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On set at the filming of TV series Vikings
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) rings in the new year with a video reviewing its action-packed 12 months in 2018. Highlights of the school’s 40th year include the children’s summer sailing programme, with over 2,800 youngsters taking…
The Pod Marine Ltd premises at the West Pier, Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire will get a new 'boat engine showroom' if planning permission is granted at a West Pier site in the Harbour. According to a planning application received by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, applicant Pod Marine Ltd is seeking planning…
A Public, Policy-Led Plan With Climate Change Focus: What Ireland Wants From New Marine Spatial Plan
A policy-based plan that puts climate change front and centre and steers away from privatising coastal resources is what the country wants from the State’s National Marine Planning Framework, as The Irish Times reports. Details have been released from the…
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INSS Hosts Christmas Holiday Junior Powerboat Course Next Week
Young sailors can make the most of the Christmas holidays with the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s junior club powerboat course. The two-day course runs next week on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December from 10am to 5pm each…
Viking Marine Offers Gift Voucher for Newsletter Sign up
Dun Laoghaire's Viking Marine is offering a complimentary gift voucher to the value of €10 for each sign up to its e-newsletter. Viking Marine says its newsletter is "for anyone on the water needing information on events, new technical clothing, chandlery, safety…
A promo package from Viking Marine aims to give novice sailors the very best in sailing gear to get started, out on the water, warm, dry and safe
Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire have put a fantastic package together to encourage new sailors on the water in 2019. This package contains the very best in sailing gear to get started, out on the water, warm, dry and safe. On…
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Laser Dinghy Christmas Specials From CH Marine
As the days tick down to Christmas 2018, CH Marine Chandlery still has some special deals on Laser dinghies — but act fast as these offers are only available till Monday 24 December. For just €6,950 (£6,185.50) including VAT you…
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The Farr 42 Wow sailing downwind after a reaching start to an ISORA race on Dublin Bay
Olympic Helmsman Mark Mansfield, who is a Consultant for UK Sailmakers Ireland, gives his ten top tips on sailing fast – and in control – downwind. This article follows his previous tips on upwind helming Tip #1 Downwind steering in strong winds, while running,…
Turn the tide on plastic – A seal at Dun Laoghaire's West Pier chewing on plastic debris
Viking Marine is promoting presents with a conscience this Christmas with one such gift being Viking Marine reusable water bottles. It's part of a drive in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay to make 2019 the year that moves on from being…
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Viking Marine Gift Voucher
It's time to drop the hint of the present you really want this Christmas or even better be the giver of 'THE' great gift this Christmas - The Viking Marine Gift Voucher. Sailors can give or receive the gift that's…
Paal Janson, Chairman of the Irish Marine Federation
The Chairman of the Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has said barriers to investment and sustainability around the Irish coastline have for 'too long stymied growth in the marine sphere'. Paal Janson, who became chairman of the trade body last month,…
A tranquil boating scene from Cork Harbour
Dear Reader, At the end of another busy year at Afloat.ie in 2018, we want to express our thanks for your continued support. Because of the generous backing from you and our other supporters, Afloat.ie is looking at another record…
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Cruising Sails – What's New for 2019?
With Winter setting in and the Turkey Shoot over, it is just about time to begin making plans for the 2019 cruising season. In this article Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland provides some tips and options to make your…
The Oyster 745 yacht will be at Boot Düsseldorf in January
Boot Düsseldorf is the biggest boat and water sports trade fair in the world and is the place where all of the industry meets in January every year. Nearly 2,000 exhibitors, over 50 per cent not from Germany, from nearly…
RS sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Irish National Sailing Club (INSC) RS Super Series continues this Saturday the 15th of December in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. This being the last series of races before Christmas, INSC will have Mince Pies and Mulled Wine after sailing. INSC…
Luxury yachts berthed at St Katherine Dock for the London On-Water Boat Show - relaunching in 2019 as the London Yacht Show
#TradeNews - Organisers of prestigious yacht shows in Florida and Monaco have taken over the boutique London On-Water Boat Show and are set to relaunch the brand next May as the London Yacht Show. As Motor Boat & Yachting reports,…

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