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The J99 'Juggerknot 2' racing on Dublin Bay
With news that 65 boats have now been built, it is clear there are more owners attracted to this new J/99 cruiser-racer design which combines excellent all-round racing performance with attractive interiors. Inshore, the J/99 performs well around the windward/leeward race…
All proceeds from the sale of The Lighthouse Storybook will directly support the work of Children in Hospital Ireland and the Northern Ireland Hospice
Young authors have contributed to a new book published by The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) which aims to benefit two charities. The organisation’s Young Storykeepers’ Project has put together The Lighthouse Storybook, a collection of stories written by young…
Aviation Manager - The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG)
The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), a division of the Department of Transport, provides a nationwide maritime emergency service as well as a variety of services to shipping and other government agencies. The Aviation Manager will occupy a senior management post…
The McWilliam Sailing bag range - they look great, they’re durable and they’re functional.
Long-lasting McWilliam Sailing Bags have launched a new range to go with their distinctive stripe bags. To celebrate the launch Afloat readers can avail of a special 10% discount offer at the bottom of this page. Synonymous with sailing in Ireland,…
Cracker looking sharp with her 3Di sails
North Sails 3Di is leading the way on more and more race winners in Ireland. Working with Royal Cork's Denis Byrne and the crew of the Trapper T250 Cracker has been a rewarding experience watching the crew develop and improve…
Winners Selected in 2020’s ‘Love Your Coast’ Marine Photography Awards
The winners have been chosen in 2020’s Love Your Coast marine photography competition. As the Irish Examiner reports, this year’s awards ceremony went virtual on Facebook Live, with the winning entries across four categories sharing in a €5,000 prize fund.…
Racing at the 2019 X-Yachts Gold Cup at the yacht brand’s HQ in Haderslev
Registration for the X-Yachts Gold Cup in Aarhus next summer opens this Sunday 15 November. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the event will be held from 21–23 May 2021 — and in close cooperation with Aarhus International Sailing Centre. The…
One of the roles of the Irish Maritime Directorate is to facilitate maritime trade. Port workers look at the MV Celine, the world’s largest short sea Ro-Ro ship owned by CLdN at Dublin Port
The Irish Maritime Directorate has issued a 'Notice to all Maritime Stakeholders' about the development of a strategy for the Directorate. The Irish Maritime Directorate (IMD) is the term used to reflect the wide range of maritime responsibilities that fall…
The IMF is pitching to stage the World Marina Conference in Dublin
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has made its first-ever bid to stage ICOMIA's World Marina Conference in Dublin in 2023.  The marine leisure trade body, that also represents Irish Marina Operators, is up against stiff competition from rival bids in…
Promoters say thanks to an innovative mechanical system to manage the power of the kite, the boat will be  able to achieve high speeds while remaining naturally stable
Reaching 80 knots (150 km/h) in sailing, beating the current record set at 65,45 knots and hence becoming the fastest on water in 2022: therein lies the objective of the SP80 project. The young Lausanne team has been testing a…
The Brexit transition period is scheduled to end on 31 December 2020
Ireland could see an influx after Christmas of visiting boaters from Northern Ireland seeking to secure the VAT and duty status of their vessels as the Brexit transition period ends. The suggestion comes after the UK’s Royal Yachting Association earlier…
MGM Boats Launch Zodiac's New Medline 6.8 RIB
2020 has been a big year for Zodiac RIBs and its Irish agent MGM Boats. The year started with a big challenge; launching the Medline 9 in the middle of the COVID crisis.  Zodiac says its multiplied by five the…
A new Jeanneau Leader afloat in Cork Harbour this Autumn
In 1985, Jeanneau launched the Leader 850, the first unit of a new line and a new market segment: the 'Express motor yacht'. 35 years and 10,000 units later, the Leader Line continue to attract customers with boats offering high…
Mark O'Reilly, Trudy McIntyre and David Hyde of Fisheries Liaisons pictured at Crosshaven Boatyard
Green Rebel Marine, the Cork-based business established to service the future needs of offshore wind farms, has announced a new strategic partnership with Fisheries Liaisons Ltd. The partnership is seen as being a key factor in communicating with the wider…
A record of six women is included on the 33 skipper roster for the Vendée Globe 2020
This year's Vendee Globe is going to be a fascinating race to follow. North Sails have been working with the IMOCA Class for many years now and all of the hard work and effort is paying dividends with seventeen of…
The Inland & Coastal pontoons navigated the small streets of  Birr in the dead of night
Some of the largest concrete breakwaters to have ever been transported by road left Cork Harbour almost a year ago destined for a large international wave attenuation project in Geelong, Australia. As the UK's Marine Industry News reported, the massive…

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