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Bronze Medal For Ex-Irish Olympian Saskia Tidey In Miami 49erFX Final
Former Irish Olympian Saskia Tidey won bronze in the 49erFX with her sailing partner Charlotte Dobson at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami yesterday (Saturday 2 February). The Royal Irish Yacht Club skiff sailor, who switched to Team GB two…
With some consistent sailing in tricky conditions, Finn Lynch now counts four top ten results from nine races sailed so far in Miami
Ireland's top Laser sailor Finn Lynch bounced back into medal race contention at the Miami World Sailing Cup and lies eighth overall after nine races sailed. After a tough day on Thursday, as reported by Lynch on Afloat.ie here, the National…
Sanita Puspure with the trophy which will be presented in her name
#Rowing: UCD and Old Collegians celebrated their world champions at the UCD Boat Club dinner on the campus on Friday night. Sanita Puspure, who has been with Old Collegians for a decade, received a special award. The world single sculling…
The heart of it all. The Corby 25 Fusion (Richard Colwell & Ronan Cobbe) in a club evening race at Howth
When time is spent with Richard Colwell, who was elected as the new Commodore of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association in November, you’re quickly reminded of the saying: “If you want anything done, and done well, then ask a busy…
Brittany Ferries says its newbuild Honfleur (CGI image) is not to enter service (Portsmouth-Caen) this season from German shipyard FSG as financial penalties have been imposed due to late delivery of W.B. Yeats
#ferries - In another statement issued by Brittany Ferries, the operator has announced it is aware of press reports regarding financial setbacks at FSG, the German shipyard where its next ship, Honfleur is under construction. The statement continued, FSG has…
Aidan Flynn General Manager FTA Ireland; Declan Assist Head, School of Management; Dr Katrina Lawlor Dean, College of Business; Professor David Fitzpatrick, President TU Dublin; Edward Tersmette, policy officer, European Commission, Secretariat General, Structural Reforms Support Service (SRSS); Martin Diskin, Road Transport and Freight Policy Division, DTTAS; Dr Deirdre McQuillan, Head of Research, College of Business; Dr Amr Mahfouz , Lecturer and Project Manager, School of Management; Paul O’Reilly Head, School of Management
#irishports - At TU Dublin, Ireland's first technological university, a multi-disciplinary applied research team is working on a project to assess potential post-Brexit implications for the logistics and transportation sector. The work of the project research team will also access…
Former Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena having passed through Tower Bridge, arrives to moor alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London this week (see link below to Afloat's 2016 coverage). St. Helena's visit was to promote Extreme E electric car racing launching in 2021 as the ship will transport the championship’s supplies and equipment. Afloat adds in 1995, RMS St. Helena made a once-off charter to Swan Hellenic Cruises with calls to Ireland, Dublin and Cork (Cobh), Isle of Man and the Western Scottish Isles.
#shipping - Former Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena returned to London almost three years after a farewell 'once off' visit took place just days before the UK Referendum to remain or leave the EU was held, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat…
Powering up electric waterways  - ElectriCity’s Volvo Penta-powered electric vessel will be the first fully-electric ferry in the city able to complete longer, multi-stop routes along the river
In the next phase of Gothenburg’s drive to connect its residents with a seamless citywide low emission commuting network, a Volvo Penta-powered electric ferry service is being introduced into the ElectriCity transport ecosystem. Building on the growing success of Gothenburg’s…
In the event of a No Deal Brexit, Armorique which operates Plymouth-Roscoff,  is one of three Brittany Ferries English Channel routes that form part of the UK Government's initiative to spend on contracts that would require an increase in additional capacity. AFLOAT adds Armorique that links Cornwall and Brittany is the first in the French ferry fleet to receive the new livery scheme.
#ferries - Brittany Ferries last week released a statement (below) to reassure passengers concerned by changes following the UK Government's £108m spending initiative to use ferries to ease potential problems in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The French operator…
The crew of Maiden, as featured in the new documentary on Tracy Edwards
Cork’s Gate Cinemas will stage a special screening of the new Tracy Edwards documentary Maiden, followed by a satellite link Q&A with Edwards herself, on Thursday 7 March. Edwards was a 24-year-old cook on charter boats when in 1989 she…
Some samples of Lynn Haughton’s Neo Collection
Old wetsuits aren’t recyclable, with thousands dumped in Irish landfills each year — but as RTÉ News reports, one woman has found a way to ‘upcycle’ them into something new. Lynn Haughton, a designer based in Co Wexford, has been…
Enter the Afloat.ie online Crossword competition below to be in with a chance to win a pair of Dubarry deck shoes in this free to enter competition
Afloat.ie in association with Dubarry brings you a bi-monthly nautical crossword competition (No. 177). Win a pair of Dubarry Commodore X LT or Sailmaker X LT deck shoes! Complete the crossword below and add your details below and the first…
St. Michael’s Rowing Club's new skiff the Gráinne Mhaol being released from the workshop in Cornwall
St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire are hosting the official launching and blessing of their new east coast rowing skiff on Saturday, the 2nd of February 2019. The event will take place at 11 am in Coal Harbour, Dun Laoghaire…
Mark Slats arriving off Les Sables d'Olonne to take 2nd place in the 2018 Golden Globe Race last night
41–year old Dutch sailor Mark Slats and his Rustler 36 Ophen Maverick took second place overall in the 2018 Golden Globe Race last night, and despite the late hour, received a rousing welcome from Dutch, French and British supporters there…
Finn Lynch: "I had 3 good starts but put my boat in the wrong place on the upwinds"
Irish Tokyo Olympic trialist Finn Lynch admits that after a tough day in gold fleet racing, Miami's World Cup medal race may now be out of reach for the Irish Laser sailor. We had three races today and I scored…
Nimmo spotted on Monday 28 January with Mutton Island in the background
#MarineWildlife - Galway residents have a great opportunity to see a wild dolphin close to the city centre with the return of regular visitor to the Nimmo’s Pier area this week. Nicknamed Nimmo, the solitary bottlenose dolphin was first sighted…
Lophelia pertusa colonising a World War I cargo vessel wreck at 160m, as seen from the ROV Étáin
Shipwrecks off the Irish coast are acting as artificial reefs for corals usually found much deeper in the Atlantic. That’s according to NUI Galway ocean scientist Anthony Grehan, who told the Irish Examiner about his recent surprising find at the…
A Cuvier’s beaked whale surfacing in the Mediterranean, another region where they are considered vulnerable due to sonar activity
#MarineWildlife - Spanish researchers have identified a link between a ban on the use of sonar in waters around the Canary Islands 15 years ago and a reduction in whale strandings in the same region. The Independent reports on the…
Agri Food Imports Boost Port of Cork Traffic in 2018
The Port of Cork reports total traffic through both the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.6 million tonnes in 2018, an increase of 3% compared to 2017. Total imports increased by 8% while exports increased by…
Lough Ree’s lifeboat volunteers prepare for their sixth fundraising lap of the lough
#Lifeboats - RNLI volunteers at Lough Ree have launched their sixth Lap of Lough Ree charity cycle which will take place this year on Sunday 28 April. The annual 85km cycle raising funds for the lifesaving service in Athlone will…

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