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Mobile phone signal lost at sea?
Being at sea should no longer mean that you can't use your mobile phone. Earlier today the EU Commission announced that it was harmonising the technical and legal conditions for on-board mobile phone usage. This decision also means that future…
Cammas breaks Jules Verne record
French Skipper Franck Cammas and his crew aboard their maxi trimaran Groupama 3 broke the Jules Verne record for a single circumnavigation of the world over the weekend, completing the loop in 48 days 07 hours 44 minutes and 52…
Win a Sail with 49er Champs
If the 49er dinghy feature in Afloat's current issue whetted your apetite for the twin wire dinghy then a competition to win a trip out with the 49er World Champions will be right up your street. Olympic medalist Chris Draper…
Sheehy wins Derg opener
Dun Laoghaire sailor John Sheehy won the first event of the match racing calendar in Lough Derg at the weekend, continuing his run of form from 2009. Sheehy, who won last year's league outright, showed he is still the dominant…
Lucky Day Catamaran Sells at Auction
A 35-foot Catamaran auctioned yesterday by The Criminal Assets Bureau fetched 58,000 Euro. The boat was advertised on afloat.ie here. The 1997 built boat, named 'Lucky Day', is a Fountaine Pajot Tobago 35. The auction was held at O'Donovan’s House,…
Hal Bleakley Weighs Anchor at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Having been involved in the construction, management and development of Dun Laoghaire Marina since 2001 Hal Bleakley is retiring from his position as General Manager of the Marina and Managing Director of Marina Marketing and Management Ltd / Karnool Ltd.…
Waterford subsidising 20 tall ships sailors
In advance of the return of The Tall Ships Races to Waterford in 2011, 20 young people are being offered a unique opportunity to experience life on the ocean and take part in the 2010 Race as a Trainee crew…
Irish Match Race vids online
The Irish Match Racing circuit kicked off last weekend in Lough Derg, and onboard race footage from their patented backstay-cam is already up online. We have video from one of the races over the fold, and further video from the…
New Tugs 'The Shackleton' and 'Beaufort' Launched in Dublin Bay
The Shackleton and Beaufort are the names on the two new replacement tug boats now in service in Dublin Port. The Port Company launched both vessels last week as part of a Euro 16 Million investment programme. The state owned…
Minister Connick meets EU Fisheries Commissioner
Minister Sean Connick T.D. is attending the EU Fisheries Council of Ministers Meeting on Monday 29th March, and is having a bilateral meeting with Commissioner Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. The bilateral meeting with the Commissioner was…
Nineteen Year Old To Race Solo Round the World
One of the UK's most exciting young sailors has confirmed his entry into the oldest solo round the world yacht race – the 2010 VELUX 5 OCEANS. Nineteen-year-old Oscar Mead will line up against some of the world's top sailors…
Bill for Shipwrecks But No Prosecutions
Salvage and storage costs for the trawlers Maggie B and Pere Charles have cost the state over €1.6m to date with no sign of any criminal prosecutions resulting from their inspections. Charges have been ruled out in relation to the…
Visiting Fireballs leave a stamp
The Fireball fleet's visit to Barbados for the 2010 Worlds, which includes several Irish boats, will be marked with the printing of a series of commemorative postal stamps by the Caribbean island. Over 76 Fireballls, 152 sailors and their families…
Irish Surfer wins Fair Play award
An Irish surfer has been given a fair play award for sharing his only board with a competitor whose baggage did not arrive at the World Surfing Games. John 'Long John' McCurry, a longboarder from Portrush, is the first surfer…
Local Council Blocks Toilet
Every now and then a politician will gift you a few wonderful puns. Councillor blocks toilet. It Byrnes when I pee. Bog goes dry. The list goes on. The story today is that an outdoor toilet in Dublin Bay has…
Bag, brogues and board - Win the lot!
Enter the competitions in the current issue of Afloat and you could win a weekend for two in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, a bag to carry your weekend swag in, and a brand new pair of Dubarrys…
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