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Thoroughbred style – the pioneering One Tonner Golden Apple is now in Denmark
We’ve become sadly inured to reports of Denis Doyle’s exquisitely-varnished Crosshaven-built Frers 51 Moonduster of 1981-vintage mouldering mossily in the harsh climate of northern Norway. So when a certain nautically-minded antiquarian bookseller of the Roughty Valley in southwest Kerry mentioned…
Former ferry Captain, 84-year-old John Murray features in the first episode of the Chronicles of Strangford
The first of the BBC NI Series, The Chronicles of Strangford aired on Monday, 17th January. The maritime TV series will cover the four seasons on this stunning part of Co Down, beginning with this week's episode on Autumn. It…
The Grand Soleil 44 Samatom
As I reported in November, top results have been coming hard and fast for Quantum Sails clients in events such as the TP52, RC44, Club Swan 50, Melges 32, Club Swan 36 and other international classes, where boats with Quantum Sails are winning…
The late Jim Fahy and his wife Christina, both keen sailors
Tributes have been paid among the west coast’s sailing community to former RTÉ western editor Jim Fahy who died late last week at the age of 75. The journalist’s association with Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) since its foundations were…
AMS Retriever
Marine data company Partrac is planning to deploy Metocean instrumentation at the North Ireland Sea Area (NISA) over a two-day period from tomorrow, Monday 17 January. The survey campaign covers two sites in NISA off North Co Dublin, Meath and…
Get a glimpse behind the scenes at X-Yachts’ production facility in Haderslev, Denmark
X-Yachts is offering a unique opportunity to get up close with its range of performance yachts — from the workshop to the showroom and beyond. From Monday 28 February to Sunday 6 March, a select group of visitors to X-Yacht’s…
Kenneth Rumball of the Offshore Racing Academy
The Offshore Racing Academy which aims to provide professional impartial offshore sailing and racing advice to make offshore sailing and racing more fun, enjoyable and safe for sailors of all levels from the gruelling Figaro and Class 40 solo offshore…
Dara McGee's - 'J122 Kaya —recently sold to a Client in Cork
Demand for brokerage boats in UK and Ireland is exceeding supply and now is the perfect time to sell your boat with Key Yachting. There has never been a better time to sell your boat, with yards expected delivery slots…
Boarding Glasses From Viking Marine
Viking Marine are stocking 'Boarding Glasses', a unique patented solution to the problem of motion sickness. Viking Marine say that wearing the glasses for just 10-15 minutes alleviates the symptoms of motion sickness. The glasses can then be removed allowing…
Dublin Port is hiring
Friday 14 January is the last day to apply to join the Marine Operatives pool with the Dublin Port Company. The port’s multi-skilled and multifunctional Marine Operatives, under the supervision of a team leader, operate with full flexibility and carry…
The French cable-laying ship Ile d'Aix berthed in Cork Harbour
Further to previous installation works on the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system in the Irish Sea, post-lay inspection and burial (PLIB) of the cable is planned to begin later this week. Works outside Irish and Isle of Man territorial…
Mike & Richie Evans on ‘Snapshot’s’ maiden sail in May 2021. Along with Matthew O’Gorman from the North Sails Service Team
2021 was a busy year at the North Sails Ireland service loft. With a more regular sailing schedule back in play, we had unprecedented demand and it was such a pleasure to re-connect with so many of our clients and…
Sara Sutcliffe
It’s a new year and ‘all change’ at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as the team today (Monday 10 January) welcomes Sara Sutcliffe MBE as the organisation’s new chief executive. Sutcliffe takes over from interim chief executive David Strain, who…
An Cósta Thiar - a new TG4 Maritime TV series
The "culture, challenges and benefits" of living on the Atlantic seaboard are explored in a new TG4 Maritime TV series broadcast from this week. Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, presenter of Bladhaire on Raidió na Gaeltachta and co-presenter of Beo ar Éigean…
Celso Madeira is Safehaven Marine’s 49th pilot boat and the 26th of the Interceptor 48 model
Safehaven Marine’s 49th pilot boat is headed to Portugal this month following the completion of winter sea trials. Celso Madeira has been commissioned for pilotage operations at the Port of Sines, south of Lisbon. Powered by a pair of Volvo…
Although the 12ft Wagtail is intended for day cruising rather than racing, the crew of this boat - currently on the market with Leinster Boats - are well aware that getting their weight efficiently amidships gives a much more rewarding sailing performance
The recent announcement that Nordic Clinker or Clench Timber Construction - as practised by several classic boat-builders in Ireland - is now receiving UNESCO Heritage Recognition has caused understandable pride among those who own one of those beauties, craft such…

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