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Marine Wildlife watching boats at Cape Clear Harbour
Island News
It may be just three miles long by one mile wide but there's heaps of maritime activity on Ireland’s southern most inhabited Gaeltacht island, Cape Clear.  Removed from the hustle and bustle of mainland life, Cape Clear offers relaxation, nature…
Kenny Rumball's INSS entry Jedi is one of ten Irish entries in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes
Fastnet
A potent line–up of Irish offshore performers will be lining up for the record breaking Fastnet Race entry – the world's largest offshore race that starts in less than three weeks time. The 605nm race was full in under five…
Some of the Ireland youth sailors who competed at the European Youth Laser Championship 2017  (back row from left) Conor Quinn, Tara Coveney, Ewan MacMahon, Nell Staunton (front row from left) Jamie MacMahon, Loghlen Rickard, Johnny Durcan and Sally Bell
Laser
The next wave of Irish Laser Olympic prospects were out in force at the Radial Youth Sailing European Championships from 6th–13th July in Gdynia Poland. Conditions were light for most of the event with strong winds on the last day. In the…
Irish Sailing Coach Ross Killian with a fleet of 420 dinghies
ISA
Ross Killian is Irish Sailing’s 420 Academy Coach, but this summer Killian is also developing a new Club Coaching programme. Afloat.ie finds out more about the Club Coaching programme and what he’s looking for. What’s the new Irish Sailing Club…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks New Human Resources Head
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking a Head of Human Resources to be based at its headquarters in Dublin’s Citywest. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate would be responsible for the management and direction of IFI’s Human…
MGM Boats John O'Kane (centre) with the 'Dealer of the Year' award and Jeanneau executives (left) Jean-Philippe Brun, European sales director and Jean-Paul Chapeleau, Jeanneau CEO at the dealer conference in Turkey
MGM Boats
Ireland's MGM Boats have received the 'Prestige Yachts Dealer of the Year Award' at the Jeanneau Dealer Conference in Turkey last weekend. MGM Boats, who are headquartered in Dun Laoghaire Harbour but who have bases in Cork and Belfast and…
Waiting for the wind at the Topper Irish Championships on Larne Lough
Topper
Hosted by East Antrim Boat Club over three days in July - 7th to 9th - the Blazin Digital sponsored Topper Class Irish National Championship was sailed on Larne Lough in testing conditions writes Tom Jobling. Headed up by local…
The Fugro Venturer is the newest of the geo-intelligence services company’s purpose-designed survey vessels
News Update
#MarineNotice - Nexen Petroleum Ltd advises that it will conduct a 2D seismic survey in the Southern Porcupine Basin off the South West Coast of Ireland this week. The survey will commence on Wednesday 12 July and will last approximately…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
News Update
#DLHarbour - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company’s chief executive is seeking over €350,000 in backdated bonuses from the company, as Jack Horgan-Jones writes in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post. Gerry Dunne lodged High Court proceedings against his employer in September last year,…
IFI Seeks General Operatives For Donegal, Cavan & Roscommon
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland is currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as General Operatives in Donegal, Cavan and Roscommon for periods of up to a maximum of four-and-a-half months’ duration during 2017. The main duties associated with…
The seismic vessel Polar Marquis will be working off the south west coast for the next three months
News Update
#MarineNotice - Mullock & Sons (Shipbrokers) Ltd advises that a seismic survey is being conducted some 210 nautical miles west-southwest of Bull Rock Lighthouse off West Cork. Operations are scheduled to begin tomorrow (Tuesday 11 July) with provision to start…
The INSS celebrate another podium position at the Royal St. George last night. The Dun Laoghaire Sailing School was second overall in the VDLR offshore class, the biggest class at Ireland's biggest sailing event
INSS
Skipper Kenny Rumball and the INSS crew celebrated a fine second overall in a fleet of 32–boats, the biggest division of the 2017 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The J109 crew on Jedi were only five points off the top spot,…
Two new Stormforce 1650s like one above are now in service in Belfast Harbour
Marine Trade
#PilotBoats - Belfast Harbour has completed its £2 million deal with Redbay Boats for two new pilot boats to service the city’s busy waterfront, as The Irish News reports. Already on service is the Captain Michael Evans named after the…
The Irish Laser Youth Championships was decided in Wexford
Laser
North Dublin sailors were top of the fleet at the Irish Laser Youth Radial Championships at Wexford Boat Club last weekend, a fixture that clashed with the second Dinghy Fest at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The event was sailed as…
Galway Hookers in the city’s harbour as part of SeaFest’s Try Sailing programme
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Galway skippers, scouts, clubs and centres volunteered their time during SeaFest 2017 to give 555 children and adults a Try Sailing experience on Galway Bay. Over 100 volunteers represented the likes of Galway Bay Tours, Galway Bay Sailing…
Peter Dunlop's Mojito is a leading contender in the offshore class of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
ISORA
Due to the postponement of the Lyver Race last weekend it has be announced that the Royal Dee Jack Ryan Whiskey Irish Sea Offshore Championship will be decided by the four Offshore Class races of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta to…

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