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#Oil&Gas - Offshore reports on Dolphin Geophysical's current 3D seismic survey at Spanish Point South in the Northern Porcupine Basin. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the survey is expected to continue till mid to late September. It will investigate the Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous reservoir intervals, which previously tested for gas condensate, and oil from the...
#rorcsrbi – At 0900 BST, four yachts were round, or approaching, Muckle Flugga, to round Out Stack, the most northerly part of the Round Britain and Ireland course: Ross Applebey's Scarlet Logic, Ian Hoddle's Rare, Relentless on Jellyfish sailed by James George and Jankees Lampe's La Promesse. Four more yachts should round Out Stack this morning: Stormforce Coaching's Palpati...
Friday, 15 August 2014 16:22

Tragedy As Nuns Drown At Kerry Beach

#Drowning - Tributes have been paid to two nuns who died after getting into difficulty at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula yesterday (Thursday 14 August). Sr Paula Buckley and Sr Imelda Carew, both from Dublin, were two of three Presentation sisters who were holidaying on the peninsula when tragedy struck yesterday evening. It is as yet unclear what happened, according to The...
#DutchNavy – According to Ships Monthly, the Royal Netherlands Navy combat support ship HNLMS Amsterdam which visited Dublin Port in April, as previously reported (with photo) has been sold to the Peruvian Navy. An economic upturn in Peru has enabled the acquisition of the 17,000 tonne auxiliary replenishment vessel (AOR), which can supply 8,475 tonnes of fuel and 290 tonnes ...
#flyingfifteen – 13 Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC racing last night, on arrival the wind had faded completely and it looked like we might get the night off. As the fleet headed out to the start area a new wind filled in from the NE and there was a nice force 3-4 wind with the tide flooding. The race was won by Chris Doorly & Alan Green in Frequent...
#CruiseDublin – The Dublin Port Company has invited submissions from companies interested in developing the cruiseship business at the nation's largest port. The port which has the biggest cruise business on the island of Ireland and in attracting many major cruise lines has potential for further growth. DPC has provided port infrastructure in other sectors of the port to be ...
#COASTAL Rowing: The All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships will take place on Lough Currane, Waterville, Co Kerry, this weekend. About 2,700 rowers will descent on the picturesque village of Waterville, which lies on the Iveragh Peninsula, with 530 crews competing for a medal and a trophy. The action starts today (Friday) at 4pm. The Kerry Coastal Rowing Association hosts th...
#AnchorageCallers – A pair of cruiseships are to anchor off Dunmore East next week bringing a potential capacity of 1,940 passengers in total to the south-east region along with more than 1,500 crew, writes Jehan Ashmore. The arrival of two cruiseships to Dunmore East at the mouth of Waterford Estuary has happened before in recent years. On this occasion the ships due next Tu...
#420 – After a good start, Howth's Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove are in the top ten of the 420 Youth Europeans in Poland. Royal Cork's Harry Whitaker and Grattan Roberts are 13th with club mates Peter McCann and Arran Walsh in 16. The crews are part of a seven boat Irish 420 team competing. Top 10 finishes for series leaders Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes from France ...
#topperworlds – Adam D'Arcy from Royal Cork Yacht Club goes into the final day of the Topper World championships this morning in third overall, just a week after finishing fifth at the Topper British Championships at the same North Wales venue. Going in to the final rounds. D'Arcy is four points off the overall lead and on the same points as second overall. The Munster youth ...
#mermaid – After falling victim to squally conditions at Rogerstown and with only part of the scheduled sailed to date the pressure is on to complete the Mermaid championship at Rush Sailing Club today. The championships finally got off to a start on Tuesday with Race one and two being held in what eventually became almost light conditions. Earlier squalls had at times l...
Friday, 15 August 2014 06:42

VenuesWorld Takes DBSC SB20 Race

#sb20 – A perfect force 4 NNW breeze and plenty of close reaching provided challenging conditions for the SB20 fleet this evening on Dublin Bay. OOD Jack Roy set the line up with a pin end bias and Bad (Enda, Jerry and Jimmy), Should Be... (Michael, Owen and Gavan) and Venuesworld (Ger, Peter and Chris) were all in a dogfight vying for the pin with seconds to go... Bad ran ou...
BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 3. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.Espey), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan) CRUISERS 0 ECHO - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Wow (George Sisk), 3. Loose Change (P Redden & M Mitton) CRUISERS 0 - 1. W...
#optimist – The scene was set at Royal Cork Yacht Club this morning when some 190 competitors took to the water for the first day of racing at the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships writes Claire Bateman. The adrenaline fueled young sailors were champing at the bit in their eagerness to get to sea to commence battle. At the launch scene with all the volunteer hel...
#greystonesharbour – Greystones Sailing Club's annual "Taste of Greystones" Cruiser Regatta will take place on Sunday 31st August. The inaugural event last year attracted 72 cruisers registered with 68 actually racing. This year organiser Joe Taylor hopes to make it even bigger The entry fee of €50 includes your overnight berth and of course the much talked about BJ Marine ...
Thursday, 14 August 2014 16:54

Bathing Bans For More East Coast Beaches

#BathingBan - Following the news of swimming bans at Killiney and Sandycove Harbour, The Irish Times reports on similar advisories on more beaches on the east coast coming after last weekend's heavy rain. Elevated bacteria levels have been detected this week at Bettystown in Co Meath, Clogherhead and Templetown in Co Louth, Dollymount Strand on Bull Island, Howth's Claremont Be...
Thursday, 14 August 2014 16:11

Skerries RNLI Raft Race Set For September

Skerries RNLI Raft Race gets under way in 2013
#RNLI - The annual raft race in aid of Skerries RNLI, which has been growing in popularity since its return two years ago, will take place on Saturday 13 September. The raft race is a great day out for all the family, and the fundraising committee is hard at work to ensure the event is an even bigger success this year. The venue will, as before, be the south strand in Skerries....
#RNLI - Sunday's aid of a fishing trawler with a fouled propeller near Lambay Island was just one of five callouts or the volunteers at Howth RNLI within five days, marking one of the busiest seasons for the North Co Dublin crew. These callouts were mainly to vessels that had developed problems while at sea and the lifeboats were called to assist and tow them to safety. The fir...
#rorcsrbi – Big celebrations in Cowes this lunchtime as Ireland's Damian Foxall added the Round Britain and Ireland Speed record time to his impressive offshore sailing CV on board the scratch boat, the Oman Sail MOD 70. It came down to the wire as the giant MOD claimed the record but with only minutes to spare. The crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed th...
#ArklowMarine – Arklow Marine Services have completed Sally Ann, a newbuild which has been delivered to her owners Scottish Sea Farms. Sally Ann is powered by twin Doosan V158TIH main engines and designed by consultant naval architects AG Salmon as a multi-role vessel. She  is to be used on the west coast of Scotland where Scottish Sea Farms have all their sites. The ves...
#rorcsrbi – At 0700 BST, Damian Foxall's Musandam-Oman Sail was just 100 miles from finishing the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The MOD 70 was experiencing about 15 knots of northwesterly winds in the English Channel. Musandam-Oman Sail was still achieving a speed of 25 knots but the wind angle meant a considerable number of gybes, drastically reducing their VMG. ...
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