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The INSS's Kenny Rumball (seen here competing with sailing school students at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series) will be part of a Viking Invasion at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on August 20th
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Irish National Sailing School's Kenny Rumball, normally found at the sharp end of Ireland's dinghy, one design and offshore fleets, will jump ship this Summer to play his part in a Viking invasion of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The August 20th event,…
27–times Irish Windsurfing Champion Oisín van Gelderen lines up at the start of the speed record course at Salin de La Palme
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Multiple Irish Windsurfing Champion Oisín van Gelderen from Dublin joins the fastest windsurfers in the world, in a bid to break the Windsurfing Speed World Record, at a newly designed speed course at Salins De La Palme, in the south…
The Westerly Centaur stayed true to her origins as an uncompromising bilge-keeler
Boat Sales
Cheltenham Week of all times, it’s more than appropriate to be considering a Laurent Giles-designed 1978 Westerly Centaur for sale on Afloat Boats for Sale at a bargain price in Crosshaven writes W M Nixon. The 26ft Westerly Centaur has…
Man of the sea. Hugh Kennedy at the helm of his Clare Lallow-built classic Tosca IV, putting the Coningbeg Lightvessel astern during the annual summer pilgrimage to Baltimore in West Cork
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Hugh Kennedy’s eighty-five years of well-lived life successfully combined so many aspects of Irish sailing, and indeed Irish life generally, that we have to keep reminding ourselves that it was just one man who so ably filled such a variety…
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With the DBSC series getting a Spring in its step, Dave Cullen forecasts a wide-open season for a Class 2 fleet that’s set to be Biggs’d up, & Winkie Nixon chats to Ireland’s Craziest Racers Afloat. Laser ace Kelleher tops Howth Frostbite table with finishing flourish,…
McMurdo SmartFind EPIRBs may be liable to experience cracks in the plastic of their top domes
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#EPIRB - Marine Notice No 9 of 2017 contains a product advisory for two EPIRB products manufactured by McMurdo. Under certain circumstances, signs of cracking may appear in the top dome cases of all versions of the McMurdo SmartFind EPIRB…
Humpback whales and dolphins were among the wildlife filmed by Eoin Warner and his team for the TG4 two-parter Éire Fhiáin
Maritime TV
#OnTV - A documentary on the wildlife of Ireland’s West Coast that’s wowed TV viewers during Seachtain na Gaeilge is now available to watch online. As Independent.ie reports, the two-part Éire Fhiáin has been compared to Blue Planet for its…
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
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#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
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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…

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