order under the Sea and Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 prescribing straight baselines from Malin Head to…

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