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The Marine Institute’s research facility in Newport, Co Mayo
The Marine Institute’s Research Facility in Furnace, Newport, Co Mayo will open its doors on Saturday 14 April from 11am to 4pm. The open day is for all, and visitors will have the opportunity to view the facility for studying…
Safehaven Marine’s Latest Pilot Boat ‘Svitzer Oued Rmel’ Put To The Test In Cork Harbour
Safehaven Marine has shared a video clip of sea trials and self-righting testing on its latest Interceptor 48 pilot vessel in Cork Harbour. Oued Rmel is the first of a two-boat contract with marine services company Svitzer and has been…
The first results of testing a new UK Sailmakers light Jib (JX) for the J109 class have been very encouraging, says the Cork–based sailmaker
Leading the charge with the design of a new J109 'JX' jib – tested for the first time on Dublin Bay last week – UK Sailmakers are hoping for a return to a 'golden era' for Irish sailmaking.  For many years, Ireland…
Strong winds are forecast for Dun Laoghaire
Racing in day two of Irish Sailing's Volvo Youth National Championships at Dun Laoghaire has been postponed. The next update will be made at 2pm, according to Race Officer Con Murphy at the National Yacht Club. UPDATE at 2pm: Racing…
The Neprophs survey team on the RV Celtic Voyager this month
#MarineScience - A new survey sampling Nephrops larvae from the area west of the Aran Islands is currently being conducted for the first time aboard the RV Celtic Voyager. “Nephrops are more commonly known as Dublin Bay prawn, Norway lobster…
The transformed Etchells 22 Guapa has this week received well-earned international recognition for the quality of her conversion
The standard and well-worn Etchells 22 which Bill Trafford of Alchemy Marine in County Cork transformed into an immaculate fast weekend cruiser has been awarded first prize in the Spirit of Tradition category in the International Classic Boat Awards 2018…
There was great excitement and media interest in the sighting of killer whales off West Kerry over a month ago.
The prognosis for killer whales in Europe is dire, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. There was great excitement and media interest in the sighting of killer whales off West Kerry over a month ago. The IWDG has…
Royal St. George Laser Sailor Sean Craig receives a Craftinsure voucher from Rod Daniel
Following the recent announcement that Craftinsure is now an official insurance partner and sponsor of the Irish Laser Association, Craftinsure's Rod Daniel presented some prizes at the CH Marine Munster Laser Championships in Baltimore over the Easter weekend. This first…
Schull Harbour in West Cork
The Department of the Marine is giving €112,500 for the installation of the pontoon which the local community has already procured at Schull in West Cork. Other West Cork locations are also to get funding for improvements - €56,250 for…
The Lough Derg lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho on board located the vessel
Lough Derg RNLI launched yesterday afternoon following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people after their 40ft–cruiser grounded inside the red navigation mark by Hare Island. The lifeboat, with helm Ger Egan, Owen Cavanagh and Delia Ho…
Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club leads the Radials after two races sailed
There were some predictable names at the top of the three competing fleets after the opening day of the Irish Sailing Volvo Youth Pathway National Sailing Championships on Dublin Bay. Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club leads the Laser Radials,…
Marine Notice: Remedial Works At Bundoran Outfall
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 14 of 2018 advises that as part of the Donegal Group B Sewerage Scheme, remedial works are being carried out this week by Norfolk Marine at the Bundoran outfall in Donegal Bay. These works were…
Azamara Pursuit, which formerly sailed as Adonia, will be completely refurbished in Belfast between now and August
#CruiseLiners - The cruise liner Azamara Pursuit is now in Belfast Lough in preparation for its refit at Harland & Wolff, according to the Belfast Telegraph. All eight decks of the 600m cruise ship will be refurbished over this summer,…
Ryan Seaton (right) and Seafra Guilfoyle in action in Palma
With two more days of racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta at Palma, the large Irish team there will be keen to make the most of the experience in the heat of strong competition given the countdown is on…
Alistair Rumball will give a talk entitled “A life in the Irish National Sailing School”. Reflections on 40 years of teaching, the highlights and plenty of entertaining tales all are on the agenda.
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire is celebrating it’s 40th birthday this year, having been established by Alistair Rumball in 1978. From very humble beginnings above a charity shop on George’s Street in Dun Laoghaire, the…
Team AkzoNobel arrive under cover of darkness in Itajaí earlier this morning
#VOR - Simeon Tienpont’s Team AkzoNobel has completed the podium for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race with a third-place finish into Itajaí, Brazil in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 5 April. It’s the third consecutive leg…
Fodder Emergency: The Irish Co-operative Society has warned that if the weather does not improve the fodder situation will become very serious. Afloat adds above are ferries from rival operators using Rosslare Harbour where routes link the UK via south Wales ports of Fishguard and Pembroke.
#NewsUpdate - A delivery of the first imported animal feed in response to the deepening - and now nationwide - fodder crisis has arrived in Rosslare Harbour. The feed reports RTE News, which has been imported from Britain, will then…
The first regional SB20 event of 2018 will be hosted by Greystones Sailing Club from 28th – 29th April
There are several new additions to the SB20 fleet on the east coast this year with at least two of the sportsboats arriving into Greystones Sailing Club for the first time. This positive news for the class, centred around Dublin…
Race ready. Howth YC’s flotilla of J/80s will be in action this weekend to select the Irish crew for the Student Yachting Worlds 2018
It will be J Boats every which way at Howth this weekend with events of national standing for both the J/24s and Howth YC’s training flotilla of J/80s writes W M Nixon. Once again the J/80s are being utilised to…
ESPO supports EU position on IMO CO2 negotiations
#Ports&Shipping - Next week the International Maritime Organization (MEPC 72)1 is expected to adopt its Initial GHG Strategy for shipping. The discussions aim to include in the Initial Strategy a CO2 emissions reduction target for the sector as well as…

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