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The designer of the new Dufour 32, Umberto Felci, says the aim of the D32 project was to add fun to sailing
The launch of the new Dufour 32 is exciting news for the Irish market, says Irish Distributor Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard in Cork Harbour. "This new model from Dufour Yachts comes with a single long rudder and tiller steering,…
Thunder Child II encounters an iceberg off Greenland
Continuing their Arctic adventures, the crew of Safehaven Marine’s Thunder Child II followed Saturday’s 200nm cruise from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður in Iceland’s far north-west with a 400nm crossing of the Denmark Strait to East Greenland. “We managed to get some 30nm…
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Water Safety Ireland is recruiting for an Education Officer to join the team based in Galway, though the role is currently remote due to COVID-19. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of areas, including assisting with the…
1720 Eastern Championship winners, Atara using a full inventroy of UK Sails
Using a full inventory of UK Sails and a new XD carbon mainsail, big congratulations to the McBearla crew of Ross McDonald, Aoife McDonald, Killian Collins and crew on Atara on winning the 1720 Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club…
Bob Rendell's new Grand Soleil 44, Samatom— winner IRC Coastal of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup Regatta
Following on from the excellent showing in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, The Grand Soleil and J Boats brands have again displayed their racing prowess by winning the Sovereigns Cup Overall, coming first and second in the Largest IRC…
Thunder Child II at Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland
Safehaven Marine reports that Thunder Child II and crew have successfully achieved their world record attempt from Ireland to Iceland. The XSV20’s sub-32-hour time over the 1,500km from Killybegs to Reykjavík is pending ratification by UIM but is already vindication…
Red Five, the Xp 38 which took Class Five honours in the 2021 Round the Island Race
The Island Sailing Club put on a spectacular 90th anniversary party for the 2021 Round the Island Race, and there was an excellent turnout of X-Yachts in both the IRC & ISC classes — with some notable silverware won by…
A statue of Admiral William Brown at the museum in Foxford Co. Mayo
It has been expressed with regret the closure in Foxford, Co. Mayo of the Admiral Brown Memorial Museum.  As the Connacht Telegraph writes, the closure is due to lack of funding and which has been met with dismay both locally and in…
Thunder Child II at Fastnet Rock
Safehaven Marine’s Frank Kowalski and the crew of Thunder Child II are setting off in the early hours tomorrow morning (Thursday 8 July) for their attempt to set a new speed record from Ireland to Iceland. “It’s always a bit…
Stena Spey mobile offshore drilling unit
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advices of a forthcoming rig move as part of Kinsale Energy’s subsea wells abandonment campaign running until the end of this year. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the mobile offshore drilling…
Speed wobble on Dublin Bay!  'Final Call' flying her A GRADE Superkote Spinnaker and 3Di RAW Mainsail
Amazing - how did ALL these events (listed below alphabetically!) all fit in Dublin Bay last weekend? Beneteau First 31.7 National Championships Beneteau First 21.7 national Championships Dragon East Coast Championships RS Aero National Championships Ruffian National Championships DBSC Saturday…
Ellen Ruhotas, Managing Director of Zenith Energy, and Pearse Flynn, founder of EI-H2, pictured the two companies announced plans for a joint venture to develop a 3.2 gigawatt (GW) green energy facility Bantry Bay to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia. When fully operational, the new facility can reduce Irish carbon emissions by 2.4 million tonnes per year, which represents the equivalent of the carbon emissions of a quarter of all Irish homes.
Zenith Energy and EI-H2 have announced plans for a joint venture to develop a 3.2 gigawatt (GW) green energy facility at Bantry Bay to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia. The project will involve the engagement of key stakeholders in…
Bandit's new designed S2 spinnaker allows her to reach and run faster
UK Sailmakers Ireland congratulates Ann Kirwan and the crew of Bandit for its weekend win of the Ruffian 23 Nationals 2021 on Dublin Bay. Taking six first places and two seconds over the three-day championship, Bandit's performance speaks for itself.…
Sarah Treseder
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced that its chief executive Sarah Treseder will be leaving her role to become the next CEO at the UK Chamber of Shipping, replacing Bob Sanguinetti. Commenting on her appointment, Treseder said: “I have…
Typhoon Swarm3 wetsuits at CH Marine
CH Marine has the latest stylishly cool Typhoon wetsuits and shorties from the budget-friendly Swarm range, designed with the novice in mind. Choosing Swarm is the way to go if you are new to the sport or just get on…
An opportunity to leap into action - the Dun Laoghaire-based Xp44 WOW comes onto the market in July
With the healthy sailing season bursting into life all around us - and doing so almost regardless of the various stages of pandemic-emergence ashore - there’s a shortage of quality used boats available worldwide, and particularly in Ireland. So news…

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