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Meriadec Le Mouillour from the Union Des ports Francais and Michael Sheary from the Irish Ports Association with Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for Transport at the signing of a memorandum of Agreement at Dublin Port.
#Ports&Shipping - Reorganisation of French sea ports is underway writes The Irish Times, to manage additional freight traffic from Ireland and segregate it from UK freight arriving after Brexit, French transport minister Elisabeth Borne has said. She was speaking at…
Foggy conditions as HMS Daring is docked at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, the vessel is the leadship of the 'Daring' class destroyers, among them HMS Defender which this afternoon arrived into Cork Harbour. For a visiting naval vessel, the 8,000 tonnes displacement destroyer makes for an odd sight occupying the berth at Marino Point close to the centre of the natural harbour.
#NavalVisitors - A UK Royal Navy 'Daring' class destroyer that arrived into Cork Harbour today notably took up a rather strange place to berth at Marino Point, the site of the former IFI plant, writes Jehan Ashmore. HMS Defender (D36)…
After a few days with the Ilen in Limerick’s Ted Russell Dock, you get used to the ever-present yet always-changing metallic mini-mountains
Down Limerick way, somebody is probably already putting together an appropriate song about how the historic sail trading ketch Ilen was saved from the scrapyard through a heroic decade-long restoration programme by Limerick’s Ilen Project, only to spend her first…
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne in Dublin Witnesses French & Irish Ports MoU
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne (pictured centre above) witnessed the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mr Mériadec Le Mouillour (left) on behalf of the Union des Ports Français (UPF) and Mr Michael Sheary, on behalf of the…
RIYC Weather conference (from left) Daryl Hughes, organiser of the event, Professor Ray Bates( adjunct Professor of Meteorology U.C.D.) Dr Conor Sweeney ( IMS and U.C.D.), Evelyn Cusack , Met Eireann, Declan Murphy( President IMS), Captain Colm Newport( Dublin Port Company) and Pat Shannon ( Vice Commodore RIYC)
The day-long Weather and Sailing Conference at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today is the first of its kind to be held in Ireland. Attracting a large audience, the line-up of speakers at the yacht club draws on highly-qualified…
Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has become the first ever Irish sailor to break the 50-knot speed barrier
National Windsurfing Champion Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has become the first ever Irish sailor to break the 50-knot speed barrier, during his final week competing at the Luderitz World Speed Sailing Challenge in Namibia, Africa. As Afloat.ie previously reported,…
The National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood in Cork
#Rowing: The Ireland Trial set for tomorrow, Saturday, at the National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood in Cork has been cancelled because of bad weather. No plan for Re-scheduling has been announced.
European Sea Ports Organisation (EPSO) has welcome the European Parliament Transport Committee vote result on the Connecting Europe Facility II.
#Ports&Shipping- At the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism and the Industry Committee jointly yesterday adopted the Marinescu- Telička- Virrkkunen report on the Connecting Europe Facility proposal 2021-2027. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the demand for an…
An outline render of a landmark building on the Custom House Quay site in Cork.
#WaterfrontProperty - Calls for the protection of historic buildings at the Port of Cork that secured in a petition more than 1,500 signatures has been presented to the Lord Mayor of Cork city. The Port of Cork site reports the…
Dublin debut - This moderately sized racer-cruiser is a reinvention of a classic design
The new Grand Soleil 34 'Justtina' that is cutting a dash as it debuts on Irish waters at the DBSC Turkey Shoot marks a return to sailing for her skipper John Treanor who forged a love for yacht racing on his…
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Viking Marine’s Black Friday Deals Now Available
Viking Marine’s Black Friday specials are now available — but be quick as these deals only last till Monday 26 November. Get the best savings on selected Helly Hansen bags — with up to 50% off — and get 40%…
The big Rs fleet at RNIYC
Sun 18th Nov was the third day of Belfast Lough's RS400 Frostie Series at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club in what has become the biggest doublehanded fleet in the country winter racing with 22 boats on the water and…
The Beneteau 43.7 Black Velvet (Leslie Parnell) to weather of the X35 D-Tox (Paddy McSwiney) in the third race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot
The fourth race of the DBSC Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot Series will see a discard applied to the overall results. Handicaps and Starts for next Sunday's racing on Dublin Bay are downloadable below. After an epic third race, the 75-boat fleet is…
A still from video captured of the shark nursery during the SeaRover survey
Members of the Marine Institute, INFOMAR and Explorers Education teams, as well as the chief scientist of the SeaRover survey, will be at the Galway Science and Technology Festival this Sunday (25 November) highlighting the recent discovery of a rare…
The Queen Mary 2, pictured here in Norway, was en route from Southampton to New York on Monday when the medevac was sought
The Clare Herald reports on a helicopter medevac from the Queen Mary 2 off the Irish coast earlier this week. Rescue 115 from the Irish Coast Guard was involved in the evacuation of an elderly woman to University Hospital Limerick…
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In April 2018 UK Sailmakers Ireland’s Barry Hayes, Graham Curran, and Mark Mansfield carried out a two-boat testing session with the newly developed ‘JX’ headsail design on Dublin Bay
In Grand Prix classes throughout the sport of sailing, it is well known that sheeting angles are becoming tighter and tighter – modern TP52s have jib sheeting angles as close as 4 degrees off the centreline. The J109 class in…
A view beyond the marina of the formerly operational ferry terminal at Dun Laoghaire Harbour before passenger infrastructure was removed
Speculation that a ferry service could return to Dun Laoghaire has reached fever pitch with the news that a British company has put in a bid to operate from the St Michael’s Pier terminal. According to The Times, the Liverpool…
Philip (left) with DBSC Commodore Chris Moore (centre) and Richard Lovergrove with the Waterhouse Shield for the best DBSC cruiser-racer performance. The Lovegrove haul of DBSC prizes continued after a successful season in their Sigma 33, Rupert. See below.
As Afloat.ie reported previously, last Friday's DBSC prizegiving was a gala affair at the Royal St.George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the country's biggest yacht racing club.  As well as six premier awards for best performances, DBSC Commodore Chris…
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Spirit of Oysterhaven under full sail on starboard tack
After 20 years of owning, restoring and operating this classic 70 ft steel schooner, Oliver Hart of Oysterhaven Marine has decided to put her up for sale.  Designed by Frederick Parker and built in the Hamble in 1972 Spirit was fitted…
Dun Laoghaire's former ferry terminal on St Michael's Pier
The developer behind scrapped plans for the Harbour Innovation Campus in Dun Laoghaire is taking legal action against a tech investor, as The Sunday Times reports. Philip Gannon filed a High Court case last Wednesday (14 November) against Ian Lucey…

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