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The Archambault 35 Another Adventure (Darragh Cafferky) from Wicklow is one of 54 boats competing in the Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) series
ISORA
Offshore sailing body ISORA that goes from strength to strength on the Irish Sea, with 54 boats racing in 2016, is surveying competitors in an on-line questionnaire for competitors (past, present and future) to make sure it is 'providing the…
A Clipper race leg start in Vietnam
Clipper Race
British sailing legends are lining up to offer their congratulations to yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his team at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race who are celebrating 20 years this weekend since the first race set sail…
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…
Photograph of Cheeki Rafiki's upturned hull taken by crew of USS Oscar Austin on 23 May 2014
Offshore
#CheekiRafiki - The director of a yachting company has been charged with manslaughter after the loss of four British sailors when their vessel capsized in the Atlantic two years ago. As Sky News reports, Douglas Innes of Stormforce Coaching Ltd…
Dermot Cronin of Malahide Yacht Club, will present a lecture of how his son Paddy and himself won the Double-handed division of the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race
Offshore
#Lecture - Glenua & Friends presents a lecture: Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015 - How Malahide Father & Son Won the Double-handed Division.  The talk by Dermot Cronin takes place next Thursday 13 October at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht &…
Conrad Colman's IMOCA 60 is using SolarCoth Systems solar panels laminated into his UK Sailmakers Titanium mainsail
Vendee Globe
Conrad Colman's IMOCA 60 getting ready for the Vendée Globe singlehanded around the world race that will start in November. The 29–boat fleet are due in France next week, including Ireland's first ever entry in the race by Enda O'Coineen.…
Enda O'Coineen's Kilcullen Voyager alongside at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Vendee Globe
With the Vendee Globe Round the World race start less than a month away, Ireland's first ever entry in the race departs Dublin on Monday for the French Race start at Les Sables d’Olonne. Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr…
French healthcare group URGO will partner the Solitaire du Figaro for the next three years
Figaro
URGO, a leading French healthcare group which specialises in advanced dressings and bandages for wound care and family medication, and OC Sport Pen Duick, experts in the organisation of ocean races, have announced today that URGO has become the Title…
Stephen Tudor’s J/109 Sgrech in flying form off the “Snowdon Riviera”
Sailor of the Month
In a year in which one of our 'Sailor of the Month' awards went to America’s irrepressible George David for his fabulous overall victory in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 in Rambler 88, we see no reason at all…
The J109 Jalapeno set a course record in reaching the Kish lighthouse in 51 minutes in today's DMYC race from Dun Laoghaire
Offshore
Today's winner of the DMYC Kish race from Dun Laoghaire harbour reached the lighthouse on the edge of Dublin Bay in approximately 51–minutes. The J109 Jalapeno may have completed what organisers believe is a course record in the blustery westerly conditions…
Today's DMYC 'Kish' race was held in blustery conditions. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Offshore
A fine fleet of mixed sailing cruisers braved south–westerly winds gusting to gale force on Dublin Bay today for the ten–mile Round Kish Lighthouse Race. The DMYC race started at 11am and included many Dublin Bay boats but also visitors…
Enda O'Coineen's Team Ireland IMOCA 60 yacht alongside at the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Vendee Globe
29 skippers have so far fulfilled the administrative, sporting and technical requirements to be able to take up the challenge of the 'Everest of the seas'. To compare the situation, twenty lined up for the last edition four years ago,…
Girls on Film: Peter Morton, Darren Marston, Phil Pafford, Nat Ives, Justin Slattery, Ash Curtis, Toby Mumford, Duncan Yeabsley, Nick Butt, Dirk de Ridder and Dave Lenz
Offshore
It was fifth time lucky for Morty, but the wait is now over. Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film has won the 2016 One Ton Cup. The Cowes based team that included Ireland's Justin Slattery were worthy winners having…
The yacht from Connecticut in the USA is due to make landfall in the Galway area shortly
Offshore
Wanted! Someone to find an unmanned yacht on the Galway coast!  The mini craft has voyaged for four months from From Conneticut to Connermara as part of a school project. Project leader Kaitlyn Dow of Waterford High School in Connecticut is seeking…
Enda O'Coineen addresses the media at this week's Vendee Globe press conference in Paris
Vendee Globe
Galway Bay sailor Enda O'Coineen (60) took his place among 29 skippers from 10 countries gathered in the heart of Paris this week for the official Vendee Globe 2016 press conference. Media from around the world came to hear how preparations…
Mike Slade (left) wins in Porto Cervo, Italy
Offshore
Mike Slade's Leopard 3 won the prestigious Maxi Racing Class at the 27th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Italy today. After a fascinating duel between Mike Slade's British Maxi Leopard 3 and Round Ireland monohull record…

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