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Summer Afloat is out now!
News Update
Get the latest edition of Afloat magazine is in your newsagents now. The 48–page edition carries news from all coasts and is on sale at €5. Contents include: Irish Sailing Association News  Sailing's busy season and 'bright future' is outlined by President David…
Annalise Murphy was race one winner in the Laser Radial class this afternoon
Irish sailing's medal hopeful Annalise Murphy is lying fourth overall after her first two races in Rio today. The National Yacht Club sailor got her Olympic dreams off to a perfect start in an explosive first race. She provided the world with further evidence of…
The navigation at Limerick will reopen on August 11
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland will reopen the Shannon Navigation through Limerick on the 11th August following remedial work. The unprecedented decision to close the navigation between Parteen Weir and Sarsfield Lock was taken in March 2016 following safety inspections of the critical…
The Ireland men's lightweight double sculls
#Rowing: Ireland's Paul and Gary O'Donovan won their heat to qualify for the semi-finals of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Italy had been seeded in fourth, one place ahead of the O'Donovans in the lightweight double sculls, and…
Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe.
#Rowing: Ireland's Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe have qualified for the A/B Semi-Finals of the lightweight double sculls at the Olympic Games. The Ireland crew finished a comfortable second behind South Africa, the second seeds, who led down the course.…
Barmouth Beach on Cardigan Bay
News Update
#Missing - BBC News reports that the search has resumed for two teenagers missing in the Irish Sea off north-west Wales since yesterday afternoon (Sunday 7 August). The two boys, ages 14 and 15, had got into difficulty while swimming…
Kinsale Lifeboat Launches Twice Within Six Hours At Weekend
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer crew from Kinsale RNLI launched twice overnight on Saturday (6 August) and into the early hours of Sunday (7 August) this past weekend. The lifeboat first launched at 9.40pm to Saturday to aid a 26ft yacht…
Fethard Lifeboat Crew Brings Drifting Pleasure Boat To Safety
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI had a busy weekend, with their second callout in 24 hours seeing launch to reports of an unmanned vessel drifting a half mile off Fethard in Co Wexford. The alarm was raised before 9.30am yesterday morning…
CalMac to redeploy Arran route ferry, M.V. Isle of Arran (seen berthed at the island at Brodick) so to provide added capacity on Islay route while a ferry undergoes repairs in dry-dock. A second Isle of Arran serving ferry however will maintain services to and from Ardrossan.
#ArranRedeployed - Scottish ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne is to redeploy a vessel from the Isle of Arran route to Islay and moving another to 24 hour working to increase capacity on the route. The withdrawal of the Islay serving MV…
Red Rock in Sutton where the kayakers got into difficulty
#Rescue - Twelve kayakers rescued amid difficult weather conditions in Dublin Bay yesterday had only limited safety equipment and had not logged their trip with the coastguard, as The Irish Times reports. The kayaking group were recovered by the Howth…
The three K25 teams representing Howth Yacht Club in the 2016 J/24 Western Championships
#J24 - Team Ireland's Eye Kilcullen brought the J/24 Westerns title to Howth Yacht Club this weekend in the event's first running since 2014. Three Howth K25 teams took to the waters at Lough Ree on Saturday (6 August), where…
SB20s catch the breeze on what would be the final day of racing in the 2016 Nationals
#SB20 - Sailing was cancelled in high winds on the last day of the SB20 National Championships yesterday (Sunday 7 August), meaning that Saturday's leaders – Jerry Dowling's Bád – sail away with this year's title. The Royal Irish Yacht…
Courtmacsherry RNLI rescued the men close to rocks in West Cork
RNLI Lifeboats
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.15 pm yesterday afternoon to go to the aid of three men who got into difficulty in a Jet–ski and small pleasure boat just off the Seven Heads coastline in…
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins was the winner of the British Optimist Open Title
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of the British Optimist Open Championships with a huge margin of 24–points in a fleet of 89 boats at Largs in Scotland at the weekend. The Dun Laoghaire…
The Mermaid championship concluded in a blow in Howth Yacht Club at the weekend
Howth YC
The Howth Yacht Club hosted the Classic One-Design Regatta - incorporating the National Championships of the Dublin Bay Mermaid and Howth 17 Footer classes. Download Mermaid results below. Even before you could see them, the vapour of varnish bumbled over…
The Olympic team enjoyed the weekend's Rio Opening Ceremony but its down to business this week
As Irish Laser sailors Annalise Murphy and Finn Lynch, both of the National Yacht Club, prepare for their first race of the Olympic regatta later today, the Olympic sailing venue saw 40 knots of wind blast out of nowhere and…
Crosshaven RNLI Inshore lifeboat speeds past Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven lifeboat was launched this afternoon after a member of the public alerted the Coast Guard to an inflatable Dinghy with thre persons on board being blown out to sea. The lifeboat launched at 14.52 and made their way to…
Team For Rio(L-R) Matt McGovern (49er), Annalise Murphy (Laser Radial), Saskia Tidey (49erFX), Finn Lynch (Laser Standard) and Ryan Seaton (49er)
In one of our quarterly reviews, ISA President David Lovegrove shares his views on the incredible “spring” into 2016 and the effect Try Sailing is having on participation A key goal of the ISA is to attract more people into…
The Ireland lightweight women's double are set to compete on Monday.
#Rowing: The two Ireland lightweight doubles will compete in their deferred heats tomorrow (Monday) at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Under the new schedule put in place by Fisa, the lightweight women's double are set to go into…
HM Coastguard's Prestwick-based rescue helicopter
#Coastguard - Five people were rescued as their boat sank under them between Ailsa Craig and Girvan in the Firth of Clyde last night (Saturday 6 August). Belfast Coastguard received 999 calls just after 6.40pm from the men on the…

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