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The MV Viking Sky pictured in Sète, France last December
Nearly 400 people have been airlifted from a cruise liner adrift off the coast of Norway, as RTÉ News reports. More than 1,300 passengers and crew were on board the luxury liner Viking Sky yesterday (Saturday 23 March) when it…
Joan Mulloy will be racing from the Bay of Biscay next week without a title sponsor
Joan Mulloy’s 2019 Figaro bid gets a step closer to reality as the first race of the season, the Sardinha Cup, comes in just a few days’ time. Mulloy, who made her debut in the Figaro last year, has been juggling training…
Marine Minister Michael Creed (third from right) launched the new manual available in English, Irish, Arabic, Malay, Russian and Spanish  
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency has launched a fishermen’s health manual. The short manual offers practical advice on keeping healthy at sea and on land and has been translated into five languages. The BIM Fishermen’s Health Manual…
Gregor McGuckin with his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance in Dun Laoghaire, months before drama unfolded in the Souther Ocean
#HYC - Gregor McGuckin will be bringing his lecture on his experiences in the golden jubilee Golden Globe race to Howth Yacht Club this coming Thursday 28 March. Last month McGuckin talked Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club members through the…
Special gathering – the four “Sailors of the Year” together in Sutton this week are (left to right) Conor Fogerty (2017), Annalise Murphy (2016) and Sean Waddilove & Rob Dickson (2018)
Annalise Murphy’s role in raising sailing’s profile in Ireland was brought home to us last weekend when The Irish Times ran a St Patrick’s Eve Quiz. Set by Eoin Butler, it aimed to test how truly Irish we who like…
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Ian O'Meara (left) with Paul Adamson of Oyster Yachts
For the last 45 years, Oyster Yachts have built a reputation for signature performance blue water cruising yachts built to the finest level of craftsmanship. This is a company that is not just building but are creating through personalisation and…
Topper sailor, EABC's Zoe Whitford deploys the life-raft!
To say that East Antrim Boat Club's 'Mid-Week Sessions' closed with a bang would be something of an understatement writes Thomas Jobling. The hugely successful programme of talks, presentations and demonstrations at the Larne Lough club did indeed come to…
If your GPS is more than 10 years old or it’s had no firmware updates then you’re definitely at higher risk of you GPS not working from 6 April
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a special safety bulletin to all mariners that use GPS to prepare for a rollover event that will occur on 6 April 2019. On April 6 navigation data from some older GPS…
Irish Sailing Can Apply for Extra 'Discretionary' Funding From Olympic Federation of Ireland
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a significant investment in its member federations, including Irish Sailing, dedicating a fund of €250,000 for 2019 to Olympic focussed projects across the Olympic cycle. The OFI’s ‘Discretionary Funding’ programme was first introduced…
The Ocean Race brand launch in Alicante this week
“This is a big moment for The Ocean Race,” said managing director Johan Salén at this week’s official launch of the event previously known as the Volvo Ocean Race. “We are excited to be moving forward with a new identity…
A cruise ship docked in Cobh last year. Afloat adds the caller is from operator Royal Caribbean International.
#portofcork - Chairman of the Port of Cork has warned that the lucrative cruise tourism sector on Leeside could take a serious hit because of Dublin Port’s decision to halve its cruise ship business. As EchoLive.ie writes, John Mullins said…
Clipper Race Skippers Revealed As Preparations For 2019-20 Edition Ramp Up
#ClipperRace - Organisers of the Clipper Race have announced the 11 skippers who will lead teams in the 2019-20 edition of the round-the-world race from this August. “Not many people are capable of racing and leading a team in the…
Tokyo trialists - from left Katie Tingle, Annalise Murphy, Rob Dickson, Seafra Guilfoyle, Ryan Seaton and seated Liam Glynn, Aoife Hopkins and Finn Lynch
Irish Sailing unveiled its new €300k 'Performance Headquarters', funded entirely by the Irish Sailing Foundation and located on the grounds of the Commissioners of Irish Lights, at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning. Rio Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy lead the Irish Olympic…
Irish Sailing Hosts 2019 AGM On 30 March
Irish Sailing will hold its Annual General Meeting for 2019 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club from 11am next Saturday 30 March. The agenda will include minutes of the AGM of 10 March 2018, reception of the president’s report, and…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
#Fishing - Following a meeting yesterday (Thursday 21 March) with Irish fishing industry leaders from fish producer, processor and inshore organisations, Marine Minister Michael Creed said he will proceed with new legislation to restore the Voisinage Arrangement for reciprocal inshore…
Liam Shanahan's J109 Ruth is entered for the ICRA Nationals on Dublin Bay this June
With ICRA organisers saying there are still at least 20 boats identified that are yet to enter, the buoyant entries for the Royal St. George Yacht Club Championships are up to 81 for the June event, kicking off a Summer of sailing…
Fourth placed sailor in Golden Globe Race Istan Koper who finished in Les Sables D'Olonne today
The last competitor still at sea of the eighteen yachts which started the Golden Globe Race last July is not expected to finish back in France until the middle of May. Finnish sailor Tapio Lehtinen is in fifth place in…
Thomas Furey, INFOMAR; Stephane Crouzat, Ambassador of France in Ireland; Dr Paul Commolly, Marine Institute; and Attaché for Science and Technology Marc Daumas visit the Marine Institute Headquarters in Oranmore on Thursday 14 March
The Marine Institute recently welcomed the Ambassador of France in Ireland, Stephane Crouzat, and Attaché for Science and Technology Marc Daumas to its headquarters in Oranmore. The French delegation received a tour of the Marine Institute facility, and met with staff to…
LE Niamh (P52) opens to the public for guided tours in Port of Galway today 21st March and tomorrow Friday 22 March between 13:00-17:00
#navy - LÉ Niamh an offshore patrol vessel of the Naval Service is in the Port of Galway this week and is offering the public guided tours. The OPV writes GalwayDaily will be alongside Galway this today and Friday, with…
Cruise ships Afloat adds such as Magellan and Royal Princess use Alexandra Basin into which a new ro/ro (roll on/roll off) operator will be moving into.
#dublinport - Dublin Port's CEO has defended the company’s proposal to limit cruise ship traffic because of capacity issues. Eamonn O’Reilly told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that the plan is to reduce the number of cruise ships allowed into Dublin…

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