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Afloat Magazine Autumn Issue In Shops Now!

3rd November 2014
Afloat Magazine Autumn Issue In Shops Now!

#Afloatmagazine – With all the latest sailing, boating and maritime news and views from coast to coast, Afloat's Autumn issues hit the shelves at the weekend. 

The 'blue economy' – there has been a maritime awakening, can Ireland expect its own Marine Department sometime soon?

Cork, the global yacht racing hub, RCYC ready for Dinghy Week 2015, Spanish Armada on a Sligo beach, Volvo appoint MGM, Dromineer lifeboat plans, dead cow hazards and Naval Reserves pass out plus much, much more
with another 50 maritime news stories

Island Nation
The Minister for Finance acknowledged our Island status in the recent budget

Shannon Blueway launched
The Shannon Blueway runs from Drumshanbo through Battlebridge and Leitrim Village to Carrick–on–Shannon

ISAF Youth Worlds success
A week in which Ireland's Seafra Guilfoyle topped the leaderboard and took silver in the last race

Olympics 2016 – Three for Rio
Providence Team Ireland set out to achieve three nation places at September's ISAF Worlds in Santander and did just that!

Justin Slattery – Volvo Racer
Marcus Hutchinson interviews Ireland's Volvo Ocean Race bowman from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

Optimist Europeans Dun Laoghaire
The Royal St. George Yacht Club produced a stand–out regatta for 254 young sailors from
43 nations in July.

ISA Junior Helmsmans
Young Harry Durcan from the Optimist class topped the fleet of junior champions in Kinsale to win Ireland's
top youth prize

City One designs in Limerick
The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan launched the boats built in the visionary CityOne project in the Shannonside city

Racing round–up
Six pages of racing news from a busy dinghy and keelboat scene

Brian Goggin on the need for fresh ideas on the inland rivers and lakes

The latest boats and equipment in Ireland's marine marketplace

A selection of's online classified adverts

Dubarry Nautical Crossword
A nautical crossword with a great boating prize of Dubarry deck shoes

Mark's the very essence of racing, you know!

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