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Welsh National Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Paul Davies, hosted an event this week in the capital Cardiff. Attending the event was the Port of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire County Council and partners on the Milford Haven Waterway to showcase the vibrant economic cluster of the largest port in Wales.
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#WalesBrexit - The ability of Welsh ports to deliver prosperity for all in a post Brexit UK was highlighted this week to Welsh Government Assembly Members, councillors and key business leaders at a reception held in the Senedd, Cardiff. Assembly…
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An Irish sailor recalls ‘beautiful glory of terror’ in capsize. Dun Laoghaire sailor Nick Dwyer and his round-world cruise campanion Barbara Heftman have hailed New South Wales marine police “absolute heroes” after their dramatic rescue yesterday, 210nm off the Sydney…
Nick Dwyer onboard his yacht VAL
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A Dun Laoghaire sailor said he encountered 'waves the size of buildings' as he awaited rescue on their broken yacht off the coast of Sydney.   Former Royal St. George Yacht Club sailor Nick Dwyer and Frenchwoman Barbara Heftman arrived…
Inland Fisheries Ireland CEO Dr Ciaran Byrne and SEAI chief executive Jim Gannon confirm their partnership on energy savings
News Update
#IFI - Inland Fisheries Ireland has officially signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Partnership Programme, which helps integrate energy management into public sector organisations. This new partnership will see IFI follow a clear path to achieving…
The Nimbus 280 Coupe is an attractive combination of style, performance and roomy accommodation
Boat Sales
You know that sight you’ll increasingly see on the roads as the Spring weather begins to manifest itself writes W M Nixon. The cheering glimpse of a superbly maintained classic coupe or sports car of a certain age smoothly moving…
A Greek ship broker and an Irish yacht club are among the inquiries made about the former LE Aisling seen with Tall Ships flotilla off Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Boat Sales
#AislingInterest - Interest from three foreign navies writes The Irish Times are among those who have expressed in acquiring the last Irish Naval Service ship to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, when it goes for auction later this month.…
Royal Irish Yacht Club Maritime Journalism Award for Afloat's W M Nixon
News Update
Afloat.ie blogger W M Nixon has been awarded the Royal Irish Yacht Club's Maritime Journalism Award. The presentation was made at the RIYC's Dun Laoghaire clubhouse on Saturday evening. In making the award, RIYC Rear commodore Patsy Burke told the ceremony, 'Winkie…
A new Channel 4 programme 'Mutiny' starts tonight
Maritime TV
If you can’t wait for the exhibition Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny to open on 17 March, a new Channel 4 programme 'Mutiny' starts tonight, 6 March 2017. The series follows a team of nine men led by SAS:…
Farr 42 WOW is for sale priced at €169,950 through Farr Yacht Sales
Boat Sales
George Sisk's Championship winning Farr 42 WOW is for sale priced at €169,950 through Farr Yacht Sales. The Royal Irish Yacht Club based ICRA Boat of the Year 2015 is designed for both inshore and offshore performance. According to Farr…
Lough Ree RNLI launched to the incident on Saturday afternoon 4 March
News Update
#LoughRee - RTÉ News reports that a man has died after an incident while kayaking on Lough Ree yesterday afternoon (Saturday 4 March). Coastguard and RNLI teams recovered the casualty, believed to be an experienced water sportsman, after he went…
The Marine Environment & Food Safety Services team worked with the TY students on a number of experiments in chemical oceanography, food safety and monitoring contamination
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Over 20 Transition Year students participated in a wide range of activities at the Marine Institute as part of Engineering Week this past week from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March. For the third annual TY training…
Always interested. Michael Booth, aged 92, aboard the family’s cruiser in Garrykennedy on Lough Derg in 2011, absorbed in one book with another – about Russia – ready to hand
News Update
Michael Booth, who has died peacefully aged 97, was representative of an approach to boats and sailing which can be found throughout the worldwide sailing community, yet it is a way of sailing which gets little attention, as its whole…
Rob Woodward (right), Chairman of Network Yacht Brokers welcomes Ronan Beirne Leinster Boats
Boat Sales
Irish yacht broker firm Leinster Boats has joined Network Yacht Brokers, the leading co-operative of multiple independent yacht brokers with 18 offices in Wales, England and the Mediterranean. Principal broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats sees this as a natural…
While the comfortable Dufour 40 Performance undoubtedly gives of her best for well-planned cruising, some of her sister-ships have shown she’s no slouch on the racecourse
Boat Sales
It tells us much about the intrinsic quality of a boat if her looks don’t seem to date writes W M Nixon. The debut of the Dufour 40 Performance in 2002, as the result of an interesting design linkup between…
The guide price is €150 - 200 for the original poster
Boat Sales
A Broadside Poster will be of Irish Yachting Interest at this weekend's Fonsie Mealy Auction in Kilkenny. The 19th century poster reads “For Sale. The Cutter Yacht Mystic,” Ten Tons (Coppered), Built by Hatcher 1872, Sails by Lapthorn, Fully Found. Racing Gear, etc.…
Hitch up your Currachs - INSS heads for the Wicklow hills
INSS
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Irish National Sailing School (INSS) fleet of six traditional Currachs (who knew?) are being transported this morning to the Wicklow mountains for a scene in Vikings, the hit historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst.…

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