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Profile of the new DB/37 day boat from Jeanneau and DB Yachts
Jeanneau will unveil the DB/37, the second model in its new line of premium day boats, with its world premiere at boot Düsseldorf next month. This brand-new 37-foot model is the perfect representation of the DB Yachts line, Jeanneau says.…
Double Olympic medallist (and skipper of
Greetings IRC racers here in Ireland! On Tuesday 6th, December, the RORC will host a panel discussion about 'How to optimize your boat under IRC’. This is a "must-see". North Sails' own double Olympic medallist (and skipper of "Green Dragon"…
Two new sailmaking appointments for UK Sailmakers Ireland: Kenny Rumball (left) and Liam Glynn
The clearest indication that a business is succeeding is when one sees growth and expansion in that company’s staffing and operational footprint. Such is the case here at UK Sailmakers Ireland, led by renowned sailmaker and yacht racer Barry Hayes.…
Concept art for George’s Dock Lido
Campaigners for a heated outdoor swimming pool at the site of Dublin City Council’s ill-fated whitewater rafting course proposal have released conceptual images to visualise how it could transform the Docklands area. Last year the two doctors behind the plans…
The course takes place at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s Dun Laoghaire West Pier clubhouse, with practical components running in the Monkstown Blue Pool
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire have announced one final chance to get your sea survival training completed before the end of the year. Kenny Rumball will be delivering a course on Wednesday 14th and Thursday…
First look - Sir Roger Casement
Red Stripe Press has published Ireland’s Guiding Lights: Celebrating Our Lighthouses by Dennis Horgan, Gerald Butler and Tim McCarthy, a book full of aerial photography and rich stories from one of Ireland’s most celebrated lighthouse historians. Ireland has a rich…
Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour already hosts the BigStyle stand-up paddleboarding school
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is offering an exciting opportunity for watersports providers to occupy premises in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The move is part of an effort by the local authority, which took control of the harbour in 2018, to grow…
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys in Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co Kilkenny, where she marked the official opening of Ardra loop walk and Arboretum walk as part of a 14 million euro government to develop adventure tourism, including wild swimming and kayaking, as part of its national outdoor recreation strategy
The Government is investing 14 million euro to develop adventure tourism, including wild swimming and kayaking, as part of its national outdoor recreation strategy. The five-year strategy was published by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys in Castlecomer…
Civil Defence vehicles on a beach
BreakingNews.ie reports that two bodies have been recovered from waterways in Co Clare over the weekend following in two separate incidents. In Ennis, a body was recovered from the River Fergus on Saturday afternoon (26 November) after it was found…
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Extreme adventurer Mike Horn has shared his enthusiasm at opening this year’s Paris Boat Show next weekend. As previously noted on Afloat.ie, nearly 170,000 visitors are expected to meet the 650 exhibitors spread over two halls at Porte de Versailles…
An artist’s impression of the new Xc 47 bluewater cruising yacht from X-Yachts
Earlier this month, a privileged view were treated to the latest on X-Yachts’ new Xc cruiser when the doors of its Haderslev HQ were opened for exclusive tours. Now the Danish yachting specialists have revealed to the world further details…
Members of the DLRCC and Dún Laoghaire Business Association team, including Viking Marine's Ian O'Meara, the Chairman of Dún Laoghaire Business Association (DLBA) and DLRCC Cathaoirleach Mary Hanafin, meeting the judges from the Academy of Urbanism in The Glass House, Dun Laoghaire
Being a competitive sailor, I love to compete and especially love a win here and there! And so when I heard that our town had won the best town award from the Academy of Urbanism, I was delighted. We all…
The start of the 2019 National YC Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, with eventual overall winner Rockabill VI (JPK 10.80, Paul O’Higgins RIYC) just ahead of Mick Cotter’s 94ft Windfall, which took line honours and established a new course record. The 30th Anniversary D2D starts in Dublin Bay on June 7th 2023
Did we really manage it? Did we really cram all those major special and routine regular sailing events into the one season of 2022? And all that despite its three main months afloat experiencing decidedly mixed weather? And also despite…
Windsurfer Oisín van Gelderen is looking to break the 50-knot barrier in Namibia
Dublin Bay Windsurfer Oisín van Gelderen has broken his previous Irish Sailing Speed Record while participating at the 'Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia. Van Gelderen is taking part in the World Record Attempt, and after three 'fruitless weeks' of moderate…
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Hamilton Shipping is currently recruiting for a Port Agency Assistant based in its busy Port of Cork office. Established in 1919 with offices in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Galway and Foyle Port, Hamilton Shipping is one of the most experienced…
Mussenden Temple and Downhill Beach
Searching online for B&B by the Sea more than likely brings up a list of Bed and Breakfasts, but there is soon to be aired a 15-part series of BBC programmes with that title. It is billed as “ A…

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