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On 13 March 2017, the Rescue 116 crew of Capt. Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt. Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith took off from Dublin airport just after 11 p.m. for a medical evacuation off the west coast of Ireland. The…
AMS Retriever
Van Oord Ireland is to commence operations on the Arklow Long Sea Outfall project in the coming week. The outfall will be approximately 1,000 metres in length and have a diameter of 630mm and will be laid in a pre-excavated…
Our Isles and Oceans Ambassadors leaving Tobermory
The Our Isles and Oceans’ group of inexperienced sailors witnessed upwards of 30-knot winds in the Sound of Mull in Scotland today. The Our Isles and Oceans 68-foot Clipper Round the World racing yacht set sail from Tobermory Harbour this…
Irish Lights is recruiting for a Senior Operations Officer (SOO) to fill a challenging and rewarding role on board their multi-purpose DP 1 vessel, Granuaile. THE SHIPILV Granuaile is a multifunctional vessel that primarily operates in the waters around the…
Series two, programme two of The Great Lighthouses of Ireland will feature The Bull Rock on Sunday, May 15th on RTÉ One
The hugely popular* Great Lighthouses of Ireland is back for a second series with more stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them, including the lightship keepers whose working…
Ian Walker
North Sails is excited to welcome world-renown sailor Ian Walker to their management team. Walker is a two-time Olympic medallist, an America's Cup veteran, and winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 as skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. He…
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School operates year-round running sailing and powerboating training courses for children and adults
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire Co.Dublin is expanding their office team with a new part-time position for the weekday mornings. The team is growing in line with increasing participation numbers and demand for sailing and…
The semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf
Continuing its Kinsale area decomissioning project, PSE Kinsale Energy Limited advises that its Kinsale Head platform removal campaign will commence later this month and is expected to run through to September. Works will be conducted by the semi-submersible, self-propelled crane…
Cap Camarat 7.5 CC Série3
Jeanneau is celebrating 40 years of its iconic Cap Camarat range of cruisers. Since the creation of the line in 1982, an incredible 62 models have been launched by the French boating marque — and Cap Camarats continue to lead…
McWilliam Bags in Crosshaven, Co Cork hit the headlines in the Farmers Journal this week as the company's Claire Morgan gave an interview to the journal about a recent rebrand and how their rugged functionality that serves sailors so well…
The sail on Perseus^3  is about the size of ten tennis courts
I was talking to Martin Lee this morning from North Sails UK. Martin has been in charge of the sail production floor for NSUK since 1994 and is one of the world's most experienced sailmakers. We were discussing manufacturing in…
The Woodvale Ocean Rowing Boat is for sale
A Woodvale Ocean Rowing boat that crossed the Atlantic twice with previous owners is for sale in Greystones in County Wicklow.  The current owner has put the boat up for sale at €15k following an injury. The boat was prepped and ready…
Map of the NISA survey area
The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm project is currently engaged in a benthic survey campaign off the coast of North Co Dublin, Meath and Louth. Similar to the survey conducted last autumn, the campaign involves the deployment…
Finbarr O'Regan and his J/109 crew on Artful Dodjer  that won Class Zero and One IRC overall in the Axiom Private Clients Race at Kinsale Yacht Club. Finnbar was using a brand new UK Sailmakers Ireland headsail
Congratulations to Finbarr O'Regan and his J/109 crew that won Class Zero and One IRC overall in the Axiom Private Clients Race at Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday. Finnbar was using a brand new UK Sailmakers Ireland headsail to our…
South Coast Boat Show
The South Coast Boat Show is almost here — and X-Yachts will be on hand to welcome you to come and experience in person the soul and heritage of their brand. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, both the Pure X…
Kenny Rumball at the Solo Maitre Coq Regatta
Here I am on the ferry back to Ireland, absolutely shattered after another month of intense offshore sailing in France at the highest level, there is a lot to reflect on as always and more importantly build upon! If you…

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