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Marine Minister Michael Creed (third from right) launched the new manual available in English, Irish, Arabic, Malay, Russian and Spanish  
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency has launched a fishermen’s health manual. The short manual offers practical advice on keeping healthy at sea and on land and has been translated into five languages. The BIM Fishermen’s Health Manual…
Ian O'Meara (left) with Paul Adamson of Oyster Yachts
For the last 45 years, Oyster Yachts have built a reputation for signature performance blue water cruising yachts built to the finest level of craftsmanship. This is a company that is not just building but are creating through personalisation and…
Topper sailor, EABC's Zoe Whitford deploys the life-raft!
To say that East Antrim Boat Club's 'Mid-Week Sessions' closed with a bang would be something of an understatement writes Thomas Jobling. The hugely successful programme of talks, presentations and demonstrations at the Larne Lough club did indeed come to…
If your GPS is more than 10 years old or it’s had no firmware updates then you’re definitely at higher risk of you GPS not working from 6 April
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a special safety bulletin to all mariners that use GPS to prepare for a rollover event that will occur on 6 April 2019. On April 6 navigation data from some older GPS…
Irish Sailing Can Apply for Extra 'Discretionary' Funding From Olympic Federation of Ireland
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a significant investment in its member federations, including Irish Sailing, dedicating a fund of €250,000 for 2019 to Olympic focussed projects across the Olympic cycle. The OFI’s ‘Discretionary Funding’ programme was first introduced…
The Ocean Race brand launch in Alicante this week
“This is a big moment for The Ocean Race,” said managing director Johan Salén at this week’s official launch of the event previously known as the Volvo Ocean Race. “We are excited to be moving forward with a new identity…
Tokyo trialists - from left Katie Tingle, Annalise Murphy, Rob Dickson, Seafra Guilfoyle, Ryan Seaton and seated Liam Glynn, Aoife Hopkins and Finn Lynch
Irish Sailing unveiled its new €300k 'Performance Headquarters', funded entirely by the Irish Sailing Foundation and located on the grounds of the Commissioners of Irish Lights, at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning. Rio Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy lead the Irish Olympic…
Irish Sailing Hosts 2019 AGM On 30 March
Irish Sailing will hold its Annual General Meeting for 2019 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club from 11am next Saturday 30 March. The agenda will include minutes of the AGM of 10 March 2018, reception of the president’s report, and…
Liam Shanahan's J109 Ruth is entered for the ICRA Nationals on Dublin Bay this June
With ICRA organisers saying there are still at least 20 boats identified that are yet to enter, the buoyant entries for the Royal St. George Yacht Club Championships are up to 81 for the June event, kicking off a Summer of sailing…
Thomas Furey, INFOMAR; Stephane Crouzat, Ambassador of France in Ireland; Dr Paul Commolly, Marine Institute; and Attaché for Science and Technology Marc Daumas visit the Marine Institute Headquarters in Oranmore on Thursday 14 March
The Marine Institute recently welcomed the Ambassador of France in Ireland, Stephane Crouzat, and Attaché for Science and Technology Marc Daumas to its headquarters in Oranmore. The French delegation received a tour of the Marine Institute facility, and met with staff to…
 The symbol of the race is the Fastnet Rock, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Also known as the Teardrop of Ireland, the Rock marks an evocative turning point in the challenging race
The most impressive collection of offshore racing hardware from across the globe is set to gather off Cowes for the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race on 3 August writes James Boyd. Following the 340 available places in the IRC…
29ers dinghies racing off Fenit lighthouse on  Tralee Bay
The St Patrick's weekend was set to be the season launcher of the 29er class racing season with a first trip to the west to race the 2019 Westerns. Tralee Bay Sailing Club with the support of the Tralee Bay Maritime…
The Ballyglass all-weather lifeboat
Ballyglass RNLI responded to two back to back call-outs today, first to bring an injured fisherman to safety, and then to assist a 10m fishing vessel that had broken down off the Mayo coast. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather…
Racing from the 2019 edition of the PY1000 river race
Royal Cork Yacht Club will run its sixth edition of the Horizon Energy Group sponsored PY1000 river race on March 30th. The Portsmouth Yardstick handicap dinghy race takes place on the Owenabue river in Crosshaven Cork, in front of the…
Newcastle RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
Lifeboats from Clogherhead, Newcastle and Kilkeel were involved in the search for a woman missing in Carlingford Lough at the weekend, which came to a sad end yesterday afternoon (Monday 18 March) with the discovery of a body in the…
Prisca Bags' sailcloth washbags are just the thing for your next getaway
A new business launched by a well-known sailor on the Water Wags scene uses upcycled sails to create quirky travel washbags. Prisca Bags is the brainchild of Amanda Chambers, who repurposes old fabric from many different sources into a variety…
Howth RNLI Rescue Two Sailors & 48-Foot Yacht at Risk of Sinking
Howth RNLI launched its all-weather lifeboat this morning to reports of a sailing vessel with 2 people aboard taking on water and starting to sink 7 miles east of Howth. The pagers sounded at 8.24am and the all weather lifeboat…
Finn Lynch in an upwind Laser training run in Palma that includes multi world champion Robert Scheidt of Brazil
Tokyo 2020 trialist Finn Lynch who has returned home to Dublin just home is telling of one of the highs from his week Laser training in Palma de Mallorca. Lynch, a Viking Marine ambassador told Afloat.ie 'When nine-time Laser world champion Robert…
Canoe polo at the second Watersports Inclusion Games in Galway last year
The third Watersports Inclusion Games will take place in Kinsale this August. Building on the success of Dublin in 2017 and Galway in 2018, Kinsale Yacht Club will host the biggest showcase yet of inclusive watersports activity on Saturday 24…
Viking Marine Going Green For St Patrick’s Weekend With New Ecoworks Range
It’s St Patrick’s Day weekend and Viking Marine is going green! Check out Viking Marine’s new green Ecoworks range of cleaning products just in time for getting your boat ready for the new season. These environmentally safe cleaning products come…
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