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Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft
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#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in…
 After 5 races “Mojito” is leading the IRC Section of the ISORA Avery Crest Offshore Series
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On Saturday, 3rd June, due to a clash of events, the Howth YC’s Lambay Races and the Poolbeg Y&BC’s Regatta, both of which ISORA committed to incorporate, a new race format evolved writes Peter Ryan. The way to take part…
Eddie Kelliher (right) with Harry Maguire (centre) and Rob Dalton at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Sailing Regatta
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Eddie Kelliher

2nd June 2017
Olympic sailor Eddie Kelliher from Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin has died in his 98th year. A Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) member for more than 62 years, the Killiney yachtsman was the RIYC's first Olympian. He represented Ireland in…
Children’s Summer Sailing Courses With The INSS
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#TrySailing - Summer sailing courses for children aged 4 to 17 are available to book now at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire. The 2017 summer courses, which begin next Tuesday 6 June, will see students…
A new guide to lifejackets for children from CH Marine is downloadable below
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Finding a lifejacket for your child is not difficult but it in terms of water safety it is important to know how to choose the right jacket and what features you should look out for. As part of its Lifejacket Awareness…
RIBs sold at auction in Kinsale
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Dominic Daly auctioneer achieved good prices at the public auction of six RIBs at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017. Daly told Afloat.ie the XS RIBs sold for €30,000 and €28000. The Redbay RIBs 6.5m sold…
Finn Lynch finished tenth overall at Delta Lloyd Regatta
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The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch, who was Ireland's youngest ever Olympic helmsmen in Rio, has sailed in his first ever medal race at Delta Lloyd regatta, Holland yesterday.  Lynch finished eighth in the medal race and tenth overall. The…
Tuesday night DBSC Laser racing at Dun Laoghaire
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DBSC Laser fleet travelled north to Ballyholme last weekend for the Laser Masters (report here) and there were great results all round for the Bay's fastest growing class. Theo Lyttle of the Royal St. George Yacht Club finished an impressive…
Ladies who Laser are on the increase on Dublin Bay
Laser
DBSC Laser fleet, the fastest growing fleet in Dublin Bay, has seen a marked increase in 'Ladies who Laser' this year. Shirley Gilmore from the Royal St George YC writes that she is leading the charge and has recently taken up…
Win one of six Mastervolt Chargers in our free to enter competition below
CH Marine Chandlery
Leading Irish Chandlery CH Marine is giving away six Waterproof portable battery chargers – very handy for boaters on the move – in this Afloat.ie competition below.  The chargers are Mastervolt Easy Charge 1.1 Amp 6v/12v Portable Battery Chargers. The value of…
Win this Ergofit Pro Lifejacket worth €205 lifejacket in our free to enter competition below
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Leading Irish Chandlery CH Marine is giving away a Crewsaver Ergofit 190N Pro Auto Harness Light and Hood worth €205 in this free to enter Afloat.ie competition.  The competition is part of CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK that kicks off this…
Bring in your lifejacket to CH Marine for a free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic at its Cork branch THIS SATURDAY from 11am - 3pm.
CH Marine Chandlery
CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK kicks off this Saturday 27 May with lots of lifejacket info, special offers and support. Given the recent results from a Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifejacket last month that found barely one fifth of lifejackets…
Paul Kehoe refuses to comment on criticism from Italian authorities of LE ‘Niamh’ in not entering territorial waters of Libya during a refugee rescue operation in August 2015. Above a RIB dispatched from LE Samuel Beckett assists a rescue last year.
Navy
#MinisterDefends - Paul Kehoe Minister of State for Defence has said he was immensely proud of the Naval Service as the LE Eithne and its crew prepared to depart for the Mediterranean to assist in the rescue of refugees fleeing…
Golden Girl Carmel Winkelmann with Jack Roy, President Irish Sailing Association, at the National YC dinner on Saturday night celebrating 50 Years of the Junior Section, of which Carmel was founding secretary
National YC
Fifty years of enthusiastic service to Irish and international sailing were celebrated in the National Yacht Club at the weekend with a two day event to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Junior Sailing Section in the club writes W…
Applications Open For Inland Fisheries Ireland Internships
Jobs
#Jobs - A limited number of short-term (2-8 week) internships are available at Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) each year, intended to offer practical experience in fisheries science. Dates are flexible depending on availability of supervisors and appropriate projects. Typical projects…
Prize winners at the Laser Masters in Ballyholme with event organiser Claire Storey and Rear Commodore Ruan O'Tiarnaigh
Laser
Almost 40 Laser sailors enjoyed great sailing over the weekend in Belfast Lough, hosted by Ballyholme Yacht Club at the Danske Bank Private Banking sponsored Irish Laser Master Championships. Despite the forecast of little wind on the Saturday followed by…

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