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The chartered Connemara contributed to boosting Brittany Ferries Cork-Roscoff (Ireland-France) route as the operators strongest performing of the company's network of 12 routes that collectively also links those between the UK, France and Spain. AFLOAT adds the Cypriot flagged Connemara arriving to Cork (Ringaskiddy). In the background the stern of a Cunard Line 'Vista' class cruiseship that called to Cobh.
#FerryNews- Cork-Roscoff route was the strongest performing Brittany Ferries service of the French company's network, linking the UK, France and Spain, however concerns over Brexit loom on the horizon, writes Jehan Ashmore. Figures released by Brittany Ferries for passenger and…
The Naval Service’s newest ship LÉ George Bernard Shaw (P64) berthed alongside Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork Harbour. The €67m newbuild under the command of Lieutenant Commander Frank O’Connor made a delivery voyage across the Celtic Sea from a UK shipyard.  As AFLOAT reported in August, the vessel's primary armament a 76mm OTO Melara naval gun is to be fitted in the coming weeks.
#NavalService - The newest Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ George Bernard Shaw completed a delivery voyage from a UK shipyard to Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Minister with responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe TD, welcomed the…
Yachts wait for wind on the third Sunday of RCYC's Autumn League
In contrast to last Sunday where Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn League featured the heavy weather drama of broken spars, a grounding and a crew in the water, today's race was an airless one and racing for classes 1,2,3 and 4 (the…
Launch of Migrant–Built Traditional Currach in Cork
In July of this year, a group of adults arrived in the boatyard at Meitheal Mara in Crosses Green in the heart of Cork City to learn about a proposed new boat-building programme. For 25 years now Meitheal Mara has…
Irish Naval Service’s LÉ Niamh (above) along with sister Afloat adds, Roisin the namesake of the OPV80/ P50 class patrol vessels would undergo a mid-life refit as part of Defence Forces spending which in 2019 will increase by €47.5m to almost €1b
#NavalService - Naval Service along with the Army and Air Corps that form the Defence Forces reports The Irish Times, has received significant extra money for purchases of new equipment next year. Morale in the Defence Forces has been hit…
Heavy weather sailing off Roches Point in today's second race of the RCYC Autumn League. Scroll down for photo gallery
It was a drama–filled second race day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn League when near gale force winds swept through today's coastal course race writes Bob Bateman.  The three boats competing in Class Zero were reduced to two when Conor Doyle's XP50…
The largest containership to call to Cork, Afloat adds was Hamburg Sud's Polar Costa Rica (3,884TEU). The 43,000 gross tonnage 230m long ship made a maiden call in June to Ringaskiddy where the pair of STS (ship-to-shore) gantry cranes will be installed as part of the new €80m terminal.
#PortofCork - A significant deal has been signed by Liebherr Container Cranes to supply two large gantry cranes to the Port of Cork. The twin cranes reports The Kerryman will be located at the new container terminal at Ringaskiddy -…
The Irish Naval Service base on Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour, homeport to a fleet of eight patrol vessels.
#NavalService - The Irish Times writes that the head of Defence Forces has sought to make a verbal submission to the Public Sector Pay Commission because of the seriousness of the military pay issue in the view of himself and…
Jim Doyle Mbsc owner of Green Sleeves with the 'Alta To Starboard To Finish' Trophy
Hello and welcome to my weekly Podcast … Sailing the 27-foot yacht he has owned for 20 years, Jim Doyle helmed Green Sleeves to win the ‘Alta to Starboard Trophy’ in Monkstown Bay. It’s an unusual trophy, made by the…
A 1720 sportsboat competitor deals with the gusty conditions for the first races of RCYC's Autumn League. Scroll down for gallery
Two races in plenty of wind got Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn League off to a great start in Cork Harbour today writes Bob Bateman From a combined fleet of 53–boats, fleets were split into Spinnaker, White Sail and 1720 sports boats…
Defending champions Micheál O' Sullivan and Mikey Carroll lead a race at the 2018 All Ireland Junior sailing championships raced inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Atlee Kohl has won the 2018 Junior Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships sailed in Firefly dinghies in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today. With only a single point between the top three boats, first and second place…
Afloat took this photo in the summer at the UK Port of Hull, where Kimberly C, a Cowes, Isle of Wight registered cargoship operated by Carisbrooke Shipping is also based on the UK south coast island. Today, the ship at time of writing is docked in the port's King George V Dock (above pictured and as alluded taken in the summer). Next month on 21st October, the port will be open to public tours, though tickets apparently at this stage have been snapped up.
#Ports&Shiping - Cowes Week synominous for the World famous regatta held in the UK off the Isle of Wight town is also home to Carisbrooke Shipping which today has one of their cargoships docked in the Port of Hull which…
One of the RIBS equipped on board the newbuild P60 Class L.E. George Bernard Shaw which yesterday evening departed Appledore (above) in the UK, to carry out sea trials this month in the Bristol Channel. The use of RIBS is to have the ability to intercept, board and inspect vessels at sea is critical to Maritime Defence and Security Operations.
#NavalService - Afloat has tracked the Irish Naval Service's latest offshore patrol vessel carry out sea-trials which involved the €67m newbuild in the Bristol Channel while off the north Devon coast from where the ship was built, writes Jehan Ashmore. The newbuild…
There will be no shortage of thrills 'n' spills at the Autumn League next week with a big fleet of 1720 sportsboats expected to qualify for some new fun RCYC awards
With just over one week to go to the 2018 Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn Series, things are heating up with good entries from all the south coast clubs including Kinsale Yacht Club, the newly founded Great Island SC, Monkstown…
The Destination County Cork stand at Southampton. The boat show runs till this Sunday
#MarineTrade - Cork Harbour is ably represented at the Southampton Boat Show this week. The Port of Cork has teamed up with the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Bantry Bay Port Company to promote the Rebel County’s marinas and cruising…
Brian Jones sailing Jelly Baby. Scroll down for photo gallery
A stiff southwesterly breeze with a cloudy sky was the order of the day for the annual Naval Race at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. This year the organisers chose a central location in the Harbour…

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