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The Irish Naval Service OPV LE Aisling before decommissioning
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#newsupdate- Designs have been drawn by an Australian company to convert the State’s former Naval Service patrol ship Aisling into a luxury “superyacht”. As The Irish Times writes the proposed refit could cost several million US dollars, but would add…
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Lyden’s back with Olympic-sized bang Having taken time out for studies, former Junior Helms champ Fionn Lyden has signalled Tokyo 2020 intent with U23 Worlds bronze, and faces likely trials rival Oisín McClelland in Gold Cup. Upping Anchor for Quarter Ton Cup bid  Paul Gibbons’ Anchor Challenge…
Wreckage from the Spanish Armada ships visible on the beach at Streedagh
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#SpanishArmada - A Sligo-based group dedicated to promoting the northwest coastal area’s links with the historic Spanish Armada has been honoured by the King of Spain in a special ceremony this week, as RTÉ News reports. The Plate of the…
Lower Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh
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#Enniskillen - The Sunday Life reports that a woman has died after falling from a boat in Enniskillen in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 26 August). The PSNI recovered the woman and a man from the waters of…
James Osborne - a member of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, he was elected to the Irish Cruising Club in 1974
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James Osborne 1949-2017

26th August 2017
The sudden death of James Osborne of Dublin and Donegal has deprived a wide circle of family, friends and colleagues – many sailing people among them - of someone whose varied interests were pursued with considerable enthusiasm and ability leavened…
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Appetizers bode well for Taste of Greystones mains With some 140 entries expected, the stage is set for the east coast summer season to close on a high. But the most anticipated arrival at Sunday’s Taste of Greystones Regatta — after…
Call For Tenders For Radio Surveyors Panel
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#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that a panel of radio surveyors is being established for a period of three years from this October. This panel will carry out statutory…
Marine Notice: Air-To-Ground Shoot At Gormanstown Air Defence Range
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#MarineNotice - The Defence Forces advise that they will conduct an Air Firing (Air to Ground) Shoot at Gormanston Ranges from Monday 28 August to Saturday 9 September, excluding Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September, between 9am and 5.30pm each…
Clontarf Prepares To Sail Against Suicide
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#CB&YC - Sail Against Suicide will take place for the second year running on Saturday 9 September hosted by the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club. The event was started last year by local youth sailor Jessica Clohisey, inspired by her…
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Today's Fastnet race turns into a victory lap for the new Calves Week champ. A forecast of fresher winds has required some contingency planning for what is now Calves Week’s big finale, but after a dominant display that matched her D2D victory…
Fishing trawlers at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
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#MarineNotice - Piling and pontoon installation works were set to commence yesterday (Tuesday 8 August) at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Donegal. The works, scheduled to be completed by Monday 16 October are being carried out by an 18m…
Railroad Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal near Boston
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RTÉ News reports that an investigation has begun into the death of an Irish boy in a boating incident in the United States last week. Harry O’Connor, 8, died on Saturday (29 July) three days after he was involved in…
Marine Notice: Offshore Rock Placement In Corrib Gas Field
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#MarineNotice - Shell E&P Ireland advises that it will commence rock placement works between two wells in the Corrib Gas Field before the end of this month. These works, which are expected to be completed by the middle of August,…
Spindrift encountered strong winds off Lands End and abandoned her Round Ireland Speed Record Bid
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The giant trimaran Spindrift 2 that was en route to Dun Laoghaire to start a Round Ireland Record attempt has had to scrub the bid due to strong winds off Lands End. Afloat.ie reported earlier the trimaran was due to…
Spindrift 2 can reach speeds of nearly 50–knots
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The massive French trimaran Maxi Spindrift 2 is en route to Dun Laoghaire from France to attempt to beat Phaedo's Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record set in a time of 36 hours and 52 minutes in August last year. The…
Tributes To Teen Who Drowned In Shannon Marina Incident
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#Shannon - Tributes have been paid to a Longford teen who drowned at a marina on the River Shannon yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 July), as RTÉ News reports. Damola Adetosoye, 17, was among a group of 20 teenagers who were…

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