Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

Latest Stories
Kilcullen Voyager arrives into Ireland with rudder damage
Island Nation
Crawling on hands and knees below deck through the 60–foot IMOCA class Kilcullen Voyager was an interesting experience. She is a “beast of a boat,” her owner told me, “but she also has elegance about her at sea.”She is also…
Crosshaven RNLI Inshore Lifeboat off Roches Point in Cork Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat crew responded to a request from Valentia Coast Guard this evening to a person seen being held onto the side of a moored boat in the Channel at East Ferry. The Crosshaven volunteer crew happened to be near…
Silver Lady – Annalise Murphy celebrates Olympic Silver in Rio
#Rio2016 - Annalise Murphy made Irish sailing history this afternoon as she sailed to Olympic silver in Rio de Janerio in the Laser Radial medal race. Murphy's first Olympic medal, coming after narrowly missing out on bronze at London 2012,…
RS 'King Of The Liffey' Success At Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club
RS Sailing
Saturday 13th of August saw Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club hosted its first ever dinghy event as the RS200’s and RS400’s competed for “The King of the Liffey” title which was run as part of the club’s annual Regatta.With a…
Action from Day 1 of the Oppy Open and Nationals on Lough Derg yesterday
#Optimist - Results from Day 1 of the 2016 Optimist National and Open Championships on Lough Derg, comprising Races 1, 2 and 3 on Monday 15 August: Senior Division, Gold Fleet1st: Harry Twomey (Royal Cork Yacht Club and Crookhaven YC)…
Pao de Azucar in the shadow of the Sugarloaf, where Annalise Murphy will return to fight for a Laser Radial medal this evening
#Rio2016 - After yesterday's postponement of Annalise Murphy's Laser Radial medal race, this evening all Irish eyes will focus once again on the near-shore Pao de Azucar course – literal translation 'bread of sugar', better known as Sugarloaf, and so…
Close up of Norway's largest and oldest tall ship, Statsraad Lehmkuhl which is calling to Dublin Port as part of Heritage Week, and will be open for visitors next Saturday, 20 August (2-4pm)
Tall Ships
#HeritageVisitor - A Norwegian tall ship, Statsraad Lehmkuhl is calling to Dublin Port as part of Heritage Week, and will be open for visitors. Statsraad Lehmkuhl will be docked at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, where on Saturday 20 August, one…
Last Chance To Join In Blueway 10k Challenge This Weekend
#Blueway10k - Places are still open for experienced kayakers to sign up for this weekend's Blueway 10k Challenge, as the Nenagh Guardian reports. Organised by Canoeing Ireland and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland with Waterways Ireland, the nine events…
An overgrown section of the Ulster Canal at Tyholland
Inland Waterways
#UlsterCanal - Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys joined Northern Ireland Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard yesterday (Monday 15 August) to announce the establishment of a new Ulster Canal Advisory Forum. The purpose of the forum is to consider…
The UK's new Transport Minister recently visited Peel Port's new £400m Liverpool2 terminal. The giant rail-mounted container gantry cranes arrived in May by ship from China
Ports & Shipping
#UKtransportMinister - The UK Government's new Sectary of State for Transport met with operators Peel Ports to view the latest developments at the £400m Liverpool2 investment in the city’s deep-water container terminal.  The MP Chris Grayling, visited the Port of Liverpool…
Rescue 115 is involved in the search off West Cork that began last night
News Update
#Missing - The search resumed off West Cork this morning (Tuesday 16 August) for a man in his 60s who failed to return to Schull from a solo fishing trip yesterday evening, as The Irish Times reports. RNLI lifeboats from…
Clifden RNLI taking LÉ Orla under tow
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - An unusual training exercise took place on Sunday (14 August) off the Connemara coastline involving the Naval Service vessel LÉ Orla and the volunteer crews of the Clifden RNLI lifeboats. In calm conditions, RNLI volunteers and naval crew…
Doolin Pier Co. Clare
#TicketIssue - Later this week a High Court judge will decide if he should ban the sale of ferry-ride tickets from a new portable building office at Doolin Harbour, despite the fact they can be sold lawfully from a folding…
Ireland's 49er Skiff pair Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern from Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland are seventh in Rio after nine races sailed
Ireland's Men's 49er Skiff Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern from Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland are seventh overall after nine sailed races in Rio. Dun Laoghaire's Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey are 12th after nine races in their 20–boat 49erfx…
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo 3 at the Blaskets during the recent Round Ireland Record, which was celebrated at the National Yacht Club on Friday night. Today, Phaedo 3 rounded the equally rocky Ouessant off the west coast of Brittany, on her way to line honours in the new 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ouessant-St Malo Race.
The new post-Cowes Week 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ushant Race, which started from the Solent on Saturday, saw the return fresh as daisies of Lloyd Thornburg and his crew writes W M Nixon. They’d flown in from Dublin after dinner at…
Half Tonners racing off Falmouth in the first race of the Classics Cup today
The Henri Lloyd Half Ton Classics Cup 2016 got off to a spectacular start at Falmouth with big waves, a steady breeze, hot sun and two terrific races. The day was sponsored by Euro Car Parks and RAM Gaskets, and…
Ireland's Annalise Murphy will resume racing tomorrow after today's Laser Radial medal race was postponed
After a frustrating wait for wind on the Sugarloaf course in Rio today, Annalise Murphy and the other nine medal race competitors went afloat only to have racing scrubbed when strong winds swept over the course. The racing was postponed…
The Optimist Irish Championships opened at Lough Derg Yacht Club today
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary plays host to two hundred and eight sailors from ten countries in this week's five-day, ten-race Optimist National and Open Championships. Today's opening ceremony took place at Dromineer. Led by pipers from the…
Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare
News Update
#CliffsOfMoher - Gardaí are investigating after divers discovered a body in the sea off the Cliffs of Moher yesterday afternoon (Sunday 14 August). Members of the Burren Sub Aqua Club made the grim find around 3pm while on a diving…
The body of 51-year-old Prof Aongus Curran was recovered on Saturday 13 August after a search of the Oughterard area
News Update
#LoughCorrib - The Irish Times reports that the man whose body was recovered from Lough Corrib at the weekend has been named as leading ear, nose and throat specialist Prof Aongus Curran (51). The consultant and cancer surgeon is believed…

Featured Sections

Irish Sailing Association

Featured Clubs


Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
Tom MacSweeney - This Island Nation
RTE Seascapes
BSB sidebutton

topic sidebutton donate