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#rorcsrbi – Dublin offshore two handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive are heading for the finish line of the Round Britain & Ireland Race on Saturday even though they have had a series of gear failures over the last 72 hours. Now – on day 10 – their engine, used to power batteries, will not start. Coyne sent this latest update to Afloat.ie this morning: "When we though...
#hyc – A solid entry list of 22 boats and counting has built up for this Saturday's inaugural double-hander at Howth Yacht Club, the brainchild of noted helmsman Simon Knowles. He so enjoyed racing two-handed in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle last year with clubmate Colm Buckley on the Elan 333 Blue Eyes that he got to thinking how the concept might be transferred to a long day ...
#marineinst – In the six years between 2007-2013, 111 Irish research groups (including SMEs) have participated in 210 competitive EU-funded marine projects; winning over €70 million in grant-aid. "These figures", said Marine Institute, Chief Executive, Dr Peter Heffernan, "are even more impressive when one realises that the drawdown by the Irish marine research community (...
#ForumGalaDinner - The Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM) has posted details on their website of their members Annual Marine Ball which will be replaced this year instead by a Gala Dinner to be held at Cork City Hall on Friday 26th September. The change of the annual event is to facilitate the Gala Dinner in conjunction with the previously reported inaugural Irish Mariti...
#laser – Next week will see one of the most competitive sailing events seen in Northern Ireland for several years as the Olympic Laser class hosts its Irish Championships on Belfast lough.  This summer has seen the best Laser Radial sailors from Ireland including many well know faces from Bangor compete across Europe. Séafra Guilfoyle from Cork won the Silver medal at t...
#InlandWaters - Donald Trump isn't the only American billionaire eyeing up Ireland's premier waterside golf courses, as the Belfast Telegraph reports Tony Saliba has purchased the championship-calibre Lough Erne Resort. Despite going into administration just four years after its opening in 2008, the five-star hotel and its accompanying Faldo Championship Golf Course will be the...
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:37

Doolin Coast Guard Moves Into New Station

#Coastguard - More than a year after getting final approval from then Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, the new coastguard station at Doolin has opened at last, as the Irish Examiner reports. The 25 volunteer members of the Irish Coast Guard's North Clare unit began their move into the state-of-the-art €1.9m facility on Monday 18 August, after previously operating out of a...
#inlandfisheries– National policies for the management of trout, pike and bass, will be launched on Friday 22nd August by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the state agency responsible for the protection, conservation, management and promotion of Ireland's inland fisheries and sea angling resources.  The three policy documents have been formulated, through a rigorous consu...
#strangfordlough – It's most encouraging to see such interest in the magic of Strangford Lough writes W M Nixon and if we missed out on some aspects of it in reviewing our time there (see blog and comments here), it was only because we had already so much material on the agenda of primarily dealing with the Rivers and the GP 14s. I take Theo Rye's point that the Linton H...
#FastFerryPurchase – Channel Islands ferry operator, Condor Ferries which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has today announced acquisition of an Austal 102m state of the art 1,100 passenger / 250 car fast-ferry trimaran to enter service in Spring 2015, writes Jehan Ashmore. Condor Ferries purchase of the Australian built fast-ferry which was built speculatively by A...
#SailingCruiseship- As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a trio of cruise callers due to Dublin Port arrived this morning, among them the exclusive Sea Cloud II (2001/3,849grt), a 5 star luxury sail-assisted vessel, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 117m/ 384ft Spanish built windjammer cruiseship operated by Sea Cloud Cruises, yesterday called to Belfast Harbour. On her arrival today s...
#dlharbour – Dun Laoghaire Harbour CEO Gerry Dunne say there is a  great opportunity for Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Port to work collaboratively on Dublin Bay to emulate the success of Danish capital, Copenhagen in attracting approximately 500,000 cruise visitors per year, which would represent a quadrupling of visitor numbers coming to Dublin Bay in 2015. In 2011,...
#cruiseliners – Tomorrow the Port of Cork will welcome three cruise liners to Cork Harbour, bringing a combined total of 6,500 passengers and crew to the region. The largest liner, "MSC Magnifica" will be first to arrive, berthing at Cobh Cruise Terminal at 7.30am with over 3,500 passengers on board. She will be followed by the arrival of "AIDACara" at Ringaskiddy Deepwater B...
#Rowing: Eimear Lambe finished 11th of the 24 competitors in the junior single sculls at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in China. The 17-year-old Commercial oarswoman took fifth in the B Final this morning behind winner Thea Helseth of Norway. Belarussian sculler Krystsina Staraselets won gold. Lambe, who turned 17 while in China, has another year left as a junior. Youth Ol...
#fireball – The penultimate Tuesday night Fireball dinghy race of the DBSC Series of races for Fireballs produced an entertaining and competitive night of racing that saw the final result in question until the last lap writes Cormac Bradley.Although my favoured website forecaster had been predicting light winds of the order of less than 10 knots, just as the afternoon pr...
#sk2 – A new fast and fun sportsboat with a canting keel has been developed by Swing Keel Sailing Ltd and built by Ovington boats, a world leader in the production of dinghies and keelboats such as the 49er and Flying Fifteen, a leading Irish one design class. The SK2 will be shown at Southampton Boat Show 2014 and will be available for test sails at the show. The boat will b...
#rorcsrbi – After nine days at sea and 500 miles still to sail, Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive are struggling to finish the 1800–mile Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this Saturday in Cowes. Two spinnakers gone, the mainsheet track shattered, Coyne asks 'what next?' from the deck of two-handed Irish First 36.7 Lulabelle, currently off the West Coast of Ireland.&n...
#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 2. Bendemeer (L Casey & D Power), 3. Red Rhum (J Nicholson & C Nicholson) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle), 2. Wynward (W McCormack), 3. Isolde (B Mulqueen & J Martin) Ensign -...
#oppie – For the first time since 1983, the National Yacht Club (NYC) won the best senior team award at the Optimist National Championships held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend. The award is presented to the club whose three highest ranked sailors (boy or girl) have the lowest cumulative score. The team of Dara Donnelly (7th overall) Ella Hemeryck (6th overall) and ...
#GrandeShip - Almost 57,000 tonnes, the impressive Grande Atlantico (as pictured), a vehicle-carrier fresh from dry-docking in the UK, remains anchored in Dublin Bay offshore of the popular Forty Foot bathing place, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since her arrival last weekend, the multipurpose ro-ro vessel capable of handling 3,515 cars and more than 1,300 containers had been in drydoc...
#Rowing: Eimear Lambe finished sixth in her semi-final of the junior women’s single sculls and will compete in tomorrow’s B Final at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in China. The race was won by Krystsina Staraselets of Belarus and Bulgaria and Paraguay also qualified for the A Final. Lambe, from the Commercial club in Dublin, was seven seconds off qualification. &n...
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