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US 49er Sailor Trevor Moore Missing Off Florida
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#Missing - An Olympic sailor from the US who competed in the 49er class at London 2012 has gone missing in Florida's Biscayne Bay, as The Guardian reports. Last night (Saturday 27 June) the US Coast Guard suspended its search…
Aoife Prepares For New Med Role With Maltese Navy
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#AoifeToMalta- Former Naval Service OPV Aoife now under the ownership of the Maltese authorities is berthed alongide Cork Dockyard today in readiness for her new role in the Mediterranean Sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. The transfer of the 1,019 tonnes offshore…
Norwegian Alcohol & Boating Video Shows How to Dock Like A Boss!
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#dockingaboat – This video was made for AV-OG-TIL a Norwegian NGO, working to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol. The aim is to raise awareness around the dangers of intoxication while operating a boat, driving a car, when pregnant or together…
New Watch Group To Thwart West Cork Boat Thefts
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#BoatTheft - An email alert system is among the tools being used by a new cross-agency initiative to fight back against boat thefts in West Cork, as the Irish Examiner reports. Mizen Coastal Watch – which comprises members of Cork…
Man Dies After Lobster Boat Incident Off Donegal
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#Overboard - Breaking News reports that a man has died after falling overboard from a fishing vessel off Donegal this afternoon (Tuesday 16 June). The deceased had been working on a lobster boat with a colleague off Horn Head when…
Tralee Bay Hosts UK Sailmakers For Coaching Weekend
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#TBSC - Tralee Bay Sailing Club hosted the UK Sailmakers Ireland team of Des McWilliam and Graham Curran on the water for two days of coaching this past weekend (13-14 June). A series of 16 races was run over the…
Teenager Dies In River Shannon Swimming Incident
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#Shannon - A teenage boy has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Shannon in Athlone yesterday (Wednesday 10 June), as RTÉ News reports. The 14-year-old was recovered from the water near the Athlone Sub Aqua Club…
Yachts Collide on Solent, One Sinks & Seven Sailors Are Rescued
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#Seven people were rescued from the Solent after their boat collided with another yacht and sank this afternoon.  The five men and two women were east of Bramble Bank when their yacht Ino collided with another named Valkyrie it has…
Could Fastest Woman On Water Record Inspire Irish Speed Sailors?
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#Speed - As British sailor Hannah White launches her bid to become the fastest woman on water, could the likes of Ireland's Olympic hero Annalise Murphy be inspired to make their own record-breaking attempts? Yachting Monthly reports on sailor and…
Hydrofoil Dinghy Sailor Breaks Cross Channel Record
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#channelrecord –  Hannah White has become the fastest person to cross the Channel in a single-handed dinghy. She completed the gruelling task in a sailing hydrofoil, a small boat which lifts above the water on two hydrofoils as it gathers…
Australian America's Cup Winner Alan Bond Dies
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#alanbond – Alan Bond best known for being the first non-American to win the America's Cup sailing trophy, as well as the biggest fraudster in Australian history has died.  He was jailed in 1997 for a $1.2 billion fraud involving…
Ireland's Maritime Economy Outperforming Other Sectors
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#blueeconomy – Ireland's blue economy is performing on average better than the general economy according to the 3rd Report on Ireland's Ocean Economy, soon to be published by the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) based at NUI Galway. Latest indicators…
131–ft Super Yacht Dropped During Cargo Ship Lift
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#superyachtdrop – Time to check your insurance policy! This 131ft superyacht was being hoisted on a container vessel in the port of Colon in Panama on Tuesday. However, this routine procedure went wrong when the lifting straps around the superyacht broke,…
Kevin O'Regan 1926–2015
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Cork Harbour sailing has lost one of its most colourful characters with the death of Kevin O'Regan in Mallorca at the age of 89. His joy in boats and sailing remained undimmed, and he was all of 87 years old…
Teenage Powerboat Thieves Pursued By Gardaí
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#BoatTheft - The Garda Air Support Unit gave chase to three teenagers on a stolen powerboat along the east coast yesterday (Sunday 24 May), as the Irish Independent reports. The trio of thieves took the 40ft high-powered yacht from Dun…
LightSail Could Make 'Sailing' In Space A Reality
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#SailInSpace - An idea once proposed by astronomer Carl Sagan for a ship that could 'sail' through outer space may become a reality after a crowdfunding campaign spearheaded by Bill Nye 'the Science Guy'. As the Washington Post reports, the…

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