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As the book telling the story of the female crew, Team SCA and how they took on the world’s toughest ocean race – the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/5, a 40,000-mile race around the world – goes on sale in Ireland,…
Limerick-Published Author Recognised For Special Achievement At 2014 Classic Boat Awards
#Award - Martin Black, author of Limerick publisher Peggy Bawn Press's GL Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, was presented with the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the recent Classic Boat Awards 2014 event in…
New Edition Of 'Learn To Navigate' Continues Its No-Nonsense Reputation
#HowToNavigate - A new revised edition of bestselling sailing guide Learn to Navigate continues its reputation as the accessible, no-nonsense guide for every boater. Basil Mosenthal and Barry Pickthall take the reader through every step, from reading charts to understanding…
New Pocket-Sized Weather Guide For Coastal & Offshore Sailors
#Weather - Reeds Weather Handbook for Sail and Power is an essential pocket-sized guide that every coastal and offshore boater will want for their next trip. Author Frank Singleton takes a practical approach, with plenty of clear diagrams to help…
'Irish Shipping Ltd- A Fleet History' Launched in Rosslare Harbour
#IrishShipping - A new publication 'Irish Shipping Ltd. – A Fleet History' as previously reported on Afloat.ie was launched recently with an official reception held in Rosslare Harbour. More than 250 people attended the inaugural launch in the Hotel Rosslare…
Book Launch Tour: ‘Irish Shipping Ltd –A Fleet History’
#IrishShipping - The eagerly awaited publication 'Irish Shipping Ltd-A Fleet History' which traces every ship of the former state-owned shipping company, will be celebrated with an inaugural book launch this Friday in Rosslare Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The launch of…
Irish Ferries – An Ambitious Voyage: History Recorded in New Book
#AmbitiousVoyage - Irish Ferries and the story of its involvement in the development of passenger and freight ferry services between Ireland, UK and Continental Europe is the subject of a new book entitled 'Irish Ferries – An Ambitious Voyage' .…
Become A Book Investor of New Title: Irish Shipping Ltd – A Fleet History
#NewBook - A new book tracing every ship in Irish Shipping Ltd is due to be published in October. The publication 'Irish Shipping Ltd-A Fleet History' is to cover the fleet from its humble beginnings in 1941 to its sad…
Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival 2013 to Include Maritime Venues
#BookFestival – This year's Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013 starts today and continues through the week till next Sunday (8 Sept), writes Jehan Ashmore.  Among the venues showcasing the many events organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo)…
New Book Charts History Of Arklow RNLI
#RNLI - The history of Arklow's lifeboat station from 1826 to the present is recounted in a new book to be published this coming November. To the Banks & Beyond is written by renowned local writer and historian Jim Rees,…
On Course to Win – Jim Saltonstall's Racing Tips for Sailors
#yachtrace – Jim Saltonstall, racing guru and former coach for multiple national, European, world and Olympic racing champions, distills his wisdom of forty years in the business in this quick-reference handbook. On Course to Win provides invaluable knowledge for all…
Historic Sailing Craft Book Documents the Working Sailing Vessels of Britain
#historicsail – Britain's Surviving Working Craft by Paul Brown is a celebration of those surviving traditional boats that once worked under sail in the coastal waters of the British Isles. Published in association with National Historic Ships UK, this £16.99 paperback…
Mariners’ Church featured in New Life for Churches in Ireland
#MARINERS CHURCH – NEW LIFE for Churches in Ireland – Good Practice in Conversion and Reuse is the title of a new multi-authored publication. Among the diverse range of 17 case studies is the former Mariners' Church, Dun Laoghaire, which…
Warships, U-boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters
#shipwrecks – In Dublin's Custom House today a stunning new book that showcases some of the more spectacular and important shipwrecks in Irish waters was unveiled. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD together with Fergus O'Dowd…
'Belfast Built Ships' Documents Much More Than Titanic
#BOOK REVIEW – This is a book which documents the entire output of the Belfast shipyards since construction of the first ship "Silistria", launched in 1854, was begun by Robert Hickson. Interestingly Belfast had no natural advantages for the building…
Ordeal By Ice - Ships of the Antarctic by Rorke Bryan
It is hard to believe that for almost three centuries, explorers have been captivated by Antarctica, bewitched by her unbelievably tranquil yet savage cold. Can you imagine trying to survive in -83 °C & 250 km winds? Imagine a wind…

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