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Volcano threatens Fireball championships
Boating Fixtures
The Fireball World Championships are under threat due to the ongoing aviation crisis caused by ash from the Icelandic volcano. 70 entries (six of them Irish) are due to arrive in Barbados for the event, due to start this weekend.…
Volcano threatens Fireball championships
Boating Fixtures
The Fireball World Championships are under threat due to the ongoing aviation crisis caused by ash from the Icelandic volcano. 70 entries (six of them Irish) are due to arrive in Barbados for the event, due to start this weekend.…
Long day off Kinsale
News Update

Long day off Kinsale

19th April 2010
Light north easterlies started the day, and a feeble southerly finished proceedings at the Kinsale Spring Series on Sunday, the third scheduled day of racing, sponsored by North Sails. A fleet of over 50 yachts took part in blistering sunshine…
Container may have sunk Asgard II
Asgard II
There has been no conclusive decision on what sunk the Asgard II, a draft report has shown, but all evidence points to a collision with a cargo container on September 11, 2008, the morning that it sank. Lorna Siggins has…
Cork Harbour Property with Deep Water Jetty Goes On Sale
Cork Harbour
The Marina Point Complex in Cobh, Cork Harbour is for sale. The 114–acre property includes the former IFI plant that runs on to the waterfront with a deep water jetty. No purchase price is quoted but it is understood that…
Irish Whale and Dolphin Group Online Conference Tomorrow
Marine Wildlife
Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) Sightings Co-ordinator Pádraig Whooley will be presenting at this weekend's TEDX event in the West Cork Hotel, Skibereen, Co. Cork tomorrow which will be streamed live on the internet and can be viewed here.
Expansion at Scotland's Oban Marina
Coastal Notes
With a total investment of £110,000 on the latest phase of developments at Oban Marina on the Isle of Kerrera, the marina is set for another successful season. Varis Engineering from Inverness supplied 24 new 12-metre finger pontoons that have…
Donaghadee RNLI Crew Members to Receive Awards
RNLI Lifeboats
Seven lifeboat Crew Members from Donaghadee RNLI lifeboat station are to be recognised by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for their part in an early morning rescue that took place in horrendous weather conditions and resulted in three lives being…
MCIB (Marine Casualty Investigation Board)–Activities & Achievements
Organisations
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board was established on the 25th of March 2003 under The Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act 2000. The function of the MCIB is to carry out investigations into marine casualties that take place in…
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Youghal Marina Planned
Coastal Notes

Youghal Marina Planned

15th March 2010
A marina is planned for Buttimers Dock in the heart of Youghal boosting moorings in the south coast town from 2 visitor moorings to 56 berths. Although still at the planning stage the building of the marina is to commence…
Afloat.ie: Entrance to Lower Bann Navigation, Toombridge
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland wishes has advised all masters of vessels and inland waterways users that the canal entrance to the navigation from Lough Neagh, at Toombridge, is heavily silted consequently there is a least depth of approximately 3ft / 0.9m in…
 Afloat.ie: Irish Fishing Boat Design Offered by Yamaha
Angling
An Irish designed boat is among the International line offered by engine giant Yamaha at this week's London boat Show. The Redfinn 6010 is manufactured in the UK by Irish marine duo Eugene McKiernan and Alistair Rumball. The design is…
Afloat.ie: New  Najad Website Launched
News Update
Swedish yacht manufacturer Najad, represented in Ireland by Cork broker HM Yachts, has launched a new website here. Further enhancements are planned and certain sections of the site, such as an official brokerage section, for example, are still under development…
Afloat.ie: Underwater Kites to Create Power
Marine Science
TIDAL POWER IN IRELAND: A tidal energy company spun out from Swedish car and plane manufacturer Saab plans to deploy its underwater kite-like devices off the coast of Northern Ireland next year. Minesto believes that unlike many existing tidal power…
Afloat.ie: New ‘Decade of Discovery’ for Irish Marine Science
Marine Science
2010 opens a new ‘decade of discovery’ for Irish Marine Science, according to Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Mr. Tony Killeen T.D. who visited the national marine research vessel R.V. Celtic Explorer in Galway…
Clipper Round the World Race
Clipper Race
Spirit of Australia ay have won the race to Scoring Gate but Cork is back in the hunt. Cork, Ireland, crossed the gate in second place to take two points, moving them up one place to fifth on the overall…
Afloat.ie: Waterside Danger in Icy Weather Conditions
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland advises of the need to take extreme care in locations along inland waterways, canals, lakes and rivers in the current weather conditions. In particular snow and ice may conceal the water edge of canals or rivers, and provide…
Afloat.ie: Shirley Robertson launches Scottish Series 2010
News Update
The launch of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series 2010 took place today (8 January) at the London Boat Show.  Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson OBE joined organisers, the Clyde Cruising Club, to celebrate their centenary year and support the launch…
Afloat.ie: Geoff Holt First Quadriplegic to Cross the Atlantic
News Update
Geoff Holt has just arrived in Tortola to become the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic. He has sailed the 2,700 mile journey across the Atlantic on a 60ft purpose built catamaran Impossible Dream, unassisted in every aspect of…

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