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McWilliam Sailing Bag Black Friday Specials!
A perfect Christmas gift for the sailor in your life - the McWilliam bag is the ideal bag to take on your boat, as it is rugged and water-resistant. This Black Friday we’re offering 10% off everything in our McWilliams…
The first boat show in Dusseldorf  - two passionate water sports enthusiasts developed the concept of a boat show in Germany's most populous federal state
Today 50 years ago: it is a typical foggy November day, in the middle of the Rhineland in the German North Rhine-Westphalia region, when the first boot Düsseldorf opens its gates. Just 116 exhibitors are on board in the exhibition…
Photo Contest To Celebrate ‘Year Of The Salmon’ In Foyle & Carlingford Catchments
The Loughs Agency has announced a photography competition to celebrate the Foyle and Carlingford catchments and International Year of the Salmon. Prizes of vouchers for an online camera shop are up for grabs — in categories for under and over…
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The Prestige range at boot Dusseldorf
Following its launch last year, Dublin boat dealer MGM Boats will be displaying the new Prestige 420 F motorboat that will be making its first appearance at boot Dusseldorf 2020 in January. The spacious, high-performance flybridge cruiser reflects the core values of…
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Irish dealer BJ Marine will be showing award winning Beneteau yachts in Dusseldorf
Greystones Harbour and Irish Sea dealer BJ Marine is showcasing an extensive range of sailing yachts at the 2020 boot Düsseldorf Boat Show (18th – 26th Jan). Potential owners will be able to explore the award-winning Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 (2019…
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The Under 25 team at Royal Cork Yacht Club with their North Sails
Here at North Sails Ireland, there is nothing we like more than working with the under 25 sailing teams all over the country. This is a growing segment in Irish sailing and we are delighted to be involved from the…
Llandudno’s Shannon class lifeboat prepares to assist in the search yesterday
Searches for a light aircraft that went missing between the Irish Sea and the Menai Strait off North Wales yesterday afternoon (Monday 25 November) were suspended overnight. The aircraft, with one person on board, reportedly disappeared from radar near Puffin…
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CH Marine's Black November Sale - Last Few Days!
A few days left to get discounts off hundreds of brilliant sailing wear products from top brands at CH Marine Chandlery in Cork and Belfast who pride themselves as worldwide suppliers of leisure & commercial marine products. As Afloat previously reported,…
Enda O'Conieen
On RTE's Nationwide programme this Monday evening at 19:00, Donal Byrne meets Enda O'Coineen to talk about his attempt to sail solo around the world and how it almost ended in disaster. The programme features some dramatic and poignant footage…
German 'Electrified' Sailing Club Sets Example Through Electric Coach Boat with Torqeedo Propulsion
From yacht clubs to sailing schools and non-profit associations – sailing organisations around the world are using Torqeedo electric outboard engines to modernise their fleets, thereby reducing CO2 emissions and improving energy efficiency. As a pioneer, Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee…
Sutton Dinghy Club, which has been awarded more than €55,000 towards the upgrade of its facilities
Sutton Dinghy Club received the biggest amount out of four local allocations for sailing as the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme is completed. The north Co Dublin club was awarded €55,971 towards the upgrade of its clubhouse facilities…
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Olympic helmsman Mark Mansfield is the new J Boats & Grand Soleil Agent for Ireland
Key Yachting Ltd has announced that four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield, has been appointed the representative in Ireland for their four ranges; J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans, and Tofinou. Key Yachting is the sole agents for these performance brands in…
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Save On Zhik With CH Marine’s Black November Sale
CH Marine’s Black November sale is now on, with exceptional discounts on up to 100 Zhik brand items. Save up to 50% on the price of unisex dinghy smocks, men’s and women’s fleeces and Aroshell jackets, deck boots, dry bags…
Detail from the diary. A full transcript of the extracts is downloadable below
“We are celebrating here afloat on the Antarctic floe not knowing what way we will drift next or be frozen in for another winter... Breakfast a seal steak and cup of tea...dinner a pancake made of flour water fried in…
Revenue Guidance For Compliance With Green Diesel Ban For Pleasure Craft To Come Before New Year
The Revenue Commissioners will prepare guidance material for their website and update relevant tax and duty manuals in advance of the upcoming ban on the use of green diesel for private pleasure craft, it is understood. That’s according to the…
Cumar – a Galway Rhapsody explores the influences of Connemara’s Atlantic landscape and Galway on seven artists, including novelist Mike McCormack (left) and comedian Tommy Tiernan
Galway’s “edge of the world” situation between river, lake and sea has inspired a documentary which secured a top award earlier this week at the Irish Film Festival London writes Lorna Siggins The documentary entitled Cumar – a Galway Rhapsody…

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