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Afloat.ie: Geoff Holt First Quadriplegic to Cross the Atlantic
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Geoff Holt has just arrived in Tortola to become the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic. He has sailed the 2,700 mile journey across the Atlantic on a 60ft purpose built catamaran Impossible Dream, unassisted in every aspect of…
Afloat.ie: Stena reduce Dún Laoghaire ferry service
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Irish Times Marine Correspondent Lorna Siggins reports this morning Stena Line has reaffirmed its commitment to Dún Laoghaire after recent speculation that it might quit the harbour. However, the large fast ferry, HSS Stena Explorer, will run daily only during…
Afloat.ie: Seaplane plan meets 'fierce opposition'
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The promoter of plans to commence a scheduled commercial seaplane service for tourists in the west of Ireland said yesterday he “is taken aback by the ferocity of opposition” against locating in Lough Derg writes Gordon Deegan in the Irish…
Afloat.ie: Glenans Raises Euro 80,000
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Glenans Irish Sailing Club has raised in excess of Euro 80,000 from members and supporters.  The fundraising, undertaken to help secure the clubs future, allows Glenans to upgrade its fleet and continue to offer high quality RYA and ISA approved…
Afloat.ie: Which Moonduster was lost?
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News that the yacht Moonduster, once owned by the late Denis Doyle of Crosshaven had been lost this month has led to confusion in some quarters about which boat in the series of Moondusters owned by Doyle had been sunk…
Afloat.ie: Third long-range helicopter rescue in week
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The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter service faced extreme conditions for the third time in a week when the Waterford Sikorsky helicopter rescued a fisherman 225 kilometres (140 miles) south of Fastnet Rock writes Lorna Siggins in today's Irish Times…
Afloat.ie: New Horizons for Solo Sailors
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With over 85 expressions of interest and some 35 sailors of all ages gathering in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin on Wednesday the 16th December to meet, discuss and commit to short handed yacht racing in Ireland. It…
Afloat.ie: Diesel Bugs Eradicated – Geoff Holt to depart in 2 hours
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Geoff Holt’s enforced stop-over at the Cape Verde Islands has been a frustrating two delay in his Atlantic crossing but he is about to get underway again in two hours time. The problems Impossible Dream was experiencing were due to…
Afloat.ie: Three English fishermen rescued by Irish ferry
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An Irish ferry rescued three English fishermen off the French coast when their vessel was involved in a collision and sank. Lorna Siggins of the Irish Times has the story here.
Afloat.ie: UK Makes changes to Collection of Time Expired Pyrotechnics
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In the UK, the Maritime And Coastguard Agency (MCA) with the assistance of the Department for Transport, will continue to accept TEPs from the public; however the collection and disposal service will no longer be undertaken by the Ministry of…
Afloat.ie: Short-handed association formed
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A fledgling Irish short-handed sailing association began to take shape last week, with more than 35 people in attendance at the National Yacht Club to discuss how to encourage the discipline. Among those in attendance were former solo Round Ireland…
Afloat.ie: Coastguard Hoaxer Fined £2,500
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A man in the UK who pleaded guilty to giving false information under The Communications Act was sentenced to a 12 week sentence suspended for 12 months, 200 hours of community service and £2,500 costs. He organised an elaborate hoax…
Afloat.ie: Flood Clear-Up Begins at Lisnaskea
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After the worst case of flooding since records began, Share Holiday Village at Lisnaskea has begun the clear up of the swimming pool and leisure suite which was badly affected by the floods.The charity set up to promote the inclusion…
Afloat.ie: A Tough Seven Days At Sea for Disabled Yatchsman Geoff Holt
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Just seven days into his Atlantic crossing and with just 500 miles into the 2,700 mile route, the UK's Geoff Holt has fallen behind schedule. Unseasonal headwinds, contaminated fuels supplies and engine failure have  forced Geoff to change course and…
Afloat.ie: Atlantic Crossing is not plain sailing for quadriplegic Geoff Holt
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Disabled yachtsman Geoff Holt is just six days into his Atlantic crossing and is experiencing a number of challenges as he makes is first transatlantic crossing for 25 years. Geoff was most worried about sleep deprivation during the voyage and…
Afloat.ie: The Actor, The Valkyrie and The X-Factor
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Jeremy Irons and his Willing Lass, a mini Valkyrie and the X-41 Factor are just a few of the acts that caught Winkie Nixon′s eye over the past 12 months. Plus there′s a reminder of our Sailors of the Month.…

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