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Aarhus in Denmark will now host the X-Yachts Gold Cup in late August
Taking stock of the current situation around COVID-19 and gatherings for large events, X-Yachts and Sailing Aarhus have agreed to postpone the X-Yachts Gold Cup 2021 from May to August. Seventy X-Yachts are now registered for the event from 26-29…
New jackets for women and men bolster Dubarry’s Aquatech collection
Along with its new performance trainers, Dubarry’s Aquatech collection also includes marine clothing for all conditions you’ll experience on the water. The clothing collection contains many protective features ranging from UPF sun protection, wind and water resistance to highly breathable…
Make Your Yachting Dreams Come True with Brand-New X-Yachts X4⁰ This Summer
Make your yachting dreams a reality this summer and become the owner of a brand-new X-Yachts X4⁰ for delivery this July. The top performance cruiser in the 2020 European Yacht of the Year awards can be delivered to the UK…
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien, TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, invite submissions,observations and comments on the final report of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Advisory…
Artful Dodger, an Elan 333 - Well maintained with a high specification of sails, cruising items and safety equipment id for sale
The Cork-based successful cruiser-racer Elan 333 Artful Dodger is up for sale priced at €59,500. This could be one of the best combination cruiser-racers around. As regular Afloat readers will recall, this top racer has a great racing record, including…
The Antibes trainer is available in black, navy, platinum and silver
Dubarry’s new Aquatech Collection has been specifically designed for use across a wide variety of nautical environments. Joining the existing Easkey and Skerries trainers for men and for women are the Antibes and Palma. Both are available in multiple colours…
Antonia of Viking Marine with some tips for maintaining wetsuits
Catching a small hole or tear now may save a lot of time and money down the line. Drying your wetsuit inside and out after rinsing it with fresh water is the best way to keep it fresh and make…
Impala 28 OOD 'Wild Mustard
The Impala 28 OOD Wild Mustard is for sale. Wild Mustard is a 1982 version of this successful IRC design, having had a "small fortune" spent on her, according to owner Dave Cullen of Howth.  The most recent additions to her…
A matrix (downloadable below) has been produced, and approved by Government, detailing how British Marine members should interpret the guidance
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 22 February outlining the roadmap of when restrictions are likely to be eased across England, British Marine met with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to clarify the guidance specific…
Low Water in High Summer at Glandore Pier. This calm scene belies the fact that, in an Autumn southeast gale with spring tides, the boats above high water at the top of the slip are at serious risk
Don Street of Glandore and the Caribbean celebrated his 90th Birthday in distance-compliant-style with the Glandore Dragons in July 2020. And as he has had his writings about sailing published regularly - both in books and magazines - since 1964,…
the moment a £65m superyacht crashes into dock . . . twice
A £65m superyacht crashed into a luxury Caribbean yacht club’s pier, causing ‘very significant’ damage, after reportedly suffering a computer malfunction. The 235ft-long vessel is said to be owned by Capri Sun juice tycoon Hans Peter Wild, but it is…
File image of the IWDG’s research vessel Celtic Mist
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) is seeking to recruit a Science Officer to join its core team based in the Shannon Dolphin Centre in Kilrush, Co Clare. The Science Officer will be expected to work closely with the…
Rescuers from his cargo ship the Silver Intuition found chief engineer Vidam Perevertilov clinging to the fishing buoy
A man survived 14 hours in the Pacific by clinging to a fishing buoy after he fell overboard from a cargo ship. Marine Industry News rounds up the stories on Vidam Perevertilov, the chief engineer on board the Silver Supporter…
Barton's Laser Kits are approved 'class legal' by the Laser Class
Barton Marine’s Laser dinghy kits have now been approved as class legal for the Laser class, providing an option for sailors looking for lightweight, free-running gear to upgrade their one-design Laser. Extensively tested, sailors across the globe can train and…
Opposition calls to introduce mandatory hotel quarantine for all arrivals into the country’s ports and airports. Above close up of the main terminal (No.1) building in Dublin Port.
Political parties from the opposition have called for the introduction of mandatory hotel quarantine for all arrivals into the country’s (ferry)ports and airports. Mandatory hotel quarantine legislation, which would see passengers from 20 countries stay in facilities for two weeks…
The new look for Yannick Lemonnier's Mini 6.50. Original designer Sam Manuard has done away with the single canard daggerboard, and replaced it with two asymmetrical foils
Quite a few of us still think of Yannick Lemonnier as the keen young French guy who came to Galway by way of Dingle, and in time became the Irish branch of Quantum Sails, with a new loft in the…

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