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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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#MarineInstitute - The Marine Institute’s new board met for the first time this week at its headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway where they also had the opportunity to meet many of the staff. Four new board members were appointed for…
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Jennifer Guinness was one of the most accomplished Irish amateur sailors of her generation. Her death at the age of 78, after a gallant battle with cancer, brings to an end an extraordinary life in which she was sometimes unwillingly…
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An Irish tourist has died after a fall from a houseboat in Australia earlier today (Saturday 23 January), as RTÉ News reports. The 27-year-old man, who has not yet been named, is understood to have fallen from the top deck…
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Keelboat racing accounts for about two thirds of active racing sailors, a thriving junior single-hander dinghy ‘pathway’ scene is the envy of all other fleets and it makes up 31% of all dinghy sailors (51% of dinghies), according to a…
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#Flooding - Galway county councillors have blamed the National Parks and Wildlife Service for blocking flood prevention measures. Galway Bay FM reports on a special sitting of Galway County Council, which heard a number of members take the NPWS to…
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An Afloat.ie and Dun Laoghaire Marina appeal led Gardai to a yacht 'stolen' in North Wales last week being found in a north Dublin estuary. The yacht was found within hours of the Afloat.ie story being published last Friday in…
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#Recall - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that Kannad Marine, the manufacturer of Kannad SAFELINK EPIRBS, have issued a Global Recall Safety Notice for the following affected EPIRB units: EPIRB SAFELINK Manual+ GPS (part no K1202311)…
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Dun Laoghaire marina on Dublin Bay has relayed a call for any information on a yacht  reportedly 'stolen' (pictured above) from Holyhead marina in Wales. The name is ‘FRAM III' but they are unsure if it is on the vessel or…
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#NIMarinePlan - The latest update for stakeholders from Northern Ireland's Department of the Environment (DOE) on the draft Marine Plan details the next steps before the formal approval process. The draft plan is currently with consultants AECOM Ltd for the…

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