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#frostibte – The finale to the 42nd Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series was embraced by one of the largest turnouts of Fireballs in the series when 13 boats took to the water writes Cormac Bradley. In addition to the regulars there was a late return to racing by Class Chairman Marie Barry (14854) who has been out for the whole of Series 2 with a shoulder problem....
#DublinPort - Dublin Port Company has welcomed 30 participants from the following African states; Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria as well as the Philippines for the United Nations Port Training Programme. Trade for Trade will host a training of trainers' workshop for the English-speaking network of its Port Training Programme (PTP). The workshop will be held in Dublin, Ireland in col...
#INSC - Wind, wind and more wind greeted the participants in the Rathfarnham Ford Dublin Bay Spring Series at the weekend, writes Kenneth Rumball. This is by far the windiest winter I have known so far with lots of sailing cancelled. Nonetheless the wind gods usually shone on Dublin Bay on Sunday mornings and allowed wind speeds to drop under the usual 40+ knots to allow the tw...
#SuperfastCharter – The pair of 'Superfast' ferries serving Stena Line's Belfast-Cairnryan route have been extended on a charter contract with Tallink until August 2019. The extended period is a further development of the company's freight business on the North Channel route between Northern Ireland and Scotland. The route offers up to 12 sailings daily with the Superfast ves...
Monday, 24 March 2014 08:52

Mini Tonner 'Toy Yot' is For Sale

#boatsforsale – Toy Yot, the Evolution Glass Onion Mini Tonner with a great racing pedigree is for sale on Afloat's boats for sale website. Toy Yot had a clean sweep of race wins in class 4 in the ICRA'S 2012 and her sistership has won the UK's round the island race overall.  With plenty of new sails and kit this boat is ready to win again in 2014, says her owner, and wo...
#icra – One of the first complete Scottish teams has emerged as the first GBR entry for the 2014 Brewin Dolphin Commodores Cup hosted by The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) at Cowes this July. Ireland, who won the Cup in 2010, have also entered a team under the ICRA flag. The Clyde based team consists of a group of committed owners who have been working throughout the winter i...
#ISORA – The main contractor for the new £8.3m National Sailing Academy and Event Centre has been appointed in Pwllheli, North Wales. The substantial dredging works has already started and the new dedicated visitor and event pontoons will be completed by June and be available for the IRC Welsh Championships in August just after the Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli ISORA feeder...
#ISORA – Offshore sailors are preparing for the 2014 season with the first ISORA race now only five weeks away. The first race is a coastal day race in Ireland - the Dun Laoghaire - North Arklow buoy – Dun Laoghaire coastal race. At the same time there is also a day bay race from Pwllheli in North Wales. It is hoped, says Commodore Peter Ryan of the National Yacht Club in D...
#rcyc – Weather obliged beautifully for PY 500 making a perfect Sunday morning event at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Claire Bateman. And what a magnificent spectacle the PY500 (Portsmouth Yardstick) race turned out to be. The sun was shining and there was a Westerly breeze of some 15 knots lightening slowly during the race. The course was Windward/Leeward around laid mar...
#MarinerWildlife - The Irish Times reports on efforts to crowdsource data on Ireland's wildlife from land to sea from Irish 'citizen scientists' in the Atlas of Mammals in Ireland. A project of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, it aims to complement more rigorous scientific works such as the Atlas of Ireland's Offshore Mammals published last summer with a view to producing...
#MarineWildlife - The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will be co-hosting an evening of talks on cetacean research at the Belmullet Civic Centre this coming Thursday 27 March. Held in conjunction with the Coastal & Marine Research Centre at University College Cork, the evening will see a talk by Barry McGovern on the CMRC's work in Broadhaven Bay as part of the Corrib G...
#Shipping - A cargo ship captain has been fined by Cork District Cork over failing to immediately inform the Irish Coast Guard of engine difficulties suffered by his vessel late last month. As the Irish Examiner reports, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport brought the case against Turkish national Mehmet Kaya, captain of the 140m Begonia G that was travelling fr...
Saturday, 22 March 2014 19:52

Dublin Head A Dead Heat - Again

#Rowing: The Dublin Head of the River today ended in a dead heat – for the second successive year. The senior eight from Trinity and the composite crew of Commercial and Old Collegians were both timed at 11 minutes 39 seconds for the run from the Ha’penny Bridge to Islandbridge. A number of boats ran into difficulty at the bridge at Heuston Station. Last year was the first ...
Saturday, 22 March 2014 18:04

Ferry Free Furry Travel to France

#FreePetTravel - Celtic Link Ferries are transporting pets free-of-charge between Ireland and France. The Irish owned ferry company operating on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route is giving passengers a choice of bringing their pets which can be kept in kennels supplied on board or in the passenger's vehicle. Passengers will be able to visit their pets in kennels throughout the saili...
#NewTimetable – The Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) timetable of Stena Line's 'freight' ferry service operated by Stena Hibernia has been adjusted to better suit the needs of its customers. The service will now start the week from Belfast at 15.00 on a Monday. The ferry company has identified Monday afternoon as a key sailing time for its customers and the vessel now departs f...
#SochiFerryHotel- Princess Anastasia has recently returned to Saint Petersburg having served as an accommodation ship during the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi on the Black Sea, the 2,552 passenger cruiseferry is on a bareboat hire purchase charter from the Irish Continental Group, writes Jehan Ashmore. Princess Anastasia along with Princess Maria, which normally,...
#ShippingReview - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where Arklow Bay, second of six 'green' newbuilds was launched in the Netherlands for Arklow Shipping Ltd. Containership Arslan II that is understood to have got into difficulties involving her rudder off Arklow Bank in January has since remained in Dublin Port, was due to have departed...
#eastcoastports – Ireland's east and north coasts may lack the cruising glamour of the south and western seaboards, but W M Nixon suggests that the latest edition of the ICC's East & North Coast Sailing Directions points the way to an area with its own special charms. And he ponders a coastal mountain-measuring quandary. Now here's a thought. Could it be that Scrabo, the ...
#LoughRee - The News Letter in Belfast has a report from an eyewitness to the tragedy on Lough Ree yesterday (20 March) that claimed one life today, with another man critically ill and one still missing. Tommy Byrne told how his dogs "got a bit spooked" by the sudden squall on the lough that capsized the boat the three Co Armagh anglers were travelling in. “It just appeared t...
#CleanFuels - Negotiators for the European Parliament and the Council reached an informal first reading agreement yesterday on the Clean Fuel Strategy. If confirmed by EP's Transport Committee and Plenary, the Directive could still be adopted before the EU elections and finalised under the Greek Presidency. "We would like to congratulate the negotiators for reaching this agreem...
#LoughRee - RTÉ News is reporting this morning (Friday 21 March) that one of two men recovered from Lough Ree last night has died in hospital. The second man is still in critical condition while the search resumed this morning for a third man missing after the boat carrying the party of three capsized in strong winds near Hodson Bay outside Athlone, as reported yesterday on Af...
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