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Dee Caffari presenting findings from the World Sailing Trust’s Women in Sailing Strategic Review in Bermuda yesterday
Round-the-world sailing veteran Dee Caffari opened the Gender Balance: A Case for Change forum at World Sailing’s annual conference in Bermuda yesterday (Monday 28 October) with a call for key decision makers present to create positive change for women in…
Breezy sailing for J109s at the 2017 DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
This Sunday sees the first of a series of seven races on Dublin Bay for the 2019 DBSC Turkey Shoot Series.  The popular winter fixture has again attracted up to 70 boats for the short sharp races and this year…
Enhanced International Certificate Of Competency Courses With National Yacht Club
Thinking of chartering a boat abroad? Thinking of refreshing your navigation and chart work skills? Do you remember what lights vessels towing at night should show? Are you looking for something to do on wintery Monday nights? There are many…
Colin Morehead, chair of Cork300; HSH Prince Albert II; and Pat Farnan, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, president of Yacht Club de Monaco, hosted a special event last weekend (19 October) for organisers of Cork 300 to show his support for the upcoming events series taking place in Cork…
Berthon’s boatyard in Lymington, Hampshire
UK and Ireland RIB dealer Berthon is currently recruiting for a new RIB production manager to arrange import, fit out and handover of Gemini RIBs and other small boats. The successful applicant will be based in Lymington, Hampshire and will…
West Cork trawlerman Adrian Bendon, Marine Minister Michael Creed and Jim O’Toole, chief executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara launching the Clean Oceans Initiative in Union Hall earlier this year
Marine Minister Michael Creed has welcomed the increase in trawlers and other fishing boats now signed up to Ireland’s Clean Oceans Initiative. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the initiative involves fishermen storing and returning to land marine plastics that come…
Enda O’Coineen sailing the boat on which he completed his Vendée Globe route
From Enda O’Coineen, in business and adventure, we can learn much. The man sails on a sea of obsession in life — guided only by the goals he sets himself. He became the first ever Irish entry to qualify for…
At the start both IMOCA and Class40 fleets were tightly bunched, but line honours appeared to go to Bureau Vallée II (IMOCA) and Aïna Enfance and Avenir, the Class40 favourite
At lunchtime Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre starting horn was sounded and the 118 skippers in their 59 multi-coloured offshore boats weaved across the start line in front of Cape de la Hève, beating into 12-14 knots of north-easterly…
Work to be completed by this Christmas includes repairs behind the sun shelter on the East Pier
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have engaged L&M Keating Ltd to carry out further repairs to the end of the West Pier and behind the sun shelter on the East Pier of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The works include repairing damage to…
Mix of generations at the head of the fleet under leaden skies last weekend
From its foundation in 1985, there was always something of a ‘pop-up’ nature about Glandore Harbour Yacht Club in West Cork which would see craft and operations arrive and thrive from early summer to disappear again in September. This began…
Stormy conditions at Castle Point near Kilkee in January 2014
BreakingNews.ie reports that a sea angler has died in an incident on the Co Clare coast yesterday afternoon (Saturday 26 October). The man, believed to be a Polish national in his 40s, had been fishing with another man at Castle…
Spectators watch the Middle Sea Race fleet depart Valetta Harbour
While there were no Irish entries in the Middle Sea Race in this fortieth edition that concluded on Friday there was a smattering of a half a dozen or more Irish offshore crew across the 100-boat fleet, achieving some notable…
Researchers Talk Ocean Science At Marine Institute Symposium
The development of an app to help fishermen target areas with fish for which they have quota and avoid fish for which they don’t is just one of the innovations being developed by researchers at the Marine Institute. The app,…
Five Days Remain In X-Yachts’ ‘Open October’ At Hamble
There are now only five more days in which to visit X-Yachts GB & IRL at Hamble Point Marina in Southampton to view the Danish builder’s new Xcruising, Xperformance and the latest Pure X lines, along with a selection of…
Joan Mulloy (left) & Alexia Barrier on board for the Transat Jacques Vabre on Sunday
A look at the only Female duo made up of the international pairing of French woman, Alexia Barrier and Irish sailor, Joan Mulloy (4myplanet). The only all-female offshore pairing in this Transat Jacques Vabre, which starts this Sunday, intends to…
‘Mixed Picture’ Of Health In Seas Around Northern Ireland & UK
A new review of the state of the seas off Northern Ireland and the UK reveals a ‘mixed picture’ in terms of biodiversity, as BBC News reports. While the UK Government’s marine strategy assessment had good things to say about…
Water Safety Ireland Warns Of Heightened Drowning Risk For October Bank Holiday
Water Safety Ireland is warning that the risk of drownings is higher over the coming bank holiday due to cooler waters, wind chill and particularly high tides due to a new moon. Stranding will also be a risk for many…
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has defended her decision to vote against a resolution in the European Parliament to enhance rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean. The vote in Strasbourg yesterday (Thursday 24 October) lost by two. Every Fine…
Major talking points at the 2019 Annual Conference include a proposal to reform the governance of World Sailing
Irish Sailing delegates travel this weekend to World Sailing's annual pow-wow which is being held this year in Bermuda from 26 October to 3 November.   The conference hosts 418 delegates from 68 nations. Irish Committee members at World Sailing are: Con…
Courrier Recommandé
The 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Offshore Race has continued to provide plenty of twists and turns. For many yachts the race is over; they are tied up to the dock, enjoying the hospitality of the Royal Malta…
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