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North Sails Ireland
#NorthSails - On the North Sails website, sail designer Mike Marshall outlines the development of North Sails’ 3Di inventory for the new Melges IC37 class. When his design team were notified that North Sails would be the official sailmaker for…
Helvick Head RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Robert Armstrong
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Helvick Head RNLI had its first callout for 2018 in the early hours of Saturday morning (20 January) when the crew of a fishing vessel reported engine difficulty. Pagers sounded at 1.50am and volunteer crew Brian O’Rourke, Joe…
Port of Cork
BG Freight Line’s latest new build MV ‘BG Diamond’ arrived in the Port of Cork today on her maiden call to Tivoli Container Terminal from Rotterdam. The brand new containership developed by BG Freight Line, in conjunction with designers CIMC…
Tall Ships
In 2017 over 300 trainees went to sea on Tall Ships from Ireland and across Europe. Sail Training Ireland aim to fund a similar number of trainees in 2018. These numbers have not been seen since the loss of Ireland’s National…
Ports & Shipping
#Ports&Shipping - The European Commission last week published the new proposal on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive. In response to the new proposal, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed in principle its objective to…
Marine Science
#ArcticBuoy - A marine research buoy found on the Connemara coast by local Sea Scouts recently had drifted over 6,000 kilometres across the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean and Atlantic to Ireland. The buoy, around half a metre in diameter, was…
News Update
December’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2017 overall winner Gordon Maguire, originally of Howth and now sailing master of Matt Allen’s TP52 Ichi Ban in Australia, simply keeps on winning writes W M Nixon. The Australia Yachting Championship on Port Philip…
ICRA
#ICRA - Norbert ‘Nobby’ Reilly has spoken to Afloat.ie to clarify his comments over his resignation from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) last week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Howth Yacht Club sailor and former ICRA commodore left…
Royal Cork YC
Last night in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour, Royal Cork Yacht Club elected its new Admiral and flag officers writes Bob Bateman  As previously reported by Afloat.ie, Pat Farnan was elected Admiral of the club to lead it in to its…
Mermaid
The well-attended 66th AGM of the Mermaid Sailing Association was held on 1st December 2017 in Skerries Sailing Club and among the highlights discussed was the Cork Harbour National Championships in 2019. A proposal to amend the rule regarding maximum…
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