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Four Foreign Ships Under Detention in the UK During June 2010
The UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 4 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were 2 new detentions…
Study Aims to Turn Dublin Canals into Tourism Earners
Dublin City Canals Study Launched by Lord Mayor and Minister for Community Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey T.D. The Launch of the Dublin City Canals Study by Lord Mayor Gerry Breen and Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs,…
More Irish Youth Lasers in Worlds Action
Ireland's youth laser sailors are once again in action in Europe, with the Radial Youth Worlds taking place in Largs, Scotland, and the Standard Rig Youth Worls ongoing in Poland. Chris Penney posted good results to sit 34th out of…
Ballyholme to Send Cats Flying
The Irish Multihull Championships visit Ballyholme for the bank holiday weekend, and they'll be going the distance, with the even stretching across three days and a variety of formats. Saturday and Sunday will feature three races each, which won't surprise…
Afloat/Henri Lloyd Facebook Competition
Afloat, in cooperation with Marine Clothing specialists Henri Lloyd, have four backpacks to give away to Afloat.ie readers in yet another Facebook competition.   To enter, send an email to [email protected] with your answer to this question in the subject…
Onboard Video Shows Cork Lifeboats Rescue Work
Irish Lifeboats are being fitted with onboard video cameras to record rescue operations and the results from the first missions are below. The report of the rescue of a man from a sinking fishing vessel off the Cork Coast by…
Consultation on Proposed Waterways Bye Laws Sought
Waterways Ireland has commenced the first Phase of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for all seven inland waterways under its remit. Bye-laws facilitate the management of a waterway, clearly outlining the roles and responsibility of Waterways Ireland…
Ballyholme's Flannigan is Top Irish SB3 on Lake Garda
Gareth Flannigan, Michael Ferguson and  Brian Spenc, Ballyholme Yacht Club lead are top Irish boat at the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships 2010 at Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy. Three races were scheduled on two race courses, Course Alfa "Torbole" (yell0w)…
Traffic at the Port of Cork amounted to 8.3 million tonnes in 2009
The Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr Dermot O'Mahoney commented on the company's annual results for 2009 stating that the Port of Cork had delivered a resilient performance given the national economic recession. Total traffic at the Port of…
Cowes Week Radio Celebrates 25 Years
Cowes Radio, the longest running Special Event Radio Station in the UK, is an award winning and integral part of Cowes Week and celebrates its 25th birthday during the forthcoming July 31 to August 7 2010 regatta. Streamed on the…
Cork Week Sailors in Dramatic Rescue
Volunteer lifeboat crews from Sennen Cove and St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, were launched in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 18 July) following reports that a yachtswoman had fallen overboard 50 miles north west of Land’s End. Just…
Antix Lines out for Channel Race
The Channel Race is the last RORC offshore race prior to the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and some well known boats will be competing in the race which will last between 24-36 hours on a flexi-course. The top…
Volunteer Falls to Death on Tall Ship
A 68-year-old sailing volunteer fell to his death over the weekend from the yardarm of a tall ship. Gregory Vance Gushaw was preparing the Star of India, a 205-foot windjammer, to set sail when he slipped off his spot on…
Irish Protest Ship Could Sail Again
The blockade-breaking protest ship MV Rachel Corrie could be on the seas again within weeks, with reports that the Israeli authorities are ready to release the ship from Ashdod. The Rachel Corrie carried Irish protesters as part of a wave…
Cork Week News, Videos and Photos HERE!
Back at your desk this morning? Looking to review Cork week? We've gathered all Afloat.ie's Cork week 2010 news, videos and gallery links HERE. Forum threads HERE. Dave Dwyer (Marinerscove) and Paul Kirwan (Erisslannan) are awarded the boat of the week…
Follow the Match Race Challenge Online
The organisers of this weekend's inaugural International Match Race Challenge are attempting to make the regatta a multimedia spectacle, with live reports on the action in Dun Laoghaire's Scotsman's Bay relayed to a constantly updated website. The new site, live…
Cork Welcomed Back to Hull in Fantastic Finale to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
A spectacular welcome greeted the crews of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race as they arrived back in Hull at the end of their 35,000-mile circumnavigation. For the non-professional crew onboard the ten ocean racing yachts, the return…
'Hyfive' Continues Winning Way on Dublin Bay
With several key boats competing at Cork week there was no racing for Cruisers Zero on Saturday but there was plenty of other action across the 17 divisions of the Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club. Continuing their winning…
Butler and McCarthy Dominate Fireball Leinsters in Howth
Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy lived up to their pre-event billing as favourites for the Fireball Leinster Championship at Howth YC this weekend. The National Champions ended up eight points clear in the 20 boat sailing fleet. The southside pairing…
Busy Weekend for Baltimore Lifeboat
Baltimore Inshore lIfeboat was called into service twice on Saturday to assist vessels in distress in poor weather conditions. A yacht dragging its anchor in Church Strand called for assistance while winds were freshening to force 7 from the southwest with…
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