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‘Scaoil Seol’, a new six-part reality series for TG4, will show the viewing public how easy – or difficult – it is to start sailing when it follows the efforts of ten novice sailors as they learn to sail from…
AIRFLOAT LTD Tree Lodge, Yopps Green, Plaxtol, Kent TN15 0PY, UK T 0044 1732 810 163 F 0044 1732 851 861 E [email protected] W www.airfloatmps.com Stand Executives: Patrick Connon, David Connon and Sandra Taylor Airfloat the unique modular Pontoon System…
Ger O'Rourke Sailor of the Year
Springtime may be the start of the season but Irish sailors were back on the waterfront in force this week to applaud Ger O’Rourke when he lifted the Cork Dry Gin Sailor of the Year award, while abroad Dubliner Ciara…
The call of the sea ignored by government
It was a source of pride to the country's sailing community when Damian Foxall went to Aras an Uachtarain last month, because the visit brought state acknowledgement of the biggest sailing achievement in years. Sailors believed it was through this…
The ISAF has produced a one-page set of introductory rules for racing to help newcomers to the sport. The move is aimed at making it as easy as possible for beginners to take up and compete in sailing, and so…
Feast or famine for Star class
You wait all day for a bus and then two come along at once. Just like the Number 7, there's a queue formed for the chance to represent Ireland in the men's keelboat class at the Olympics. Slow, lumbering and…
Damien Foxall - professionalism and endurance
It was, by all accounts, Damian Foxall’s most daunting voyage so far. But pictured wearing shorts and shades and tucking into chocolate, the modest Kerryman would be uncomfortable with the suggestion that his achievements in the past three months merit…
Waiting for wind
SOUNDINGS – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2008 When the decent sea breezes which were expected in a sunny Cork Week didn’t materialise some years ago, we were given an explanation. The official word was that it was because there’d been so much rain…
Old lady nursed back to life
SEASCAPES – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2008 “Ships and boats are the nearest things to dreams that human hands have ever made.” I remember those words being spoken to me by an experienced old boat-builder many years ago and they came to mind…
Green Team surfing downwind
Fast sailors are the first to catch the waves downwind. Surfing gives them the edge and it is a useful metaphor to describe the performances of two Irish offshore teams, one in gestation and one with a 1,000-mile lead in…
Cast off this summer's blues with a trip to the English South Coast for the annual Autumn on-the-water boat show, writes David O'Brien

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Afloat Ireland's boating Magazine! Afloat, in over 50 years of production, is a vibrant specialist magazine in print online which has continually adapted to the demands of its readership, with an industry insight which is quite simply unique. Edited by…
A team of Galway businessmen lead by Enda O'Coineen have secured eight million from the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism for an entry in to the 2008 Volvo Ocean yacht race it was announced last night.The money which amounts…
MN84: Lower Bann Underwater Inspection of Weir
MARINE NOTICE No 84 of 2013 Lower Bann Underwater Inspection of Weir Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that an underwater inspection of Canroe weir will take place on Tue 9 th July and be completed on Friday 12…
MN83: Shannon Navigation - IWAI Lough Derg Rally 6-14 July 2013
MARINE NOTICE No. 83 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Lough Derg IWAI Lough Derg Rally 6 th to 14 th Jul Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the above boat rally will visit the following harbours during this…
MN82: Shannon Navigation Lough Ree-North Lanesborough Triathlon
MARINE NOTICE No. 82 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Lough Ree- North Lanesborough Triathlon Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the swimming element associated with the Lanesborough Triathlon will take place in Lanesborough on Sat 13 Jul between…
MN81: Shannon-Erne Waterway Inspection of Weirs
MARINE NOTICE No 81 of 2013 Shannon-Erne Waterway Underwater Inspection of Weirs Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that underwater inspection of weirs at Lock 1 Corraquill, Lock 3 Skelan, Lock 4 Aghoo and Lock 5 Ardrum shall…
Construction Works at An Daingean Fisheries Harbour, Co. Kerry
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that construction works will commence at An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Kerry, weather permitting, on or around 8 th July 2013. The works will take place on the east…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 25 June 2013
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 2. Borraine…
MN76: Erne Navigation Upper Lough Erne Temp Closure of Derryvore Jetty
MARINE NOTICE No. 76 of 2013 ERNE NAVIGATION UPPER LOUGH ERNE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC JETTY Derryvore Trial Bay Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the mooring jetty at the above location has been temporarily closed to…

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