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The three-man Sportsboat Championship will be held over three days (29th 30th June & 1st July) at the National Yacht Club
Current form shows Royal St. George and Royal Irish Yacht Club crews are the ones to watch when the SB20 National Championships sets sail on the home waters race track of Dublin Bay at the end of this month. In a busy…
Ro-Ro freight ferry Stena Carrier which had spent a stint earlier this year carrying livestock on the Rosslare-Cherbourg service. The 2,715 freight lane metre ship is seen above at anchor after another charter but this took place on the Irish Sea.
#FerryNews - The animal rights Group Compassion in World Farming Ireland is to target key ferry operators in their latest bid to halt live exports. The group writes Independent.ie is to target Niclas Martensson CEO of Stena Line and Eamonn…
Northern Ireland's Oisin McClelland
Ireland has two Olympic class Finn sailors in action at Kiele Woche Regatta, Germany this morning, an important build-up event before August's Sailing World Championships in Denmark where a quarter of Olympic places are up for grabs. Both Fionn Lyden and…
Sailing at last year’s SeaFest in Galway Docks
#SeaFest - This year’s SeaFest in Galway is offering activities specifically for children with sensory issues as well as watersports sessions for children and adults with disabilities or impairments. Irish Sailing and its team of volunteers from sailing clubs across…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir last year
#Crayfish - The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is investigating the widespread deaths of white-clawed crayfish in Lough Owel that may be linked to an outbreak of crayfish plague. As TheJournal.ie reports, the Co Westmeath inland waterway is home…
Coney Island in Lough Neagh has a history dating back to Neolithic times
#LoughNeagh - The UK’s National Trust is seeking a new warden — or wardens — to care for the historic Coney Island in Lough Neagh, as Belfast Live reports. The island’s restored 19th-century cottage, which until last year was home…
Nicholas 'Nin' O'Leary onboard his IMOCA 60 that is advertised for sale
Nicholas O'Leary's 'Ireland Ocean Racing team' say it is making 'great strides' towards securing the Cork solo sailor a position on the Vendee Globe 2020 startline despite the fact his boat, purchased last November, has appeared on the international boats…
Royal St. George's Ross O'Leary was a competitor in tonight's DBSC Laser Race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Papytoo, 2. Pamafe, 3. Maranda PY Class: 1. G Bua, 2. T Hennig IDRA 14: 1. Slipstream, 2. Doody, 3. Sapphire Laser PY: 1. R Wallace, 2. M Sorgassi, 3. R O'Leary Race 2: IDRA…
From 01 September 2018 payment will be by Smart Card only.
Masters and users of the Shannon Navigation are advised that a Smart Card system will be introduced at all locks on the navigation from 01 July 2018. As Afloat.ie reported in March, Waterways Ireland says Masters of vessels will be…
Squib keelboats
Many events have been organised this season to celebrate the 50th birthday of Oliver Lee’s National Squib two-man keelboat. One of those events was the open Welsh Championship raced at South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15th to…
The move will see the four-deck Seatruck Precision and Seatruck Performance (above) replace the current three-deck vessels
A €100 million investment by Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, will increase capacity on Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%. Seatruck will deploy two larger freight ferries on the route later this summer, in direct response to growing…
The VOS Sweet is conducting surveys off East Cork for the Celtic Interconnector project
#MarineNotice - The survey vessel VOS Sweet (Callsign PCPE) is currently conducting offshore geotechnical and environmental survey operations associated with the proposed Celtic Interconnector on behalf of EirGrid. The VOS Sweet was set to commence operations yesterday, Monday 18 June,…
At the RS Elite Irish Championships there was strong competition on the start line of a 16–strong fleet
Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough hosted the RS Elite Championships last weekend. There was strong competition on the start line of a 16–strong fleet. The Current UK Champion Mike McIntyre on Foudafafa was over from England to get the feel of…
Minister Wants EU Funding For Irish Aquaculture & Seafood Processing
#Seafood - Marine Minister Michael Creed has called for European Maritime & Fisheries Funding (EMFF) for small to medium enterprises in aquaculture and seafood processing to be continued post-2020. Addressing the Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers meeting in Luxembourg…
The self-docking boat slides with ease between the hulls of Volvo Ocean Race entries Turn the Tide on Plastic and Vestas 11th Hour Racing in Gothenburg
Volvo has an ingenious solution to one of the more stressful manoeuvres in sailing with the unveiling of its advanced self-docking technology. In a live demonstration at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Gothenburg, a 68ft yacht fitted with Volvo…
A second newbuild to be named Scot Explorer is being built by the same Dutch yard to where Scot Carrier is to be launched from in July. The ship is also similar to the Scot Leader (pictured above)
#Ports&Shipping - Forest products operator Scotline Ltd whose vessels are regular callers to Irish east and south coast ports, have announced in partnership with a Dutch yard to exercise an option for a second newbuild of the 4785dwat Bodewes Trader…
Cormac Gebruers
Cormac Gebruers has been appointed to the post of Head of College at the National Maritime College of Ireland. Cormac began his career as a deck officer in the merchant navy, graduating from Cork RTC (subsequently CIT) in 1993. He…
Artist’s impression the new container terminal development in Ringaskiddy launched yesterday
#PortOfCork - The Port of Cork’s relocation to Ringaskiddy could be delayed by a ‘mistake’ in a tender for the civil engineering part of the the €82 million project, as the Irish Independent reports. BAM Civil Ltd says it made…
A new 'Laser League' concept over six races for the three consecutive Saturdays of the Dun Laoghaire Regattas has been hatched by the DBSC Laser class
The Dublin Bay Laser fleet is making a push for more entries for the Laser fleets in the forthcoming Dun Laoghaire Regattas starting this weekend with the National Yacht Club fixture. Laser Class Captain Ross O'Leary has come up with…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club organisers have confirmed 23 entries, being 161 competitors from five countries for this weekend's Championships on Dublin Bay
Entries closed yesterday for the Sigma 33 Class UK and Irish Championships 2018 on Dublin Bay this weekend. The Royal St. George Yacht Club organisers have confirmed 23 entries, being 161 competitors from five countries. Racing takes place from Friday…

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