Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

A buoyant ICRA conference at the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick yesterday saw Simon McGibney of Foynes Yacht Club succeed Norbert Reilly of Howth Yacht Club as Commodore. It is the first time ICRA has elected a Commodore from the…
#Rowing: Trinity’s senior A eight were clear winners of the Erne Head of the River today. The Dublin University crew had 19 seconds to spare over the Commercial senior eight. Portora’s junior 18 eight placed sixth, while the fastest women’s…
#RoutesResume - In less than a fortnight, seasonal Douglas-Liverpool sailings begin on 17th March when Isle of Man Steam Packet Company fast craft Manannan returns to service. The resumption will also mark sailings on Dublin and Belfast routes during March.…
#ShippingReview – Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene over the last fortnight. Eco-Trader, Arklow View took her first sea trials for Arklow Shipping’s Dutch division when the cargsoship newbuild took to open waters off Eemshaven. Another first took place back…
This week’s sad video on Afloat.ie about the dilapidated and deteriorating condition of the late Denis Doyle of Cork’s very special Frers 51 Moonduster in northern Norway has led to a flurry of communication on social media, and all sorts…
#MarineWildlife - Cork County Council has heard a proposal for a dedicated whale and dolphin trail along the county's coastline, as the Southern Star reports. The Old Head of Kinsale, Mizen Head, Galley Head and Baltimore have already been identified…
#MarineScience - The research vessel operations team at the Marine Institute are hosting a workshop for research vessel users at the institute's Oranmore headquarters on Thursday 28 April. The aim of the workshop is to give marine scientists across a…
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme ... this weekend on Saturday and Sunday - Dive Ireland 2016 the Annual conference hosted by the Irish Underwater Council and Athlone Sub Aqua takes place in the Hodson…
#InlandWaters - The Inland Navigations of Ireland Historical Society is holding a one-day conference on the Mid-Shannon next Saturday 12 March in Hugh Lynch's Function Room, Tullamore. The conference is in partnership with the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, the…

Cork Week is Launched on Board LE Roisin in Cork Harbour

Cork Week is aiming to return to its glory days in July with amibitious plans for the event revealed this lunchtime at a regatta launch on board Irish Naval Service vessel, LE Roisin writes Claire Bateman. Minister for the Marine Simon…
#MaerskDublin - Danish container giant, Maersk is set to return to the Port of Liverpool writes Lloyds Loading List, after more than a decade hiatus through its intra-European shortsea subsidiary Seago Line.  From April, feeder specialist Seago Line will provide…
Bantry Bay Port Company has launched its first Schools Initiative for 2016 aimed at 5th class primary schools. The initiative theme ‘A Day in the Life of a Cruise Passenger Visiting Bantry Harbour’ is aimed at encouraging school children to…
#FerryFortnight- It’s that time of year again when National Ferry Fortnight (5-19 March) is launched by Discover Ferries. The fortnight beginning tomorrow (Saturday) is to highlight the benefits of travelling by sea between Ireland and the UK and also to…
#Canoeing: The top Irish competitors in canoe slalom will be in action at the Irish Championships at the Sluice Weir in Lucan this Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th.  The races at the redeveloped Sluice Weir in the Lucan…
#Director - Irish Continental Group (ICG) parent company of Irish Ferries, yesterday announced the appointment of David Ledwidge as a Director of the Company. Ledwidge joined the shipping (incl Lo-Lo), transport and leisure group in 2006. In February 2015 he was…
W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
Tom MacSweeney - This Island Nation
irish sailing association
seascapes
dbsc mainbutton

Click here to buy or sell a boat with Afloat