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The Clipper Race fleet positions as of Wednesday morning 22 November
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - In the past 24 hours, HotelPlanner.com was the final boat to cross the finish line of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint and, after all boat times were calculated, was declared the winner taking three points after racing the…
Scout Jamboree To Get Thousands On The Water Next Summer
Youth Sailing
#JamboRí - Up to 6,000 young people will get afloat over the six days of JamboRí 2018, the biggest scouting event in Ireland for a decade. Scouting Ireland will hold JamboRí at Stradbally Hall in Co Laois, the home of…
Flossie (right) and friend filling bags with junk from the breakwaters in Din Laoghaire Harbour earlier this month
Dublin Bay
#DublinBay - Litter in the water is a longstanding issue in Dun Laoghaire and Sandycove — but one local schoolgirl has taken it upon herself to do something about it. Ten-year-old Flossie Donnelly started this past summer calling for volunteers…
Cathma in heavy seas, is currently in the sheltered waters of Dublin Port. The 6,000dwt cargoship is been loaded with concentrates from Bolidan Tara Mines in Co. Meath.
Dublin Port
#Concentrates – It is pleasing to concentrate on an Irish based ship management company that otherwise is not widely documented in mainstream media, writes Jehan Ashmore. Cathma, a multipurpose dry-cargo carrier with an Ice Class (1A) certification was tracked by…
Dear Prudence leads overall in the DBSC  Turkey Shoot
Turkey Shoot
A change of conditions produced a change of leader in the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series after Sunday's light air race three but still J109 designs take the top three positions overall in the 46-boat fleet. Dear Prudence…
A slick new 11m Red Bay arrives in the Isle of Man
RIBs
County Antrim RIB builder Red Bay Boats Ltd has disptached its latest 11m RIB to a new home in the Isle of Man. The slick black Stormforce 11–metre has twin Yanmar 370z inboard diesels, a joystick control system and two…
Carrickfergus Sailing Club on Belfast Lough is the venue for this year's RYANI annual affiliated club conference
Sailing Clubs
The RYANI annual affiliated club conference on Belfast Lough will take place this year on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Carrickfergus Sailing Club. It is open to all RYA affiliated clubs to come and hear updates from the RYANI, including an…
Offshore showcase event – a 300 mile offshore course starting close to the Olympic Marina in Tokyo Bay and finishing in Enoshima just west of Tokyo will be held in 2020
Offshore
Some decisions and the sentiment expressed at World Sailing’s 2017 Conference recently suggest that the door might be opening for offshore sailing to become an Olympic sailing event. Submission 108 presented by the World Sailing Board, and passed by the…
Glory day. In an early race of the 2017 season, Tom Dolan in IRL 910 finds himself briefly ahead of Ian Lipinski in the superstar Proto winner Griffon-fr.
Solo Sailing
Even as the huge fleet of cruisers and racers - including Eamon Crosbie’s Discovery 56 Pamela from Dun Laoghaire - are into the third day of their Transatlantic crossing in the ARC 2017 from Gran Canaria to St Lucia, on…
The INFOMAR fleet
Marine Science
The INFOMAR programme, jointly managed by the Marine Institute and Geological Survey Ireland and funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment held its annual seminar in Cork (15th – 16th November), highlighting the impact and value of…
A Teekay LNG ship - In the first year of a partnership with NMCI, there will be 12 cadet sponsorships
Jobs
As part of their recruitment strategy, Teekay Gas, one of the largest independent vessel owners in the world, have engaged in a cadet programme with the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), with the objective of forming sustainable seafarer opportunities.…
Eamon Crosbie's Discovery 55, Pamela is off on a world cruise
Cruising
The only Irish registered yacht in this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is Eamon Crosbie's Discovery 55, Pamela.  As Afloat.ie reported earlier Crosbie set off from Dun Laoghaire on the adventure with Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Brian Mathews on board. Mathews will…
Cork's Jamie McWilliam Toasts Success in Hong Kong's Around the Island Race
Etchells
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Jamie McWilliam has won Hong Kong's Around the Island Race. It was a day of varied conditions for the 2017 Turkish Airlines Around the Island Race with everything from 2 to 28kts of easterly breeze being…
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America's Cup
An exciting new era in America's Cup racing has been unveiled today as the concept for the AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America's Cup is released illustrating a bold and modern vision for high…
Sombre Mood Across Fleet As Clipper Race Continues Towards Australia
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Thoughts of love and support for the family, friends and crew-mates of Simon Speirs remain at the forefront of the minds of the skippers and Clipper Race crew across the fleet today (Monday 20 November) as GREAT Britain…
107 Yachts for Sydney Hobart Race
Sydney to Hobart
The 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart promises much, with 107 yachts currently scheduled to cross the start line in Sydney Harbour at 13.00 (AEDT) on 26 December. Some 30 international entrants will participate, with a high-profile battle for line honours and…
METSTRADE Show Attracts Record-Breaking International Audience
Marine Trade
The annual METSTRADE Show in Holland has completed a very successful week, reinforcing its reputation as the world’s premier gathering of the leisure marine community. As well as breaking new ground in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers, the B2B…
Derek Martin. He was the personification of Dublin’s interaction with the sea, having at various times been Chairman of Dublin Port & Docks Board, Commodore of Dublin Bay Sailing Club, and Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
News Update

Derek Martin 1928–2017

20th November 2017
Derek Martin enjoyed his sailing. In fact, he enjoyed his sailing so much that he regarded those who crewed with him as extended family. And in his readiness to put in much voluntary work on behalf of sailing organisations, he…
Among ICG's container division EUCON fleet is Elbetrader, the 974 TEU capacity containership is seen berthed at the DFT terminal in Dublin Port. At the time of this posting, the Cypriot flagged vessel was docked in Rotterdam.
Ports & Shipping
#IEAexportAwards – At this year’s IEA Export Industry Awards, the winner in the category of Maritime Services Company of the Year, sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office went to Irish Continental Group’s Container & Terminal Division. The division includes…
Shane McCarthy sailed the second lap as a sausage but sailed all the way back to the gybe mark to correct his mistake
Dublin Bay
After having to call off last Sunday’s racing due to an excess of wind at the DMYC dinghy Frostbite Series, the challenge today was to get a race in in a dearth of wind writes Cormac Bradley. Though the forecast…

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