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Rock Armour Offloaded at Dun Laoghaire Baths
Rock armour has now been offloaded at the Dun Laoghaire Baths site (right in the above picture) where work on Dublin Bay's newest boating jetty is underway.  As Afloat.ie reported last week, the massive granite boulders were moved onto the…
Repair Work Shows Extent of Storm Damage to Dun Laoghaire's East Pier
Repairs are underway to the East Pier that was damaged in March's Storm Emma. The extent of the damage is visible from this landward photograph that reveals a breach in the harbour wall close to the bandstand area. There was…
The Bray Sailing Club team at the Inclusion Awards
The Cara National Inclusion Awards 2018 took place in Castleknock last week and Bray Sailing Club were delighted to be one of three shortlisted finalists in the Sports Club category, along with Clontarf Rugby Club and Raheny GAA Club. The…
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At the Paris Boat Show this week is Jeanneau executive Jean-Philippe Brun, MGM's Gerry Salmon and John O'Kane with Antoine Chancelier also of Jeanneau
Jeanneau's new Sun Fast 3300 high-performance sailboat will be launched next Spring, Irish agent Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats told Afloat.ie at the opening of the Paris Boat Show this weekend. Jeanneau has enlisted not one, but two renowned naval architects:…
Gerry Gilligan helming Jana in the LEYC Autumn J/24 Sunday series

Gerry Gilligan, RIP

9th December 2018 J24
Gerry Gilligan, who was very widely known and loved in Irish sailing has died. Gerry was an avid and accomplished GP14 dinghy and J/24 helmsman and sailor, and will be very much missed writes Michael Clarke. He was a good…
J109 White Mischief going downwind in big breeze in race six of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
A slightly reduced turnout for the strongest winds of the Winter series so far saw some fine J109 spinnaker handling in race six of DBSC's Citroen South Dublin sponsored Turkey Shoot. With northerly winds gusting to well over 25-knots, the…
Leadship of the E-Class, Thun Eos (No. 443) belongs to a new series of (LNG) powered oil/chemical tankers developed for Swedish operator Erik Thun AB. The vessel launched earlier this year is to be followed by a sister (next Saturday) with christening of Thun Evolve at Ferus Smit's Dutch yard, though through its second shipyard in Leer, Germany, is where Arklow Wave (No. 447) was launched, see Ports & Shipping (3rd Sept).
#DublinPort - A Swedish tanker operator that is a regular client of Dublin Port, through for example Thun Gratitude, which had anchored in the bay, having typically loaded in Milford Haven, Wales, departed the Irish capital yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
MV Glen Sannox prior to the launch (just over a year ago) at the Scottish shipyard in Port Glasgow on the Clyde by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
#ferry- In a row between a Scottish shipyard and operator over claims that "significant design changes" to CalMac's delayed new Arran ferry today (Friday, 7 Dec.) has escalated to legal action, reports The Scotsman.  Port Glasgow shipbuilders Ferguson Marine Engineering…
A picket by Defence Force members outside the offices of elected representatives in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin
#NavalService - The Echo.ie writes of appalling pay and conditions endured by those in the Defence Forces saw retired members picketing politicians’ constituency offices across the country. In Clondalkin Village last Saturday, former Defence Forces members picketed to remind local…
Waterways Ireland Partners With European ‘Green WIN’ Project
Waterways Ireland is involved with the European project Green WIN, which aims to address excess energy use and high carbon emissions generated by pumping equipment and systems to keep waterways operational. This project is funded under Priority 2 ‘Low Carbon’…
National Yacht Club Recruiting Senior Instructor
The National Yacht Club in Dn Laoghaire is currently seeking to recruit a senior instructor for 2019. The successful candidate will lead the team of committed sailing instructors and coaches for the NYC’s summer courses. Instructors will be responsible for…
British yachtswoman Susie Goodall's yacht before she it was dismasted
The crew of Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu has successfully rescued the distressed British yachtswoman Susie Goodall 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn. Susie sent the text: 07 Dec 15:14 UTC: ON THE SHIP!!! Position: 45' 10.711…
The Irish Maritime Festival at Drogheda Port
Drogheda Port Company, supported by leading experts from Brady Shipman Martin, are working on a Master Plan for the future of the Port that will run from 2020-2050. Earlier this year, Drogheda Port Company published an Issues Paper and invited…
Winter? What winter? Veteran skipper George Sisk’s rejuvenated Farr 42 WOW in sparkling form in the Turkey Shoot Series in Dublin Bay
Maybe it’s the fact that the days start to get longer again in only a fortnight, but there’s mood of rising optimism in Irish sailing these days writes W M Nixon. There’s an almost measurable buzz in the air which…
Power & Water Supply On Shannon Navigation Will Be Disconnected For Winter Period
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland advises that the electricity supply to power pedestals and the supply of water to taps on public moorings on the Shannon Navigation will soon be disconnected for the winter period. The move is being made for…
Coast Guard volunteer, the late Caitríona Lucas
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has today published its report into the marine incident on 12th September 2016 which led to the Coast Guard volunteer, Caitríona Lucas, tragically losing her life. Minister Ross said: “I wish to again express my…
Colm Barrington was elected vice-president of the Olympic Council of Ireland last year
Colm Barrington has formally stepped down as chair of Irish Sailing’s Olympic Steering Group, as The Irish Times reports. Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney will succeed in the role that Barrington announced he would leave after the Rio 2016 games,…
Irish Ferries’ flagship Ulysses will not be sailing this afternoon or tonight due to the warning for gale-force winds on the Irish Sea
Irish Ferries has cancelled all further sailings to and from Dublin and Holyhead today (Friday 7 December) on the foot of a Status Orange gale warning for Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea. The warning from Met Éireann issued…
Afloat adds above is the IOM Steam-Packet's Ben-My-Chree which in addition to operating the island's main year-round service Douglas-Heysham, also provides winter sailings on the link to Birkenhead (Liverpool).
#Ferry - In response to an Isle of Man services survey of ferry operations this was the largest the department has seen. That's according to the Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer, reports Manx Radio The results of the survey are set…
Historic Low In Fish Kills Welcomed - But Water Quality Concerns Remain
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has noted with caution the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on water quality in 2017. While it welcomes the fact that the number of fish kills in Irish waters were at a historic…

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