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Chief Executive Officer, Waterways Ireland: An Exciting & Challenging Leadership Opportunity
Waterways Ireland is responsible for the management, maintenance, development, restoration and promotion of the inland navigable waterway system throughout the island, principally for recreational and tourism purposes. It has responsibility for approximately 1,000km of navigable waterways. With a staff of…
Racing the J109 Whiskey Jack in Hong Kong
Racing a J/109 in IRC has its compromises because you're sailing with asymmetrics, you're limited to certain angles and only so much boat speed is generated both up-wind and down. While living in Hong Kong, I raced the J/109 Whiskey…
Over 18 million people die each year due to lack of surgical care. Mercy Ships builds a response to this world problem for the future with the world’s newest, largest, purpose-built, non-governmental hospital ship, Global Mercy, weighing 37,000 tons and measuring 174m is to sail to Africa, partnering to improve healthcare systems and treat more patients than ever before. The newbuild will provide surgical care and medical training for the nations it serves.
The World's largest and newest charity hospital ship operated by Mercy Ships announced plans to sail to Africa in late 2021 under the name of Global Mercy. Mercy Ships, a faith-based global organisation powered by charitable donors and volunteers, has…
One of the Great Blasket’s best-known residents, Peig Sayers
As if there wasn’t enough Kerry sadness with Fungie’s disappearance, along comes Peig Sayers... As The Sunday Independent reports today, a newly published collection of stories by one of the Great Blasket’s best-known residents shows her “grámhar or more flirtatious…
Poole Harbour Boat Show was last held in 2019
Next year’s Poole Harbour Boat Show has already been cancelled, its organisers citing difficulties with planning around the coronavirus pandemic. Boating Business reports that the largest free-to-attend boat show in the UK, which was also called off this past summer,…
North Sails Vendee Globe Video Series in Six Episodes
As fans gather for the Vendee Globe Race and to be captivated by the next generation of IMOCAs, North Sails has produced its own video series on the solo non-stop round the world race. The series is narrated by one of…
Viking Marine's Antonia with a batch of customer orders for delivery on the shop's electric scooter
At Viking Marine, we will continue to supply all our customers during the current restrictions in a number of ways. Our shop remains open for safety equipment, PPE and essential boat repair supplies Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5…
The sail loft at UK Sailmakers Ireland at Crosshaven in County Cork with a spinnaker repair underway
UK Sailmakers Ireland in Cork Harbour say they remain open during the Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions as the Crosshaven sail loft is treated as a manufacturing facility and a full production loft. As they continue to repair, service and produce sails,…
Photographer Rick Tomlinson's Portfolio Calendar 2021 is Out Now!
Cowes-based photographer Rick Tomlinson's Portfolio Calendar is now available and features 12 months of spectacular sailing images. Now in its 33rd year, Action and Art has always been the theme of Rick's Portfolio Calendar. This year's pictures include action from…
Winterise Your Boat With CH Marine
CH Marine have everything you’ll need to winterise your boat, with an extensive range of trusted boat care products. Highlights include the award-winning Meaco DD8L Desiccant Dehumidifier Junior — a cost-effective solution to helping keep your boat (or garage or…
Key Yachting Takes three Nominations at British Yachting Awards 2020
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Key Yachting, has announced that two Grand Soleil designs have been shortlisted in the 2020 British Yachting Awards. In the Cruising Yacht of the Year class, The Grand Soleil LC42, which premiered at the 2020…
Bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay
The Irish Wildlife Trust has welcomed this week’s Budget announcements of new funding to address biodiversity issues. These include a move to more than double the allocation to the previously “defunded and neglected” National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) from…
The Beneteau 62 Trawler launched in Ireland By BJ Marine
Irish Beneteau agents BJ Marine has announced the launch of its Grand Trawler 62. The Trawler 62 builds on the already established and market-leading range of Swift Trawlers, with boats from 30ft-50ft. The new Grand Trawler 62 offers incredible interior…
Prince of Tides, the Grand Soliel 37
Sailmaking is a very enjoyable career and it offers a great opportunity to sail all types of boats and meet all sorts of interesting people. April 2021 will mark my 40th year in the industry and over that time I…
Jobs: Vacancy for Operations Officer at Irish Lights. Above Afloat's photo of ILV Granuaile an aids to navigation vessel which among its duties is buoy deployment and recovery along the coast but also offshore throughout the entire coastline of the island of Ireland. The vessel is seen moving astern in the ship's homeport of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
A vacancy at sea is sought from the Commissioners of Irish Lights for the position of an Operations Officer on board their aids to navigation management and maintenance tender ILV Granuaile. The role in Irish Lights will be both challenging…
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, and Transport Eamon Ryan TD
A €108m allocation from the Department of Transport will support the work of the Irish Coast Guard it was announced in today's 2021 Budget. The funding will also provide for the services of the Maritime Safety Policy Division, the Marine…

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