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Free Fish at Kilmore Quay, Coastal Radio Station Battles & Boat Break–ins
In This ISLAND NATION this week .. Protect yourself against Eastern European boat thieves .... EU shambles as hundreds get free monkfish in Kilmore Quay ... Limerick invention for disabled sailing .... $31m. dollars paid for ship damage to a…
Local Heroes

Local Heroes

29th September 2012 W M Nixon
Arise, Schull, and take your place among the great sailing centres of the world. Move over Sydney. Newport stand aside. Cowes make room. The port in West Cork is punching way above its weight, and last weekend it hosted a…
Lifeboat Design, Foam in Aberdeen, and International Maritime Stories
KEEPING A LIFEBOAT UNDER WRAPS Keeping a lifeboat design under wraps is some achievement, but that's what an Irishman did with the design for the first RNLI lifeboat to be named after an Irish river. In fact, at the age…
Leading the World in Marine Research
#islandnation –In your maritime 'This Island Nation' column this week. Ireland will lead the world in maritime research ...Will you help to survey the coastline? The Titanic Captain had trouble with his navigation ... Extreme trapezing ... A new cruise…
Summer in September

Summer in September

14th September 2012 W M Nixon
#sailing – Time was when mid-September saw sailing clubs making the final arrangements for their special end-of-season events, while boats based in the less-sheltered anchorages were already being hauled out to comply with insurance restrictions in face of the approaching…
Silver Millions, Piracy Hostage Couple & World Cup Sailing Students
In this week's This Island Nation Column, millions in silver to be recovered off Cork, a piracy hostage couple sailing again, five million dollars to recover a schooner and reports about world cup students and an offer to survey whales.…
It is important that all classes can aspire to participate in the All Ireland Championships but it needs to be seen to be fair and equitable. Giving pre-emptive qualification rights purely on the basis of numbers attending a class's championships when…
MOD70s Show Their Speed off Dun Laoghaire en Fête
#mod70–When Steve Fossett's 60ft trimaran Lakota came into Dun Laoghaire Harbour after setting a well nigh unbeatable Round Ireland record in September 1993, it was Dublin Bay's first introduction to the new generation of ultra-light speed machines, which were sweeping…
The Future of Shipping Fuels, Ireland's last Engineless Sailing Schooner & Lots More
#thisislandnation – The future of shipping fuels, Ireland's last engineless sailing schooner, galley slaves in Russia, locating the newest lifeboats and GPS disruption all in This Island Nation this week. A FUTURE IN ALGAE The United States Navy uses 80,000…
Annalise Murphy is Sailor of the Month for August
#sailor of the month  – Annalise Murphy of the National YC in Dun Laoghaire is the Irish Afloat.ie/Irish Independent "Sailor of the Month" for August following her outstanding performance in the London Olympics. The talented and dedicated 22-year-old had the…
An amazing sea rescue, NAB-ing change, UK politicians support what Ireland’s will not, sailing in Galway and Mayo and much more in your TIN this week…
An amazing sea rescue, NAB-ing change, UK politicians support what Ireland's will not, sailing in Galway and Mayo and much more in your TIN this week..... AMAZING SEA RESCUE A 31-year-old seafarer has survived ten hours of swimming after ships…
Tall Ships, Galway Volvo Ocean Race, European Tour, Sharks and More
An unforgettable experience on a tall ship, Galway and the Volvo Race, the MOD70 European Tour in Dublin, protection for seafarers after 92 years, Wi-Fi and sharks, topics in your TIN this week. Read on .... UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE" ON A TALL…
Rambler Crew Thankful, A Story of Two Vessels, Our Paralympians and Cork's New Pilot Boat
The Rambler Crew thank Valentia Radio for saving their lives in the Fastnet Race, but Coast Guard management wants to shut the station .... My story of two vessels ... John Twomey's Parlaympian achievements ... Cork gets a new Pilot…
Barking Dogs And Spritely Centenarians
The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on. Most of us would probably have thought this was an item of pseudo philosophy which has been no nearer the sands of the desert than the beach at Tramore. But it will…
Magnificent Asgard, Commercial Fishermen and a Sticky Situation
ASGARD rises again .. Can you help to find goose barnacles? ... Irish brothers wrap up the 18s in Scotland... Commercial fishermen want bass fisheries re-opened.... The weather hasn't really been so bad – do you believe that? The Channel…
The Cool Captain from Carlow is Sailor of the Month, Meanwhile Ainslie is at it Again
#sailingonsaturday – Captain Cool of Carlow is the Afloat.ie/Irish Independent "Sailor of the Month" for July. Captain Cool is Finn Lynch, winner of the Silver Medal at the Youth Worlds 2012, and he's just sixteen. So maybe it would be…

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