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All Eyes On Viking Marine’s Black Friday Deals
Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire has something special in store for this year’s Black Friday sales. Be sure to visit next Friday 23 November for exclusive savings and major discounts on clothing, safety equipment, boat hardware and more. And be…
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Included in the new INSS travel programmes are powerboat training, VHF, navigation and Sea Survival training as well as a range of sailing courses
The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School will shortly be getting on the road with a travelling sailing and powerboat school to assist clubs right around the country. A programme of sailing and powerboat courses will be available to be…
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Author Mark Mansfield on the helm of a J109 at the start of the 2016 Round Ireland Race from Wicklow
Mark Mansfield, racing consultant and agent for UK Sailmakers Ireland, gives Afloat.ie readers ten top tips on helming techniques. It's an area where he has extensive experience, having competed in four Olympic Regattas, over 30 World and European Championships in various…
Howth Yacht Club is one of the largest and most progressive sailing clubs in Ireland
Howth Yacht Club is one of the largest and most progressive sailing clubs in Ireland and through its 'Quest Howth' brand the North Dublin club offers a range of dinghy, keelboat and powerboat courses for young people and adults. HYC's experienced…
Gemini Marine designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of cabin and open RIBs for many of the world’s military, rescue and commercial operators
South African Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Gemini Marine has announced Berthon as its sole UK and Ireland dealer for its range of military, rescue, commercial and leisure RIBs. Established in 1979, Gemini Marine designs and manufactures the most comprehensive…
Marine Minister Attends ‘Our Ocean Conference’ In Bali
In the first of a series of engagements in Indonesia and Malaysia during the coming week, Marine Minister Michael Creed will address the Our Ocean Conference being held in Nusa Dua, Bali today and tomorrow (Monday 29 and Tuesday 30…
The latest order from San Juan will bring the total of Interceptor 48 pilot vessels to 17
Safehaven Marine’s latest commission comes from Puerto Rico, as its capital San Juan has ordered an Interceptor 48 pilot boat. This will be the 41st pilot vessel and the 17th in the Interceptor 48 class produced by the Cork Harbour boatyard,…
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Conrad Coleman in the 2016/17 Vendée Globe
Your mainsail vang (or kicker) is the sail control all of us know. For those of us who grew up sailing from a young age, we’ve had it from Optimists to Lasers, to keelboats and beyond. But do you know…
East Antrim Boat Club Launches ‘Mid-Week Sessions’ Talks Series
East Antrim Boat Club in Larne is ready to launch its new series of events ashore next month. Taking place each Wednesday in November, the Mid-Week Sessions will feature a mix of topics, speakers, performers and presenters, all of whom…
Careers at Sea... the NMCI, Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour is to hold an Open Day, Thursday 8th November when the College opens its doors to the public.
#Jobs&Careers - Ireland has a proud maritime tradition and the National Maritime College is offering an opportunity to build on that at its Open Day, the annual event held in the College at Ringaskiddy in lower Cork Harbour.  It will…
No More Green Diesel For Irish Leisure Boaters, EU Court Rules
#GreenDiesel - Recreational boaters in Ireland face an end to fuelling with green diesel, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice. According to the Irish Examiner, Ireland has been infringing EU law by allowing the sale of cheaper…
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Racing at the Swan 50 Worlds
North Sails Ireland want to congratulate Team ‘Mathilde’ on their podium finish at the inaugural Club Swan 50 World Championship in Porto Cervo. The Swiss-flagged yacht owned and helmed by Morten H Kielland is now in her second year of campaigning…
Upwind sail trim and boat speed is the focus of a talk by Shane Hughes in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club on November 16
Shane Hughes from North Sails Ireland will give a winter talk to Waterford Harbour Sailing Club has at its Dunmore East clubhouse on Friday, 16 November. WHSC skipper Robert Marchant says Hughes, who played a key role in the success of the Greystones…
SmartBay Project Recruiting Community Liaison Co-ordinator
#Jobs - SmartBay Ireland is seeking to recruit a community liaison co-ordinator for its marine and renewable energy test site and subsea observatory in Galway Bay. The successful candidate will have a contract with SmartBay, but the focus of the…
The day after First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones visited Dun Laoghaire for the Irish state ceremony to commemorate the sinking of RMS Leinster a century ago, the Minister (above) then visited the Menai Strait, Anglesey, north Wales (with background of Britannia Bridge) to announce the preferred route for the 3rd Menai crossing. This option will improve journey times on the A55 route (to and from Port of Holyhead) and provide safer travel across the Menai Strait.
#NewsUpdate - The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones who visited Dun Laoghaire last week for the RMS Leinster centenary, the following day paid a visit to Anglesey in north Wales to announce the Purple option as the preferred route…
Last Places Open On Latest VHF Radio Course At INSS
#INSS - Anyone who wants to get certified in the use of short-range VHF marine radio should look to the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) in Dun Laoghaire, which is running its next course from Monday. The four-evening…

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