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Bam 3600 skipper Conor Fogerty is ready for the off in Portsmouth. Scroll down for live feed from 12.50
Solo Sailing
Thanks to modern technology – and more than a bit of assistance from intrepid solo skipper Conor Fogerty himself – Afloat.ie aims to bring you Irish OSTAR entrant Bam! live this morning from the start of the Transatlantic Race off…
Lough Ree RNLI's lifeboat The Eric Rowse tows a grounded cruiser to safety on Saturday 27 May
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat crew were alerted by the Irish Coast Guard to two separate incidents on Saturday 27 May. The first alarm was raised at 11.04am when two people on board a 32ft motor cruiser ran aground…
Conor Fogerty racing across the Atlantic
Solo Sailing
The OSTAR transatlantic race start in Plymouth Sound today at 12:00 BST with Howth's solo sailor Conor Fogerty in the Sun Fast 3600 the sole Irish representative in the international 15–boat line–up. As Afloat.ie reported at the weekend, Forgety arrived safely in Plymouth…
Silvers Marine Scottish Series racing yesterday at Tarbert
Racing
Four Irish boats are in the top six of the RC35 Class as the Scottish Series at Tarbert concludes today. Pat Kelly's J109 Stom from Rush Sailing Club is four points off the lead while Irish sisterships Chimaera (Andrew Craig) of…
Strangford Lough's Brian McKee and Ian Smyth were Flying Fifteen East Coast winners at the DMYC
Flying Fifteen
The DMYC hosted the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships on Dublin Bay at the weekend in tricky and unpredictable conditions and the PRO Stuart Kinnear and his team managed to get all the races completed.Saturday was more like October with…
John Chambers with the new one design Waszp dinghy
Moth
National Yacht Club Member John Chambers is the Waszp foiling boat agent for Ireland. Chambers, a pioneering Irish Moth sailor at the Dun Laoghaire club is to organise demo and clinic days for  NYC members. The Waszp project was conceived in…
The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington accompanies the Killybegs Coast Guard RIB and casualty vessel to Teelin
RNLI Lifeboats
On Sunday afternoon, May 28th, the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was requested to assist a rib with four persons on board which had broken down off Malinbeg, close to Rathlin O’Beirne Island. The alarm was raised around 3:45pm…
Ten Dragons contested the East Coast Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Dragon
In a repeat of last year's results, the Dragon East Coast Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club has been retained by by the Royal St. George Yacht Club's Neil Hegarty in Phantom crewed by David Williams and Kevin O'Boyle.…
RIBs sold at auction in Kinsale
RIBs
Dominic Daly auctioneer achieved good prices at the public auction of six RIBs at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017. Daly told Afloat.ie the XS RIBs sold for €30,000 and €28000. The Redbay RIBs 6.5m sold…
The jet skis spotted speeding in the marked swimming area at the Forty Foot on Friday afternoon
Water Safety
#WaterSafety - Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard has warned boaters to beware of marked swimming areas after “havoc” at the Forty Foot bathing spot on Friday afternoon (26 May). A motor yacht and two personal water craft were witnessed “acting recklessly”…
Finn Lynch finished tenth overall at Delta Lloyd Regatta
Tokyo 2020
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch, who was Ireland's youngest ever Olympic helmsmen in Rio, has sailed in his first ever medal race at Delta Lloyd regatta, Holland yesterday.  Lynch finished eighth in the medal race and tenth overall. The…
Ireland (Paul and Gary O'Donovan), France and Italy on the medal podium.
Rowing
#Rowing: On a wonderful day for Irish rowing, Paul and Gary O’Donovan produced a trademark burning finish to take Ireland’s third medal – silver – at the European Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. France showed their familiar control…
Ten years on since Cill Airne arrived to Dublin Port to embark a new career that began during the tail end of the Celtic Tiger era. Above the veteran vessel dating to the early 1960's and built locally at the Liffey Dockyard is seen this week at her stationary berth at the North Wall. The backdrop is dominated by the recently opened new headquarters of the Central Bank that was originally to be those for the former and disgraced Anglo Irish Bank.
Historic Boats
#10yearArrival – The unique venue of Dublin’s only floating bar and restaurant located on the Liffey in the form of MV Cill Airne arrived to the capital a decade ago as of last Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. At that stage…
Action from yesterday’s Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race
Kayaking
#SeaKayaking - Belfast Lough escaped the rain as the fifth Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race was held in great conditions yesterday afternoon (Saturday 27 May). Organised by Jackie Patton of Ballyholme Yacht Club and members of Belfast Kayak Club, and…
Conor McGregor stands tall aboard The 188 moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#Notorious - MMA superstar Conor McGregor swapped the UFC Octagon for a sleek motor yacht to make the most of Ireland’s recent sunny spell, as his Instagram account indicates. McGregor drove out to Dun Laoghaire Harbour a few days ago…
Denise Walsh with her silver medal. Emma Fred took gold and Patricia Merz bronze
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland made a brilliant start to the final day of the European Rowing Championships. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll dominated the men’s lightweight pair to take gold and, immediately afterwards, Denise Walsh took a gutsy silver medal in the…
 Land Rov​er BAR s​ustained d​amage du​ring rac​e 2 agai​nst Soft​Bank Tea​m Japan
America's Cup
The first day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers started with extraordinary drama as Land Rover BAR defied all the sceptics and the pundits that had written the team off. They beat the pre-regatta in-form boat, Sweden's…
The JPK 10.80 Rockabill was the IRC Zero Class winner in ISORA's Dun Laoghaire to Arklow race
ISORA
Race 4 in ISORA’s Averycrest Offshore Series 2017 took place on Saturday 27th May with the J109 Indian skippered by Colm Buckley taking the IRC overall win in the race from Dun Laoghaire to Arklow reports Peter Ryan. From the…
Beneteau 31.7 Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster) was a DBSC class winner
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club results from Saturday, May 27th. B21S - 1. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) B21S - 1. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Crazy Horse…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Assists Two Sailors on Yacht Aground
RNLI Lifeboats
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist 2 people after their 26ft–yacht went aground below Coolbawn on Lough Derg At 8.30pm Saturday, May 27, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist 2 people after their…

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