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Marine data company Partrac is planning to deploy Metocean instrumentation at the North Ireland Sea Area (NISA) over a two-day period from tomorrow, Monday 17 January. The survey campaign covers two sites in NISA off North Co Dublin, Meath and…
The French cable-laying ship Ile d'Aix berthed in Cork Harbour
Further to previous installation works on the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system in the Irish Sea, post-lay inspection and burial (PLIB) of the cable is planned to begin later this week. Works outside Irish and Isle of Man territorial…
Sara Sutcliffe
It’s a new year and ‘all change’ at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as the team today (Monday 10 January) welcomes Sara Sutcliffe MBE as the organisation’s new chief executive. Sutcliffe takes over from interim chief executive David Strain, who…
A tranquil boating scene at Drake's Pool in Cork Harbour
Dear Reader, Because of your and our other supporters' generous backing, has had another record year for visitors, with a significant 13% increase on 2020 figures. Our website dedicated to Irish sailing, boating and maritime issues reached another high…
Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys
A Connemara business group has expressed frustration over an apparent lack of enthusiasm by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys in a privately funded museum that would celebrate Marconi’s connections with Connemara. As The Times Ireland edition reports,…
Dara McGee's - 'James Wharram 1928-2021
Irish polar adventurer and boatbuilder Jarlath Cunnane has paid tribute to the pioneering skills of fellow sailor and multihull designer James Wharram, who died earlier this month at the age of 93. Wharram, renowned for his Polynesian double-canoe style sailing…
Artist’s composite of UK and EU flags
Some UK boat owners towing vessels on trailers may face further post-Brexit red tape in the New Year with a new requirement to obtain international operational licences to cross EU borders. As the Guardian reports, the latest guidance from the…
Artist’s impression of a public lido at George’s Dock
A Dublin MEP says the intended site of the now-scrapped inner city white-water rafting proposal would be ideal for a heated outdoor pool. An online petition by two doctors backing a proposal for a public lido at the George’s Dock…
“The quiet charm of a self-effacing Power Couple” – Rosemary and Jack Roy in Kinsale
When we published a comprehensive overview of Jack Roy’s achievement-filled career ashore and afloat on 14th July 2017, it was in light of his recently-elected position as President of Irish Sailing. With someone who lived life a hundred per cent…
The late Jack Roy in an unusually serious frame of mind after officiating as PRO at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale

Jack Roy RIP

13th December 2021 News Update
The death of former Irish Sailing President and Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy of Greystones and Dun Laoghaire has deprived our sport of one of its most popular and enthusiastic devotees, both in terms of services to sailing and in…
The cable installation vessel Stornes
Further to last week’s Marine Notice advising of the latest works on the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system this month, rock placement activities in the Irish Sea are also planned from this weekend. There are four crossing locations in…
File image of the CS Île de Batz in Brest, France
Installation of the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system in the Irish Sea inside of the Irish 12-nautical-mile zone is planned for this month. It follows works this past autumn in the Irish Sea outside of territorial waters, as previously…
File image of the RV Celtic Voyager
The second leg of the MOVE 2 survey of the mobility of sediment waves and sand banks will be carried out in the Irish Sea off Wicklow and Wexford from next weekend. As noted previously on, reporting on the…
27 Migrants died as a boat capsizes in English Channel to Britain
Doras, a non-governmental organisation for migrant and human rights, has called on the Government to voice its opposition to sea patrols, offshore detention of refugees, and troops deployed on French beaches. This follows the deaths of 27 people in the…
Grain de Sail Cargo Sailboat
This time it's around 10,000 bottles of organic French wine that began the same epic fossil-fuel-free voyage across the Atlantic Ocean as last Spring 2021 and Fall 2020. Bound for New York City again, the wine and chocolate are signature…
Aigéan Marine Teoranta was established in 2020 to provide marine and offshore services to Northwest Europe
Two new notices have been issued for the supply of vessels to offshore and marine consultants and the Revenue Commissioners, respectively. In the first, a request for tender (RFT), Aigéan Marine Teoranta requires the supply and delivery of a second-hand…
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