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Tacking is a costly manoeuvre in most boats, but the loss is unavoidable. The more you can reduce the loss, the more options you have
Tacking is likely the most common manoeuvre we execute on our boats. It is pretty hard to avoid in fact writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Every second lost while tacking is multiplied 3, 4, 5, 6 times when…
Kodie Healy went missing on a lobster potting trip last Wednesday 9 October
Yesterday evening (Sunday 13 October) divers recovered a body in the search for fisherman Kodie Healy who went missing last week off West Cork, as BreakingNews.ie reports. A major search operation was launched last Wednesday evening when the 24-year-old failed…
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A winter sail service can protect your investment
It is approaching the time of year where we make the most of what is left and prepare for the off-season pack up writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. The Autumn/Winter period is the best time for buying new…
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The Sun Odyssey 410 makes its Irish debut Dun Laoghaire
The Sun Odyssey 410 that MGM Boats showcased at Boot Dusseldorf last January is now afloat and berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina. The Irish debutante is the most current design from French manufacturer Jeanneau and sold out its 2019 production…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
In the budget, Marine Minister Michael Creed has made provision for the Department’s Seafood Programme to increase by €5 million, to a total of €137.8 million. The provision, says Creed, will help fund vital investment in our fishery harbours, most…
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Joker II flying her 3DL Main and 3Di RAW Code 2 Jib
"North Sails have been powering "Joker II" since 2007. They just keep getting better and better and I have no doubt their latest 3Di Raw headsails have been a big factor in our success this year in the ICRA's, Volvo Dun…
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Get Winter Ready With CH Marine’s October Special Offers
Getting ready for winter will surely be a breeze thanks to great deals in CH Marine’s monthly specials for October. After liftout, towing away has never been easier than with the Optiparts launching trolley, now only €189.95. This lightweight aluminium trolley…
Marine Notice: Geohazard Investigation In Irish Sea
A geohazard investigation to provide support for ongoing research at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) will be undertaken in the Irish Sea from Thursday 24 October until Wednesday 6 November, weather dependent. The locations of these…
Lough Ree RNLI’s inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse
Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat volunteer will be showcased on the small screen in an upcoming episode of BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea. Tune in to BBC Two on Tuesday 15 October at 8pm to see the Lough Ree…
Among the state of the art training facilities at the NMCI in Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour is the 360° Full Mission Bridge Simulator
Thinking of a career at sea? as the annual Maritime Careers Event and Open Day will take place next month at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI). The event at the waterfront college campus in Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour is…
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The new Whaly 455
O’Sullivan’s Marine has just received a new consignment of Whaly boats - including the eagerly anticipated Whaly 455 – the first to arrive in Ireland! Like the Whaly 435 and 500, the Whaly 455 is available in the standard version (455)…
New Book On Clare Island ‘Shines Spotlight On Its Richness Of Life’
One hundred years ago, Irish naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger led a survey of the natural history and cultural heritage of Clare Island in Co Mayo at a level of detail greater than any area of comparable size at that time.…
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X-Yachts Hosting ‘Open October’ In Hamble
Visit X-Yachts GB & IRL at Hamble Point Marina in Southampton any day during October to view the Danish builder’s new Xcruising, Xperformance and the latest Pure X lines, along with a selection of pre-owned X-Yachts. Test sailing is also…
Boats were wrecked yesterday during northerly gales in Bray Harbour in County Wicklow
The northerly gales that brought damage to east coast harbours yesterday including Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay, also caused damage in County Wicklow at Bray Harbour. According to local reports, up to eight boats were wrecked in the high seas…
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Gill Marine’s Regatta Race Timer is now only €69.95 in CH Marine’s October specials
Get the latest tech to keep track of your wheres and whens on deck in CH Marine’s specials for October. Gill Marine’s Regatta Race Timer — now only €69.95 — features a large face with a clear dot matrix display,…
To mark the 75th anniversary, Ambassador Crawford (pictured with cap) unveiled a monument to the fallen airmen in Clifden
An epic rescue of five north American naval crew who survived 33 hours in a liferaft has been marked on the 75th anniversary of the incident in north Connemara writes Lorna Siggins. Five of their fellow crew died when a…

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