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Cork-based UK Sailmakers will be on-site at this week's O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club
A small tear or a complete blowout to your sails? Cork-based UK Sailmakers will be on-site at this week's O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club to carry out sail repairs for the 62-boats competing in the biennial regatta. …
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems Port of Portland’s tugboat berth
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) of County Offaly has designed and manufactured a bespoke berth for the Port of Portland’s new tugboat in the UK. The Irish firm has been completing projects across the UK, and as Afloat reported…
The new Barracuda SV125 is put through its paces during stormy weather off Cork in May 2021
Safehaven Marine has released video of sea trials during a recent unseasonal storm which produced some pretty rough conditions at the entrance to Cork Harbour. The Cork-based performance boatbuilders managed to capture some impressive footage of Thunder Child II and…
Freya flying her North Sails ENDURANCE 3Di Mainsail and Code 2 Jib
Wow, what a start to the season ‘proper’! Well done to everyone involved in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and more besides, writes Maurice O’Connell. This year’s D2D was one of the most enjoyable offshores I have ever done…
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo—Grand Soleil 40. Overall winner D2D
Key Yachting is the Irish Agent for J Boats and Grand Soleil (also Nautitech Catamarans and Tofinou Day boats).  They are thrilled to see models from each of the Grand Soleil and J Boat ranges perform so well in the…
Schull Harbour Sailing Club Commodore Sean Norris
A 12-mile "gentle reintroduction" started the racing season at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork. The 'Saturday Morning Taste of Sailing' sessions were restarted, with thirteen junior sailors in five boats bringing youngsters onto the water for club training.…
Artist’s impression of the new-look X-Yachts X4³
One of most popular X-Yachts models, the X4³, is going through a serious makeover process. This boat was the first model in the Pure X range and was introduced to the world for the first time in 2016. Since then…
Matt Wearn, the Australian Sailing Team Laser class representative for Tokyo 2020, in Zhik’s new Microfleece Hikers
Zhik’s new Microfleece Hikers “redefine the traditional hiking wetsuit” for the highest levels of manoeuvrability and comfort while hiking. Combining a revolutionary 3D body-mapped panel design — 1mm thermal Neoprene throughout — with four-way stretch and integrated hiking support, Zhik says…
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More than 100 European and American associations have issued a joint statement ahead of the EU-US Summit in Brussels next Tuesday 15 June, calling for the removal of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing transatlantic trade disputes. For recreational…
The new Zhik ranges at CH Marine
CH Marine has stocked the latest marine clothing ranges from Zhik for the discerning sailor. The Zhik Inshore 100 range (€159.95), featuring Vecta Fabric Technology, is a streamlined garment collection designed for life on and off the water. Featuring fully…
Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advises that Kinsale Energy’s well decommissioning operations at the Kinsale and Seven Heads gas fields will continue in June and July. The Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit (callsign GCWP) is…
The Port of Holyhead (Stena Line Ports) is asking for the public’s views on the proposed refurbishment of the Breakwateras part of its pre-application consultation from June 7 to July 4.
Plans to refurbish the Port of Holyhead's Breakwater amid concerns it could fail within the next 15 years has led to a consultation launched. Investigations of the structure have identified a need for a large scale refurbishment of the Breakwater…
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Partrac Ltd intend to deploy three Metocean buoys at the Dublin Array offshore wind farm in a one-day operation some time between this Wednesday 9 and Wednesday 23 June, weather permitting. One floating lidar buoy and two wave buoys will…
File image of the RV Ridley Thomas
The Department of Transport has been advised of a geophysical marine route survey operation taking place in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean off Galway and Mayo from next week. The survey activity will take place within the Irish TS, Irish CZ…
Explorers Education officer Carmel Madigan
The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme has launched a new book, An Ocean of Stories - An Anthology of Children’s Ocean Stories, leading up to World Oceans Day this Tuesday 8 June. The book, published by Explorers Education officer Carmel…
The Wexford blue whale mosaic takes shape
A unique whale-shaped mosaic which is set for permanent public display aims to connect present-day Wexford with its storied maritime past, as RTÉ News reports. With the help of artist Helen McLean, Wexford Arts Centre has been creating the patterned…

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