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Awardees in the industry-led scheme will share in a €2.4 million funding pot over the next three years
Marine Minister Michael Creed TD has announced that the Marine Institute is to provide 12 marine businesses (in collaboration with five universities) with investment funding totaling €2.4 million over three years. Read the full allocation of the grant recipients here…
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For those who cannot make it to Dusseldorf MGM Boats have a brand new Sun Odyssey 490 in stock in Dun Laoghaire that is available for viewing
MGM Boats will be showcasing the new Sun Odyssey 410 at the 50th anniversary Dusseldorf Boat Show which runs from the 19th to 27th January. With the absence of the London Boat Show this year, the leading Irish brokerage firm has…
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Mark Mansfield will talk at Kinsale Yacht Club
Cork Olympian and sailing professional Mark Mansfield from UK Sailmakers will be giving a talk at Kinsale Yacht Club on helming and sail trim tips on Thursday 17th, January at 8 pm.  Mansfield will be joined at the club by Figaro sailor…
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The latest theory and techniques for improving and refining upwind trim and boat speed will be presented by Shane Hughes and Nigel Young
North Sails Ireland are hosting a Sail Trim presentation at Greystones Sailing Club on Thursday 17th January @ 7.30 pm. The evening will include a presentation by sailmakers Shane Hughes and Nigel Young and features the latest theory and techniques for improving…
The Irish championship winning J109 Juggerknot is up for sale
The Irish Championship winning J109 Juggerknot campaigned so successfully last season by Andrew Algeo of the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay is up for sale. The boat is offered for sale at €99,000 Tax Paid or US$ 114,355…
Some of the 49 migrants who had been stranded on the ‘Sea-Watch 3’ react towards the media as they disembark from a Maltese patrol boat yesterday.
#NewsUpdate - An agreement by the Government is set to welcome five unaccompanied minors to Ireland out of a group of migrants who were rescued in recent weeks from the Mediterranean Sea, reports The Irish Times.  Minister for Justice and…
The INSS Jedi team pictured  shortly after the Round Ireland start off Wicklow
Anticipation is building ahead of Saturday’s talk in Wicklow Sailing Club about the Lesson learnt on board Jedi in the Round Ireland Yacht Race. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the INSS Jedi team have been meeting frequently to ensure no detail…
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New sail loft for Galway (from L to R) Sales Consultant Evan O'Connor, Managing Director Donal Small and Director/Loft Manager Yannick Lemonnier on their visit to the Doyle Sails HQ in Auckland, New Zealand
Doyle Sails International has announced a new loft opening in Galway.  The new loft is operated by Managing Director Donal Small and Loft Director Yannick Lemonnier and Sales Consultant Evan O'Connor. loft opened for business on 1st January 2019. The loft,…
The “Founding Fathers” of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in 20005 were (left to right) the late Owen McNally, (Rear Commodore Royal St George YC), Tim Goodbody (Rear Commodore, Royal Irish YC), and Ronan Beirne (Rear Commodore, National YC)
The sad death of Owen McNally a few days before Christmas deprived the Dun Laoghaire sailing community of one of its most active and devoted participants, an enthusiast who put even more into our sport than he took from it…
Galway Hookers racing off Connemara as seen on TG4’s Bádóirí
#OnTV - A new four-part documentary series on the people of Ireland’s west who keep the Galway Hooker sailing tradition alive behind tomorrow night (Thursday 10 January) at 8pm on TG4. Bádóirí provides an insight into seven Connemara families, part of…
Cork Harbour Festival Coordinators Required by Meitheal Mara
The Cork Harbour based Community based boatyard 'Meitheal Mara' is seeking applications for the position of Marketing, PR and Programme Coordinator plus a Maritime Event Coordinator for the 2019 Cork Harbour Festival. These are temporary positions and full details are given…
Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine competing in the Turkey Shoot Cruiser Racing Series on Dublin Bay
If Santa had read my letter I guess I would be penning this piece mid-ocean so guess he just couldn’t read my handwriting! Being asked what my top three wishes are for 2019 came very easily: Improved access to the…
All Wales Boat Show 2019 - Pictured are Jim Jones, Go North Wales tourism, Phil Scott, Ribride and show organiser Davina Carey-Evans
A major maritime-themed show will spearhead ambitious plans to transform Anglesey into the events capital of North Wales. Tourism chiefs have hailed news that the All-Wales Boat and Leisure Show is coming to the Anglesey Showground as an economic boost…
The J109 Jedi starts the 2018 Round Ireland race prior to a man overboard during the 700-mile race
On the 29th of June 2018, Jedi, the highly competitive J109, started the Round Ireland Yacht Race in stunning sunshine and a fresh northerly breeze propelling her down the East coast of Ireland. Little did her seasoned crew comprising of…
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On set at the filming of TV series Vikings
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) rings in the new year with a video reviewing its action-packed 12 months in 2018. Highlights of the school’s 40th year include the children’s summer sailing programme, with over 2,800 youngsters taking…
The Pod Marine Ltd premises at the West Pier, Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire will get a new 'boat engine showroom' if planning permission is granted at a West Pier site in the Harbour. According to a planning application received by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, applicant Pod Marine Ltd is seeking planning…

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