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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…
RYA Scotland award winners
News Update
The boating community from around Scotland gathered on Saturday evening (28th January 2017) at the Glasgow Science Centre as RYA Scotland recognised the achievements and outstanding commitment of Scotland's volunteers, coaches, instructors, officials, clubs and performance sailors. The theme throughout…
A meeting of true minds. Stephen Tudor of Pwllheli, Irish Sea Offshore Champion 2016 (left), with Ted Crosbie, Royal Cork YC Admiral 1984-86 and winner of the Helmsman Championship of Ireland in 1950, at the Volvo Sailor of the Year celebrations in Dublin on Friday night. SCroll down for a full gallery by Inpho photography
News Update
In public perception terms, sailing had never been higher on the scale of national interest in Ireland than it was in August 2016 when Annalise Murphy’s Olympic Silver Medal victory had an entire nation and its widespread diaspora on the…
Map of Rossaveal in South Connemara
News Update
#Rossaveal - Galway Bay FM reports that health and safety inspectors are investigating an indecent at Rossaveal Harbour last night (Sunday 29 January) in which a man in his 40s died and another was injured. The deceased, a Donegal native,…
If you are interested in teaching powerboat courses contact the INSS in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for video.
Jobs
The powerboat business in Ireland seems to be getting busier so the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School are appealing for more powerboat instructors. School Principal Kenneth Rumball says the Dun Laoghaire–based school is also looking for some full time…
More than 1,800 exhibitors from 70 different countries attended at boot Düsseldorf 2017
Marine Trade
Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt is delighted: “boot is in great shape!” His conclusion in Düsseldorf on Sunday: “There was a vibrant feel about the halls throughout the nine days. Good sales and a party atmosphere were the outstanding…
The location of the sunken vessel at the end of Cook Street Quay south of Portaferry
News Update
#StrangfordLough - Leaking fuel from a submerged boat in Strangford Lough has promoted environmental concerns, as BelfastLive reports. The three-masted vessel, which has been moored in Portaferry Harbour for some time, crashed into the quay, and sank on Friday (27 January).…
Annalise Murphy taking the stage to accept her Irish Sailor of the Year award at the RDS Concert Hall this evening
News Update
#SailorOfTheYear – Olympic hero Annalise Murphy has been named Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year for 2016. August’s Sailor of the Month for her silver medal victory at Rio 2016 was presented with her prize by Irish Sailing Association (ISA) president…
Class of '16 – Sailors in the running for tonight's top prize
News Update
There is no surprise that sailing superstar Annalise Murphy is the front runner for tonight's top prize at the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards in Dublin. This month, the Olympic Silver Medalist topped the public online vote for the award but…
Mike Peyton at work in his studio
News Update

Mike Peyton 1921 – 2017

26th January 2017
Mike Peyton, dubbed “The World’s Greatest Yachting Cartoonist”, died yesterday (January 25) just five days after his 96th birthday. A modest, shy man, he eschewed the spotlight and seemed unaware of the esteem which in sailors all around the world…

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