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From left: Caroline Isaac, Karen Scott, Mark Scott, Leonie Mead, Andrew Mead, David Isaac and James Hardie of Oban RNLI
Volunteers at Oban and Tobermory’s RNLI lifeboat stations in eastern Scotland have been recognised for their invaluable service in this year’s Excellence in Volunteering Awards. Oban’s four deputy coxswains — Mark Scott, Finlo Cottier, David Isaac and James Hardie —…
L to R: Benoît Arrive, Mayor of Cherbourg-en-Contentin, Marc Lefevre, Chairman of County Council of Manche, Steven Anderson, RORC Commodore, Jean-Louis Valentin, Chairman of Urban Community of Cotentin, Isabelle Vandenberghe, Elected Member of Regional Council of Normandy Geneviève Gosselin-Fleury, Chairman Tourism of Cotentin, Eddie Warden Owen (RORC CEO)
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), organisers of the Rolex Fastnet Race, announced at a press conference today that the City of Cherbourg will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race for the 2021 and 2023 editions of the…
Some of the winning pupils from Doora National School in Ennis, Co Clare
Doora National School from Ennis, Co Clare has been named winner of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) national Something Fishy contest for 2019. The students from sixth class were presented with the Something Fishy perpetual trophy by Pat Breen TD, Minister…
Valentia RNLI celebrate - Colum O'Connell (new Lifeboat Operational Manager), Richard Quigley (Valentia RNLI Cox), Richard Foran, Timothy Lyne and Leo Houlihan (Valentia RNLI Mechanic)
Valentia RNLI volunteers, family and friends gathered last Saturday 23 November to honour two outstanding volunteers. The Kerry lifeboat station team honoured and thanked Richard Foran for his 20 years of dedicated voluntary service to Valentia RNLI. Richard took up…
Diarmaid Bird recently at the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset
A volunteer crew member at Fethard RNLI lifeboat station has had a vital part of their crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Diarmaid Bird recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, to complete the charity’s Crew Emergency…
A major announcement about the biennial Fastnet Race is expected at lunch time
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) is heralding big changes to its world's largest offshore race, the Rolex Fastnet Race at lunchtime today. The offshore club has invited members of the press to a Briefing concerning the world's largest offshore race, at its…
SB20 racing on Dublin Bay
At the SB20 AGM held this month, the sportsboat class made the decision to change its nomination process for the 2020 ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships. The SB20 nomination for the 'champion of champions' event will now be based on…
CH Marine's Black November Sale - Last Few Days!
A few days left to get discounts off hundreds of brilliant sailing wear products from top brands at CH Marine Chandlery in Cork and Belfast who pride themselves as worldwide suppliers of leisure & commercial marine products. As Afloat previously reported,…
The Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans now has their cherished Lipton Trophy once again
Royal Ulster Yacht Club members Deborah and Simon Lace recently returned from an adventure holiday in Chile where they had met an American man called Glen, from New Orleans writes Betty Armstrong. It transpired during the course of conversation that he…
British Marine Report Success at Metstrade 2019
Last week brought success for Britain’s thriving marine equipment sector with UK companies picking up a string of accolades and revelling in a flourish of business opportunities at the world’s largest trade marine equipment exhibition, METSTRADE 2019. The event kicked…
49ers racing at the Oceania Championships in Auckland
Currently sitting in 19th place, Irish skiff duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle have got off to a good start (two fifths in three races) at this week's warm-up Oceania Championships in Auckland that is a precursor to next week's…
Crosshaven RNLI
Crosshaven RNLI volunteers were paged at 1.50 pm this afternoon to reports of a dismasted yacht with injuries off Fort Camden in Cork Harbour. According to the RNLI, the 32’ yacht with five persons onboard was a participant in a…
Laser Radial mug winner Conor Gorman with DMYC Commodore Frank Guilfoyle
A misty, almost windless start to the day left frostbiters wondering if they would get afloat all at the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites. Earlier DBSC Turkey Shoot Keelboat racing was cancelled on Sunday morning with north-westerly zephyrs peaking at two knots.…
Invergordon RNLI’s volunteer crew recovering the RIB at Nigg in the Highlands
Invergordon RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 8.36pm last night (Saturday 23 November) to reports of a vessel with no power drifting towards oil rigs in the Cromarty Firth. The all-weather Trent class lifeboat Douglas Aikman Smith made best speed…
The tanker bunkering in Dun Laoghaire on Friday
Commercial shipping traffic might be reduced to very little in Dun Laoghaire Harbour these days but it is not gone entirely as witnessed by the arrival of a tanker this weekend. The 'Kowie' discharged in Dublin Port on Friday night…
IWAI are re-releasing this memo to honour the Grand Canal and all the boatmen and families who worked on it.
60 years ago, on 25th November 1959; a memo was issued by CIÉ to close the Grand Canal to commercial traffic, formally ending the era of barge trading boats use of the Irish inland navigation system. But the Grand Canal…
Sue McDonnell died in 2014
The widower of the late member Sue McDonnell has presented the National Yacht Club with a new perpetual trophy in her memory that will be recognise excellence in women’s sailing. In agreement with her family and the NYC club committee,…
Enda O'Conieen
On RTE's Nationwide programme this Monday evening at 19:00, Donal Byrne meets Enda O'Coineen to talk about his attempt to sail solo around the world and how it almost ended in disaster. The programme features some dramatic and poignant footage…
Isabel Glasgow
The Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) has paid tribute to former chair Isabel Glasgow, who died earlier this month of pancreatic cancer. Isabel, who was also chair of the Clyde 2020 initiative, “contributed so much of her valuable time, expertise…
Stonehaven RNLI’s Atlantic 75 Miss Betty is lowered onto a trailer for transport to RNLI HQ in Poole
It was a sad day this week as Stonehaven RNLI said goodbye to the last Atlantic 75 lifeboat in service in Scotland. The volunteer crew in Aberdeenshire watched as Miss Berry was winched out of the water to be transported…
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