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It was an arduous programme of pre-testing at this level which ensured that Thunderchild was fit and ready for her Round Ireland & Rockall Record challenge which concluded successfully last night.
The Safehaven Marine team led by Frank Kowalski on Thunderchild were safely home in Cork Harbour last night with job done, and the Round Ireland & Rockall Record set at 34 hours 01 minute and 47 seconds writes W M…
Otherworldly – Thunderchild at Rockall
Apart from two essential stops at Portrush in County Antrim and Ballyglass on Broadhaven in County Mayo to take on fuel, Safehaven Marine’s challenge for a viable record for the 2000 kilometres round Ireland and Rockall, powering on with their…
Even after the wind has eased, the leftover sea will frequently have Thunder Child airborne as she strives for maximum speed.
Safehaven Marine’s Frank Kowalski and his team on the Rockall-rounding challenger Thunder Child are closing in on their vital refuelling pit-stop at Broadhaven in Mayo, and expect to be at Ballyglass Pier about now, as their speed has gone up…
Rockall Well Astern as Safehaven’s Thunder Child Heads for Mayo Re-Fuel
Frank Kowalski’s team from County Cork’s Safehaven Marine with their futurstic record-maker Thunder Child now have Rockall well astern in their counter-clockwise Round Ireland and Rockall Record bid writes W M Nixon. After their first re-fuel on Ireland’s north coast…
Thunder Child is attempting to set a new Round Ireland & Rockall powerboat speed record
Safehaven Marine began a speed record attempt around Ireland and Rockall this morning, starting from the Old Head of Kinsale writes Tom MacSweeney. The Cork company designs and builds naval and military craft, pilot and patrol boats and has been…
Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in…
All Black Powerboat Record Run Cork–Fastnet–Cork Aborted in Choppy Seas
Unfortunately due to weather, force 4–5 winds increasing with short sharp frequency the All Black Powerboat team aborted its attempt at the inaugural Cork–Fastnet–Cork record attempt 25 miles out. Skipper John Ryan told Afloat.ie: 'It's just not worth the risk…
Kevin McCaffery, Dermot Maguire, Damien Mundy, Joe Gavin and Stephen Leddy will set out from Greystones on 20 June for their round-Ireland fundraising adventure
#RIBs - A team of intrepid boaters from the Lakelands are prepping for a round-Ireland RIB run this month in aid of three worthy causes. Joe Gavin and Kevin McCaffrey will be joined by friends Dermot McGuire, Damien Mundy and…
The UK ThunderCats power boats will be headlining the event with their first ever Dublin performance
Dublin Port is preparing to help some 100,000 visitors discover their sea legs this June bank holiday weekend at Riverfest 2017, Ireland’s premier sailing and maritime festival. Now in its fifth year, the three-day maritime event will provide an €1…
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child off the Skelligs yesterday
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child and her crew of six departed Galway Docks after a trial run up the West Coast of Ireland. After months of testing, this 350 kilometer run from Cork to Galway along the…
RIBs sold at auction in Kinsale
Dominic Daly auctioneer achieved good prices at the public auction of six RIBs at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017. Daly told Afloat.ie the XS RIBs sold for €30,000 and €28000. The Redbay RIBs 6.5m sold…
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Dominic Daly Auctioneer – in association with Promara Ltd – Noel O Regan will auction six RIBs and a jet ski (details below) at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork at 12 noon on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017.  For further details, please…
Formerly Hibernia Racing, John Ryan and his Allblack team plan to collect the full list of 11 records in 36 months
#Powerboats - An Irish-based powerboat racing team is aiming for a full 11 offshore endurance and speed records over the next three years. “It’s ambitious, but it’s do-able,” as Red Bull hears from John Ryan, team driver and throttle man…
The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington launched today
The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were requested to launch this afternoon to assist a dive boat with 4 persons on board, which had broken down. The alarm was raised around 1:50pm with Malin Head Coast Guard who immediately…
RIB Needed For Charity Irish Sea Coastal Rowing Race
Dun Laoghaire's St Michael's Rowing Club is participating in a Charity Irish Sea fundraising race for the RNLI over the May Bank holiday but one of its support RIBs has pulled-out. The club has put a shot-out for a replacement…
If you are interested in teaching powerboat courses contact the INSS in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for video.
The powerboat business in Ireland seems to be getting busier so the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School are appealing for more powerboat instructors. School Principal Kenneth Rumball says the Dun Laoghaire–based school is also looking for some full time…

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