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INSS 1720 Racing on Dublin Bay
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has launched a corporate racing league on Dublin Bay in 2020. Racing will take place on Wednesday evenings in 1720s. How many times have sailors’ colleagues asked, “when are you taking us out…
Ballot boxes from the Isles of Scilly off Cornwall, England arrive after initial weather delays. Afloat adds the islands form part of the St. Ives constituency, the most southern on the UK mainland.
In the UK, ballot boxes for the final General Election constituency to announce its results are on their way to be counted after stormy conditions passed. In the constituency of St. Ives (Cornwall), adverse weather had meant boats and a…
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The J112E surfing downwind
The J112E has been one of the most successful models of the J Boat range since its introduction a couple of seasons ago, providing the perfect combination of a luxurious interior with top-level racing performance. The design brief of the…
Kayaker Tim Flavin
“Stop for a quick apple and orange drink. Paddle on in flat water. Stop for cake and try throwing a lifebelt onto a beach...” “ Arrive Courtown at about 11.15 to champagne and a congratulations cake reception! A lifetime trip…
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The new Open 5.5 Zodiac RIB available from MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire
Top Irish boat dealer MGM Boats has added the Zodiac Inflatable and Rigid Inflatable Boat marque to the range of boats offered at its Dun Laoghaire Harbour showrooms. In announcing the new distributorship, Dublin Bay-based MGM Boats has launched a promotion on the…
Lusitania launch - (Left to right) Ian Lawler, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fionnbarr Moore, National Monuments Service, Connie Kelleher, National Monuments Service, Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Charise McKeon, National Monuments Service and Karl Brady, National Monuments Service. Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) announced the publication of a new book on the RMS Lusitania - RMS Lusitania: The Story of a Wreck
High resolution scans of the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and expert opinion from divers, researchers and specialists feature in a new book on the ocean liner published this week writes Lorna Siggins  National Monuments Service underwater archaeologists Fionnbarr Moore,…
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Jeanneau celebrates its Award in London for the Sun Odyssey 410
Irish agents MGM Boats are celebrating Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 410 win in the “British Yachting Awards” in the category of “Cruiser of the Year” 2019 this week. The Sun Odyssey 410 received the honours last Monday during the Awards celebration…
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There are plenty of Free Downloads here to give you a real taste of what North U is all about
North Sails Ireland have enjoyed a strong connection with Bill Gladstone and the North U program over the last few years.  Back in the early years of North Sails Ireland Bill came over and did two tours of duty around…
New Online Resources Bring ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ Into The Classroom
TV documentary Ireland’s Deep Atlantic will feature in new online classroom resources for Junior Cert students, it has been announced. Ireland’s Deep Atlantic — produced by Sea Fever Productions and supported by the Marine Institute, BAI and the Environmental Protection…
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Save on North 1720 Sails: Celebrating 300 Years for the Royal Cork Yacht Club
In celebration of the Cork 300 Regatta in 2020 North Sails are offering a very special deal for the 1720 fleet. For all sails ordered before the end of December 2019 North Sails Ireland are offering savings on the full range of sails. North Sails…
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The Key Yachting team with their British Yachting Awards
Key Yachting, the UK, Ireland, and Channel Islands distributor for J Boats, enjoyed a glamorous evening at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on Monday night, for Chelsea Magazines’ British Yachting Awards. Marie-Claude Heys, Hannah Le Prevost, and Gemma Dunn represented…
The new Interceptor 48 pilot boat during sea trials
Safehaven Marine have delivered an Interceptor 48 pilot boat to Fonnes Batservice of Norway. As Afloat previously reported when the order was placed over a year ago, the new Pilot boat is Safehaven’s 41st pilot boat delivered and the 16th Interceptor…
Book Launch For Story Of Baltimore’s Lifeboat Next Saturday
RTÉ’s Fergal Keane will be at Baltimore Sailing Club next Saturday 7 December for the launch of a new book celebrating 100 years of the West Cork village’s RNLI lifeboat service. Baltimore Lifeboat: A Community Story by Éamon Lankford is…
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The RS Aero dinghy in Dun Laoghaire
“Momentum behind this innovative and exhilarating dinghy is building in Ireland, and opportunities to engage a wide range of dinghy sailors cannot be overlooked”. Irish RS dealer Kenneth Rumball, is sure in his assessment of what the RS Aero can…
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The Grand Soleil 42 Long Cruise powering upwind
Mark Mansfield, newly appointed Irish agent for Grand Soleil yachts and J Boats, is sharing the announcement that the Grand Soleil 42 Long Cruise has been shortlisted in the Luxury Cruiser category for the 2020 European Yacht of the Year…
Jeanneau's Merry Fisher 605 Marlin
Jeanneau's Merry Fisher 605 Marlin represented in Ireland by MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin has been named Best of Boats 2019 in the “Best for Fishing ” Category in the International Best of Boats Awards. This prize is…

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