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Irish Ferries' Isle of Inishmore sails the Rosslare-Pembroke route
News Update
#Ferry - The body of a woman was recovered from the water in South Wales yesterday (Friday 2 December) after a major search operation for a person missing from a Pembroke-to-Rosslare ferry, as the Western Telegraph reports. Irish Ferries’ Isle…
The Aqua Down jacket is available in both a women’s and men’s hooded and non-hooded version and also as a vest
Marketplace
Leading sailing gear manufactuer Henri Lloyd has used it’s 50 plus years of technical apparel design and development to launch a new collection of premium active wear and the range is available in Ireland at CH Marine & Viking Marine chandleries.…
Mirabaud Racing Image Winner by Jean-Marie Liot
Marine Photo
149 photographers spanning 25 countries participated in the seventh edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image. Jean-Marie Liot, from France, won the main award, whilst the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum and World Sailing's annual conference chose Nico Martinez's…
The Finot-designed First 310 was remarkably roomy by comparison with most boats of similar overall length when she first appeared in 1990.
Boat Sales
It says much for the growing reach of Leinster Boats that a Galway-based owner has turned to Ronan Beirne’s Dun Laoghaire firm to sell on his First 310 writes W M Nixon. The boat is advertised on Afloat Boats for…
Annalise Murphy on the podium in Rio with her silver medal in the Laser Radial
News Update
#ISF - Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy is now an honorary member of the Irish Sailing Foundation (ISF) following her incredible Olympic success this past summer. The announcement comes as the ISF, the new investment support structure for Ireland’s high…
Tokyo Bay’s Sea Forest is still expected to host rowing and canoe sprint events for the 2020 Olympics
News Update
#Tokyo2020 - Irish Olympic rowing and canoeing hopefuls look set to stay in Japan’s capital for the 2020 Games as plans to move their venue to a city 400km north are likely to be abandoned. As Inside the Games reports,…
Students from Coláiste Baile Chlair at the Marine Institute’s 2016 open day
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute welcomed over 250 visitors to its headquarters in Oranmore for the maritime innovation agency’s annual open day on Wednesday (23 November). Organised as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival and designed mainly for…
By paring back to the essentials of a seaworthy design, the Westerly Griffon 26 successfully achieved her own special style.
Boat Sales
There’s something about the Westerly Griffon 26’s determined dedication to simplicity which gives this little sloop designed by the late Ed Dubois a certain style writes W M Nixon. For starters, describing her as “little” seems immediately inappropriate, for if…
Dublin’s Merrion Strand is one of the areas singled out by the EPA for poor water quality caused by raw sewage discharge
News Update
#Pollution - Cork Harbour, Ringsend in Dublin and more than 40 other Irish riverside or coastal towns and cities in still fail to meet EU sewage standards, according to a damning new EPA report. RTÉ News has details of the…
Fishing fleet at Howth Harbour
News Update
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 46 of 2016 advises that piling works were set to commence at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre, weather permitting, on or around this past Monday 21 November. The works involve the installation of 3 No. circular…
The Try Sailing Team at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Volvo Cork Week in July
ISA
Looking back over the past season, two things stand out for me – the success of our Olympic sailors and the ISA’s Try Sailing initiative. Our Olympic sailors gave us marvellous inspiration this summer and showed our young sailors what…
RS Dinghies at the INSS league. See video below.
RS Sailing
Eight RS dinghies made it on the water at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first of a five one day monthly race days 'Super Series' hosted by the Irish National Sailing Club working closely with the RS Committee. The series…
The INSS has recently acquired the J109 race boat Jedi
Offshore
Building on the growing numbers in the ISORA racing throughout the last season and in response from boat owners and crews alike, the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School has announced an all new programme for ISORA and sailors all…
The Red Ensign flying at County Antrim Yacht Club
News Update
#YachtCode - The UK’s Red Ensign Group (REG) of shipping registers is developing a new regulatory framework for yachts, as British Marine reports. The rebranded Red Ensign Group Yacht Code will consolidate an updated version of the Large Yacht Code…
Watch Officer in the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) – Job Vacancies
Jobs
The Irish Coast Guard, a Division of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has vacancies for Watch Officers at its three Rescue Coordination Centres in Dublin, Malin Head, Co Donegal and Valentia, Co Kerry. The IRCG provides a nationwide maritime emergency service…
Dr Peter Heffernan CEO, Doug Allan (centre) with Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan (left) and chairman Dr John Killeen
Marine Photo
#DougAllan - Multiple Emmy and BAFTA award-winning wildlife cameraman and photographer Doug Allan visited the Marine Institute on Wednesday (16 November) to share his remarkable insight and deep understanding of marine mammals. Having qualified as a marine biologist, Allan now…

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