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LE Aoife Heading for Major Repairs
Navy
The LE Aofie will be taken in for routine maintenance next month which will involve major repairs according to Sunday Tribune reporter Ken Foxe. More than 250,000 Euro was spent on repairs to LE Emer and LE Aoife after holes…
Kinsale Weekend Photo Action Here!
Kinsale
Action photos from this weekend's Kinsale Cruiser League by Bob Bateman are online now. Racing is on varied courses outside Kinsale Harbour. The event is an opportunity for training purposes for any boats looking to compete in the Commodores Cup…
Records Broken For First ISORA Race
ISORA
A record number of starters came to the start line at the East Mark in Scotsman's Bay on Saturday. 22 boats started from an entry list of 23 boats. This has not been seen in ISORA for many years. The…
Hosts Take Big Prize at Queen's Regatta
Rowing
Queen's University filled the top two places in the eights final at their own regatta in Castlewellan on Saturday. Their senior A and senior B crews came in ahead of Neptune's intermediates and two junior crews, from Bann and Portora. Senior crews from…
Familiar Names at Front of 2010 DBSC Fleet
DBSC
Winds gusting to 26–knots ushered in the 2010 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Summer season this afternoon for a combined fleet of up to 300 yachts sailing on Dublin Bay. Inspite of new course configurations and some new race marks there were…
Sonic Zoom Wins HYC's Spring Warmer Series
Howth YC
As the class Easterns sailing kicked off across the bay in Dun Laoghaire, Howth Yacht Club's Spring Warmer series ended and Sonic Zoom (Ryan/White) were announced overall winners after a finale off Lambay island today. Results from the event are…
Waterways Ireland Fishing Festival Launched
Angling
The Launch of the Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival takes place yesterday Friday 23 April 2010 in advance of the competition which runs from Sunday 25 April to Friday 30 April 2010. This year’s Classic Fishing Festival is the 35th…
A Taste of the Waterways – Favourite Places to Eat & Drink, 2010
Inland Waterways
If you’ve never spent a few days lazing around our wonderful inland waterways you just don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a magical world of pottering along, enjoying the wildlife and exploring the unfolding countryside - just sooo relaxing… especially…
Fine Turnout for First ISORA Race
ISORA
Team Windmill got a great start this morning for the first race of ISORA. Over 20 make the startline on Dublin bay and are steering a course for Holyhead in Wales. More later.
Royal Canal Reopening Celebrations
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland has hosted the first meeting of the working committee involved in planning the celebrations to mark the reopening of the Royal Canal on the inland waterways. The reopening is intended to take place in September 2010 and will…
Aerial Footage Goes Online
Marine Photo
Take a trip around the coast when you view  Afloat TV's back catalogue online. The footage includes aerial shoots of Dublin Bay and Cork Harbour. The sample footage is part of a comprehensive High Definition marine library obtained during shoots…
Greenbird Goes for Ice Speed Record
News Update
After breaking the world land speed record  for a wind powered craft with a speed of 126.2 mph in 2009, the Greenbird team are back for more, this time on the frozen lakes of Montana. Not content being the worlds’ fastest…
Demand for Ferry Travel Trebles During Aviation Crisis
Ports & Shipping
An estimated 62,000 additional passengers were carried by passenger ferries through Irish ports over the first 6 days of the aviation crisis according to data from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).  The unprecedented events resulted in an estimated 300%…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Unveil New Courses Tomorrow
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has unveiled a range of new courses for its new summer sailing season, the biggest in the country, that starts tomorrow. Arising out of congestion on Thursday's evening races the club has been motivated to…
Youghal Club Plans Open Day
Boating Fixtures
The recently formed Youghal Bay Boat Club (YBBC) has been busy over the past few weeks putting together an exciting itinerary to get more people out on the water. Their open day, the club's first on-the-water event, will kick off…
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Since 2003 the team behind Afloat magazine has also been producing high-end, internationally appealing and entertaining factual documentaries on the Irish waterways. The production team are a mix of creative, technical and business people whose expertise guarantees an innovative approach…
RORC Yacht of the Year to Race Round Ireland
Round Ireland
Just a few months after being named the RORC ‘Sailing School Boat of the Year’, Sailing Logic has announced it will be racing in June's Round Ireland race and July's Cork Week. This year the yacht's (now named Malta Puma)…
Abu Dhabi Follows Galway as Next Port
News Update
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has broken new ground for the Volvo Ocean Race by being confirmed as the first Middle East stopover in the history of the event. A boat from Abu Dhabi will also…
New Pontoon Jetty Application for Kinvara
Coastal Notes
An application for foreshore licene in Galway has been made in this morning's Irish Times. Joe Brady of Tarrea Queen Enterprises Limited has applied for a permission to occupy an area of foreshore under the foreshore act at Tarrea Pier,…
Leisure Craft to Contribute to Cost of Lighthouse Service
News Update
A consultancy study commissioned by the British and Irish departments of transport suggests leisure craft over a certain size should pay a contribution towards marine navigation. The Atkins report on the lighthouse services says that over half the cost of…

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