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Carrickfergus Sailing Club were named Club of the Year at the RYANI Annual Awards on Friday night
News Update
#RYANI - The RYANI Annual Awards on Friday 24 November recognised successful sailors, rising stars and volunteers who have made a positive difference to the sport over the last year. Double Olympic sailing gold medallist Shirley Robertson OBE was on…
 The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image winner is Sören Hese for this aerial image of 505 dnghies running into a world championship leeward mark
Marine Photo
134 photographers spanning 27 countries submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2017. Soren Hese (GER) wins the main prize (above), whilst the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum and World Sailing's annual conference elected Tomas Moya.…
‘Humble Works for Humble People’ Charts History of Galway Bay’s Fishery Piers
Book Review
#Books - Humble Works for Humble People is the title of a new history of the fishery piers of Galway Bay around coastal Galway and North Clare by Dr Noel Wilkins, a retired professor at NUI Galway. The book charts…
The Zhik Aroshell jacket is a top Christmas gift idea for the racer in your life - available from Viking Marine
Viking Marine
As Afloat.ie readers will be aware from its banner ad campaign, Viking Marine’s Black Friday sale yesterday included 20% off all clothing, 15% off Barton blocks and Marinepool lifejackets, and as much as 50% off bodyboards. Even though you might…
Black Friday Special Offers Continue All Weekend At CH Marine
CH Marine Chandlery
CH Marine’s Black Friday discounts continue till Monday 27 November, with up to 15% off many top clothing and footwear brands - use code VIP15 at the checkout (excludes Guy Cotten. Baltic and Crewsaver). Keeping your boat dry in winter…
Waterways Ireland Archive Exhibition in Mullingar Celebrates 200 Years of the Royal Canal
Inland Waterways
#RoyalCanal - A forthcoming exhibition in Mullingar Library will celebrate 200 years of the Royal Canal through images and drawings from the Waterways Ireland archive. Featuring a selection of images from the archive and from the Ruth Delany and Ian Bath…
The pier at Buncrana where the incident occurred on 20 March 2016
News Update
#Buncrana - An inquest into the Buncrana slipway tragedy of March 2016 has found that the driver of the car that slipped into Lough Swilly was more than three times over the drink-driving limit. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, five…
Tragedy has truck Oranmore Bay in Galway with the discovery of a body on its shores
News Update
#Missing - Emergency responders recovered a body a last night (Thursday 23 November) in the search for a missing fisherman off Galway. The body was found on the shore in Oranmore Bay, some five nautical miles east of where a…
The new w1Da on a trial sail in Clew Bay
Marine Trade
Every cruiser-racing enthusiast dreams of a perfect boat which doesn’t have the inevitable whiff of diesel about her, has minimal maintenance, enjoys the benefit of a genuinely lifting keel, and yet with keel down, she sails like a real zippy…
Search Off Galway For Missing Fisherman
News Update
#Missing - RTÉ News reports that a major air and sea rescue operation has been launched for a fisherman reported missing off Galway last night (Wednesday 22 November). A fishing boat was found adrift with no occupant west of Blackrock…
A Teekay LNG ship - In the first year of a partnership with NMCI, there will be 12 cadet sponsorships
Jobs
As part of their recruitment strategy, Teekay Gas, one of the largest independent vessel owners in the world, have engaged in a cadet programme with the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), with the objective of forming sustainable seafarer opportunities.…
METSTRADE Show Attracts Record-Breaking International Audience
Marine Trade
The annual METSTRADE Show in Holland has completed a very successful week, reinforcing its reputation as the world’s premier gathering of the leisure marine community. As well as breaking new ground in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers, the B2B…
Derek Martin. He was the personification of Dublin’s interaction with the sea, having at various times been Chairman of Dublin Port & Docks Board, Commodore of Dublin Bay Sailing Club, and Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
News Update

Derek Martin 1928–2017

20th November 2017
Derek Martin enjoyed his sailing. In fact, he enjoyed his sailing so much that he regarded those who crewed with him as extended family. And in his readiness to put in much voluntary work on behalf of sailing organisations, he…
Dear Prudence leads overall in the DBSC  Turkey Shoot
Turkey Shoot
A change of conditions produced a change of leader in the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series after Sunday's light air race three but still J109 designs take the top three positions overall in the 46-boat fleet. Dear Prudence…
Richard McCormick
News Update
The President of the Maritime Institute which runs the National Maritime Museum at Dun Laoghaire has said that “there are more reasons than ever to be positive about maritime heritage.” Richard McCormick cites the 200-year-celebration of “Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s proud…
 White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) leads the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
Turkey Shoot
After two races sailed, White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) lead the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay. J109 sisterships hols second and third places overall too. It looks like a change of pace for this Sunday's race. After…

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