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Irish Sailing Waits for Sport Expert Group’s Response to Phase 3 & 4 Return to Sailing Proposal
Irish Sailing is waiting to hear back from the Government's Sport Expert Group to see if mixed household crew (in a pod system) and using regular crew with effective contact tracing as the mitigating factor will be allowed. Irish Sailing…
Annalise Murphy, pictured with her Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup, has been selected to represent Ireland in the Laser Radial class at the forthcoming 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo
The news that Ireland’s 2016 Rio Olympics silver medal-winner, sailor Annalise Murphy, has been nominated to represent Ireland in the Laser Radial class at the forthcoming 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo has been warmly welcomed by Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales…
Sport Ireland Support for Clubs Includes Free Awareness eLearning Course
As Ireland moves through the various phases of the Government Roadmap, Sport Ireland is providing training & support resources to the sector in relation to Covid19. A Sport Ireland COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course is now available on Sport Ireland's website…
Ro-Ro Cargo Ship Victorine crew members and Captain Andrey Shevchuk (pictured above), receiving care packs from Dublin Port Harbour Master Michael McKenna, with Rev. William Black and Rose Kearney of the Dublin Port Seafarers' Centre.  Dublin Port Company is distributing 500 care packs to seafarers in gratitude for their service during the global pandemic
Dublin Port Company today delivered the first of 500 care packs to international seafarers as a thank you for their frontline service during the coronavirus crisis. Due to the pandemic, many members of ships’ crews have had lengthy enforced extensions…
Royal St George’s Online Talk This Thursday Explores History Of Waterfront Club
Royal St George Yacht Club members are invited to join Peter Pearson as he takes a journey back in time with an engaging talk about the history of the Dun Laoghaire Waterfront club. Peter is a native of Dun Laoghaire…
Youghal RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew
Youghal RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and her volunteer crew responded to their pagers yesterday (Sunday 14 June) when the alarm was raised by two people aboard a fishing vessel with steering failure. Helmed by Liam Keogh, The lifeboat launched just before…
ISORA's protocol will be issued early this week
The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) is working on a protocol that will allow coastal racing to begin at the end of this month. The return to full racing, however, hinges strongly on the two-metre social distancing being reduced,…
Hugo Boss - skipper Thomson has made clear the team’s sole focus over this period will be maximising their time on the water over the next five months
Alex Thomson has returned to the water onboard HUGO BOSS, the boat which he hopes will lead him to victory in the 2020 Vendee Globe. Thomson who has strong links to Cork Harbour and is a former Afloat Sailor of…
A J109 yacht rounds DBSC Race mark on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Club (DBSC) has laid some of its race marks on Dublin Bay in anticipation of the Summer Series getting underway next month. As Afloat previously reported, DBSC aims to race from July 20th. Outer guard marks…
Aoife Hopkins competing at the first and only Olympic trial in the women's Radial class in Australia
Aoife Hopkins will not appeal last week’s decision to cut-short the Radial Olympic trial for Tokyo 2021 as Howth Yacht Club, expressed its disappointment for both the former U21 European Champion and clubmate Eve McMahon, both contestants in the Irish…
Ruan O’Tiarnaigh of Royal Ulster Yacht Club
Ballyholme's Ruan O’Tiarnaigh of Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough is the 44th entry into August's SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race. O'Tiarnaigh, originally of Sutton Dinghy Club on Dublin Bay, is a multi dinghy champion…
Marine research gliders at PLOCAN in the Canary Islands
The Marine Institute, in collaboration with PLOCAN (Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands) in Spain, is pleased to announce a call for proposals from academic institutions for a structured four-year PhD scholarship in advanced ocean technology development and/or ocean observing…
Blue Flag for Royal Cork Yacht Club - (L-R) Gavin Deane, General Manager, Dave Coveney, Marina & Facilities Supervisor and Mark Ring, Marina & Racing Manager
Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour has retained its An Taisce Blue Flag, one of ten Irish marinas to fly the environmental award flag in 2020/2021. As Afloat reported previously, another County Cork marina at Kinsale Yacht Club was…
Stornoway - Irish marina manufacturer Inland and Coastal Marina Systems have completed a facilty increasing capacity for leisure craft to 155 at the Hebridean Harbour
Later this summer, local and visiting leisure craft to Stornoway Harbour in The Hebrides will be enjoying 75 new marina berths in its Newton Basin – increasing capacity for leisure craft to 155. The new facilities, designed and built by…
Kevin O’Sullivan covering the last few metres of his round Ireland solo circumnavigation
Sea swimmer and experienced kayaker Kevin O’Sullivan has presented Skerries RNLI with a donation of €1,200 from monies raised while kayaking solo around the island of Ireland. Kevin’s three-year venture started in 2016 and was spurred by his love of…
Press coverage of the discovery in the Roscommon People
Twelve-year-old Cathal McDonagh might be forgiven for skipping his homework this one time as he chanced upon the remains of an ancient boat that could date to the Bronze Age. As the Irish Independent reports, young Cathal made the remarkable…
Carr & Sons in Wexford
Marine Minister Michael Creed has welcomed €3.5 million in new investment by six seafood processing companies. Announcing the funding yesterday, Thursday 11 June, Minister Creed said: “In these very challenging times for business generally and notably our seafood sector, I…
All quiet at Carrickfergus Marina this past April
UK sailing clubs are still struggling to get back on the water under more relaxed coronavirus restrictions, according to SailWeb. While the blanket shutdown on sailing activity lifted in England four weeks ago, and rules amended in Wales, Scotland and…
Become A Marine Broadcaster For Cruinniú Na nÓg
To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 this Saturday 13 June, the National Parks and Wildlife Services and Galway Atlantaquaria are inviting 6-18 year olds to become marine broadcasters. All you have to do is record a short video about a…
Marina Manager Simon McGibney (left) and Blue Flag project manager George McGibney with one of two new Blue Flags for Kilrush Marina and Portmagee Pontoon
Kilrush Maritime Ltd has received two Blue Flags for its operations on the West coast of Ireland at Kilrush Marina on the Shannon Estuary and Portmagee pontoons in County Kerry. Kilrush Marina, in Co. Clare, which was built in 1991…
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