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Latest Stories Coiste an Asgard is Scrapped in Budget Cuts
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… Maritime Transport and Safety - €53 million
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… €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… 15th Lock & Sallins Navigation Obstruction
Inland Waterways
On inland waterways, emergency flood alleviation works by Kildare County Council action has caused restriction of navigation 600 metres east of Sallins until further notice. Waterways Ireland are working to remedy the obstruction between the 15th Lock and Sallins on… Bear Grylls to Open RIBEX 2010
News Update
Plans are moving ahead for a truly first class show next May. It is now confirmed that the Suzuki Sponsored RIBEX 2010 powerboat exhibition is to be opened by extreme survivalist and TV personality, Bear Grylls. At this present time,… Failte Ireland Seek Events to Fund
News Update
Money to stage Ireland's sailing and boating regattas next season could be at hand if event organisers apply for funding from Bord Failte under the national festivals programme. The initiative advertised in the national press this morning is intended to… Dutch Builder Sees Improvement
Marine Trade
In Marine Trade news from Holland, Dutch Boat Builder Linssen reports from its 11th boat show that although markets in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the former East European countries are still responding very modestly, Linssen is positive about its…
News Update
Tony Killeen TD Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today met EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Berg on EU / Norway Fisheries negotiations. Minister Killeen sought an urgent meeting when it became clear last Friday that…
News Update
Royal Western YC in Kilrush hosted over 40 people for the first of a North Sails lecture Tour of Ireland featuring US Sailmaker Bill Gladstone and there was a smilar number gathered for the seminar in Foynes (pictured over the…
Last chance for Irish Sail Training?
Editors Blog
It's rare, given the times that are in it, when a way to make two groups of people financially happy pops up. Rarer indeed, when it involves buying a boat. So how about this: Ireland's Department of Defence could save… Bringing Coal to Dublin Bay
Marine Science
The newly built dynamically positioned drillship Fugro Synergy commences drilling operations for VP Power in the Kish Basin, approximately 13.5 Nautical miles east of Bray Head this morning. The wells will be shallow coal exploration drilling to old layers of… Big Names and Numbers Expected at Antigua Sailing Week 2010
News Update
Despite the current financial challenges, the 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week (24- 30 April 2010) promises to be one of the best yet. The organisers of this annual Caribbean classic have listened to the competitors’ views and have come… Celebrating CH Marine Winter League at Royal Cork
There was no let up in the recent downpours for the final days racing of the CH Marine League but sponsor Nick Bendon brought some festive cheer to the Royal Cork club house when he handed out the CH Marine… J109s to Contest Europeans in Cork
Cork Week
The J109 Sailing Class is to hold its European Championships at Cork Week 2010, a fleet is expected from Ireland, the UK and France. Twenty six J109's took part in Cork Week 2008. David and Kirsty Apthorp's J-Dream from England… Angler Rescued From Sea
RNLI Lifeboats
On the far side of the Irish Sea, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a lady yesterday afternoon reporting that she had just witnessed her husband who was angling off rocks at Broadstrand near Ilfracombe being swept into the… 9 Rowers Rescued after Boat Sinks
RNLI Lifeboats
A Cox’n and 8 rowers from the UCC Rowing club were rescued today by Crosshaven Lifeboat at Lough Mahon in the upper Cork harbour area. While on exercise on today Crosshaven Lifeboat happened upon 9 people 'floundering in the water'.… Christmas Spirit Arrives, a Zodiac RIB for under 10k!
Boat Sales
A complete RIB package for under 10k? Western Marine in Dublin has got the Christmas spirit with several remarkable RIB deals. The Dalkey dealer has added a selection of RIBs to Afloat's Boats for Sale site. In particular a Zodiac… Sailors of the Month - Richard Colwell and Johnny & Suzie Murphy
Irish Sailor of the Month 2009 - 2012
Richard Colwell and Johnny & Suzie Murphy are the Irish Independent/ “Sailors of the Month ” for November on the strength of their Corby 25 Kinetic becoming the new Irish Cruiser Racing Asociation “Boat of the Year”. ICRA’s supreme title… Are You Going Round?
Round Ireland
Planning to do this year's Round Ireland Yacht Race? You could do a lot worse than listen in to how Galway's Aodhan Fitzgerald put together a team of friends to win the 2008 race. Also on are navigation tips from…
 Round Ireland Sailors Need to Look to the Future
Editors Blog
The best way to safeguard the future is to invent it and by introducing satellite tracker technology, Wicklow Sailing Club brought internet access to the last Round Ireland race and they plan the same again next June 20th too. Out…
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