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Richard McCormick
News Update
The President of the Maritime Institute which runs the National Maritime Museum at Dun Laoghaire has said that “there are more reasons than ever to be positive about maritime heritage.” Richard McCormick cites the 200-year-celebration of “Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s proud…
 White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) leads the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
Turkey Shoot
After two races sailed, White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) lead the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay. J109 sisterships hols second and third places overall too. It looks like a change of pace for this Sunday's race. After…
Tommy Furey of INFOMAR shows the Kenyan delegation around the Marine Institute during their visit in February 2016
News Update
#BlueGrowth - Ireland and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards co-operation of both country’s marine sectors. The agreement was signed as part of the visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, to Kenya and…
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway will host the Horizon 2020 information session on Tuesday 12 December
News Update
#Horizon2020 - The Irish Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, in association with the recently launched Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020, will host an information session at the Marine Institute in Oranmore, Co Galway on Tuesday 12 December.…
The innovative balaclava in the Isotak Zhik jacket
Marine Clothing
Zhik's New Isotak X Ocean Sailing Range Has Won the international DAME Award for marine clothing. The Jury was immediately drawn to the Isotak X range thanks to its clever Adaptive Collar System, as Afloat.ie previously reported here, which provides…
Last Chance To Apply For Post-Doc Research Roles With Marine Institute
Jobs
#Jobs - This Thursday 16 November is the closing date for two post-doctoral research roles with the Marine Institute. Based at the Marine Institute’s facility in Newport, Co Mayo, the WATexR (Climate JPI) Project requires a post-doc for a period…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy in VOR mode. If she is to participate in the principal Olympic Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Denmark next season it will mean switching from VOR 65 back to her Laser Radial
Tokyo 2020
The racing format for Annalise Murphy's bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week's World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland's Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from…
The new Code of Practice was developed following a review of a 2008 edition within the Irish Maritime Administration and two consultations with key stakeholders.
News Update
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, has today launched a new Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft. The Code of Practice is a valuable source of information, advice and best practice operational guidance…
Richard Goodbody's White Mischief (pink spinnaker) leads J109 sistership Joker II (Richard Maybury) at the gybe mark of last week's opening Turkey Shoot Race on Dublin Bay
Turkey Shoot
After taking the three top prizes in last year's Rathfarnham Ford Turkey Shoot Series, only the presence of Paul O'Higgins's JPK 10.80 in second, breaks up four J109s in the top five of this year's DBSC 46–boat fleet after the first…
€179.95 for the Henri Lloyd Elite Therm Mid Layer Jacket and Salopette
Marine Clothing
Today’s technical sailing apparel have been designed to offer the essential warmth you require when winter boating, we all know its hard to be agile around the boat when you are wrapped in bulky clothing, but modern day technical clothing…
Overall ISORA Champion Mojito
ISORA
ISORA has reviewed a buoyant 2017 offshore sailing season in a just published online yearbook. The Irish Sea yacht racing body has compiled its race reports into one handy publication – with plenty of Afloat.ie photos – that sets out the record season of activity on…
Barton's robust wooden block range is designed in ash wood, and has plain or ball bearing sheaves, with a removable fastening bolt for servicing or re-varnishing.
Marine Trade
Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, unveils its brand new Barton Block Range, which will showcase at the Euopean Marine Trade Show, METSTRADE, for the first time, in November. Crafted by sailors for sailors, the new Barton…
Mail boat passenger steamer RMS Leinster departing Carlisle Pier, Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) was almost a 100 years in WWI struck by a torpedo from UB-123 with the dramatic loss of more than 500 lives. This tragedy was one of the greatest  losses of life in the Irish Sea during the 'Great War'.
Book Review
#BookLaunch - An Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Councillor Tom Murphy, will officially launch this evening, 9 November, the centenary book of the Irish Sea 'mail-boat' steamer RMS Leinster. The launch of the book “The Last Voyage of the…
Win this Rash'R rash vest worth €49.95  in our free to enter competition below
Viking Marine
Rash'R is an Irish company which designs and manufactures the 'brightest rash vests on the planet'. Their printing methods allow to create the most detailed, vibrant vests available today. Each vest is made from Eco friendly materials and provides spf 50+ sun…
The 32–footer came ashore in the high seas of Storm Ophelia
News Update
Attempts to recover a 32–foot that went aground in Schul, West Cork during Storm Ophelia get underway this morning.   A recovery team is expected to slide the yacht down the rocks and back into the water using inflated rubber bags.

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