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A still from video footage of IdaLina, the Arcona 460 that sank in the Pacific on Monday 8 April after a broken rudder stock apparently punctured its hull
The chief executive of Arcona Yachts has issued a statement following the sinking of an Arcona 460 in the Pacific Ocean after a rudder stock failure. According to Marine Industry News, the Swedish-flagged IdaLina sank on Monday (8 April) after…
The BIM Aquaculture Remote Classroom
Prospective students interested in a marine career will be able to visit an aquaculture “remote classroom” at an Atlantic Technological University (ATU) open day this weekend. The mobile classroom which gives a taste of aquaculture has been developed by Bord…
North Sails NPL Xi TOUR self-tacking furling jib on Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
Hello everyone, Lovely weather, wasn't it for the past few days? You might be surprised to hear that over 50% of our business is in cruising sails. Here are some lovely pictures of our wonderful cruising clients' sails in action!…
Irish Marine Federation Chairman Gerry Salmon (left) marks the retirement of long-serving IMF board member Bernard Gallagher after today's IMF agm at Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin. Gallagher, a previous IMF Chairman and a member of numerous committees within the federation, has served the industry for over 40 years
Monday's Irish Marine Federation Annual General Meeting at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour provided a lively forum for members to discuss issues affecting the industry nationally and internationally. It also marked a change of guard in…
This charming Mermaid dinghy is perfect for anyone looking to own a piece of sailing history
A beautifully restored traditional clinker-built Dublin Bay Mermaid One Design dinghy is now up for sale. Due to age and ill health, the owner has decided to part with this piece of sailing history. The sale includes a new set…
The USA project team meet Barryroe pupils to describe their work that sets small sailing boats out across the Atlantic Ocean
The organisation, which has launched two hundred small sailing boats to cross the Atlantic Ocean, fostering interest in the sea and developing cultural links amongst nations, intends to develop the project further following a particularly positive response from a coastal…
Dubarry of Ireland has launched a new Genoa sun hat, designed specifically for sailors and anyone who spends time on the water. The Genoa hat offers UPF 50+ protection to shield users from harmful UV rays. It's also crafted from lightweight, quick-drying, and water-repellent nylon, making it comfortable to wear all day long
Sailing enthusiasts know that the sun's UV rays can be particularly harsh when out on the water. That's why a reliable sun hat is an essential part of any boater's kit. But not just any hat will do. It needs…
Colleen Deas is a Classic Dublin Bay class and this stunning GRP reproduction is an absolute head-turner
A classic reproduction of the early Dublin Bay "Colleen" class is up for sale at €9,750. Doyle of Kingstown - Dun Laoghaire designed this stunning GRP boat, an absolute head-turner. With a gaff rig, main and jib, and simulated clinker…
It has not been seen aloft for more than 155 years, but the Royal Holyhead YC ensign may fly again before the end of 2024
When the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) was in its rapid expansion stage in the 1970s, one of its most active clubs was Holyhead SC, the sea-going base for many from Merseyside, including leading Liverpool medics and Irish Sea…
The Anú Pictures documentary 'The Camino Voyage' is on TG4 at 21.20 tonight, Easter Saturday
“The Camino Voyage”, the award-winning documentary on a naomhóg journey by sea from Ireland to northern Spain, will be broadcast again on TG4 tonight (Saturday, March 30) Dónal Ó Ceilleachair’s film followed the late poet Danny Sheehy, artist Liam Holden,…
Andrew
UK Sailmakers Ireland is delighted to have Andrew "Hammy' Baker join our team in NI. Hammy has tons of experience and is well-known locally. Andrew grew up on Strangford Lough sailing in a family cruiser and as part of the…
The new J/99
Hello everyone, I am just back from coaching at the Etchells Worlds in Fremantle, Australia, so I am just coming up for air and wanted to share some news about North Sails Ireland. It's always an exciting time for us…
RS Aero racing in Spring sunshine at the Super Series 2024 in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The now annual RS Super Series ran over the winter of 2023/2024, with racing open to the Waszp, RS Neo and RS Aero classes. Unfortunately, the winds were never quite right for the Waszps, either too windy or not enough…
One of MGM’s current brokerage listings: A 2021 Prestige 520 lying in Dun Laoghaire
When selling your boat, MGM Boats gives you a comprehensive package and leaves no stone unturned. What you get for your fee gives you real value for money and ensures you get the best return possible. Included in your fee…
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has announced that its Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday, April 8th, at 12.00 noon in the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. This gathering will provide an opportunity…
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The European Commission is surveying industry and private boat owners regarding the mutual recognition of private boater licences. Consultancy firm Panteia is collaborating with the Commission on a study to determine the advantages and drawbacks of recognising licenses and qualifications…

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