AfloatMagazine: Tallship's Return Dublin Visit is Followed by Lundy Bound…
YouTube Vimeo Twitter Facebook

sailingsat button smaller

Most Popular

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2012 JoomlaWorks Ltd.
#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 2. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Wow (George Sisk) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk) CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Bon Exemple (P Byrne), 2. Boomerang (Pau...
#youthsailing – Fresh from his significant 15th overall a week ago at the Laser Europa Cup in Marseille, Royal Cork's Seafra Guilfoyle took a three point lead after the initial three races in today's opening rounds of the youth national championships off Howth. Guilfyole has a 3, 1, 1 putting him in pole position ahead of Kinsale's Ross O'Sullivan and Royal Cork club mate Cia...
#49er – Ireland's 49er duo Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern continue to hold second overall as the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères reached a critical stage on the French south coast. Scoring 18,15 and 8 today they stay second overall narrowly ahead of Kiwi pair Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) showed a fine display of racing on the 49er cou...
#StenaTALLship – Stavros S. Niarchos a brig operating for Tall Ships Youth Trust which visited Dublin Port earlier this month has returned again and as of this afternoon she departed on a passage bound for Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 197ft long the brig was the largest built in Britain for over a century when was launched in 2000 from the the...
#PilotCutter - The Royal St George Yacht Club gives word that a crew is needed to sail the Bristol Channel pilot cutter Dolphin on a return trip to Greenland via Iceland this summer. It promises to be a challenging adventure only for the experienced sailor, with cramped conditions on board and bad weather expected. But there will also be plenty of opportunity for climbing and w...
Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:35

Inland Fisheries Ireland Moving To New HQ

#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland is on the move from its old offices in Blackrock and Swords to new headquarters at Citywest Business Campus. As of Friday 25 April, all correspondence for staff at the State agency for inland fisheries and sea angling should be addressed to: Inland Fisheries Ireland,3044 Lake Drive,Citywest Business Campus,Dublin 24 Phone numbers will remain ...
#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Shipping Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below. Shipping Finance: Worst annual losses for largest maritime lender - HSH Nordbank, the world's largest maritime lender, revealed losses recently of €814 million for 2013, an 18% increase on 2012 losses. The Financial Times reported the reasons for the increase...
Marine forecasts now available on Met Office mobile website #metoffice – UK Marine forecasts are now available for the first time on the Met Office's recently updated and improved mobile website. Featuring marine observations, shipping forecasts and high seas forecasts, as well as storm and gale warnings, the new Met Office mobile website has the core information needed for m...
#RNLI - The RNLI is calling on the public to ‘give it some welly’ and support Mayday, the charity’s major fundraising campaign in Dublin. People are being asked to buy and wear a yellow welly pin badge or keyring which they can buy for €2 or hold a welly-themed event to raise funds for the lifeboats in their communities. The yellow welly is an essential piece of RNLI cr...
#CANOEING: Liam Jegou recorded the fastest heat time as he won his heat at the Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships in Sydney in Australia. Jegou, competing in a the C1 class, took 101.66 seconds to complete the course, .97 of a second ahead of Samuel Ibbotson of Britain. Jegou lived in Ireland until he was seven, when his family moved to France. He came into the Ireland sys...
#hyc – 250 of Ireland's top young sailors sail from the Fingal port of Howth in County Dublin this morning for the annual four-day Youth National Championships. Three separate race areas will be laid north of Ireland's Eye in order to accommodate the large number of competitors. From the 24th to the 27th of April, Howth Yacht Club is hosting the annual youth sailing event on ...
#FerryReturns – Irish Ferries French route cruiseferry, Oscar Wilde, which had to cancel sailings due to a technical fault involving the radar, is expected to resume service with today's night-time sailing departing from Cherbourg to Rosslare. As previously reported, the cruiseferry Oscar Wilde (1987/31,914 tonnes), was due to have departed Cherbourg on Tuesday, however she h...
#Dolphins - Two Irish boys have had the encounter of a lifetime after getting up close with Florida's famous tail-less dolphin Winter. As the Tampa Bay Times reports, the formerly conjoined four-year-old twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf travelled to Clearwater to meet the celebrated cetacean, who was the subject of the 2011 movie Dolphin Tale. The twins are considered "medica...
#Dolphins - It was a happy Easter for one young dolphin that was rescued from stranding on Achill Island by some quick-thinking coastguard volunteers. As TheJournal.ie reports, the juvenile dolphin was one of two reported stranded on Keem Beach early on Sunday morning. On arrival at the scene, the local Irish Coast Guard team found one of the two had died, but officer-in-charge...
#IrishSea - One million cubic metres of radioactive waste at a dump site near Sellafield is at risk of contaminating the Irish Sea in the future, according to papers released by Britain's Environment Agency. According to The Guardian, the internal report says it is "doubtful" whether the location of the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) on the Cumbrian coast "would be cho...
#WaterSafety - A new case that turns a smartphone into a VHF radio could revolutionise safety on the water, as the Irish Examiner reports. The VHF Casemate is the brainchild of Dublin-based product designer Seán Toomey, who developed the idea as his degree thesis at the Dublin Institute of Technology. As he explains, it's a solution to the problem of boaters taking mobile phon...
#OnTV – It may be the final episode of 'Ade to Sea' (tomorrow, Thursday on UTV at 8.30pm) however England's North West and notably the Manchester Ship Canal are to feature topics, among them those previously covered on Afloat.ie, writes Jehan Ashmore. Asides the Guinness ships that once crossed the Irish Sea, the Manchester Ship Canal for example is where currently Kelloggs c...
#RNLI - Donaghadee RNLI rescued a yacht and crew when they became becalmed in the Irish Sea on Good Friday last. The Co Down coastal town's all-weather lifeboat Saxon was at sea within 10 minutes of the request for assistance from the coastguard at 3.47pm. At the scene, close to South Rock south of Portavogie, a tow line was established to the 31-foot vessel that had suffered e...
#swchyeres – Sailing a consistent series that counts no result out of the top ten after nine races (3 7 7 6 2 8 (10) 3 3), has put Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern into  second overall at the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres. Now  just 11 points off the overall lead the Irish skiff duo's result thus far is a stand–out performance in the 80–boat fleet. The Ir...
#tallships – Last July, eight youngsters from Ireland that were taking part in a voyage on the Tall Ship "Astrid" got more than they bargained for when the ship got into difficulty near Kinsale during an Irish Sailing Association 'Gathering Cruise' and foundered on rocks. Nine months later, the 100–year–old Dutch ship's journey finally came to an end in a skip when it was...
#burren – The successful management and promotion of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark as a sustainable destination has been officially recognised by one of the world's foremost tourism and travel award schemes. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has named the Geopark as one of 18 finalists for its 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, the winners of which will be...
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>
Page 1 of 63
 
Subscribe to this RSS feed
 

Welcome to Afloat.ie. Ireland's Sailing, Boating & Maritime Website

This is Afloat.ie, Ireland's Sailing, Boating and Maritime website offering the latest Irish marine news digest plus a quality Irish Boats for Sale listing.

This marine resource website gathers together news, photos and videos of interest to people involved in (or hoping to get  involved in) all types of sailing and boating in Ireland plus a host of marine related activities.

We're blogging on the very latest Irish Sailing news plus yacht and sailing clubs, dinghy and one design classes and regatta and championship reports. There's pages dedicated to each area of the sport covering everything from Team Racing to Tall Ship Sailing plus Youth Sailing, Cruiser Racing, Offshore Sailing, Cruising, Olympic Sailing and Afloat's very own Sailor of the Month Competition running since 1996.

We're also covering Irish water sports; Rowing, Angling, Power Boating, Inland Waterways, Canoeing, Kitesurfing, Surfing, Diving, Open Sea Swimming and Jet Skiing.

Afloat.ie also has a dedicated section on Irish Ports and Shipping news dealing with Cruise liner arrivals, Shipping, ferries and cargo. This section also has a comprehensive listing of the necklace of Irish marina locations around the coast, including the very latest at Greystones in County Wicklow.

Another area of the site deals with the marine environment and is separated into categories on marine science, ocean energy, marine wildlife, weather and coastal notes.

There's a dedicated section on marine safety bringing together the latest news in the work of Ireland's search and rescue (SAR) agencies, inlcuding the RNLI lifeboat, the Coastguard and reports from the Marine Casualty Invesitgation Board (MCIB) and timely warnings from Irish Water Safety.

There is a great maritime scene around this island and every year there are hosts of maritime events, festivals and regattas, we're out there reporting on all of these too!

We welcome your comments (in the comment box at the end of each story) and suggestions for this site as well as submissions of stories and photos for the site and magazine. Contact us here. Please follow us on twitter and facebook.

We provide a dedicated Irish boats for sale website and for a modest charge can advertise any type of boat for sale.

Thanks for your visit to our site and your interest in Irish boating affairs.