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Body Recovered Off Howth Pier
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#Howth - reports that a body has been found near Howth Pier earlier today (Tuesday 11 November). Though the identity has not yet been confirmed, gardaí said they have since stood down their search in tandem with Howth Coast…
Search For Missing Yachtsman In Brighton Suspended
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#Missing - Search and rescue teams have been combing the coastline around Brighton for a missing yachtsman after his yacht was found drifting in the southern English town's marina late last night. According to Yachting & Boating World, fears for…
Joe English RIP
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Joe English RIP

4th November 2014
#joeenglish –  Joe English of Cork, who commanded Ireland's Round the World challenger in the 1989 Whitbread Race and subsequently skippered 'Tokio' in the 1993 round the world event, has died at the age of 58 after a seven year…
Afloat Magazine Autumn Issue In Shops Now!
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#Afloatmagazine – With all the latest sailing, boating and maritime news and views from coast to coast, Afloat's Autumn issues hit the shelves at the weekend.  EditorialThe 'blue economy' – there has been a maritime awakening, can Ireland expect its…
Robot Sailing Team Calls For Help From West Coast Marinas
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#Sailbots - The University of British Columbia's robotic sailboat team is looking for help from marinas on the West Coast as they make plans for next year's Microtransat Challenge. The Canadian engineering students have taken first place two years running…
National Marine Gallantry & Meritorious Service Awards Presented at Farmleigh House
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#marinegallantry –  Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, hosted the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards 2014 yesterday evening (Thursday) at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Awards recognise outstanding acts of heroism, courage, skill and…
Olympian Iain Percy Backs Participation Drive At Sailing's International Summit
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#sailingdrive – A trio of key speakers will address a global audience to demonstrate how inspiration and innovation can increase participation and generate business success. Olympic Gold Medallist Iain Percy OBE will welcome delegates from around the world to the…
Seaman Airlifted By Coastguard After 'Assault' On Vessel Off Donegal
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#Coastguard - RTÉ News says Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault on a man who was airlifted by the Irish Coast Guard from a vessel off the coast of Donegal this morning (Friday 19 September). The Irish Independent has more…
Royal Navy OPV to Make Appearance at Southampton Boat Show
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#southamptonboatshow – In addition to the boats on display and that of the tallship Pheonix visiting the PSP Southampton Boat Show will be the Royal Navy's HMS Severn (P282), which too will be open to visitors albeit for one day.…
Tallship Phoenix at the Southampton Boat Show
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#southamptonboatshow – The PSP Southampton Boat Show has almost 150 boats on display and accompanied by larger visiting vessels, among them the attraction of the tallship Phoenix. The two-masted brig Pheonix welcomes those on board during the show which continues…
Solent Whisper - Sailing Catamaran With Hydrofoil System is Launched
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#solentwhisper – Southampton Solent graduate Geoff Holt, the first quadriplegic sailor to sail solo across the Atlantic, will be unveiling the University's latest exciting technological development – an innovation which could change the face of small boat inshore racing.This year's…
Southampton Boat Show 2014 Opens for Business
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#southamptonboatshow – Olympic sailor Iain Percy together with Freddie and Hamish Simpson, the children of British sailing gold medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who died during training for the America's Cup, TV presenter Matt Baker and children from the The Andrew…
Devoti D-Zero Dinghy to Debut on Dublin Bay
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#D-Zero – First there was the RS Aero to visit Ireland and now there's the D-Zero. It's another single-handed dinghy markque making its debut on Dublin Bay later this month when two of the Devoti made singlehander dinghies are launched on Irish waters…
Newbuilds: Incoming 'Tide' Class for UK’s Naval Auxiliary Service
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#RFAnewtankers – The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (see tanker visit to Dublin Port) have ordered a new class of replenishment tanker following a steel-cutting ceremony at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Mechanical Engineering's (DSME) Opko shipyard in South Korea. DSME will build four…
Irishmen Who Drowned Off Crete Are Named
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#Drowning - The Irish Times names the two Irishmen who died off the Greek island of Crete last week as John James Lynch and Kevin Eugene Devine. Lynch (45) and Devine (46), who are thought to be from Co Louth,…
Two Irish Drown While Holidaying On Greek Island
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#Drowning - reports that two Irishmen died from drowning on the Greek island of Crete in an incident on Friday (29 August). The two men are thought to be in their 40s and were holidaying on the Mediterranean island.…

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