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Afloat.ie: Dun Laoghaire Regatta Airs on Sky
Volvo Regatta
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta highlights will be broadcast tomorrow night on Sky Sports. Broadcast times are here. The country's biggest regatta will be the focus of a 30-minute documentary slot in the Watersports World Series to be aired at 6pm…
Afloat.ie: Axe Falls on Sail Training
Editors Blog
The axing of the state sail training programme, has been met with dismay by marine bodies who this week pledged a united voice to push for its reinstatement. This is in spite of the fact the state's only sail training…
Afloat.ie: Round Ireland Powerboat update
Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010
Justin Mc Inerney of the Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010 updates on progress for the inaugural race, a race he says that is not for the faint-hearted. The event will take place from the 5th to the 12th of…
Afloat.ie: Keeping It Cool for Christmas Food Safety
News Update
Christmas advice from the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), who have launched a launched ‘Keep it Cool, Keep it Safe’ seafood safety awareness campaign which provides useful tips on how best to store and handle smoked salmon, a popular fish for…
Afloat.ie: 2010 Best Boat Guide call for entries
Marine Trade
Afloat's 2010 Best Boat and Engine Guide will be published in mid-February – an important reference publication for the Irish boat buyer next season. Big and small, starter and expert, we're looking for as wide a range of craft as…
Afloat.ie: Last Race in HYC Frostbite Series
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club's well-attended Laser Frostbite series ended yesterday in bracing weather, where Paul McMahon took first in both Laser Standard and Laser Standard Apprentice. Further Sailing results over the fold. Howth Yacht Club – Laser Frostbite Winter Series Overall…
Olympics 2012
Wins in Sail Brisbane and Sail Melbourne confirm that the National YC's Annalise Murphy remains a favourite in the Women's Laser Radial division of Australia's top regatta, Sail Melbourne next week. It is significant too because it is confirmation that…
Afloat.ie: Asgard II Campaign 'Disappointed'
Asgard II
The campaign to save Asgard II has said it is “disappointed but not surprised” at the Government’s decision to abandon the national sail training programme in the Budget, writes Lorna Siggins in the Irish Times. The decision to abolish Coiste…
Afloat.ie: Cork Officially Left Southern Ocean in Clipper
Clipper Race
Cork lying 9th as at 1200 UTC, Thursday 10th December 2009, as Race 4 from Cape Town to Geraldton, Western Australia, is proving just how evenly matched the crews competing in Clipper 09-10 round the world yacht race are. The last four…
Afloat.ie: Total Transport Budget Announced
Budget
Minister Dempsey announces €2.787 billion budget for Transport in 2010 – €0.92 billion for public transport; €1.72 billion for roads of which €1.31 billion for national roads including €37.5 million for road safety and €411 million for upkeep and maintenance…
Seascapes
The shut down of the government's National Sail Training Programme is headlining on Seascapes (Friday December 11th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), despite its commitment to replace Asgard. Tom and his team have several other reports to broadcast – details…
Afloat.ie: Last Ferry From Dublin's Docklands
News Update
It’s been a feature of life on the River Liffey for over two years, but today (Friday 11th December) the last ferry will make its way across the river from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to Spencer Dock. The Liffey Ferry,…
Afloat.ie: Possible RI Contender in MG HS30 For Sale
Boat Sales
Fancy doing the Round Ireland next year? With this 1984 Rob Humphrey's designed MG HS30 you could be in with a chance. First in her class in the 1988 Round Ireland, twenty years later she could bring you to the…
Afloat.ie: Sail Training Axe Disappoints Marine Group
Budget
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has given a cautious welcome to the budget, while expressing disappointment at the decision to axe the country's sail training scheme. “Overall, the Irish Marine Federation welcomes the government’s commitment to restore order to the…
Afloat.ie: ISA Call for New Marine 'Alliance'
ISA
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has called for marine leisure interests to develop a new alliance. The move comes in the wake of last nights decision to axe the State Sailing training programme. ISA Chief Harry Hermon has asked for…
Afloat.ie: Sailing Funding Likely to Be Hit
Budget
A Sports Council cut in funding by 4% will be reflected in a funding cut to national governing bodies, including sailing. ISA Chief Harry Hermon was expecting a cut in sailing's take but said it was not clear just how…
Afloat.ie: Jobs Under Threat at Shannon Cruise Company
Inland Waterways
About 20 jobs on the inland waterways are under threat following the announcement yesterday that Emerald Star is to restructure. The company with bases in Carrick on Shannon, Portumna and Belturbet, said it would be reducing its operations in Ireland,…
Afloat.ie: Coiste an Asgard is Scrapped in Budget Cuts
Budget
Coiste an Asgard the state body responsible for Sail Training in Ireland has been abolished as part of this afternoon's budget cuts. Confirmation of its termination was posted on the Department of Finance website here. The move effectively brings to…
Afloat.ie: Maritime Transport and Safety - €53 million
Budget
The budget 2010 provision for Maritime Transport will be €53 million, compared with €49 million in 2009. The principal item of expenditure is the provision of a search and rescue helicopter service (€27.3million). Also included is expenditure on the Irish…
Afloat.ie: €5m in EU Funds for Wave Energy Project
Power From the Sea
Irish Times Marine Correspondent Lorna Siggins writing in today's paper says Galway energy company Wavebob is leading a consortium which has been given just over €5 million in EU funds to test a full-scale wave energy converter off the Portuguese…

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