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Afloat.ie: Christmas Annual Out Now!
Afloat, Ireland's dedicated boating magazine, hits the shelves this week with a bumper 100-page Annual. Packed with all the latest news and reviews from across the sailing, motorsports and water sports worlds, Afloat's 2010 Annual also looks at the future…
Afloat.ie: Water Safety Role Available for Young Person
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in the UK is looking for a young person to head up a water safety project which will aim to save the lives of other young people. RoSPA is looking to run…
Body Recovered after Man Overboard at  Rosslare
Rescuers searching for a woman who had fallen overboard from a ferry travelling from Rosslare to Fishguard say they have recovered a body in the Irish Sea. A major sea and air search was launched after the woman, in her…
Afloat.ie: Buoys Installed on Dun Laoghaire Coast
Marker buoys to indicate the distance jet skis and powered craft must keep from the foreshore were installed at popular boating and swimming locations last weekend. The move is in accordance with Beach bye-laws introduced by the Council earlier this…
Afloat.ie: New Antares 30S from Beneteau
Beneteau's Antares 30S from BJ Marine is described as 'a perfect synthesis of space, performance and competitiveness' by the manufacturer. And they may have a good point: designed for cruising, the boat retains all the advantages of the Antares 30,…
Afloat.ie: New Antares 42 Family Cruiser
Beneteau's Antares 42 from BJ Marine is perfectly designed for family cruising. Fast and seaworthy, the boat that from now on replaces the Antares 12 is carefully thought out, combining elegant, sleek lines with surprising interior space. The introduction of…
Afloat.ie: Round Ireland 2010 Gets Fresh Support
Two of the country's biggest cruiser associations are leading the support for this year's Round Ireland race in an effort to make the 30th anniversary edition, a circumnavigation to remember. The Irish Cruiser Racer Association is to present a new…
Afloat.ie: Bank Repairs on Grand Canal
Marine Notice No. 115 has been extended until Friday the 11th of December, says Waterways Ireland, referring to the bank repairs on the Grand Canal, between the 13th and 14th Lock. Any queries may be directed to the Eastern Regional…
Afloat.ie: RStGYC SB3 Fleet Update
The Royal St George Laser SB3 fleet of 18 boats has enjoyed a hectic season on Dublin Bay. There were 33 boats entered for DBSC racing and a great variety of events to augment the weekly stuff. This was the…
Afloat ie: Cork Week Addresses Costs
In Cork Week's Notice of Race, Mike McCarthy, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club gives an address which outlines the response to feedback given to the Club about the last event. Cork Week 2010 will have significant cost reductions…
Afloat.ie: Cork Resumes Race after Start Day Crash
The Irish entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has set sail from Cape Town following the start day crash that forced her to return to port for repairs. Cork, Ireland has been back in port since…
Afloat.ie: Upgrading of Shannon Navigation at Athlone
Waterways Ireland, as part of a planned inland waterways programme of improvement works, is installing a floating Weir Boom across the weir in Athlone on the Shannon. The process of installing the 76m boom was initiated with the assembly of…
Afloat.ie: New Rowing Season Getting Underway
Hundreds of rowers are expected in Cork this weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November) as Rowing Ireland’s new national head of the river competition format gets under way. The new format involves a series of time trial Head of…
Afloat.ie: New Schools Indoor Rowing Programme
Rowing Ireland has introduced a new countrywide schools’ indoor rowing competition with the first event taking place on Saturday November 28th at the National Rowing Centre in Ovens, Co. Cork for schools in the Munster region. Rowing Ireland’s Development Officer,…
There are at least two trips down memory lane tomorrow night on Seascapes (Friday November 27th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), as one Irish seaman recalls his incarceration in a German concentration camp, and a Dublin inner city parish remembers…
Afloat.ie: Turning Stormy Tonight
Met Eireann issued a Weather Warning this afternoon at 4pm. It is to turn stormy tonight with winds gusting 100 to 130km/h, with highest values in Northern areas. A Southwest gale to storm force winds tonight on all Irish Coastal…
Afloat.ie: Dangers at Harbours, Jetties and Moorings
Waterways Ireland strongly advises Masters and Owners of inland waterways vessels berthed in public harbours, at jetties or on moorings against visiting any vessels or boats during the present flood conditions because of the dangers presented by the unpredictable nature…
Afloat.ie: Waterways Ireland Advises against Navigating
Waterways Ireland has issued Marine Notice No.125 of 2009 to advise Masters and Owners that due to the continuing flood conditions that aids to navigation such as buoys, perches and beacons may be totally submerged or have carried away to…
Afloat.ie: Work Underway to Repair Cork
Following Sunday’s collision between Cork and Hull & Humber, at the start of Race 4 of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, work is now well underway on repairs to both boats. Yesterday the boat building team working…
Afloat.ie: Irish Dealer Receives Top Award
MGM Boats, the Irish Distributors for Sunseeker received an outstanding achievement Award for Sales and Service Support throughout a challenging 2009 Season, the award was made by Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite CBE at the company dealer conference at Solis Lough…
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