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#keywestraceweek  – Irish skipper Conor Clarke and his crew on Embarr posted a pair of bullets to seize the early lead in Melges 24 class, which has attracted 13 entries. Texas skipper Steve Rhyne, who has Mojo in second place after putting up a fourth and a second, said the Dublin-based Embarr had an extra gear when going downwind. "We started well today and I thought w...
#WaveRecord - The M3 weather buoy has measured the second highest wave ever recorded off the West Cork coast, according to The Skipper. The buoy measured an individual wave of 16.9 metres at 10am last Thursday 15 January in the midst of Storm Rachel, a little over two metres shy of the 19.1m wave recorded on 27 January 2013. The Coast of West Cork The stormy conditions have see...
#EUTransport - European ports work, they make transport work, make the economy work, make their environment work. That was the main message given by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) during their meeting today with the new EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc. Mrs Bulc met with ESPO Chairman, Santiago Garcia-Milà, ESPO Vice Chairs Eamonn O'Reilly (also Chief Ex...
#ShortSea15 – The annual ESN Short Sea Shipping Conference 2015 will be taking place in Copenhagen for two days in June. The European ShortSea Network is a co-operation between all national shortsea promotion centres. ESN has no legal status, but is an agreement between the members. The ENS’s ShortSea conference is to be held between Thursday, 18 - Friday 19 June, and takes...
#dbsc – At five minutes past one, the INSS Sailors competing in the DMYC Frostbites as part of the INSS Race Training Programme, were rigging their boats on the Coal Harbour Slipway, raring to go in a big breeze writes Kenneth Rumball. However it was not to be, the DMYC Frostbites race committee took the understandable decision that strong winds and swell from the Northerly w...
#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below. Irish Shipping News: Hearing into proposed Galway Harbour expansion taking place - A preliminary hearing into a proposed expansion of Galway Harbour has been taking place ahead of the full An Bord Pleanála oral hearing. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the pla...
#optimisttraining – IODAI, the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland has over 160 signed up for its Spring training week (15th February – Friday 20th February) which is open to all IODAI members and will be held in Baltimore Sailing Club writes the IODAI's Aidan Staunton. As Afloat reported previously last October the village of Baltimore will be taken o...
Monday, 19 January 2015 11:15

Water Pumped from Stricken Solent Ship Hoegh Osaka

#SolentSalvage – So far about 800 tons of water has been pumped from the stricken vehicle-transporter Hoegh Osaka. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the operation was "going well" but said progress was slower than Saturday's start because they have to reposition the pump so only clean water is discharged. It said the vessel, which is being secured by tugs off Lee-on-the...
#ByfordDolphin - Oil rig Byford Dolphin finally arrived in Belfast for her refit at the weekend, spelling a significant jobs boost for the city's port. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the contract to dry-dock and survey the rig – sister to the Blackford Dolphin that the city hosted last year – was announced earlier this month. Formerly a visitor to Belfast Lough h...
#MothWorlds15 – Kiwi sailing sensation Peter Burling dominated the 2015 Moth Worlds in Sorrento, Australia last Friday but two Irish sailors featured in the top class field too. The National YC's Annalise Murphy finished in 56th place and Howth's Alistair Kissane finished in 58th place from 158 entries In the very heavy winds of the last race Olympic Radial cha...
Since its formation in the early days of 2014 the Northern Ireland Restricted Keelboat Racing Association (NIRKRA) has made significant strides around and beyond the waters of Belfast Lough writes Tom Jobling. The class claims It is the fastest growing keelboat class in the country. Proof of this was evident at their recent 2015 planning meeting at Ballyholme Yacht Club; a tran...
#keywestraceweek – Top American race fixture, Key West Race Week, starts this morning with Ireland's Melges 24 sportsboat, Embarr, the sole Irish entry this year, a different scenario from a year ago when Ireland's victorious Commodore's Cup team used it as a work–up regatta.  Embarr hasn't raced since finishing fifth in the World Championships in San Francisco in Octo...
#LexIconExhibition – Soundings: Collective Memories of the Sea is the inaugural exhibition programme currently held in the new Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Library headquarters – the dlr LexIcon. Soundings which is exhibited in the Lexicon's Municipal Gallery, explores the relationships between Dún Laoghaire maritime environment of the sea and its people thro...
#dmycfrostbites – With both XCWeather and Windfinder forecasts suggesting similar conditions for 15:00, northerly winds of 20 knots with gust to 27/28 knots, air temperatures of 5/6˚, but, ironically sunny conditions, the organisers of today's DMYC Frostbites pulled the plug on the Dun Laoghaire dinghy racing series writes Cormac Bradley. N over A flies from the DMYC fl...
#InlandWaters - A dilapidated building on the Lagan Canal that once served as home for the waterway's manager will get a new lease of life as the headquarters of the Lagan Canal Trust. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, Navigation House, built in 1866 at Lisburn's Union Locks, was sold off in the 1950s and more recently was slated for demolition. But after a listing by then NI E...
#Surfing - With surfing hotspots like the magnificent Mullaghmore bringing the cream of the world's wave-riding crop to Ireland's coasts, it should be no surprise that some enterprising individuals see opportunity in meeting the growing demand for the sport. The Irish Independent profiles one of these entrepreneurs, Mark Mulvihill, a former freelance video editor with RTÉ who ...
#mirror – Eighteen months ago brother and sister Ryan and Michaela Robinson, from Boskop Yacht Club in Carletonville, approximately an hour's drive outside Johannesburg, won the Mirror World Championships hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club. They won against competition from the Philippines, GBR and Irish crews among others. Fireball correspondent for Afloat, Cormac Bradley, race...
#WSSlecture – The Cobh branch of the World Ship Society (WSS) is to resume its 2014-2015 meetings programme with its first lecture this year on 20 January. The topic been 'Tall Ships Down the Years' is to be presented by Capt. Michael Coleman. Starting at 20.00, next Tuesday's talk takes place in the Commodore Hotel, Cobh (and other presentations are held on the third Tuesday...
#MarineWildlife - Great white sharks that could "bite a person in half" have seen the closure of a stretch of beaches north of Sydney for more than a week, as TheJournal.ie reports. One shark in particular, thought to be some five metres in length, is the largest ever spotted in the waters off Newcastle, some 160km north of Australia's biggest city. Similarly sized sharks have ...
#HolidayShows – The Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show 2015 which opened yesterday in the Kings Hall Pavillons continues this weekend. The event covers a myriad of holiday travel options with many stands to visit. Among the exhibitors at the show are Ferry Companies & Cruise Lines. To ask all those important travel questions and to see in advance the list of operat...
#EliteDiving - As the country was battening down the hatches and ducking for cover this week, 10 hardy hopefuls took to the icy waters of Cork harbour, writes The Irish Mirror. Standing to attention in gale force winds on Haulbowline Pier, this wasn't some cheap TV reality series designed to make us all feel fat. There were no camera-friendly emotional breakdowns or interesting...
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