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The breezy weather of late July 2017 captured in one image – Aoife Hopkins flying on her way to winning the Euro Women’s Under 21 Laser Championship at Douarnenez.
Sailor of the Month
When that definitive image of young Aoife Hopkins leppin’ her Laser with rocket power out of a breaking wave at the European Women’s Laser Radials Under 21 Championship 2017 (July 17th to 24th) at Douarnenez in Brittany went viral, we…
Railroad Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal near Boston
News Update
RTÉ News reports that an investigation has begun into the death of an Irish boy in a boating incident in the United States last week. Harry O’Connor, 8, died on Saturday (29 July) three days after he was involved in…
Marine Notice: Offshore Rock Placement In Corrib Gas Field
News Update
#MarineNotice - Shell E&P Ireland advises that it will commence rock placement works between two wells in the Corrib Gas Field before the end of this month. These works, which are expected to be completed by the middle of August,…
Euro Champ – Aoife Hopkins of Howth Yacht Club
Laser
With a first overall for Aoife Hopkins of Howth, a second overall for Aisling Keller of Lough Derg, and a seventh overall for Sally Bell from Belfast Lough, Ireland has made pretty much of a clean sweep of the Laser…
Spindrift encountered strong winds off Lands End and abandoned her Round Ireland Speed Record Bid
News Update
The giant trimaran Spindrift 2 that was en route to Dun Laoghaire to start a Round Ireland Record attempt has had to scrub the bid due to strong winds off Lands End. Afloat.ie reported earlier the trimaran was due to…
Spindrift 2 can reach speeds of nearly 50–knots
News Update
The massive French trimaran Maxi Spindrift 2 is en route to Dun Laoghaire from France to attempt to beat Phaedo's Round Ireland Speed Sailing Record set in a time of 36 hours and 52 minutes in August last year. The…
Waiting for the wind in Douarnenez, France at the Laser Radial Under–21 Women Euros
Laser
Just like their junior Laser counterparts at the 4.7 Worlds in Belgium this week, Irish girls are off to a flying start at the Laser Radial Under–21 Women European Championships in Douarnenez, France. Ireland holds the top three places after…
The Irish 4.7 Sailing Squad members (left to right) Coach Chris Penny, Jack Fahy( RStGYC) Michael Carroll(KYC) Tom Higgins(RStGYC)Michael O'Suilleabhain(KYC)Thomas Mulvenna(CYC)Eve McMahon(HYC)Clare Gorman(NYC).
Youth Sailing
The National Yacht Club's Clare Gorman is off to a great start having posted a ten and a four to be tenth overall in the Ladies division of the Laser 4.7 team sailing in the World Championships which began yesterday…
Tributes To Teen Who Drowned In Shannon Marina Incident
News Update
#Shannon - Tributes have been paid to a Longford teen who drowned at a marina on the River Shannon yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 July), as RTÉ News reports. Damola Adetosoye, 17, was among a group of 20 teenagers who were…
The new Southerly 435
Boat Sales
Discovery Yachts Group has announced that Nick Gill, founder of Gill Marine, has ordered the new Southerly 435 built by Discovery. Chris Bodine of Discovery told Afloat.ie, 'Nick came to us looking for a larger yacht than his current Southerly…
Marine Wildlife watching boats at Cape Clear Harbour
Island News
It may be just three miles long by one mile wide but there's heaps of maritime activity on Ireland’s southern most inhabited Gaeltacht island, Cape Clear.  Removed from the hustle and bustle of mainland life, Cape Clear offers relaxation, nature…
Kenny Rumball's INSS entry Jedi is one of ten Irish entries in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes
Fastnet
A potent line–up of Irish offshore performers will be lining up for the record breaking Fastnet Race entry – the world's largest offshore race that starts in less than three weeks time. The 605nm race was full in under five…
Some of the Ireland youth sailors who competed at the European Youth Laser Championship 2017  (back row from left) Conor Quinn, Tara Coveney, Ewan MacMahon, Nell Staunton (front row from left) Jamie MacMahon, Loghlen Rickard, Johnny Durcan and Sally Bell
Laser
The next wave of Irish Laser Olympic prospects were out in force at the Radial Youth Sailing European Championships from 6th–13th July in Gdynia Poland. Conditions were light for most of the event with strong winds on the last day. In the…
Irish Sailing Coach Ross Killian with a fleet of 420 dinghies
ISA
Ross Killian is Irish Sailing’s 420 Academy Coach, but this summer Killian is also developing a new Club Coaching programme. Afloat.ie finds out more about the Club Coaching programme and what he’s looking for. What’s the new Irish Sailing Club…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks New Human Resources Head
Jobs
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is seeking a Head of Human Resources to be based at its headquarters in Dublin’s Citywest. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate would be responsible for the management and direction of IFI’s Human…
MGM Boats John O'Kane (centre) with the 'Dealer of the Year' award and Jeanneau executives (left) Jean-Philippe Brun, European sales director and Jean-Paul Chapeleau, Jeanneau CEO at the dealer conference in Turkey
MGM Boats
Ireland's MGM Boats have received the 'Prestige Yachts Dealer of the Year Award' at the Jeanneau Dealer Conference in Turkey last weekend. MGM Boats, who are headquartered in Dun Laoghaire Harbour but who have bases in Cork and Belfast and…

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