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#afloatmag – Afloat's packed 64–page 2014 Spring issue hits the news stands next week (Monday, 24 March) with all the latest Irish sailing news and views.

In our latest news section, there's been a top prize for David Kenefick, and Kinsale Yacht Club too. Pilot boats are tested in the roughest seas off Cork harbour. We ask if sailing needs to chart a new course outside of the Olympics?

Also in news: Rio waters a sewer, 
boat reg rules imminent, Marine finance 
returns, Naomh Éanna's refuge, Kinsale 
 honours Mellett, Transat for Ireland?

There's a big 
summer in prospect for Greystones marina plus 50 more Irish 
boating stories! 

In features Dun Laoghaire's waterfront area and 
harbour is a hotbed of development and 
proposed projects but WM Nixon asks if the east coast port has lost the plot? W M Nixon confirms Irish hearts are still in wooden boats and with the recent lift in the economy is this the right time to bag a boating bargain? 

Our cover story tells how a young Irish rookie sailor lifted Afloat's
 top prize. Solo sailor David Kenefick's 
 fabulous debut season is reviewed.

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Rough times – Pilot boats storm tested Safehaven boats face the 
 biggest winter waves off Cork Harbour

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Club of the Year –  Kinsale Yacht Club is the Mitsubishi Motors 
 "Sailing Club of the Year" for 2014 in 
 celebration of an outstanding year in 2013

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Keep on Cruisin' – John Leahy of the Cruising Association gives 
 an overview of 2014's activities

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Stopping the decline – Tom MacSweeney speaks with cruiser
 racing's Denis Kiely on what can be done to 
 support sailing

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Inland – Politicians ignore the real issues on the 
 waterways, says Brian Goggin

Plus all our regular departments full of Irish sailing and boating news

The Irish heart is still in 
 wooden boats

W M Nixon takes a look at some current 
 Irish wooden boat-building projects.

Owning your dreamboat

W M Nixon suggests that now may be the 
 best time to buy.

Classifieds
A selection of Afloat.ie's classified adverts

Dubarry Nautical Crossword
A nautical crossword with a great 
 boating prize

Soundings
Sean Walsh of Dun Laoghaire is the new 
 President of the Old Gaffers' Association

Published in News Update

About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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