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Two Rescued After Motor Vessel Dashed on Rocks
At just after 11am this morning, Holyhead Coast Guard on the Irish Sea were alerted by a mobile phone call from the skipper of a small 27–foot red hulled commercial motor vessel called ‘Jean M’ that was being dashed against…
O'Leary's New Crew Remains Secret
Dockside in Malta and Royal Cork's Peter O'Leary was preparing for October's Middle Sea Race. The Mediterranean is a long way from home but O'Leary's thoughts are not far from London 2012. His plans for a second appearance at an…
Watson Sails Launches Boat Optimisation Service
Dublin's Philip Watson, one of Ireland's most experienced sailmakers, has broadened his professional horizons by offering a new boat optimisation service. A lifelong and experienced sailor, his time in performance sailing has made him an acknowledged expert in squeezing that…
Water Safety Body Warns on Weather
With gales, changeable and inclement weather expected over the weekend, Irish Water Safety is reminding boaters of the importance of taking a good weather forecast and to factor this in to their plans accordingly. In addition we wish to remind…
Performance Eyewear from Henri Lloyd
Henri Lloyd has entered into the performance eyewear market with a highly developed range of lightweight sunglasses using Hydrophobic technology, specifically designed for the racing sailor. Have a look over the fold at the Quantum – which Henri Lloyd claims…
Dublin Lord Mayor Welcomes End of Strike
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Emer Costello, has welcomed the end of the fifteen week long MTL strike at Dublin Port. The Company, Peel Holdings, has agreed to the Labour Court recommendations on job retention and redundancies. A meeting…
Everything maritime on Seascapes!
For the first time, the Chairman of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) talks to Tom MacSweeney about safety at sea – a matter close to all our hearts. And, as usual, Tom and his crew on Seascapes (Friday, 23rd…
Blue Eco Jacket from Henri Lloyd nominated for DAME Award
The new Henri Lloyd Blue Eco Jacket has been nominated for a DAME Award 2009, following the success from 2008 when they won their category with the TP2 Shadow 2G Jacket. Since its introduction in 1991, the DAME Award has…
Henri Lloyd's Ocean and Offshore Range
As you'll have seen from www.afloat.ie recently, Henri Lloyd have launched a host of new products recently. Having spent the last 45 years working with professional ocean racing sailors developing performance ocean wear, they believe there should be no compromise…
Blog: Floating Ideas for a Big Prize
The Scottish government is offering a £10 million prize (more than for innovation in marine renewable energy. First minister of Scotland Alex Salmond explained: The Saltire prize is the Scottish Government's way of playing its part in inspiring a revolution…
New Team at the Helm of Whitehaven Marina
It’s been a busy six months since Marina Projects took over the running of Whitehaven Marina in April this year on the far side of the Irish Sea. They have invested over £50,000 in improvements to the Marina, which have…
Champions Ready To Defend World Title
After months of rigorous preperation the 3 Ireland sponsored  CIT Sailing Team will finally depart this Friday for Marsielle in the South France to defend their title as Student Yacht World Champions 2008. This year the 29th edition of The…
SYWoC Blog: Allez Marseilles!
Darragh O'Connor of University of Limerick will be guest blogging on Afloat.ie for the duration of the upcoming Student Yaching World Cup (SYWoC) in Marseille. Click to read his intro to this event, where they'll be facing current holders, Cork…
RC Laser Sailing Kicks off
Winter Racing: RC Laser sailing is starting again at the National YC. The normal Sunday series commences on November 8th. Start time will be 2.00pm with a couple of practice races and the counting races will start at 2.30pm. It…
Coleraine Connections Expand
Coleraine on the north coast, with its access to open sea through the River Bann estuary, is of growing interest to cruising folk, both as a home port, and as a convenient location where boats may be securely left in…
All Action European Speedsailing Championships
The European Speed Sailing Championships will take place from November 1 to 7 in Dungarvan Co. Waterford. Some of the World’s top Speed Sailors will be in competing at the event where championship Speed Sailing will take place each day…
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney–Hobart and Newport-Bermuda as a 'must do' race. The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean…
Rolex Middle Sea Race may have a winner
Yesterday (October 30th), the Rolex Middle Sea Race had its first boat home and appears to have its winner. Andres Soriano's Alegre (GBR) looks impregnable in first place as day four draws to a close. It will take a miracle…
All in the bag with Henri Lloyd
The style-conscious sailing traveller should look carefully at Henri Lloyd’s new CSL Luggage Collection, which could turn a few heads this season. The Henri Lloyd design team have listened to what sailors want and have come up with a selection…
Small Norwegian Coaster Drifting off Mull of Kintyre
A small Norwegian coaster is drifting in the Mull of Kintyre after losing engine power earlier this evening.The skipper of the small cargo vessel ‘Fame’, called Clyde Coastguard on channel 16 at 7:20pm requesting towage. The vessel had four people…

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