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#sb20 – There was a little bit of everything on the first day of the SB20 Grand Slam at  Cowes Week, yesterday. Racing for the 36 entries began in heavy downpours with black clouds bringing shifty, gusty conditions, which later moderated into more consistent south-westerly breezes.Two races were held as part of the class's four-day Grand Slam format, which has prove...
#ribs – At 20:48 last night Baltimore's RNLI all weather lifeboat was alerted to a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) adrift four miles south of Glandore in West Cork. The lifeboat proceeded to rendezvous with the two young men who had been en route from Cork to Baltimore when their engine failed. Crew member Diarmuid Collins went aboard the RIB to establish a tow. The lifeboat...
#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.Espey), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Wow (George Sisk) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUIS...
#Rowing: The Ireland team amassed two silver and two bronze medals on the first day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the European Junior tournament, at Bordeaux today. The men’s double of Conor Carmody and David O’Malley and the women’s pair of Oisin and Dervla Forde took silver, while the men’s pair of Brian and David Keohane and the women’s double of Eimear Lambe and Ja...
#FerryCaptainInterview – Captain Paul Sellers, master of Irish Ferries chartered ro-pax ferry Epsilon, talks about his seafaring career to Jehan Ashmore, and the vessel which serves the core Dublin-Holyhead route in addition the new direct link to France, between the Irish capital and Cherbourg. Passengers on the 26,375 tonnes Epsilon have economy style service facilities tha...
#rorcbdcc – Ireland's convincing international victory in the Brewin Dolphin Commodore's Cup has been the perfect tonic for a sailing community discouraged by economic recession. W M Nixon meets the winning Team Captain and shoots the breeze about how it was done, and what the future might bring  Cool. That's the best word to describe Ireland's remarkable win in the...
#fireball – Tom Gillard & Richard Anderton (GBR 15081) are the new Fireball European Champions. In today's final day of racing they won two of the three races to win the regatta, after discard, by a 6pt margin writes Cormac Bradley.In 2nd place overall are Matt Burge & Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15093), followed by David Wade & Tim Hartley (GBR 15113) with these t...
#Rescue - The Southern Star reports on the rescue of a swimmer in Lough Hyne by two passing kayakers last Sunday (27 July). West Cork Kayaking Club members Declan McCarthy and David Sprott were within earshot of the man's call for help as he got into difficulty off Castle Island and rushed to his aid. Another swimmer nearby joined the kayakers in guiding the man to the safety o...
Friday, 01 August 2014 16:19

New Angling Guide To The Lakelands Region

#Angling - Waterways Ireland has joined Fáilte Ireland and Inland Fisheries Ireland to launch a free new angling guide for Ireland's Lakelands and inland waterways. The guide provides an overview of the Lakelands region from Lower Lough Erne to Lough Derg, detailing the primary angling centres across the region and providing sources for information on subjects such as lic...
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has listed its schedule of examinations for the Certificate of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2014. All pertinent details are included in Marine Notice No 47 of 2014, a PDF of which is available to read or download HERE....
#MarineWildlife - Check out this wonderful video captured by the Irish Air Corps earlier this week featuring the uncommon sight of a fin whale breaching some 150 miles off Mizen Head in West Cork. Fin whales, the second largest of the ocean's creatures after the giant blue whale, are a regular sight in Irish waters but are rarely seen breaching here. According to the Irish Whal...
#FerryWindFarm - A decision to withdraw plans to develop wind farms in the Irish Sea which could allegedly have threatened the Isle of Man's vital maritime transport links has been welcomed by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. According to the ferry operator's website, the Crown Estate has accepted a request from Centrica and DONG Energy, operating as Celtic Array, to end t...
#RNLI - Ballycotton is in the news again, this time in a feature on RTÉ One's Nationwide next Wednesday 6 August exploring the East Cork town's efforts to bring home their former lifeboat Mary Stanford. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the famous lifeboat was saved from being scuttled earlier this year and returned to her spiritual home in Ballycotton in late April. The Ma...
Friday, 01 August 2014 14:16

Cruise Ships Sector to Boost Donegal

#CruiseDonegal – Donegal Now.Com reports that the Inishowen Peninsula in the north of the county is set to cash in on the lucrative cruise ship business in years to come. Malin Head is likely to be one of the main visitor attractions. Donegal Co. Council is backing a Loughs Agency initiative that will see around €170,000 invested in upgrading facilities at Greencastle Harbo...
#rorcbdcc – It was a night of pride, joy and no little emotion at Royal Cork Yacht Club as winning Commodores' Cup captain Anthony O'Leary brought the Cup home to Crosshaven writes Claire Bateman.   Last night was the occasion for Anthony O'Leary to return, for the second time to his home base, the magnificent Commodores' Cup first won in 2010. Admiral Pat Lyons, me...
#RNLI - Bangor RNLI launched on Wednesday evening (30 July) to rescue five children who were being swept out to sea on an inflatable raft. Belfast Coastguard requested the Bangor lifeboat to proceed at utmost speed to the shore at Whiteabbey, on the northern coastline of Belfast Lough. Initial reports indicate that five children were aboard an inflatable raft and were being swe...
#portofcork – 2013 proved a good year for the Port of Cork, who today reported an increase in traffic volumes from 9.05 million tonnes in 2012 to 9.12 million tonnes in 2013. Turnover amounted to €23.3 million in 2013, an increase of 6.59% and after deducting costs, the profit on ordinary activities before taxation amounted to €1.74 million, an increase of €0.371 millio...
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI has rescued four teenagers who got into difficulty yesterday evening (Thursday 31 July) when out on a canoeing venture. The volunteer crew was alerted shortly after 8pm and requested to go to the aid of four canoeists who were sheltering from a southerly wind at Ballycotton Lighthouse. The all-weather lifeboat under coxswain Eolan Walsh launched at 8.15...
#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Shipping Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below. Shipping Industry: Optimistic outlook - A majority of shipping companies expect their turnover and profits to increase during 2014, according to a survey from German shipping lender HSH Nordbank, as reported by Lloyd's List. Of the 51 companies surveyed, 59% re...
#lifeboat – Cork Harbour lifeboat volunteers were paged at 5.35pm yesterday afternoon to reports of a disabled boat with two persons on board between Fennels bay and Weavers point. The casualty vessel had deployed an anchor, but were dragging towards the shoreline. Crosshaven Lifeboat helm Vincent Fleming, with crew Harry O'Rourke and Paddy Quinlan were soon in the area ...
#sb20 – Seven SB20s took to the water last night on Dublin Bay for the fourth Thursday of Series 2, many fresh from an exhilarating nationals in RCYC last weekend, while others were obviously recharging their batteries after their exertions in Cronins... :-) For a pleasant change on a Thursday this season, we saw some decent breeze on Dublin Bay which allowed the SBs to get u...
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