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The MSC Opera cruise ship after a crash in San Basilio dock, Venice, Italy. The operator, MSC Cruises said the 2,679-passenger cruiseship, which dwarfed the Venice skyline, was approaching a terminal on the Giudecca canal when it hit the dock and a nearby ferry after a technical problem.
A family from Ireland were caught up in a cruise ship collision with a tourist boat in Venice has hit out at the company’s treatment of passengers left stranded in the aftermath of the accident. As The Irish Times reports,…
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. 179). 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…
Tom Dolan prior to departure today
Irish solo racer Tom Dolan stuck to his game plan on Smufit Kappa and made a solid start to his second La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro today as the 47–strong fleet started from the Bay of La Baule in the…
Alyssa Bull (silver), Alyce Burnett (gold) and Jenny Egan (bronze) at Duisburg
#Rowing: Jenny Egan had another podium finish at the canoe sprint World Cup today. Following a silver in Poznan last weekend, she took a bronze in Duisburg in her favourite event, the K1 5,000m. Two Australians took gold and silver.…
Ker 43 Baraka GP sailed by Herman De Graaf
Last year's Round Ireland Race Champion winning yacht, the Ker 43 Baraka GP (skippered then by Niall Dowling of the Royal Irish Yacht Club) has this weekend won the 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club's North Sea Race sailed by Harmen De Graaf…
Jacob and Fintan McCarthy
#Rowing: Ireland’s lightweight double of Fintan and Jake McCarthy took fifth in the A Final at the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne. Germany won gold, fighting off Italy and Belgium, who took silver and bronze. The Skibbereen twins were sixth…
The cable repair will be conducted by C/S Pierre De Fermat
Marine Notice No 14 of 2019 advises that a cable repair for Emerald Bridge Fibres Limited (aka EBFL) is being conducted in the Irish Sea off the coast of Co Dublin. Operations were scheduled to begin at 7pm on Saturday…
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Zhik Boot 360 Now Available From CH Marine
Now in stock and available immediately from CH Marine online and in Cork and Skibbereen is the ultra-durable Boot 360 from extreme grip specialists Zhik. The Zhik Boot 360 is a high-cut race boot combining a side lace system with a…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure added the European title to her World Championship crown from 2018 with a strong, controlled, performance in Lucerne today. The Ireland single sculler took hold of the final just before the 500 metre mark and never let…
Joan Mulloy gets to grips with her Beneteau Figaro 3 foiling yacht
Today’s Sunday Business Post will carry a special preview of the first leg of the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro international race as the skippers set sail from Nantes for Kinsale. The West Cork stopover this coming week is…
The Irish State has developed infrastructure (for border checks post-Brexit) at Dublin Port (above) and Rosslare Europort in addition at Dublin airport
Almost €8 million, The Irish Times reports, has been spent by the State buying land and developing properties at Dublin Port, Dublin airport and Rosslare Europort for border checks post-Brexit. Paschal Donohoe the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said…
Blackrock diving board in Galway where a swim ban has been lifted
A swim ban has been lifted at Galway city’s beaches, following the latest results of bathing water quality tests writes Lorna Siggins Galway City Council has removed “do not swim” notices at Silver Strand and Salthill beaches on the advice of the…
Scottish Series fleets were generally small in the IRC classes, except the RC35 class
Cork Harbour Olympic helmsman and Sailing Professional Mark Mansfield competed in May's Scottish Series and gives his views on the fleet at Tarbert. I raced as tactician on Stuart Cranston's new acquisition, The Ker 32, Hijacker from Strangford Lough. This boat was previously Checkmate which…
Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle
#Rowing: Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne finished fourth in their B Final, tenth overall, at the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne this morning. In a good race with an exciting finish, Germany led off as if they intended to…
The Mustang 30 Peridot (J.McCann, P. Cadden,Y. Charrier and H. O’Donnell) of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of the DBSC Cruisers Two IRC race
Race 1 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Jump the Gun, 2. White Mischief, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno 31.7 One Design:…
The Irish composite of NUIG, Skibbereen, UCC and Castleconnell which won at Met Regatta
#Rowing: Irish crews were prominent at London Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake and took some of the biggest prizes on offer.  The composite of Katie Shirlow and Lisa Murphy (NUIG), Niamh Casey (Skibbereen), Clara O’Brien (Castleconnell) and Rachel O’Leary (UCC)…
Tom Dolan - keeping a cool head for race to Kinsale
Keeping a cool head, making carefully assimilated decisions and managing himself to ensure he has enough energy for the second half of the four stages, 2115 miles race from Nantes to Dieppe via Kinsale, Ireland. These are the key maxims…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Ireland has qualified two boats for the A Finals of the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland. Sanita Puspure qualified for the A Final of the single sculls, taking second in her semi-final behind the Olympic champion of 2012,…
Jake McCarthy and Fintan McCarthy
#Rowing: The McCarthy twins, Jake and Fintan, took their place in the A Final of the lightweight double sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne today. They slotted into third place in their semi-final, almost level with Spain after…
The Killary Flyer on a previous trip to Greenland in 2013
Adventurer Jamie Young has traversed the Atlantic solo not once but twice, as he couldn’t afford any other way home writes Lorna Siggins The Co Antrim-born founder of Killary Adventure Centre has also taken a kite buggy to Antarctica, a kayak…

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