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Texaco Support for Sport, a club funding initiative for which EUR130,000 is set aside for distribution to clubs on a 26 county-by-county basis with successful applicants receiving €5,000 each, has been launched by Valero
Texaco has launched a support for sport initiative which sets aside a fund of €130,000 for distribution to sports clubs on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis, with successful applicants receiving €5,000 each. At a time when many sports clubs may be…
Boats on display at MGM’s Coal Harbour base
MGM Boats’ Autumn Showcase is now open to all at the MGM boatyard in Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour. The dealership has a wide selection of new and used boats on display in the water and outdoors on the hard, featuring…
‘Practicos Coruna Ochno’ built in Cork for Northern Spain duty
Specialist Pilot boat builders Safehaven Marine of Cork, have launched a new Interceptor 48 pilot boat for the Port of Coruna in Northern Spain. ‘Practicos Coruna Ochno’ is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 500hp continuously rated engines and…
The Paris Boat Show usually welcomes 200,000 visitors each December
This year’s Paris Boat Show has been cancelled in the wake of new coronavirus restrictions in France which would have limited the event to just 1,000 visitors. The Salon Nautique International de Paris, which is scheduled for December each year,…
Artist’s impression of the mega-sloop Apex 850 at sea
Following the launch earlier this year of its biggest ever yacht, Dutch builder Royal Huisman has unveiled what’s being touted as the world’s largest sloop. Designed by Malcolm McKeon — who is also responsible for the BlackCat catamaran among others…
The former Avon eJET 450 will now carry the Zodiac marque
The world’s first 4.5m electric tender is now the flagship of Zodiac’s electric RIB range. Originally launched in 2017 by Z Nautic under the Avon brand, the eJET 450 will now carry the prestigious Zodiac marque as part of a…
Dunmore East RNLI History 'Dauntless Courage' is Launched
Dunmore East RNLI has been saving lives off the South East coast since 1884. Since then Lifeboats based in the village have launched nearly 1000 times and saved over 305 lives and aided 1315 people in distress on the seas…
World Maritime Day "Lá Mara" to be Marked by Udaras na Gaeltachta Marine Webinar
Ireland’s “blue economy” and the opportunities for Gaeltacht communities will be debated at a marine “webinar” hosted by State agency Udarás na Gaeltachta on Thursday to mark world maritime day. Offshore renewable energy, standards for sustainable harvesting of both wild…
boot Düsseldorf 2021 is Fully on Course - Everything’s Going to Plan, Says German Organiser
The organiser of the world's largest indoor boat show says the successful staging of this month's CARAVAN SALON 2020 at the same venue has demonstrated the success of Düsseldorf trade fairs with September's exhibitors reporting amazing results.  Wolfram Diener, CEO…
UK Sailmakers Ireland have the space and knowledge to get your sails serviced correctly - and at the right price
What has Brexit got to do with your winter sails service this year? Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland, explains the situation and why it’s such an urgent matter. Dear customers, I want to let you know it’s really urgent if…
The survey will be carried out by the RV Celtic Voyager
The next legs of the Mobility of Sediment Waves and Sand Banks in the Irish Sea (MOVE) Survey begin tomorrow, Wednesday 23 September, according to the latest Marine Notice from the Irish Maritime Administration. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the…
Loki, J109 North American Champion for last 4 years with Quantum Fusion sails
Irish Quantum Sails agent Mark Mansfield, a J109 specialist himself, highlights the amazing run of victories for Quantum Sails in the J109 class in the United States. Three different Quantum Sails boats have won the J109 US Nationals since 2014…
Sunfast 3300 with Quantum Fusion Main and Headsail
As this shortened season draws to a close, Mark Mansfield, Quantum Sails agent, outlines five tips to think about at the end of the season in order to get better life from your sails. If the sails are at the…
The Enniscorthy SAR Team with their new fleet of Whalys at O'Sullivans Marine in Tralee
Safety first! Whaly boats are now becoming the No. 1 Polyethylene safety boat used by many professional organisations writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine Whaly's almost indestructible crafts are ideally suited for Search and Rescue, Fire & Rescue, Safety Cover,…
Sligo Yacht Club at Rosses Point
County Sligo was a big winner in the Fisheries Local Action Groups awards announced today with Sligo Yacht Club getting €33,465.00 to improve the facilities and Sligo County Council were awarded €32,396.84 for a Temporary Pontoon Project. On the East coast, Greystones Sailing Club got…
Presentation of the annual John and Stephanie Hannan award to Mark and Denise De Faoite- (left to right) CSS commodore Dave Cahill, Mark De Faoite, Stephanie Hannan, Marcus Hannan and Denise De Faoite
A special tribute has been paid to the late sea kayaker, mountaineer and circuit court judge John Hannan with a new annual trophy for sailors in An Spidéal, Co Galway. John Hannan, who died after an illness in Galway in…

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