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The Dehler 35 of 1994 is in the midst of the finest transitions of German engineering skill
Boat Sales
We usually talk of boats as being soundly built (or not) writes W M Nixon. Yet as the Dehler range has developed down the decades, it’s every bit as likely you’ll hear them being described as “exceptionally well engineered”. There’s…
The missing man went overboard some 6km east of Kilmichael Point
News Update
#Missing - The search was set to resume this morning for a fisherman missing after going overboard from a three-man fishing vessel off the Wicklow-Wexford border yesterday morning (Wednesday 16 November). As The Irish Times reports, RNLI lifeboats from Rosslare…
The CityOne Training Dinghies designed by Theo Rye on the Shannon in Limerick in company with one of the Ilen Boatbuilding Company’s new-built traditional gandelows in September 2014
News Update

Theo Rye 1968-2016

15th November 2016
Irish sailing has lost one of its best friends and greatest mentors with the passing at the weekend of Theo Rye. Maritime historian, technical expert, yacht designer and repository of much arcane lore in all areas of old and classic…
Low-lying coastal part of Wellington on the south coast of New Zealand's North Island are currently being evacuated amid tsunami warnings
News Update
#Tsunami - New Zealand authorities have urged people in low-lying coastal areas to reach higher ground after a tsunami was trigged by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks in the country’s South Island. No injuries have…
Royal Netherlands Navy submarine HNLMS Walrus departing Dublin Port in 2008, the leadboat of a quartet of 'Walrus' class submarines. A sister HNLMS Bruinvis departed Cork Harbour on Monday of this week
News Update
#Submarines – A Dutch Navy submarine which Afloat.ie covered in departing Cork Harbour on Monday is a ‘Walrus’ class submarine, one in which was driven away two days later by Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. A Russian defence…
The timeless appeal of the Cornish Shrimper is indicated by the fact that more than a thousand now sail the seas
Boat Sales
With the current prospect of foil-borne IMOCA 60s disappearing towards the horizon at phenomenal speeds in the Vendee Globe Race to remind us of how modern life is just all rush and bustle, we could be forgiven for thinking in…
 Sun Fast 3600 design has been voted IRC boat of the year by the UNCL in France
Boat Sales
The Sun Fast 3600 design that has been sailed to offshore height's by Howth Yacht Club's Conor Fogerty has been named IRC Boat of the Year by the UNCL, “Union Nationale pour la Course au Large,” which assembles a jury…
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Turkey Shoot
Here's some highlights of Team INSS.ie in the first race of Sunday's 2016 DBSC Turkey Shoot. Two boats, one skippered by Kenneth Rumball with a crew of race novices and the second by some of the INSS instructors took part…
Rachel Fallon-Langdon made the list of nominees for the 2016 Mirabaud prize for her shot of Phaedo3 rounding the Needles Lighthouse on 2 July
Marine Photo
#Mirabaud - Irish-born marine photographer Rachel Fallon-Langdon has made the list of nominees for the 2016 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Year Award. Rachel’s submission is a majestic shot of Phaedo3 as the MOD70 trimaran titled in the wind…
The Tyrrell Yard in Arklow in the 1960s, with a variety of craft under construction, including a pilot cutter. And just to add an extra something special, it’s highly likely that is Francis Chichester’s Gipsy Moth III nearing completion at the centre of the photo
Boat Sales
The long-lived boatbuilding name of Tyrrell of Arklow carries a resonance far beyond the shores of Ireland writes W M Nixon. In its impressive history, the dominant figure was Jack Tyrrell himself, whose own experiences of seafaring infused all the…
CH Marine prizewinners at Royal Cork. Scroll down for prizewinners gallery.
Royal Cork YC
The CH Marine Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn league came to a light air climax on Sunday. Racing both inside and outside the harbour, it was a relaxing way to finish the series! You can view the last day's action…
Two Akula-class subs like this one were reportedly tracked in the Irish Sea recently
News Update
#RussianSubs - Russian submarines have been tracked through the Irish Sea by the British military in recent days, according to Mail Online. Two nuclear-powered Akula-class submarines were reportedly monitored by Royal Navy radar as they travelled to meet with a…
The tall ship 'Roald Amundsen' from Cologne arrived in to Cork Harbour this afternoon. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork YC
A light south–easterly breeze, a holiday atmosphere in Royal Cork Yacht Club and a stillness in the air greeted competitors for the final days racing in the CH Marine Autumn Series writes Bob Bateman. The trees on the way to…
The INSS Reflex 38 in Dun Laoghaire
How To Sail
#INSS - School was out for thousands of teenagers across the country due to yesterday’s ASTI teacher strike – except for one group of students who swapped their classroom for the sea. The Irish Times reports on the Irish National…
Cape Verde Humpback Whales Doc On TG4 This Weekend
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Irish-made documentary The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde will be broadcast this Saturday 29 October at 7.15pm on TG4. Narrated by Liam Ó Maonlaí and shot in Cape Verde, Ireland and Malta, the film follows Dr Simon Berrow…
Clean, simple, effective – the immaculately-maintained Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i at Crosshaven fulfills designer Marc Lombard’s clear concept
Boat Sales
Boat owning these days is an increasing challenge, with unavoidable costs and spiralling maintenance charges always needing to be balanced against the hoped-for return in trouble-free sailing pleasure writes W M Nixon. It’s very easy to be enchanted by the…

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