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Wicked Sadie is launched on her maiden sail at Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club this past June
Maritime TV
#OnTV - Clontarf’s new-build classic wooden dinghy Wicked Sadie will feature on RTÉ One’s Nationwide programme this evening at 7pm. Nationwide’s team spent two days filming ‘Number 166’ and the build crew, both on the water and off, before her…
Bobby Kerr tries paddle boarding at Grand Canal Dock in the first episode of UTV Ireland’s Along Home Shores
Maritime TV
#OnTV - The first episode of Bobby Kerr-fronted UTV Ireland series Along Home Shores comes this Thursday 27 October at 7.30pm and explores Dublin’s waterways, with a visit to the famous wallabies of Lambay Island. Afloat.ie reported last month on…
Sailing Yacht A afloat in the Kieler Förde in northern Germany
News Update
#Superyacht - Sailing tests have begun on what’s purported to be one of the world’s largest sailing yachts, as Mail Online reports. Sailing Yacht A’s functional name is very much an understatement, as this enormous vessel is more than 140m…
Classes one, two and the 1720 sportsboats started beyond Whitegate on the Eastern bank and sailed two races round the cans. See photo gallery below
Royal Cork YC
A long rolling sea in Cork harbour and spring tides welcomed today's CH Marine Autumn League at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Bob Bateman. After six races sailed Kieran Dorgan's Beneteau 36.7 Altair looks the boat to beat in IRC one. After one discard, Dorgan…
Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park was the venue for the 2016 National Marine Gallantry & Meritorious Service Awards
News Update
#Awards - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross presented the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards 2016 at a ceremony in Farmleigh House on Friday evening (14 October) Minister Ross praised the “courageous achievements and service of…
Antix of Royal Cork
Boat Sales
Technical gremlins caused Antix to be advertised 'in error' last Friday on the Ancasta boat sales site. The Irish Commodore's Cup winning yacht is not for sale on its website, yacht brokers Ancasta have confirmed to Afloat.
Lynx, a Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this year's Volvo Round Ireland race. Above the INSS Reflex 38 sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. She is now for sale at €60k.
Boat Sales
Lynx, the successful Irish offshore Reflex 38 racer that has featured at the top of Ireland's offshore racing fleets for the past five seasons or more is seriously for sale by current owners, the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in…
View more than 75 yachts on one day at Pedro Boats in Holland
Boat Sales
View more than 75 yachts in one day? That's what Dutch boat builder Pedro Boats is offering at its 40,000 m ² large showrooms in Zuidbroek, near the German border. The showrooms is open from Tuesday til Saturday from 9:00-17:00. The…
When the First 375 first appeared in 1985, she was very much in the forefront of yacht design, and now her good looks have acquired a classic status
Boat Sales
A First 375 has appeared on Afloat's Boats for Sale this week and there’s a timeless elegance to the general appearance and lines of the First 375 which suggests something beyond basic naval architecture in her creation writes W M…
Ministers Donohoe (left) and Noonan arrive at Government Buildings for Budget 2017
Budget
While cuts to USC, pension increases and a Public Sector pay rise are among the main components of Budget 2017 anounced today, the Marine Sector came in for special mention with a new income tax credit that recognises the difficult nature…
The ‘mystery’ paddleboarder was picked up from the English Channel on Sunday 9 October
News Update
#Rescue - A German national clad in only shorts, a fleece and a hat was rescued from the English Channel seven miles off the British coast on Sunday morning (9 October). But according to BreakingNews.ie, there have been conflicting reports…
Read Today's E–News From Afloat.ie
News Update
Read Afloat's e–news below with all the latest sailing and boating highlights including: Dublin bids ‘bon voyage’ to @teamirelandvg; Conor Clarke on US #Melges24 2nd, tributes to Emergency veteran Des & Car shipper routes to come full circle? Find the…
Des Branigan was an able seaman with Irish Shipping
Ports & Shipping
#IrishShipping - Tributes have been paid to Irish Shipping veteran Des Branigan, who died recently aged 98, as The Irish Times reports. The Dubliner was among the first recruits of the Irish Shipping company — merchant sailors who put their…
Places Available For 2017 ISA Sailing Courses At Baltimore SC
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Baltimore Sailing Club is now taking bookings for places on its 2017 ISA summer sailing courses. The first course runs over three weeks from Monday 3 to Friday 21 July, while a second three-week course runs the following…
Read Today's Irish Sailing & Boating E–News from Afloat.ie
News Update
Read Afloat's e–news below with all the latest sailing and boating highlights featuring: Star(fish) attractions: Why village sea centre & All-Ireland trail are shining bright; Txt for Spinal Injuries’ RIB; & save date for Ilen baa-rty Sign up for a…
Read Today's Irish Sailing & Boating E–News from Afloat.ie
News Update
Read Afloat's e–news below with all the latest sailing and boating highlights including: Stow the Speedos: Dun Laoghaire’s Urban Beach ‘on hold’; Bulloch ‘marine activity’ build plans; Irish Lights honour is in the post Sign up for a daily digest of Irish sailing and…

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