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Ireland's Blue Edge: Marine Ireland Industry Network is to launches new website with an online event tomorrow featuring case studies of MII companies and much more.
The Marine Ireland Industry Network which represents and promotes interests of members working in Ireland's blue economy is tomorrow (Thursday) to hold an online event featuring case studies from three MIIN companies and much more. The trio of companies are…
My Canine Companion service user Callum and his dog Heather
Green Rebel Marine has joined forces with My Canine Companion to support families around Ireland living with autism. My Canine Companion is an Irish charity that provides accredited service dogs to people with disabilities, predominantly autism. In addition, they provide…
Bob Fisher – information, explanation, entertainment, achievement and a spot of mischief were never far away
The death in England of the great sailor and sailing writer Bob Fisher at the age of 85 has taken from among us one of the most vibrantly life-enhancing practitioners, innovators, expounders and promoters of our sport. He had achieved…
INSC Commodore Patricia Kelly on the water in Dun Laoghaire
The Irish National Sailing Club is pleased to announce the election of Dun Laoghaire Laser sailor and dinghy instructor Patricia Kelly to the position of the first Commodore of the six-year-old club at their AGM held online on Monday the…
Emirates Team New Zealand powered by North Sails
Greetings and a belated happy new year everybody from the team here at North Sails Ireland. Sailors all over the world are GLUED to two events right now - the Vendee Globe competitors hammering up from the south Atlantic and…
The devastating scene of the Port of Beirut blast that took place in August last year and which was connected with a ship whose captain is been sought by Interpol. Among the ships berthed during the incident was the Jouri which AFLOAT identified as the former City of Paris that traded in Irish waters
Red notices have been issued by Interpol for the captain and owner of the ship (MV Rhosus) that carried the chemicals which devastated Beirut in an explosion in August, killing 200 people, Lebanon’s state media said, according to Reuters. As…
 IMF at Boot - The Irish Marine Federation used regularly used the opportunity of Boot Dusseldorf as a sales platform but also for industry pow-wows (from left in 2020)Treasurer Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine, James Kirwan of BJ Marine, Chairman Paal Janson and Secretary Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats
The Irish Marine Trade has been giving its reaction to today's cancellation of the giant German Boat Show, Boot Dusseldorf that was scheduled for April and a key show for the Irish industry. As Afloat reported earlier, the world’s largest…
Boot Dusseldorf has been cancelled in April
Germany's Boot Dusseldorf that originally postponed from January to April due to COVID-19 has now been called off for 2021. The world’s largest indoor boat show fell due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe.  The massive…
Aoife Ní Niocaill’s GAA football was found on the shore of Llanrhystud in Wales
A family in Waterford got a big surprise at the weekend when they learned a football they’d lost in the water was found on the Welsh coast. As the Irish Examiner reports, Aline Denton was walking on the shore near…
EBI and ICOMIA have a high overlap in their European membership
European Boating Industry (EBI) and ICOMIA have entered a new partnership with mutual benefits for both EBI and ICOMIA members and an increased focus on the further development of nautical tourism. European Boating Industry (EBI) represents the European recreational boating…
The new seventh generation First 27, a family day sailor from Beneteau
Beneteau has launched the seventh generation of its First range small sailing cruisers and dayboats under the strapline: "Big boats bring the glory, but small boats make the sailors". The First 24 and 27 are exciting sports cruisers, while First…
The X4⁶ is one of the five yachts still available for 2021 but built slots are limited
X-Yachts’ Danish yard has only a limited number of build slots left for sailing in the 2021 season, restrictions allowing. If you are ready to use sailing as your ‘escape’ in 2021, you can choose from the X4⁰, X4³, X4⁶,…
Marine Ireland Industry Network Expands Its Online Footprint with New Website
The Marine Ireland Industry Network (MIIN) is expanding its social media presence as it prepares for the official launch of its brand-new website. Established in 2016 with the aim of bringing together Ireland’s marine industry under the ‘Marine Ireland’ brand,…
The Dufour 61's deck layout - it will be possible to set up a sail test in La Rochelle as soon as it is safe to travel
Dufour’s new Flagship, the sleek-looking Dufour 61 designed by Felci Yacht Design, will be undertaking sea trials in the next few weeks in La Rochelle. The new Dufour 61 will be quick but stable and very easy to handle, according…
The new X-Power 33C, dubbed The Red Baron
Pandemic concerns have prompted a change of plans for the launch of X-Yachts’ latest gem, the X-Power 33C — which will now be live-streamed in a virtual event this coming Saturday 16 January. Tune in from 11.30am CET (10.30am Irish/UK…
A UK Sailmakers Flying Headsail
Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland (in conjunction with Jenny Howells of the RORC Rating Office) explains the main difference between a flying Jib and an IRC flying headsail  The main difference between a flying Jib and an IRC flying…

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