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The Explorers team look forward to joining teachers on the seashore for this year’s CPD training
Teacher training courses this summer are now available to book as part of the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme. The five-day continuing professional development (CPD) courses will take place from 4-8 July in Galway, Dublin, Waterford, Kerry and West Cork.…
The semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf
Continuing its Kinsale area decomissioning project, PSE Kinsale Energy Limited advises that its Kinsale Head platform removal campaign will commence later this month and is expected to run through to September. Works will be conducted by the semi-submersible, self-propelled crane…
EcoClipper's sail-cargoship, De Tukker is the first in a fleet of low-impact sailing ships which will transport cargo and paying-passengers using the wind as a main source of propulsion. The schedule of the ketch focuses on the North Sea, the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay.
The Dutch shipping company, EcoClipper has announced this year’s sailing schedule of the newly purchased ship De Tukker as Afloat reported in January. De Tukker is the first in a fleet of low-impact sailing ships which will transport cargo and…
Cap Camarat 7.5 CC Série3
Jeanneau is celebrating 40 years of its iconic Cap Camarat range of cruisers. Since the creation of the line in 1982, an incredible 62 models have been launched by the French boating marque — and Cap Camarats continue to lead…
Rea’s Wood on the shore of Lough Neagh near Antrim town
Local authorities are investigating after two dogs died following contact with the water at Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland, as BelfastLive reports. In the separate incidents on Thursday (5 May), a five-month old golden retriever and a 15-month-old cocker spaniel…
Traditional craft from Galway Hooker Sailing Club participated in the Darkness into Light national fundraiser on  Saturday
Slipping out into Galway Bay before sunrise, several traditional craft from Galway Hooker Sailing Club participated in the Darkness into Light national fundraiser on  Saturday. “When a community comes together, it’s amazing what can be done,” the club said after…
Connie Wilson from East Antrim Boat Club in her Topper provided by the John Merricks Sailing Trust
Enthusiastic young sailors from across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to apply to be in with a chance of being awarded their own boat. Through an ongoing partnership between the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard, 10 boats…
Paul Keogh (centre) speaks of what the Naomh Cronan project meant to the Clondalkin community after receiving the Jolie Brise Cup from Old Gaffers Association President Patrick Vyvyan-Robinson (right), with Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association Hon Sec Darryl Hughes (left) in  Ringsend's Poolbeg Y&BC in Dublin Port
The saga of the building and sailing of the traditional Galway Hooker Naomh Cronan by Clondalkin Community in west Dublin goes back nearly thirty years. And though the story has regularly featured in Afloat.ie,the various lockdowns had made it difficult…
Aurelia returns to DBSC racing with a win in the Cruiser 0 Saturday Series IRC Race   
Royal St George Yacht Club skipper Chris Power Smith, won the Cruiser 0 DBSC Saturday Series Race in IRC today on the J122 Aurelia. The race which was nearly three hours long was sailed in light to medium winds against…
The Camlin River
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users on the Shannon Navigation that Tarmonbarry Bridge and Lock in Co Longford will be closed from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 May for further emergency repair works. An alternative route…
Henry St jetty in Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterway users on the Erne System that the Castle and Henry St jetties in Enniskillen will be closed for three periods in the upcoming week to facilitate the Erne Classic coarse angling competition…
Johnny Mordaunt skippered the Fast40+ Tschuss at Antigua Week
Dubliner Johnny Mordaunt skippering the Fast40+ Tschuss was the overall winner of division CSA - Racing 2 at Antigua Sailing Week in the 2022 Caribbean regatta season. Dun Laoghaire's Adrian Lee in the Swan 60 Lee Overlay Partners II of the Royal St. George Yacht Club took…
Canoe polo in Mullingar Harbour
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and users of the Royal Canal that a canoe polo event will be taking place in Mullingar Harbour on Sunday 8 May from 9am to 5pm. Masters of craft are requested to proceed at…
Stella Maris Rowing Club at Ringsend's annual May Day Parade
Community spirit was alive and well on the River Liffey this week as Stella Maris Rowing Club joined Ringsend's 14th annual May Day Parade in Dublin City last Monday. A marching band and appearances from various clubs, organisations, and members…
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Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has ordered an investigation of Inland Fisheries Ireland following claims of serious irregularities at the State body for inland and inshore fisheries, according to Independent.ie. It’s reported that senior counsel has been appointed to investigate allegations…
McWilliam Bags in Crosshaven, Co Cork hit the headlines in the Farmers Journal this week as the company's Claire Morgan gave an interview to the journal about a recent rebrand and how their rugged functionality that serves sailors so well…
An Eel fishing boat on Lough Neagh
The eel fishing season on Lough Neagh began last week. And in a conservation measure, the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-Operative Society was involved in helping restock the Lough with "glass eels" (one and a half million of them), the juveniles…
Finn Lynch's silver medal at last year's ILCA 7 World Championships has promoted him to the Podium level which awards him €40,000 per annum through to Paris 2024
This week's confirmatory announcement of Sport Ireland High-Performance funding allocation is good news for sailors who have benefited from improved performances and an increase in the amounts awarded to International and World Class level athletes. Finn Lynch's silver medal at…
Downriver of the Thames and estuary is London Medway (Chatham and Sheerness) from where the Peel Ports Group operated terminal at Sheerness, has had its busiest ever month for unaccompanied freight (carried by DFDS) to Calais, France. Since the service re-started, volumes have gone strength to strength with hauliers switching to the service to avoid congestions in the south-east as seen in Dover.
London Medway, part of the Peel Ports Group, has had its busiest ever month for unaccompanied freight using a cargo only ro-ro ferry service between the UK and France. The Sheerness-Calais service which is run by DFDS (also Rosslare Europort-Dunkirk) has…
Tom Slingsby
Tom Slingsby has signed with New York Yacht Club American Magic for the 37th America’s Cup in 2024. Slingsby, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and multi-class world champion, previously helped an American team win the 'Auld Mug' in 2013. “I’m…

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