Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

Latest Stories
News From the Archive
The Howth Yacht Club website has been shortlisted in the best “Sports & Leisure” website category in this year’s Golden Spider Awards. The Golden Spider Awards are sponsored by eircom and are the ‘Oscars’ of Irish web design and…
News From the Archive
Ireland’s Ger O’Rourke’s last minute Irish/Dutch entry, Team Delta Lloyd safely crossed the finish in Cape Town to night at 2303 GMT (0103 local time), to finish the leg in seventh position. Although they have been at sea for just…
News From the Archive
In Spain, at this week's world sailing conference conference in Madrid, Ireland will propose that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) should designate a percentage of it's annual budget to develop the sport in third world countries. 44 per cent of…
News From the Archive
Hanseboot 2008 went significantly better than we could have expected in view of the daily media reports on the financial and economic crisis,” said Bernd Aufderheide, CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, in his summary of the 49th Hamburg…
News From the Archive
Inis Meáin off Co Clare has recently seen a new 14 million euro harbour completed. Thousands of giant X-shaped concrete blocks which were cast from moulds by islanders were used in the development on the Aran Island.
News From the Archive
It has been a harsh opening leg for first-timer Ian Walker. The team found itself parked for hours off Gibraltar and the good lead they built up was lost when PUMA and Telefónica Black sailed right up to them in…
News From the Archive
Green Dragon crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 07:12 GMT to be the fourth boat home on the first leg of the 2008-09 race. Due to the points' penalty handed out by the International Jury to Ericsson 3,…
News From the Archive
The Green Dragon has 260 miles and a couple of gybes to go before arriving in Cape Town. Ian Walker reports: "We are now moving OK but still 10% slow due to whatever damage is under our boat. This should…
News From the Archive

Full marks for O'Leary

2nd November 2008
Ireland's match racing champion Nicholas O'Leary steered his college, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) to world championship success on Friday in the final day of the Student Yachting World Cup at La Trinite-sur Mer, France.
News From the Archive

Boss afloat again

1st November 2008
After Alex Thomson’s yacht, HUGO BOSS was dramatically struck by a fishing vessel 15 days ago, Alex thought his four years of preparation and training, and his dream of the Vendée were over. However, today there is hope for the…
News From the Archive
The latest videos on Sailing-TV include comments from Brad Butterworth of Alinghi, highlights from the RC44 World Cup, TP52  Worlds, rounds 7 and 8 of the World Match Race Tour, final stages of the IShares Cup & Julius Baer Challenge,…
News From the Archive
On board reports coming from the south Atlantic make thrilling reading including how yesterday (Thursday) a 25-knot collision with an underwater object brought Green Dragon to a virtual standstill. The net result appears to be some rather worrying ongoing hull…
Record-breaking runs for VOR and windsurfing champ
Editors Blog
It's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good. In the south Atlantic and alsoin county Waterford, winter gales have produced record results for sailorsthis week while a record-breaking run, set in a summer gale, will be toastedin Wicklow tomorrow…
News From the Archive

Race highlights on TG4

30th October 2008
TG4's coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race will continue on Saturday morning at 10am with an hour-long highlights programme reviewing the race since it started in Alicante (this is the Monthly Highlights show which will be broadcast at the end…
News From the Archive

Dragon loses third

30th October 2008
Green Dragon Skipper Ian Walker has lost third place in the run into Capetown. Here he describes a night of nosedives and increasingly disturbed seas: "I don't really know where to start, as the last 24 hours has been so…
News From the Archive
Ericsson 4 has broken the 24-hour speed record set by ABN-AMRO 2 in the last Volvo Ocean Race, three times in the past twelve hours. At 0355GMT Ericsson 4 reached 565 nautical miles in the previous 24 hour period, breaking…
News From the Archive

Rib demo weekend

29th October 2008
Redbay Boats are holding a second hand boat show and demo weekend on Saturday and Sunday 15/16 November at its Antrim premises. Ribbers will be able to pre book a demonstration on one of the Stormforce Ribs from 6 metre…
News From the Archive
John Kenny lifted the National Speed sailing Championship reaching a speed of 38.379 knots, in windy Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
News From the Archive
Exhilarating! Inspiring! Breathtaking! Thrilling! Like what you're hearing? How about kayaking down the roaring, crocodile infested Nile, breaking the Irish Sky Diving Formation Record, tackling 15ft waves on a windsurf or hurtling down a rock-strewn hill on a mountain bike?…
News From the Archive
In what looks increasingly like the last week of the first leg the front runners have turned left for Cape Town and the Dragon is among them. They will be looking to hook into an area of low pressure which…

Featured Clubs

National Yacht Club

Featured Associations

Irish Sailing Association
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

vdlr sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Blogs

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

Please show your support for Afloat by donating