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Overall Turkey Shoot leader, the J109 Jalapeno
Handicaps and Starts for next's final race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot have been published to set up what organiser Fintan Cairns predicts will be a 'very interesting finish'. As Afloat.ie readers will know, the National Yacht Club J109 Jalapeno…
Limerick Docks plan of a floating data centre in Ted Russell Dock, where AFLOAT adds among vessels are two Arklow Shipping short-sea traders.
#Shannon - A €35m revolutionary floating data centre in Limerick Docks is being planned in a move which could create 124 jobs. As The Limerick Leader writes the city has beaten a number of locations across Europe to the investment,…
Record numbers participated in December's Winter Sailing Series on Dublin Bay
Hello and welcome to my weekly Podcast …. Tom MacSweeney here …. The last race of the Winter League ended the sailing season in Cork Harbour ….. Around the country, December racing, for those still with the ability and determination…
A new linkspan installed at Heysham Port forms part of a £10m project which won an award at the port owners, Peel Ports Group in the UK. Occupying the linkspans are RoRo freight only vessels from Seatruck and Stena Line.
#ferry -The Irish Sea port of Heysham on the UK west coast has won the Project of the Year Award. The Award which was announced at the Peel Ports Group annual conference, reflected the work managed by the port teams…
Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port
Warrenpoint Port will no longer pursue proposals to change how it deals with dredged material. Authorities at the Port had been considering the feasibility of a new placement site in the mouth of Carlingford Lough between Cranfield Point and Greencastle.…
World Champion - NYC's Mark Lyttle sails home to Dun Laoghaire and a hero's welcome after the conclusion of the Laser Master Worlds on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie
The winter evenings are dark, Christmas is coming and the long hot summer of 2018 has passed. While personally, I am already looking forward to the 2019 season, there are many sailors still enjoying racing in various winter leagues around…
Sanita Puspure, the Afloat Rower of the Year
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Year 2018 is Sanita Puspure. The Old Collegians competitor proved herself the best single sculler in the world. She took silver at the World Cup regattas in Belgrade and Lucerne, running the defending champion,…
J109 Jalapeno has gone into the overall lead of the DBSC Turkey Shoot with one race left to sail this Sunday
The J109 'Jalapeno' of Barrington, Despard and O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club has a five-point lead going into the final race of the Citroen South Dublin sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series this Sunday.  The NYC crew who were second overall…
Fukuroi City and the Ecopa Stadium (above) have been selected as the pre-games training camp for Team Ireland prior to Tokyo 2020
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) and Sport Ireland Institute today announced a ground-breaking, athlete centred partnership agreement for performance support delivery for the period 2018-2022. The OFI and Sport Ireland also announced that Fukuroi City in Japan will host…
Taoiseach and ministers at the announcement of the inaugural round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund
Marine Minister Creed has welcomed the announcement of over €5 million in funding for marine and agri-food projects under the Government’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The inaugural funding call, announced yesterday (Monday 10 December) by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Innovation…
The Oyster 745 yacht will be at Boot Düsseldorf in January
Boot Düsseldorf is the biggest boat and water sports trade fair in the world and is the place where all of the industry meets in January every year. Nearly 2,000 exhibitors, over 50 per cent not from Germany, from nearly…
 Joan Mulloy, Irish Sailing President Jack Roy, and Tom Dolan at the Paris Boat Show
Paris is big enough and busy enough to accommodate the unrest of the Gilets Jaunes in one part of the city, and yet continue to run an International Boat Show in another part of town, a boat show which is…
Night time scene over Dublin Port in August from the Garda Air Support Unit patrol. AFLOAT adds the cruiseships were using the port's main berths for the largest of visitors that can only be accommodated at Ocean Pier.
#CruiseLiners - It was at Cruise Europe's AGM in St Petersburg during April, when chairman Captain Michael McCarthy outlined how it would be in the interests of CE as an organisation to retain an 'Observer and Contributor Status' to the…
 Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan, Fishmonger Pat O'Connell and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD review the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, providing the latest impartial scientific advice on commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., has received the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides the latest impartial scientific advice…
The bridge of the Irish Naval Service flagship, LÉ Eithne accredited as the first ship in the history of the navy to achieve ”paperless navigation”.
#NavalService - The Irish Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne has recently been accredited as the first in the fleet to achieve "paperless navigation” writes Jehan Ashmore The 1984 custom-built P30 class Helicopter Patrol Vessel (HPV), Afloat adds notably the last…
Espey & McCullough Lead Belfast Lough Frosty Series
Following Storm Etienne 21 crews arrived at Royal North for Day 6 of Belfast's Frosty Series, and were glad to see that there were no pieces of RS400 lying on the ground writes Sam Pickering. Even better, it was a…
Details of the 2019 Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale Yacht Club has been published and entries are now being taken online
The Notice of Race for the 2019 Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale Yacht Club has been published and entries are now being taken online here Sponsored by O’Leary Life the event that runs from 26 – 29 June will provide for very…
Connemara's maiden arrival (earlier this year) by going astern to berth in Santander, Spain where AFLOAT adds freight trucks and cars used the ropax's stern only vehicle ramp to disembark in the Cantabrian port.
#ferry - The Ireland-Spain ferry route from Cork is to be expanded to a year-round service, the Evening Echo writes, to give hauliers for export and import options due to fears over Brexit. Building on the launch of its new…
Big winds for Laser racing at Howth Yacht Club
With one week to go in the Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites Winter Series, the winners of all three rigs have been decided. Ronan Wallace has claimed top spot in the Standard Rig Fleet, with Tom Fox winning the Radials and…

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