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Kevin Taylor’s 'J/99 Jump 2 it' raced beautifully today, scoring a perfect two bullets in the first day of the Key Yachting J-Cup
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, kicked off with 56 teams enjoying superb sunny conditions in the Solent. A south westerly breeze built steadily during the day, and by the second race the gradient breeze was up to…
Michael Chapman Pincher – virgin sailor, raconteur extraordinaire, evocative writer, testosterone-charged troubadour, survivor…..
When Michael Chapman Pincher arrived into Howth Yacht Club yesterday for the launch of his sometimes raunchy book The Lost Log, there was a slight shadow clouding his normally sunny visage. The book is about how in 1974 he lost…
Radio producer Sarah Blake received the award in Quimper, Brittany
The RTÉ Documentary on One production Miracle in Galway Bay, which told the story of stranded paddleboarders Sara Feeney and Ellen Glynn, has won Best Radio Documentary at the Celtic Media Festival in Brittany. In the documentary, Sara Feeney and…
Petty officers Edgar Evans and Tom Crean (left) mending reindeer sleeping bags on 16 May 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13
The latest Library Blog post from the Royal Irish Academy celebrates the heroics and legacy of Irish polar explorer Tom Crean. Collecting a number of revealing images — including a drawing of Crean’s Co Kerry home from the RIA’s own…
Rush Sailing Club Regatta 2022 is back next weekend
North Dublin's Rush Sailing Club Regatta 2022 will take place next weekend, 2/3 July after an unscheduled break over the last couple of years.  The club will no doubt use the annual occasion to celebrate its success last weekend at…
Chris Preston
The Royal Yachting Association has today (Monday 27 June) announced that the board has agreed a one-year extension to the tenure of Chris Preston, a passionate sailor with more than 50 years' experience of racing and cruising, as its chair.…
X-Power 33 available in Hamble
Earlier in 2022, X-Yachts GB and IRL in Hamble were delighted to accept delivery of a highly specified X-Power 33. Launching off the impressive ‘Max Hunt’ lorry, the team headed straight to the Solent for the vessel’s first sea trial.…
The white vessel in the split aft berth option comes with a V-furling boom, three electrical winches and a generator
X-Yachts GB has a brand new X4⁶ ready to go from its Hamble location. The white vessel in the split aft berth option comes with a V-furling boom, three electrical winches and a generator. For more details, get in touch…
Cork Week 2022 Musto Collection at CH Marine banner
Musto’s range of Volvo Cork Week 2022 branded marine clothing is now available for pre-order from CH Marine. The exclusive collection has an expected release date of this coming Thursday 30 June — in plenty of time for the Cork Harbour…
File image of Simon Coveney
Planned French military exercises near Irish waters have been halted, the Foreign Affairs Minister has confirmed. But as TheJournal.ie reports, Simon Coveney stopped short of declaring the drills cancelled outright or merely postponed, telling the Dáil today (Thursday 23 June)…
A Marine Leisure Guide has been launched by ABP’s Port of Southampton to assist leisure craft users stay safe on The Solent and Southampton Water.
As summer is underway along with leisure activities, ABP’s Port of Southampton has published its Marine Leisure Guide to help recreational users stay safe in and around The Solent and Southampton Water. As one of the UK’s busiest ports located…
File image of the cable-laying vessel CS Durable
SubCom has begun carrying out cable installation operations along the route of the IRIS Subsea Fibre Optic Cable System in Ireland’s Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone areas. Following pre-lay shore end operations, as previously reported on Afloat.ie,…
Ireland’s Ocean Economy 2019 report cover
The Marine Institute and the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway are conducting a survey of marine and marine-related businesses as part of the regular reporting on Ireland’s Ocean Economy. Although the CSO and other State organisations provide…
Pictured at the launch of Green Rebel's sponsorship of Pat Lawless' entry for the Golden Globe Race at Kieran Ivers, CEO of Green Rebel, Pat Lawless and Susie O'Leary of Green Rebel
Green Rebel will be the main sponsor for sailor Pat Lawless as he attempts to become the first Irish person to sail around the world non-stop as part of the Golden Globe Race. Around 6,000 people have climbed Everest while…
AMS Retriever
Further to Marine Notice No 25 of 2022, Van Oord Ireland is due to commence installation of a 927m long pipeline as part of the Arklow Long Sea Outfall project. The installation works were set to commence today, Monday 20…
Balblair alongside sister pilot boat Dalmore at the Port of Cromarty Firth
Safehaven Marine’s latest deliveries this month include a second pilot boat for Scotland’s Port of Cromarty Firth and a specialised vessel for port operations in Southampton. Williams Shipping have taken delivery of an Interceptor 48 for crew transfer operations and pilot…

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