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The Irish Racegeek d10 provides smaller boats with the same kind of instrument performance once limited to big-budget grand prix programmes
Marine Trade
Irish start-up Racegeek has picked up the international Pittman Innovation Award in the 'Racing' category for their d10 sailing intrument. American–-based Sail Magazine review the whole range of sailing products each year and select three in each catagory they believe are exceptional.…
The Norwegian Breakaway sailed into the severe storm system earlier this month
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - The ‘bomb cyclone’ that hit the US east coast over New Year’s was bad news for one cruise liner that tried to beat the odds — but ended up right in the thick of it. According to Mashable,…
3Di NORDAC is a familiar-looking white sail, boasting stronger, smoother, longer lasting shape, and priced to compete within the cruising market.
North Sails Ireland
North Sails 3Di NORDAC, already recognised as game changing cruising technology, has claimed yet another coveted prize. The revolutionary polyester sail, designed for small to medium sized cruising boats, was yesterday announced as a winner of SAIL Magazine’s renowned Pittman…
Marine Notice: Cable Route Survey Off North-West Coast
Coastal Notes
#MarineNotice - Fugro will be carrying out marine operations on behalf of TE Subsea Communications LLC for the HAVFRUE Subsea Cable System Project from this weekend. The survey project is scheduled to begin on Saturday 20 January and last for…
A model of the proposed mixed use development in Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Bartra Property is seeking planning permission at the site of the former premises of Western Marine. The above development plan (buildings marked in red by campaigners Save Bulloch Harbour) who Afloat add are to discuss at a public meeting on Tuesday 23 January (7.30pm) in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Western Marine sold the premises in 2016, however the business remains operating to include a sales office located in nearby Glenageary.
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - A Councillor has urged Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to reject the latest plans for Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, writes the Dublin Gazette. Councillor Michael Merrigan (Ind) has called on council planners to reject the current planning application for…
Damaging Our Oceans: Dr Peter Heffernan CEO of the Marine Instiute said the scale of plastic pollution in our oceans is alarming and our current human behaviours needs to change.
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute supports Ireland's commitment to introduce national legislation that will prohibit the sale and manufacture of certain products containing microbeads. Dr Peter Heffernan CEO of the Marine Institute, was recently interviewed on RTE Morning Ireland (see…
A map showing the planned HAVFRUE network
News Update
Fugro, a Dutch geotechnical, survey, subsea, and geoscience services provider, will be carrying out marine operations on behalf of TE Subsea Communications LLC (TESubCom) for the HAVFRUE Subsea Cable System Project. The project is scheduled to begin on Saturday 20th…
Storm Fionn Prompts Gale Warning For Irish Coasts
Weather
#StormFionn - Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange marine weather warning for all coasts of Ireland and on the Irish Sea today (Tuesday 16 January) as Storm Fionn sweeps in. Westerly gales or strong gales with mean speeds of…
Visit Seattle crosses the finish line
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - After one of the most challenging races so far in the 2017-18 Clipper Race, Visit Seattle held off a strong challenge from three other teams to chalk up a thrilling maiden victory in Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays…
The expansion from Dun Laoghaire has been facilitated by the recent addition of the Elan 36, Dreamcatcher to the yacht training fleet and builds upon a significant increase in demand for this type of training.
INSS
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School will run a series of yachting programmes on a trial basis from Malahide in County Dublin this year. The schedule will include the introductory RYA Start Yachting Course, the 5-day RYA Competent Crew…
The new boat - spotted covered in vibrant camouflage at the BAR testing facilities early last week - will establish a whole new class of yacht
Boat Sales
Princess Yachts is delighted to confirm that it is working with BAR Technologies to create a revolutionary new yacht that will be launched later this year. BAR Technologies was formed to exploit the wealth of design knowledge, technical skills and…
Man alone – Tom Dolan racing the Atlantic. He’ll be telling all in Westport on January 25th
Solo Sailing
On Thursday January 25th, at 19:30hrs, Mayo Sailing Club will be hosting a public presentation in the Westport Coast Hotel’s Atlantic Suite by Mini-Transat sailor Tom Dolan, and the admission of just €2 includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Originating on…
Gordon Ingate’s Robert Clark-designed classic Caprice of Huon slicing through Cowes Roads to win the Britannia Cup in Cowes Week 1965, when she also won the New York Yacht Club Cup, and the RORC Channel Race overall.
Dragon
When Ireland’s senior Dragon sailor Don Street (87) of Glandore bids us to pay attention, we always do, as Don’s experience in many areas of sailing is unrivalled writes W M Nixon. But when Don suggests we all sit up…
A product of another technical partnership – this time with British America’s Cup Challenger, Land Rover BAR – the AeroPro is designed for high agility dinghy, multihull and keelboat sailing
Marine Clothing
Spinlock – the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users – will be exhibiting exciting new Volvo Ocean Race products at the world-renowned boat show in Dusseldorf, from the 20th – 28th January…
Annalise has played an ambassador role for sailing since her win. Here she is back sailing on Dublin Bay after her medal win
Annalise Murphy
With every great win comes a ripple effect. Annalise Murphy’s silver medal in sailing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 was good news for the country, for sport, and the sailing community in general. But how has the bounce been…
Overall Growth at Dublin Port 2007 – 2017
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has today reported full year trading figures for 2017. The latest figures show that cargo volumes through Dublin Port hit record levels for the third successive year with growth of 4.3% to reach a new record level…
An artist's impression of Connemara, a Visentini built ropax ferry that will be chartered-in to operate the new direct Ireland-Spain route between Cork-Santander, the first ever ferry link between the countries. Operations are to start at the end of April based on schedule of two return-sailings a week.
Ferry
#FerryNews - Today, Brittany Ferries announced a new direct Ireland-Spain route, the first time ever a ferry service has linked the countries. Starting at the end of April, the service between Cork and Santander, will be making two return-sailings a…
Relentless celebreate after they crossed the line.
Rowing
#Rowing: A crew from Cork and Dublin, Relentless, have set a new record for rowing the Atlantic for a Republic of Ireland team. Sean Underwood, Pat O’Connor and Eoin O’Farrell and Thomas Browne crossed the finish line in Antigua this…
Changes made to the 2018 Show highlighted a renewed confidence in the future of the London Boat Show say British Marine
Marine Trade
The 2018 London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 14 January 2018) amidst incredible sales reports, a vibrant atmosphere, strong visitor numbers and the fantastic launch of the all new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show. The changes made…
Spindrift has been dismasted and is under tow back to port this evening. The crew is safe and sound
Offshore
At about 1600h (CET) today, Monday 15 January 2018, Spindrift 2 was sailing just off Point St Matthieu and Camaret in Brittany on her way to the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy, when she dismasted. At the time…
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