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Afloat.ie: Henri Lloyd Wins DAME Award
The new Henri Lloyd Blue Eco Jacket has won its Category and the ‘Most ECO-Friendly Product Certificate’ at the 2009 DAME Awards. This follows the success from the 2008 DAME Awards when Henri Lloyd won their category for the TP2…
Afloat.ie: Latest Awlgrip Application Guide Launched
Awlgrip have launched the latest edition of their Application Guide at METS this year. The 'Awlgrip Application Guide' is the ultimate reference tool for any applicator, builder, distributor, or customer who wants to know about the Awlgrip coatings range, covering…
Afloat.ie: Battlebridge Lock Canal Closed
There's embankment slippage on the Lough Allen Canal at Battlebridge Lock (Shannon Navigation) so the canal there is closed until 31st of January 2010, Waterways Ireland have informed us, and they regret any inconvenience this may cause users.
Afloat.ie: RC Laser Christmas League Starts
The Christmas RC Laser League starts next Sunday at 2pm at the National YC with 3 practice races followed at 2.30pm with up to 8 counting races for the series up to 20th December. The Rugby international and the final…
Afloat.ie: New Nauticomp LED Backlight Models
Nauticomp, manufacturers of marine display screen equipment, have introduced LED backlight models to its Signature II series and Glass Bridge Displays® series at METS 2009. The introduction of the new LED backlight models will provide users with enhanced picture quality,…
Afloat.ie: New Swivel Block from Barton
Barton Marine, a leading manufacturer of sail control hardware, are launching a new innovative range of Size '0' Swivel Blocks at the METS 2009 Marine Trade Show in Amsterdam. The new compact range of Barton Swivel Blocks has been specifically…
Afloat.ie: 150-Berth Marina for Glasson
Good news for those in Westmeath who are stuck for moorings: you'll will be glad to hear that Lakeside Marina – with assistance from Waterways Ireland – have received planning permission for a 150-berth marina at Glasson in Co. Westmeath,…
Afloat.ie: DIT Win IUSA Southerns
The second event of the Irish University Sailing Associaton (IUSA) calendar saw 28 teams head to Schull for the IUSA Southerns on the 14th and 15th of November. The event was hosted by the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre ,…
Afloat.ie:  ICRA - Seven Years On, No Itch
Known for its 'no nonsense' approach, the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) returns to where it all started, for the seventh ICRA conference in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny this Saturday. For an entirely voluntary organisation, it has achieved a lot…
Afloat.ie: Cruising Operators Learn the Tricks of the Online Trade
Tourism body Fáilte Ireland recently held an e-marketing and social media course for inland cruising on the inland waterways operators to help them learn the tricks of the online trade to promote boating holidays in Ireland . The course covered…
Afloat.ie: High Rainfall Poses Risk to Boaters
Waterways Ireland has issued a reminder to skippers that following periods of prolonged rainfall that high flow rates, increased current speeds and water turbulence especially in the vicinity of bridges, weirs, locks, flood gates and other infrastructure will be hazardous…
Afloat.ie: Short-handed sailors to gather
Irish sailors interested in solo and short-handed sailing are to gather in the National Yacht Club next month with a view to promoting the increasingly popular discipline. Two Irish veterans of solo campaigns, Paul O'Riain and Barry Hurley, will talk…
Afloat.ie: Ron Holland to Celebrate 35 Years
Next month international yacht designer Ron Holland hosts a party in Kinsale to say 'Thank You' to the local community for supporting his business there over the past 35 years. The party in aid of the RNLI takes place on…
Afloat.ie: First Match Race Clinic Proposed
The Irish Match Racing Association (IMRA) is looking to gauge the level of interest in a 2 day match racing clinic most likely on Jan 16/17. Bill O'Hara (race officer for the Volvo Ocean Race will chair the clinic with…
Afloat.ie: Forum Topics This Week
Afloat.ie is giving away Henri Lloyd and Helly Hansen hats for good suggestions made on its forum thread 'Brain Waves – ideas to develop our coastline', which is bringing up some interesting ideas. Cimota would love to see colour-coded maps…
Heading West from Cork Harbour to Schull with the warm wind in your hair might sound a little far fetched in November but now really is the time to be making plans for next season (St. Patricks day is only…
Afloat.ie: 'Trials' Give Way to 'Self Selection'
Irish sailing team formation will be left to individual skippers for the 2010 Commodores Cup following a decision at the weekend by the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA). Earlier this year ICRA had signalled trials as a possbility but in…
Afloat.ie: CH Marine Winter League Gets Brisk Breeze
The second day of the RCYC-hosted CH Marine Winter League saw a grey November day, patchy sunshine and a definite brisk SSW breeze, according to Claire Bateman. The pre-start manoeuvres made an impressive sight, and photographer Bob Bateman was there…
Afloat.ie: McMahon Home First in Howth Yacht Club
Runner-up in this year's Laser National Championships, in Howth Yacht Club Paul McMahon, was top of the Laser Winter Series in Howth this afternoon (Sunday 15th November) followed home by Daragh Sheridan of the host club. In the Cruiser class…
Afloat.ie: New Powerboat Club to be Formed
A new power boat in the South-East region (Dungarvan, Ardmore, Youghal, Ballycotton) is to be formed later this month. GoPowerboating will cover all powered watersports: Cruising, Racing, Fishing, Diving, Wakeboarding, etc. The first public meeting will take place on Sunday…

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