Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

Latest Resources Stories
Early Bird Registration Now Open For Our Ocean Wealth Summit
News Update
#OurOceanWealth - Early bird registration is now open for the fourth annual Our Ocean Wealth Summit, which takes place on Friday 30 June at NUI Galway. Global and national leaders from across the marine sector are set to convene and…
An Archambault A 35 as you’ll have seldom seen her - kitted out for the easiest of handling, and with a family crew out for a sunny day sail.
Boat Sales
The J/109 has firmly established herself as the boat-to-go-for if you’re sailing in Ireland and want a 34-36 footer which offers surprisingly good accommodation with an excellent competitive performance, and often with a virtually one-design racing option writes W M…
Priced at €16,500 the boat comes with many extras including a trailer
Boat Sales
The five–times National Championship winning clinker–built Mermaid Zuleika is for sale. Built in 1996 by Des Tyrrell the Derek Joyce owned and skippered dinghy was fitted with a new deck last season. Priced at €16,500 the boat comes with many extras…
Hospital ship, Africa Mercy of NGO humanitarian agency Mercy Ships operates the world’s largest charitable floating hospital. 75% of the world’s population live within 150km of a port city where the ship assists the world's poorest. Afloat adds that the former Scandinavian train-ferry, Dronning Ingrid, featured in a BBC TV documentary that followed medics from Northern Ireland as volunteers on board.
News Update
#MercyShips- Mercy Ships a NGO humanitarian agency and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership. The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both…
Migrant Fishermen Claim Continued Abuse On Irish Trawlers, Says Senator
Fishing
#Fishing - Rules introduced to regularise migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry are not working, according to a Labour senator. Addressing the Seanad last Wednesday (8 February), Senator Ged Nash called on the Government to replace the scheme launched…
This is the second major industry recognition for Torqeedo’s alternative to a saildrive
Marine Trade
Torqeedo, the global leader in the fast-growing electric propulsion industry, has been honoured with a fourth Pittman Innovation Award by SAIL Magazine, for its Cruise Fixed Pod motor series and the ground-breaking Rudder Drive. In Ireland, Torqueedo is distributed by…
Bantry Bay Canoes offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of kayaks and equipment available in the country
Marine Trade
Leading Irish Marine Firm CH Marine has taken over the interests of Bantry Bay Canoes, one of Ireland’s largest and best known canoe and kayak suppliers. This Bandon-based company was previously owned by the major UK canoe and kayak chain…
IFI Recruiting Fisheries Officers For 2017 Season
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is currently seeking to recruit a number of staff as fishery officers nationally for periods of up to six months during 2017. Fisheries officers will be primarily concerned with the implementation and enforcement of…
Man Dies After Fall In Lough Derg
News Update
#LoughDerg - Independent.ie reports that a man in his 60s has died after falling into Lough Derg yesterday morning (Thursday 9 February). Emergency services were called to respond around 9.30am after the man fell into the water while walking with…
Tom Dolan, originally from Co. Meath, competing in the 2016 French Offshore Racing Series in his Cailin Rua 11, a new 6.5m Pogo. His chief aim this season is to participate in the 4,000 mile Mini Transat 2017 Race for solo sailors.
News Update
#Lecture - "2016 Offshore Racing in France-A Steep Learning Curve" -An illustrated lecture by Solo Offshore Sailor Tom Dolan is to take place on Thursday 16 February at 20:00hrs. The venue for the Glenua & Friends organised lecture series as…
The Seaward 23’s workmanlike appearance with its hints of rugged style particularly appeals to former total sailing enthusiasts moving into motoryachts
Boat Sales
The boat community has a significant proportion of formerly hundred-per-cent sailing enthusiasts who have reached the stage in life where they accept that their needs might be better met by an able motoryacht writes W M Nixon But it mustn’t…
The late Otto Glaser at the helm of his ketch Tritsch-Tratsch IV on a winter Sunday morning in 2011
News Update
Otto Glaser of Howth Yacht Club, who has died at the age of 90, had been closely and personally affected by much of the trauma engulfing 20th Century Europe. Yet he emerged as the embodiment of a civilised, cultured and…
The previous record of 323 participants for the 'Largest Human Image of a Boat' record was smashed by a total of 370 Boat Show goers. See video below
Marine Trade
Guinness World Records has today confirmed that organisers of the Southampton Boat Show 2016, together with hundreds of visitors and exhibitors, have successfully beaten the world record for the ‘largest human image of a boat’. The previous record of 323…
Marine Institute Recruiting Temporary Laboratory Analyst For Foodborne Viruses In Shellfish
Jobs
#Jobs - The Marine Institute requires a laboratory analyst to provide support to a two-year research project investigating norovirus, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis E virus and sapovirus concentrations in oysters. The work will primarily involve laboratory based detection of the…
Henri Lloyd has announced a three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class
Racing
Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd has announced a three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class. As the Official Technical Clothing Partner to the FAST40+ Class, Henri Lloyd will be working alongside the class organisers and owners to…
The Flood Pumping System in a Box from Pump Technology Ltd
Marine Trade
One of the UK’s top technology firms is helping one of the UK’s top sailing clubs to prepare for an event, which hopefully will never occur. Pump Technology, based in Berkshire, whose group of companies include LeeSan Marine Sanitation, contacted…

Featured Clubs

DBSC
National Yacht Club

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

vdlr sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Chandlery

chmarine 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