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Carrickfergus Ruffian 23 Wins National Title at Royal St. George Yacht Club
Carrickfergus Sailing Club visitor Trevor Kirkpatrick skippering 'Carrageen' was the winner of the 12-boat Ruffian 23 National Championships on Dublin Bay after countback. After seven races sailed and one discard at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Kirkpatrick had the…
The floating production and storage offloading vessel, Searose FPSO which Afloat adds berthed at H&W's (BDD) Belfast Dry-Dock to undergo work that took place in recent years.
#BelfastLough - Fred. Olsen Energy, the Norwegian drillship,rig operator and owners of the yard that built RMS Titanic, is considering a debt and equity restructuring that would almost wipe out the value of its current shares, the company said. With…
UK Government support is sought for the return of shipbuilding at Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - UK government should show greater support for shipbuilding firms after Brexit, according to the chief executive of Harland and Wolff. As BBC News reports, Brexit offers opportunities, but the industry still needs government support, said Jonathan Guest. A…
Dignitaries and guests attending the christening ceremony of Arklow Villa in Delfzijl, Netherlands. This is the final of 10 short-sea Royal Bodewes 5,170dwt Eco-Traders that were built since 2015.
#Ports&Shipping - Another progressive chapter for Arklow Shipping was notably marked on Monday as the final of 10 newbuild short-sea traders was christened at a ceremony held in The Netherlands, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Villa was christened in Delfzijl, where…
Great sailing conditions for Bangor Town Regatta
Over 500 sailors and 100 keelboats and dinghies relished in the champagne sailing conditions served up in Belfast Lough by joint host yacht clubs Royal Ulster and Ballyholme in the first Bangor Town Regatta. The new event is already booked…
Bulkers berthed in Belfast at Stormont Wharf. Pacific Cebu was loaded with imported coal and Hong Hing which was importing grain and feeds.
#BelfastLough - Belfast Harbour announced its results for 2017 and has reported a record financial performance and a strong investment pipeline of £132m in port infrastructure. In addition to port infrastructure, real estate projects are been targeted at improving the…
RS Elite start on Belfast Lough
Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club hosted the RS Elite UK National Championships over four days last weekend at Cultra on Belfast Lough. The event has added interest for Irish sailors as next year it comes to Dublin Bay for…
Bangor Town Regatta – The head turner will be Jamie McWilliam's Ker 40 from Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club seen here competing at Howth's Wave Regatta
There's less than a week to go until the inaugural Bangor Town Regatta hosted by Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club in Belfast Lough. The last Bangor Week was hosted back in 2005 when a full week was…
Keel-laying of one of the two new Stena Line E-Flexer RoPax ferries bound for the Belfast–(Birkenhead) Liverpool route in 2020
#FerryNews - One of the two new Stena Line E-Flexer RoPax ferries bound for the Belfast–Liverpool route in 2020 has recently marked an important production milestone by celebrating its official keel-laying at the AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China. The new…
At the RS Elite Irish Championships there was strong competition on the start line of a 16–strong fleet
Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough hosted the RS Elite Championships last weekend. There was strong competition on the start line of a 16–strong fleet. The Current UK Champion Mike McIntyre on Foudafafa was over from England to get the feel of…
rom left: Captain Toledo, MJM group chairman Brian McConville, Larry Pimentel, head of Azamara Club Cruises and Damien Morgan, MJM
#BelfastLough - Chief executive of Azamara Club Cruises, the firm which has docked its Azamara Pursuit in Belfast for a £50m makeover, said the project could see the "renaissance" of a bygone industry here, writes The Belfast Telegraph. Larry Pimentel,…
Following its class championships in Dun Laoghaire in June, the Sigma 33 class is expected to compete at Bangor Week in July
Sunshine and wind and the start of the Scottish Series to get everyone in the mood again for the new sailing season. And not long to go until Howth host their inaugural Wave Regatta followed by the return to Belfast…
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with UNITE NI representatives on the visit to Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - The UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a plan to boost the shipbuilding industry in Belfast as he visited Harland & Wolff shipyard. Earlier on Friday, writes BBC News, Mr Corbyn crossed the Irish border after meeting business…
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this weekend the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival (19-20 May) to see TS Royalist and other Tall Ships lining Donegall Quay and elsewhere in the harbour.
#MaritimeFestivals - Sea cadets have navigated as the first of the Tall Ships to dock in Belfast Harbour ahead of the annual Maritime Festival (19-20 May) which gets underway on Saturday and Sunday.  With the wind in its sails, ITV…
The Dong Energy site (left) and behind the famous gantry cranes of Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - Chief Executive Robert Cooper has stepped down from his position in Harland & Wolff Group after a 44-year career at the shipyard, where he has been replaced by Jonathan Guest. As The Irish News reports, he began his…
Winners at the CH Marine Ulster Laser Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Ballyholme's Olympic trialist Liam Glynn won the CH Marine Ulster Laser Championship title last weekend on Belfast Lough counting five race wins. Royal St George Yacht Club sailors did the double by securing the 4.7 and Radial titles. The Radial…

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