Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

Latest Resources Stories
New for 2017 is the Henri Lloyd Deck Grip Glove; available in both long and short fingered versions
Marine Clothing
Glove design is a very specialist area and Henri Lloyd has developed their 2017 range focusing on ergonomics and the use of specialist fabric technology to deliver durability, performance, grip and dexterity. The Henri Lloyd Pro-Grip Glove, available in both…
A track of Laser sailor Theo Lyttle's training course over last Friday evening's training session – the DBSC Lasers were out in the conditions that cancelled the DBSC Saturday racing
Laser
DBSC Laser dinghy fleet began their month of May training over the weekend in both extreme conditions. Friday evening saw the fleet of Lasers leave the harbour in a solid 26–knot breeze and large swell practicing upwind technique, followed by…
Pictured onboard Irish Ferries’ Ulysses at Dublin Port to launch the fourth Our Ocean Wealth Summit are PwC advisory partner Declan McDonald, tax partner Yvonne Thompson and Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan
News Update
#OurOceanWealth - Professional services giant PwC has announced a new three-year headline sponsorship of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, the fourth of which takes place in Galway next month. The one-day summit on Friday 30 June at NUI Galway coincides…
The Irish Youth Sailing Club launching in better times from Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier
News Update
#Crime - A sail training boat owned by the Irish Youth Sailing Club is among those vandalised in an incident at Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier over the weekend, as TheJournal.ie reports. The RIB, which was slashed and had its outboard…
Bangor RNLI were involved in the search operation in the Irish Sea off Dumfries and Galloway since Saturday evening
News Update
#Missing - Police Scotland confirmed that two bodies were recovered from the Irish Sea in the search for a speedboat missing off the Scottish coast, according to Yachting & Boat World. RNLI lifeboats and coastguard volunteers from Northern Ireland were…
Tuesday 18th July will be known as the Henri Lloyd Race Day at Classics Week
Marine Clothing
Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd, has announced a partnership with the Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week. Henri Lloyd will join the family of day sponsors and also become the Official Technical Clothing Partner to the…
Pamela Lee of Greystones worked the bow of winning TP52 Conviction at Antiqua Race Week
News Update
Greystones Sailing Club and Lough Derg Yacht Club member Pamela Lee racing on TP52 'Conviction' as Bow at Antigua Race Week wrapped up class RSA3 in impressive style. When we last reported, Conviction led with four wins from five races and she continued on that…
The Irish Laser class mustered a 116–boat fleet in three divisions for its Ulster Championships
Laser
Ireland's youngest ever Olympic helmsman won three of six races to be crowned Ulster Laser Champion yesterday at Royal North of Ireland. Finn Lynch, of the National Yacht Club, had a four point margin with six top three results but…
NI Lifeboats Join Search For Speedboat Missing Off Scotland
News Update
#Missing - RNLI lifeboats from Bangor and Donaghadee have joined the search for a speedboat with two men missing off the Scottish coast, as BBC News reports. Coastguard volunteers from Bangor are also part of the emergency operation launched last…
The Volvo Ocean Race’s control centre is based in Alicante
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race has an incredible opportunity for three ambitious sailors to helm the nerve centre of the round-the-world yachting challenge. Based in Alicante, the role of Race Expert/Watch Officer is the “perfect opportunity” either for very…
The products in the Reference Collection are made in three colours
Marine Clothing
The swedish brand Sail Racing, the marine clothing brand with a focus on advanced racing gear for 'sailing athletes', has launched its new technical collection 'REFERENCE'. The collection is designed in Sail Racing Design Lab to cover the sailor's needs…
Marine Institute chair Dr John Killeen with Marine Minister Michael Creed and Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan launching the Marine Equipment and Small Infrastructure Call for 2017
Marine Science
#MarineResearch - The Marine Institute has announced a €2m Marine Infrastructure Call for 2017 with awards of between €20,000 and €200,000. Applications are invited from legal entities (higher education institutes, public research institutes, small-medium enterprises, etc) on the island of…
Try Sailing, Kayaking Or Paddleboarding At INSS Open Day This Month
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Sunday 14 May is the date for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s 2017 Open Day — where anyone can try sailing, kayaking or paddleboarding at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for only €10. All ages are welcome on…
Sign up for our daily enews below
News Update
While the restoration of Conor O’Brien’s ketch Ilen continues apace in Oldcourt, Co Cork, apprentice boatbuilder Elan Broadley, pictured above, is currently getting the ship’s tender ready for a debut at the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival later this month. Winkie Nixon looks…
Sign up for our daily enews below
News Update
Maiden medallists Tidey & Dolan are Sailors of Month: Three years ago Saskia Tidey had just vowed to “bring a medal home” with new 49erFX partner Andrea Brewster, while Co Meath sailor Tom Dolan was still formulating a plan to mount a Mini Transat…
The Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 will be on display in Poole Harbour
Boat Sales
Yacht broker Ancasta has announced its line up for Poole Harbour Boat Show 2017, which takes place from 19th to 21st May 2017. As one of the UK’s largest Beneteau power and sail dealerships, it will be presenting the Beneteau…

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