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Glenua & Friends lecture series resumes in the New Year beginning next month - the topic is Ernest Shackleton's Story - 100 Years Later
News Update
#LectureShackleton -An illustrated lecture: "Ernest Shackleton's Story - A Hundred Years Later"  by Kevin Kenny will take place on Thursday 12 January 2017 (20:00hrs) at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry fee…
Shane Ross was responding to a strongly-worded attack on the company in the Dáil Richard Boyd Barrre
Dublin Bay
#PortTransfer - Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company to local authority control is taking too long, writes The Irish Times. “Dún Laoghaire is certainly the slowest of these ports that will…
Wicklow Harbour
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#Missing - RTÉ News reports on the ongoing search for a man in his 50s reported missing in Wicklow Harbour this morning (Tuesday 27 December). Wicklow RNLI, the Irish Coast Guard and gardaí are all involved in the operation that…
Maritime Priorities In Transport’s Statement Of Strategy 2016-2019
News Update
#Maritime - ‘Safe and sustainable’ marine transport and ‘delivery of emergency management services’ have been made a high level goal in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Statement of Strategy 2016-2019, published this week. Identifying Ireland’s maritime sector as…
ICOMIA Brief Boat Builders & Engine Manufacturers on New Recreational Craft Directive
Marine Trade
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) are advising boat builders and engine manufacturers to check their national trade and distribution channels before interpreting the phrasing within the new Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) relating to engines and components placed…
Our class of 2016
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Who gets your vote as Afloat Sailor of the Year 2016? The past year, in the view of Winkie Nixon, was quite possibly the greatest ever season for Irish watersports, and over the past 12 months we have picked out 22 individual sailors…
The Grand Canal at Wilton Terrace, close to the scene of the incident at the weekend
News Update
#GrandCanal - BreakingNews.ie reports on the recovery of a body from the Grand Canal in Dublin yesterday (Sunday 18 December) in the search for a missing man. The body was recovered by the Garda Water Unit at lunchtime yesterday near…
 The 2016 race race begins in six day's time on Boxing Day from Sydney Harbour.
Sydney to Hobart
Eight days out from the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, a race in which a number of Irish sailors are participating, and there is no solid indication as to what weather pattern the 91–yacht fleet will experience.  The…
A video grab of the two INSS 1720s in last weekend's DBSC Turkey Shoot last weekend. See video below.
Dublin Bay
You would be forgiven for thinking that in the marine industry, especially with a business that is mostly on the water, that the winter would be long and dark with little activity. This Autumn has been one of the busiest for…
HMS Illustrious was decommissioned in 2014 and is seen that same year on dull September dawn when berthed at Portsmouth Naval Base.
News Update
#HMSillustrious - The Royal Navy’s former and final ‘Invincible’ aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious which made a rare call to Dublin in recent years departed UK waters for the last time yesterday bound for a Turkish shipbreakers yard, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
At harbour speeds, we can appreciate that by having an aft cockpit and using the deckhouse as both the wheelhouse and the saloon, the Seaward 35 makes best use of her length.
Boat Sales
After years of relatively static currency exchange rates, the volatile money markets of 2016 make the UK used-boats scene of special interest writes W M Nixon. The thought that a shrewd purchase could save you thousands of euro on the…
The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) was created to attract events to Scotland, coordinate large championship events and race training activity
News Update
As a result of a challenging financial environment, the board of directors of The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) has agreed to merge the SSI with the sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae in order to sustain a Scotland wide event resource for…
Linssen Yachts on show in Maasbracht, Holland
Boat Sales
During its annual open days (from Saturday 19 to Monday 21 November), Linssen Yachts in Maasbracht, Holland sold no less than five yachts. This represents a value of approximately EUR 2.5 million. The news comes hot on the heels of…
The late Arthur Rumball (left) with his brother Alistair in May 2015. Photo: W M Nixon
News Update
When we remember that Arthur Rumball was one of the definitive backroom boys of the Irish maritime world, it is remarkable and heart-warming to reflect on just how many lives he influenced for the better, and how many young people…
L.É. Aisling the last of the 'Emer' class OPV trio built at Verolme Cork Dockyard which served a 36 year career may become a museum in Galway which is under consideration of the Government
News Update
#AislingsFuture - A decommissioned Naval Service ship may be turned into a museum in Galway, writes The Connacht Tribune. The idea of using the LÉ Aisling as a visitor attraction in the city, has been floated with Government. Paul Kehoe,…
Foiling Beneteau: Game on–the Bénéteau Racing Division will have to produce a first batch of 50 foiling Figaro Bénéteau 3s for the end of 2018
Boat Sales
In 2019, as the Solitaire Le Figaro race celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the Figaro Bénéteau 3 will take over from its illustrious predecessor, the Figaro Bénéteau 2, which has been sailing the length and breadth of the French and Atlantic…

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