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#HenriLloyd - Henri Strzelecki, founder of the marine clothing brand Henri Lloyd, has died aged 87, The Scotsman reports. The Polish-born entrepreneur, who passed away peacefully on 26 December, helped to revolutionise sports clothing in his partnership with Angus Lloyd in the 1960s. The company pioneered the use of artificial fibres such as Bri-Nylon and new technologies like Velcro to create a lasting legacy in fashion that lives on today with America's Cup teams and round-the-world yacht crews the world…
Thursday, 20 December 2012 14:17

Peggy Bawn Press Launches New Website

#Books - Not content with being Afloat's Sailor of the Month for March this year, boat enthusiast Hal Sisk has put much of his efforts in 2012 into his new publishing venture Peggy Bawn Press, which now has a brand new online presence. Sisk is commendable for his work both in researching Ireland's seafaring history - making it accessible to less academic mariners - and in restoring ancient boats that provide an insight into the past. His work on the…
Friday, 14 December 2012 23:29

Mike Balmforth FRIN 1941-2012

#mikebalmforth – With the death on 2 December of Mike Balmforth, Ireland and Scotland lost a powerful voice for leisure sailors. Mike was born in Belfast and learned to sail on Strangford Lough. He became a deputy editor of Yachting Monthly in the 1960s, and went on to be boatbuilder, sparmaker, yachtbroker and chandler, and marine author, editor and publisher. He edited the Clyde Cruising Club's Journal and founded The Yachtsman's Almanac and Welcome Anchorages. Mike co-founded the Scottish Boating…
Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:03

French Guiana Well is Dry Says Tullow Oil

#Oil - Tullow Oil's shares dropped more than 6% in London trading early last week with the news that its prospect in the Atlantic off French Guiana is dry, according to The Irish Times. The Irish-founded oil exploration firm says it encountered a number of oil shows in reservoir quality sands at its Zaedyus-2 well in the waters north of Brazil, but it "did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons". The result was described as "very disappointing" by Investec Securities analyst Stuart…
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 16:47

Sailrocket Speed Sailing Records Confirmed

#SPEED - The World Speed Sailing Records Council has confirmed two new world records set by Paul Larsen's Vestas Sailrocket 2 last month. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Weymouth-based sailor and his crew claimed an average speed over over 59 knots with a peak of 63.5 knots on the 500-metre run on Namibia's Skeleton Coast using the purposely designed hydrofoil. Their speed smashes the previous record of 55.65 knots set by kitesurfer Rob Douglas in the 2010 Luderitz Speed…
Sunday, 02 December 2012 17:39

Video Shows How Not to Drive While Dockside!

#FAIL - The video above shows Lolo, resident Top Gear-style maniac with French motorcycle magazine Moto Journal, taking a tumble off the quay at Port de Saint-Martin-de-Ré in western France on his Yamaha FJR 1300 and plunging straight into the deck of a dockside boat. Luckily the hapless rider got at most some deserved bruises and a severe shaking up, which is more than we can say for his surely now written-off motorcycle. Here's also hoping that poor boat didn't…
#NEWS UPDATE - The body of a woman was taken from the River Liffey in Dublin city centre last night (29 November), as The Irish Times reports. The woman, understood to be in her mid-30s, was seen entering the water at O'Connell Bridge around 8.45pm and was recovered by Dublin Fire Brigade river rescue specialists around five minutes later. It's thought the woman may have died from a heart attack. A passer-by who made an unsuccessful rescue bid did not…
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