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Tom Dolan, originally from Co. Meath, competing in the 2016 French Offshore Racing Series in his Cailin Rua 11, a new 6.5m Pogo. His chief aim this season is to participate in the 4,000 mile Mini Transat 2017 Race for solo sailors.
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#Lecture - "2016 Offshore Racing in France-A Steep Learning Curve" -An illustrated lecture by Solo Offshore Sailor Tom Dolan is to take place on Thursday 16 February at 20:00hrs. The venue for the Glenua & Friends organised lecture series as…
The late Otto Glaser at the helm of his ketch Tritsch-Tratsch IV on a winter Sunday morning in 2011
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Otto Glaser of Howth Yacht Club, who has died at the age of 90, had been closely and personally affected by much of the trauma engulfing 20th Century Europe. Yet he emerged as the embodiment of a civilised, cultured and…
RYA Scotland award winners
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The boating community from around Scotland gathered on Saturday evening (28th January 2017) at the Glasgow Science Centre as RYA Scotland recognised the achievements and outstanding commitment of Scotland's volunteers, coaches, instructors, officials, clubs and performance sailors. The theme throughout…
A meeting of true minds. Stephen Tudor of Pwllheli, Irish Sea Offshore Champion 2016 (left), with Ted Crosbie, Royal Cork YC Admiral 1984-86 and winner of the Helmsman Championship of Ireland in 1950, at the Volvo Sailor of the Year celebrations in Dublin on Friday night. SCroll down for a full gallery by Inpho photography
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In public perception terms, sailing had never been higher on the scale of national interest in Ireland than it was in August 2016 when Annalise Murphy’s Olympic Silver Medal victory had an entire nation and its widespread diaspora on the…
Map of Rossaveal in South Connemara
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#Rossaveal - Galway Bay FM reports that health and safety inspectors are investigating an indecent at Rossaveal Harbour last night (Sunday 29 January) in which a man in his 40s died and another was injured. The deceased, a Donegal native,…
The location of the sunken vessel at the end of Cook Street Quay south of Portaferry
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#StrangfordLough - Leaking fuel from a submerged boat in Strangford Lough has promoted environmental concerns, as BelfastLive reports. The three-masted vessel, which has been moored in Portaferry Harbour for some time, crashed into the quay, and sank on Friday (27 January).…
Annalise Murphy taking the stage to accept her Irish Sailor of the Year award at the RDS Concert Hall this evening
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#SailorOfTheYear – Olympic hero Annalise Murphy has been named Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year for 2016. August’s Sailor of the Month for her silver medal victory at Rio 2016 was presented with her prize by Irish Sailing Association (ISA) president…
Class of '16 – Sailors in the running for tonight's top prize
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There is no surprise that sailing superstar Annalise Murphy is the front runner for tonight's top prize at the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards in Dublin. This month, the Olympic Silver Medalist topped the public online vote for the award but…
Mike Peyton at work in his studio
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Mike Peyton 1921 – 2017

26th January 2017
Mike Peyton, dubbed “The World’s Greatest Yachting Cartoonist”, died yesterday (January 25) just five days after his 96th birthday. A modest, shy man, he eschewed the spotlight and seemed unaware of the esteem which in sailors all around the world…
Tender For New ‘Umbrella Brand’ For Ireland’s Marine Sector
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#BlueEconomy - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) is inviting tenders for the supply of services to develop a new ‘umbrella style’ brand identity for Ireland’s ‘blue economy’. The new tender from the IMDO – the Government agency responsible for…
HMS Caroline in partnership with PRONI is to host an archive event in March to include the role of women in World War I. The veteran C class light battle cruiser is currently closed for hull conservation work at H&W and is scheduled to reopen as a visitor attraction in Spring.
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#WomenWWI - In partnership, HMS Caroline and the Public Service of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will present an afternoon themed around archive creation and care on 23 March. The time for the event is 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm and held…
In 1964, the Secretary of State for Scotland ordered a trio of nuclear ships to be built for senior UK Government officials and members of the Royal Family. Among the ships was Columba (currently cruiseship Hebridean Princess seen above in Dublin). They were chartered to Macbrayne Ltd where they operated as ordinary car ferries but they had extraordinary features making it possible for them to act as 'floating nuclear bunkers'.
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#FerryNuclear - In the event of a nuclear war between the West and Soviet Union, The Herald writes senior British Government officials would have survived on ships specially built by Caledonian MacBrayne as 'floating nuclear bunkers'. Afloat adds that among…
English sailor Robin Knox-Johnston on board his 32-foot (9.8-metre) boat Suhaili, in the Atlantic near the end of the 1968 Golden Globe Race.  His circumnavigation of the world, was the first to be achieved single-handed and non-stop, 21st April 1969. 50 years later, Dubliner, Gregor McGuckin, and 29 other entrants plan to replicate the original race.
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#Lecture - "A Voyage For Madmen"- The Golden Globe Race 1968-2018 is an illustrated lecture by Gregor McGuckin which is to take place early next month on Thursday 2 February. The talk as part of Glenua & Friends lecture programme…
Getting away from the day job: Neil O'Hagan helming a Dragon
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#SailingTalk - The next event in Greystones Sailing Club’s Winter Wednesdays series of talks hosts Neil O'Hagan of the Atlantic Youth Trust, the project that aims to bring about Ireland's next sail training tall ship. O’Hagan is also on-shore co-ordinator…
Lloyds of London with its origins in marine insurance using a coffee house in 1688 is examining the Irish capital which remains on a shortlist as it finalises plan to deal with Brexit
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#LloydsofDublin? - The option by Lloyd’s of London according to The Irish Times in setting up a subsidiary in Dublin is actively been examined, as it finalises its plan to deal with the move to Brexit. The insurance market is…
Transport Launches New ‘Seafarers’ Website
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#Seafarers - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has launched its new Seafarers web resource for all seafarers, fishers, recreational craft users and others looking to obtain certification or qualification in the sector. The new website is intended…

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