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Australian Champion Ichi Ban’s cockpit and deck layout is notably austere. There’s no comfort of steering wheels in the TP52 for helmsman Gordon Maguire. He controls with a long tiller and an even longer tiller extension, and on every tack has to get himself and this paraphernalia swiftly across the wide cockpit to a minimal perch on the new weather side.
December’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2017 overall winner Gordon Maguire, originally of Howth and now sailing master of Matt Allen’s TP52 Ichi Ban in Australia, simply keeps on winning writes W M Nixon. The Australia Yachting Championship on Port Philip…
The perfect place. Derrynane Harbour was made even better by the hospitable presence of Bridie Keating
To understand why the recent death of the kindly and hospitable Bridie Keating of Derrynane at the age of 83 has deeply affected so many people in the area, across the country, and throughout the world, we have to understand…
Henri Lloyd's Traverse Jacket – The fleece jacket’s attributes include a high level of stretch and breathability
The Henri Lloyd Traverse Jacket is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and styles; the jacket is constructed from a premium knitted fleece which provides simultaneous warmth and a stylish look.  The jacket’s attributes include a high level of…
The Irish Racegeek d10 provides smaller boats with the same kind of instrument performance once limited to big-budget grand prix programmes
Irish start-up Racegeek has picked up the international Pittman Innovation Award in the 'Racing' category for their d10 sailing intrument. American–-based Sail Magazine review the whole range of sailing products each year and select three in each catagory they believe are exceptional.…
3Di NORDAC is a familiar-looking white sail, boasting stronger, smoother, longer lasting shape, and priced to compete within the cruising market.
North Sails 3Di NORDAC, already recognised as game changing cruising technology, has claimed yet another coveted prize. The revolutionary polyester sail, designed for small to medium sized cruising boats, was yesterday announced as a winner of SAIL Magazine’s renowned Pittman…
A map showing the planned HAVFRUE network
Fugro, a Dutch geotechnical, survey, subsea, and geoscience services provider, will be carrying out marine operations on behalf of TE Subsea Communications LLC (TESubCom) for the HAVFRUE Subsea Cable System Project. The project is scheduled to begin on Saturday 20th…
The expansion from Dun Laoghaire has been facilitated by the recent addition of the Elan 36, Dreamcatcher to the yacht training fleet and builds upon a significant increase in demand for this type of training.
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School will run a series of yachting programmes on a trial basis from Malahide in County Dublin this year. The schedule will include the introductory RYA Start Yachting Course, the 5-day RYA Competent Crew…
The new boat - spotted covered in vibrant camouflage at the BAR testing facilities early last week - will establish a whole new class of yacht
Princess Yachts is delighted to confirm that it is working with BAR Technologies to create a revolutionary new yacht that will be launched later this year. BAR Technologies was formed to exploit the wealth of design knowledge, technical skills and…
A product of another technical partnership – this time with British America’s Cup Challenger, Land Rover BAR – the AeroPro is designed for high agility dinghy, multihull and keelboat sailing
Spinlock – the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users – will be exhibiting exciting new Volvo Ocean Race products at the world-renowned boat show in Dusseldorf, from the 20th – 28th January…
Changes made to the 2018 Show highlighted a renewed confidence in the future of the London Boat Show say British Marine
The 2018 London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 14 January 2018) amidst incredible sales reports, a vibrant atmosphere, strong visitor numbers and the fantastic launch of the all new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show. The changes made…
Rescue 115 was involved in the recovery of a man swept into the sea near Kilkee yesterday afternoon
#Creeragh - Independent.ie reports that a man has died after he was swept into the sea by an unexpected wave near Kilkee in Co Clare yesterday (Saturday 13 January). The 30-year-old man, believed to be a Hungarian national resident in…
As Afloat has previously reported, the passenger-cargoship RMS St. Helena notably made a historic once-off visit to Dublin and Cork (Cobh) during a private cruise-charter in 1995. More than two decades the 6,767grt ship made a first in 2016, by visiting London (as above alongside HMS Belfast) while on a special farewell voyage prior to the withdrawal from the South Africa-St. Helena service (due to have closed that year) but instead is to take place within weeks. The reason for the delay to decommission the 'RMS' service arose due to initial safety concerns following completion of St. Helena's first commercial airport and in which have since been resolved. Flights connecting to the remote South Atlantic island began last October.
#Ports&Shipping - The unique Royal Mail Ship, RMS St Helena (see related ship for sale report), will depart on a final voyage from the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena on Saturday, 10 February, having dutifully served for the…
Waterways Ireland Recruiting Inspector Of Navigation
#Jobs - Waterways Ireland is currently recruiting for an Inspector of Navigation based in Athlone, and an engineer based in Dublin. The Inspector of Navigation will be responsible for a number of strategic work areas, including the monitoring and management…
3Di NORDAC is a breakthrough polyester sail built with North Sails unique and patented 3Di technology
North Sails, the worldwide leader in sailmaking technology is pioneering a revolution in Dacron sailmaking. For thousands of years, sailcloth has been made by the ancient process of weaving fibers into a finished material. For over 60 years, Woven Polyester…
The World Championship winning Melges 24 team that included Prof O'Connell.
Maurice O'Connell of North Sails Ireland will give a talk in the Royal Irish Yacht Club tomorrow night (Fri 12th Jan) on "The 'Embarr' Journey to winning the Melges 24 World Championship"  that recounts his 2016 victory with RIYC skipper…
Stella Blue helmed by Steve Benjamin won the 2017 Etchells Worlds in San Francisco with the help of North Sails’ expertise
#NorthSails - As previously reported, North Sails celebrated a record-smashing year for offshore yachting titans competing with its 3Di performance sails. But clients of the sailmaker — with a longstanding base in Myrtleville, Co Cork — also had a big…

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