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Around Ireland  Power Boat Race - Frequently Asked Questions
After last weekend's skippers meeting, up to 25 boats are aiming for the Round Ireland powerboat race. There will also be a P1 SuperStock race and Thundercat racing. The Around Ireland Powerboat Race Organisers have published a list of Questions…
Marine Month Launched in Galway
The calendar of events for Galway’s forthcoming Month of Marine Madness was launched today (Monday 19th April 2010) by Deputy Mayor Peter Keane at Salthill beach with the organisers of the event, who were showcasing a number of marine-related family…
Big Jump in social media usage
This year has seen a massive jump in the number of clubs and marine organisations using social media to promote their products and events. You can now communicate with Afloat Magazine via Facebook and Twitter, but we're not alone on…
Ocean Youth Trust New Dinghy & Keel Boat fleet launch
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland (OTYI) is a Sail Training charity committed to working with young people from all backgrounds throughout Ireland. The Trust is dedicated to training the leaders of tomorrow by empowering and supporting them to succeed in one…
Funding helps to Share the Waterways
Waterways Ireland are working with Share Holiday Village, The Sports Council for Northern Ireland and Venture Outdoors to make a series of Outdoor Activity Come and try it Days accessible to all on the inland waterways at Upper Lough Erne.…
Double-handers for Lambay
Howth Yacht Club have indicated that they will accept double-handed entries for the Lambay races should the numbers justify it. The Irish Double and Solo Racing Group is in its first year, and president, Olivier Prouveur, is urging people to…
SB3 Easterns to top thirty
Laser SB3 attendance figures remain high, with 33 boats confirmed by regional reps two weeks out from the Eastern Championships in Dun Laoghaire. Organisers are hoping that the grand total could reach 40+ by the time April 24 rolls around.…
Beginners welcome at Clontarf
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club are holding an introduction to sailing course running from May 19 to May 23. The course is open to absolute beginners or those wishing to brush up on their sailing skills. Details about the course…
Big Jump in social media usage
This year has seen a massive jump in the number of clubs and marine organisations using social media to promote their products and events. You can now communicate with Afloat Magazine via Facebook and Twitter, but we're not alone on…
Big Jump in social media usage
This year has seen a massive jump in the number of clubs and marine organisations using social media to promote their products and events. You can now communicate with Afloat Magazine via Facebook and Twitter, but we're not alone on…
Cruise ship drama ends safely
An elderly man was brought to shore early this morning by RNLI lifeboat following a medical emergency on a cruise ship on the Irish Sea. The casualty was accompanied by his wife and the ship's doctor and was transferred to…
Schools to decide national champs
The Irish Schools Team Racing Nationals will be decided this weekend, with 14 teams taking part at the event, hosted by the Bow Waves Galway sailing centre. The event will be sailed in their fleet of Topaz dinghies. All the…
Two Men Rescued from Sea After Taking Boat
At ten minutes to two this afternoon, Liverpool Coastguard received two 999 calls from members of the public reporting that they could see a small red open topped boat with two occupants on the far side of the Irish Sea.…
Member of Naval Service Admits Leak of Navy Ship Information
A member of the Naval Service has pleaded guilty to one charge of disclosing information without authority about the operation of State ships at sea in December 2008. Able Seaman Eoin Gray, 24, had pleaded not guilty to five charges…
When MV Oriana docked in Cobh this morning she opened Cork harbour's 2010 Cruise liner season, a much need tourism boost for the maritime town. The Bermudan flagged ship with 1900 passengers and 800 crew arrived after 6.00am. Next week…
UCD Sailing reclaim Colours Trophy
UCD Sailing Club win in the annual Colours match this year, denied Trinity a fifth successive win at the event. The annual Sailing Colours Match took place last Easter Saturday 3rd April in Dun Laoghaire harbour, hosted by Trinity College…
Irish sailor joins Bear Grylls adventure
Howth sailor John Coffey is to join the team of adventurer Bear Grylls as they prepare to navigate the Northwest Passage this summer in an icebreaking RIB. Coffey will manage the teams logistics during the trip, deliver the RIB to…
Carrickfergus boat jumble this weekend
The Irish Boat Jumble takes places at Carrickfergus Sailng Club, Co Antrim this Sunday. The Show opens at 10am and sponsored by P&O Irish Sea. If you do it in, on or under the water there is sure to be…
Red Bay Boats Cruise in Style to Gigha
The first trip of the RIB season last Saturday proved to be a fantastic opener to the new RBB cruising club. With perfect weather and 12 boats ranging from 6.1 to 11 mtrs the Red Bay fleet headed northwards all…
RNLI Set to Smash World Record in Derry City for the Longest Riverdance Line
The charity that saves lives at sea is planning a major event in the city of Derry on Sunday 9 May 2010. The RNLI want to smash the current world record for the number of Irish dancers dancing in a…

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