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Daniel Norton of SEMRU, Ministers of State Damien English and Sean Kyne, and Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan at the launch of SEMRU’s latest bi-annual report
#OurOceanWealth - New research from NUI Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) focuses on the ecosystem service benefits that society receives from Ireland’s marine environment. The latest bi-annual report — Valuing Ireland’s Marine Ecosystem Services — was launched at the…
The Jeanneau ‘Bellino’ finished second in Class two, third in the two handed division and eighth overall, an impressive two-handed sailing feat
Irish Jeanneau agent MGM Boats have been quick off the mark to congratulate the Jeanneaus that completed the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race this week. The firm's Ross O'Leary says 'Jeanneau was one of the best-represented brands in the race with…
Short races at the North Sails training camp in Newport, Rhode Island
After a week of intense training with Japanese teams in Newport, Rhode Island, culminating with the New York Yacht Club One Design Regatta, a lot was learned about light air tuning and trimming. Local skipper and North Sails pro Tim…
Flyboarders in action at Galway Docks during SeaFest
#OnTV - RTÉ One’s Nationwide will devote this Wednesday’s episode to this year’s SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, which welcomed over 100,000 visitors to Galway over the weekend. Presenter Mary Kennedy spent a couple of days in Galway Harbour, talking…
 Volunteers from Stena Line, third engineer Johnny Joensuu and Maria Ekstrand who will work on board hospital ship Africa Mercy
#HospitalShip - After a year of preparation, the first volunteers from Stena Line are on board Mercy Ships’ hospital ship Africa Mercy. In addition to fundraising and raising awareness for the humanitarian NGO, Stena Line aims to contribute to the…
Lesley Robinson has been appointed as British Marine CEO
British Marine has announced that Ms Lesley Robinson has been appointed as CEO and will take up the position on 16 July 2018. Lesley is a high calibre, proven, Chief Executive with both UK and international experience in numerous public,…
Port Of Galway Recruiting New CEO
#Jobs - The Port of Galway is recruiting a new chief executive officer for a seven-year fixed term to oversee the port’s ambitious expansion and development plans. Operating under the direction of the board, the CEO will be responsible for…
PwC partner Declan McDonald, oceanographer and climate change expert Kathryn Sullivan; Marine Minister Michael Creed and Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan pictured ahead of this year’s Our Ocean Wealth Summit, which opened in Galway yesterday
#OurOceanWeath - Employment growth of more than 16% in the marine sector was among the encouraging statistics cited by Marine Minister Michael Creed in his address to the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, which opened at Galway Docks yesterday (Thursday 28…
MV Lifeline, which is carrying 234 rescued migrants
#NewsUpdate - Tánaiste Simon Coveney hopes Ireland's decision to take 25 migrants from a stranded rescue ship will encourage other EU countries to do the same. As The Irish Examiner reports, MV Lifeline, which is carrying 234 rescued migrants, has…
Map of Long Beach, east of New York City
US emergency services have suspended the search for a Limerick man missing after going swimming at a New York beach earlier this week. As Independent.ie reports, Neil Gibbons, 30, disappeared after he and friends got into difficulty in the water…
Sigma 33 Rajah flying their 3Di NorDac Upwind Sails
North Sails Ireland-powered Sigma 33's had weekend success at their recent UK & Irish Championships hosted by the Royal St. George YC on Dublin Bay. Seven out of the top 10 boats had North Sails in their inventory including the…
Louis Smyth (right) sailing his Fireball with crew Glen Fischer in 2017
Louis Smyth who has died at the age of 81 was an inspirational figure in dinghy racing in Ireland. Born in Birmingham in 1937 Louis first went to sea with his father at the age of eight in a torpedo…
The Magic Touch crew from Ireland were second overall and raised money for charity in the process
After a slow, light airs start to the 2018 Three Peaks Yacht Race, Irish boat Magic Touch, a Beneteau First 34.7 racing as 'Team Digital Built Consultants' crewed by Steve Hayes (owner), John White, Mal Moir and runners Ian Alcock…
15 visiting boats from 13 different clubs as well as eight local Dublin Bay boats contested the 10 race Sigma 33 championships off Dun Laoghaire
Scottish visitors dominated a ten race series to take all three places on the podium of the Sigma 33 Class UK and Irish Championships 2018 on Dublin Bay this weekend. The Royal St. George Yacht Club event attracted 23 entries, some 161 competitors from five countries.…
The workhorses in waiting……Howth Yacht Club’s flotilla of J/80s which fulfill half a dozen roles at various levels of training each week
Howth Yacht Club’s Junior Organiser Sara Lacy has been working through a highly productive eighteen months of research and implementation since being appointed to the post on her election to the General Committee in December 2016 writes W M Nixon.…
The self-docking boat slides with ease between the hulls of Volvo Ocean Race entries Turn the Tide on Plastic and Vestas 11th Hour Racing in Gothenburg
Volvo has an ingenious solution to one of the more stressful manoeuvres in sailing with the unveiling of its advanced self-docking technology. In a live demonstration at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Gothenburg, a 68ft yacht fitted with Volvo…

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