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Sail-Sense attaches permanently to the sail, measuring key performance data such as UV, hours of use, G-Force and Flogging (movement).
UK Sailmakers Ireland has teamed up with Spinlock to bring sail making to the next level in Ireland for our racing customers writes Barry Hayes. We have two of Spinlocks new Sail Sense trackers on John Murphy’s J109 Outrajeous on…
AMS Panther is one of the three vessels that will be involved in the ecological survey for the Dublin Array between now and May 2020
A series of ecological surveys will take place in the Irish Sea off the Dublin and Wicklow coast between now and May next year to provide data on seabirds and marine mammal species to inform the development of the Dublin…
Hervé Gastinel
International Boat Industry is reporting that Hervé Gastinel has stepped down as chief executive of Groupe Beneteau with immediate effect. Gastinel, who was CEO of the French boatbuilding group since 2015, has been replaced by Beneteau chairman Jérôme de Metz.…
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Part of the range of 2019 gear for the VDLR
Viking Marine is taking pre-orders for the Official Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Helly Hansen Regatta Clothing. Items ordered by Friday 14th June can have their boat name and sail no screen-printed or embroidered on the gear but get those orders in fast…
A tug assists HMS Medway, the second of five new UK Royal Navy Batch 2 River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels which for the first time berthed at its homeport of Portsmouth today. During a delivery voyage from Scotland, the 2,000 tonnes newbuild was in relatively close proximity of the Irish flagged cargoship Arklow Cliff (2,999grt) which by coincidence was bound for the River Medway where located is the Port of Rochester which is reached from the approaches to the Thames Estuary on the North Sea.
Following the Rockall fishery dispute that grabbed the headlines last week, the UK's newest Fishery Patrol Vessel (FPV) completed a delivery voyage from Scotland to its homeport of Portsmouth today, writes Jehan Ashmore. HMS Medway arrived on Solent waters this…
The stamp by Clare artist Vincent Killowry depicts the Vimy Vickers above an Atlantic swell
When a Vimy Vickers bi-plane made a crash landing in Connemara a century ago, it not only marked the first transatlantic flight – but also the first such airmail delivery writes Lorna Siggins Aviator John Alcock, who flew with Arthur Whitten…
Rockall - Legal Experts Says Scotland Right & Ireland Wrong
Two Irish international maritime law experts have said that Scotland is within its legal rights to place a 12-mile territorial limit around Rockall writes Lorna Siggins. Statements made by Government ministers over the past week have been “incorrect”, as Rockall is…
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CH Marine Has Gifts To Make Dad Glad This Sunday
CH Marine Chandlery has you covered for Father’s Day gifts for the sailing dads and grandads on your life this Sunday 16 June. The selection includes fashions with a practical edge, such as this Magic Marine cube rashvest long-sleeve, or…
John Kerry, Alicia O’Sullivan, Simon Coveney and Selina Neirok Leem in discussions at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2019 in Cork
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for immediate action to move to decarbonisation to manage climate change. The former US senator and presidential candidate was delivering the first keynote address of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in…
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The victorious Joker II crew at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
It was a fantastic weekend for North Sails Ireland customers at the ICRAs (IRC Nationals) at the RStGYC writes Maurice O'Connell. Our wonderful clients won four out of the six IRC divisions plus stacks of podium places, including an amazing first in IRC…
MGM Boats has 13 new models afloat and shore at its new and used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend
One interesting outcome of this weekend's MGM New and Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is that the majority of show-goers were first-time boaters keen to get on the water this season or next.  As Afloat previously reported, the leading Irish…
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Tohatsu's new MFS60 outboard engine
Tohatsu has just launched its new 60HP outboard engine in Ireland through O'Sullivan's Marine. The legacy of the MFS50 model has been passed on to the MFS60, weighing in at under 100kg, it is the lightest in its class writes Brian O'Sullivan. Outboard motors…
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You will find the Viking Marine Harken Challenge on the forecourt of the RSGYC in Dun Laoghaire on Friday and Saturday after racing
Have you got what it takes to beat the best? Harken grinder pedestals are found on some of the most exciting race boats in the world, raced by sailors at the top of their game! But have you got what…
Veterans at the D-Day 75th anniversary at Southsea Common, Portsmouth where world leaders joined the commemorative event today from those nations that formed the Allied Forces that fought in Normandy, France.
Veterans in their hundreds,RTE News reports, have joined world leaders and royalty to honour those who fought in the D-Day landings 75 years ago at a commemoration ceremony in the UK. Britain's Queen Elizabeth was joined by Prime Minister Theresa…
The winning 'Shark' team from left to right Chris Bateman, Charles Dwyer, John Coakley
The CH Marine sponsored National 18 South Coast Championship fleet gathered in West Cork on June 1 to race on the beautiful waters of Baltimore Harbour. The championships attracted a fleet of nine 18s. These nine boats were seen rigging at…
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North Sails Ireland Regatta Service team at the ICRA Nationals
The North Sails Ireland regatta service team will be in Dun Laoghaire this coming weekend for the ICRA Nationals at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. If you need any help with damaged sails or spares please do not hesitate…

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