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Many Angling Boats Suffer Engine Failure - UK Coastguard
Mario Siano is the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's national liaison officer for angling. He has been analysing the Coastguard's angling search and rescue incidents over the course of this year and has noticed some interesting trends: "Many of our angling-related…
Lock and Portumna Bridge Times
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels and boats of the Shannon Navigation that the schedule of lock and bridge opening times below will take effect from Nov 2 2011until 13 Mar 2012 inclusive. Locks. Weekdays: 0900…
Work Begins on Dredging River Shannon in Limerick
Waterways Ireland has begun work to restore navigation depths for boat traffic around Sarsfield Lock, and the Abbey River areas of the Shannon Navigation in Limerick City. The maintenance dredging contract involves the removal of approximately 20,000 tonnes of silt,…
Mathews and Kenefick Onboard Germany's 'AOC Rockall' for Middle Sea Race
Although there are no Irish boats at least two Irish crew are participating in Saturday's record breaking Rolex Middle Sea Race from Malta. Dun Laoghaire navigator Brian Mathews, who narrowly misseed out on an international victory in the Dragon fleet…
25th Scottish Show Claims Bumper Crop of Irish Visitors
Celebrating its 25th year, the organisers of Scotland's Boat Show 2011 at Kip Marina say it was a record breaker from the start and they say established itself 'as the largest show in Scotland and the third major boat show…
SB3 Hat-Trick for Kennedy on Lough Ree
Former Olympic sailor Peter Kennedy won the 2011 SB3 Midland Championships held at Lough Ree Yacht Club at the weekend. This was Kennedy's third Midlands victory in a row. Six races were sailed over two days with everything from light…
Strong Winds Cancel Central Corridor Fast-Ferry Sailings
Strong winds on the Irish Sea, has led to cancellations of Irish Ferries Dublin-Holyhead fast-ferry Jonathan Swift today, though passengers will be accommodated on the cruiseferry Ulysses. Tomorrow mornings fast-ferry sailings from Dublin and the corresponding return sailing from Holyhead,…
CIT Sailing Team Head Off To Reclaim World Student Yachting World Cup
Cork Institute of Technology's Sailing team depart on this Wednesday, October 19th, to represent Ireland at the 31st Student Yachting World Cup. The regatta, which takes place in Brittany from October 22nd to 30th, will see CIT compete to regain…
Racing Switches to Kilrush for October Series
The sailing season at Foynes Yacht Club has virtually ended, except for some of the boats, who are taking part in the October series of racing at the Royal Western Yacht Club in Kilrush writes Gerry Ryan.Those participating are Golden…
Masterplan for Shannon Foynes Port Company
A masterplan for Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), the state's second largest port operation, is to look into the marine infrastructural requirements for the next three decades along the 500 sq km Shannon Estuary, writes Jehan Ashmore. SFPC's Masterplan Achieving…
NUI Galway PhD Student Wins Floating Wind Turbine Prize at International Conference
Ciaran Kennedy, a PhD student in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway, was recently presented with two prizes at the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2011) held in The Netherlands. Originally from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.…
Results of 2011 Atlantic Licensing Round Announced
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Rabbitte T.D. today announced the award of thirteen new Licensing Options in the Irish offshore. Making the announcement this morning at the opening of a major petroleum research conference in Dublin…
Bandit Steals the Show in Royal Cork Autumn League
There may be a forecast for torrential rain and the first October frosts for the coming days but today, with the wonderful sailing conditions in Crosshaven, all that may have applied to another world but certainly not to Cork harbour…
Perfect conditions for Howth Autumn League race 3
Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League is renowned for enjoying, on occasions, some of the best sailing weather in a single season and the penultimate day of this year’s event, sponsored by Team PR Reilly (with its WD-40 brand) was just…
Green Dragon Joins the Volvo Race Legends Fleet in Spain
Ireland's Green Dragon and Telefónica Black, two Volvo Open 70s from the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race will join the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta fleet over 1-5 November, lining up with boats that took part in the first 10 round…
Howth Autumn League Race Three Results
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. AUTUMN LEAGUE (RACE) 16/10/2011 Class 1 IRC: 1, Storm P Kelly HYC; 2, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly HYC; 3, Soufriere S O'Flaherty HYC; Class 1 ECHO: 1, Tiger Harris/Hughes HYC; 2, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly HYC; 3, Soufriere S…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Five People from Cruiser on Rocks
At 09.35hrs this morning, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of five persons, on board a 37ft cruiser on rocks and which was now taking on considerable amounts of water. The…
Dun Laoghaire Apartment Provides Stunning Vistas of Dublin Bay
New to the market in Dun Laoghaire is a two-bed apartment in a luxury development of 100 homes overlooking the waterfront marina. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/dun-laoghaire-news/ http://www.afloat.ie/resources/business/waterfront-property/ As The Sunday Business Post reports, Number 99 at Harbour View boasts spectaulcar views of Dublin…
Dr John de Courcy Ireland Remembered at Connemara Maritime Festival
Ireland's leading maritime histortian will be remembered during Conamara Sea Week, which starts next Friday. The 10-day programme celebrating the west of Ireland's rich maritime heritage kicks off just two days after the centenary of the late Dr John de…
Wexford Welcomes New Irish-French Ferry Celtic Horizon
Celtic Link Ferries new ro-pax Celtic Horizon made an inaugural appearance as she docked in Rosslare ferryport this morning, having completing her delivery voyage from Sicily, writes Jehan Ashmore. As the 27,552 gross tonnes Celtic Horizon last night headed towards…

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