AfloatMagazine: Phillips 66 Pulls Out of Sale of Whitegate Oil Refinery:…
YouTube Vimeo Twitter Facebook

sailingsat button smaller

islandnation button smaller

Most Popular

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2012 JoomlaWorks Ltd.
#Coastguard - RTÉ News says Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault on a man who was airlifted by the Irish Coast Guard from a vessel off the coast of Donegal this morning (Friday 19 September). The Irish Independent has more on the airlift, saying the seaman on a Liberian registered merchant ship has sustained chest injuries. The Irish Mirror is reporting the incident on...
#CANOEING: Aisling Conlan finished 47th in her heat of the K1 (racing kayak) at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek in Maryland in the United States today. The Ireland competitor needed to finish in the top 30 to qualify for the semi-finals. Maialen Chourraut of Spain was the fastest in the heats with a time of 111.45 seconds. Canoe Slalom World Championships, De...
#ArklowGreenNewbuild- This afternoon Arklow Shipping's fourth out of a total of six 4,800dwt newbuilds, Arklow Beacon was launched from a Dutch shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. She features a 'green' credential designed hull form which was given a 'sideways' launch. No doubt a proud moment for ASL officials, dignitaries and yard workers alike attending the ceremony at the Ferus ...
#Santander2014 - Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern are the third and fourth Irish sailors to clinch their spots for Rio 2016 on Day 8 of the ISAF Worlds in Santander, joining James Espey and Annalise Murphy among those already bound for Brazil. Despite still having one more race to go tomorrow (20 September) in the 80-boat 49er class, the Northern Irish pair have built enough of ...
#RoyalPrincess – Following the maiden call of Royal Princess to Belfast, Royal Princess also made a first time visit to Cork Harbour today with the Princess Cruises giant of 141,000 tonnes berthing alongside in Cobh, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is the third cruise ship making a maiden call this season to Cobh. At 19 decks high, Royal Princess can carry 3,500 passengers and 1,50...
#RingaskiddyPlan - The Irish Examiner writes that objectors to the €100m expansion of the Port of Cork's Ringaskiddy terminal have expressed shock and anger at a revelation that the National Roads Authority does not know when it will upgrade roads to service the development. NRA officials admitted to a Bord Pleanála oral hearing they had no firm details about a start date to...
#SeaLice - The chairman and board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) have welcomed a definitive review of over 300 scientific publications on the effects sea lice can have on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway, Scotland and Ireland reviewed all available published studies on the effects of sea lice and have now concluded that sea lice have negat...
#CANOEING: Robert Hendrick finished 46th in his heat at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek in the United States today. The top 30 qualified for the semi-finals. The 16-year-old C1 (Canadian canoe) paddler had two touches on his first run and four on his second. Alexander Slafkovsky of Slovakia qualified in top position. Canoe Slalom World Championships, Deep Cre...
#Cruise&FerryRosslare – Phoenix Reisen's Albratros is to become the first cruiseship caller in more than two decades to visit Rosslare Europort, when she visits in August 2015 bringing new tourists to the south east region. According to Iarnród Éireann who are the port authority of the ferryport, they say that the cruise ship will call at Rosslare as part of a cruise of...
#Santander2014 - Both of Ireland’s 49er teams pulled out the necessary results on Day 7 of the ISAF Sailing World Championships to stay in contention for Olympic qualification. Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey qualified for the female 49erFX Gold Fleet while their teammates Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern moved up to sixth overall in the 49er Gold Fleet. Today was the final day...
Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:40

Dutch Laser Sailors Take Gold at ISAF World Cup

A live crowd of thousands and a worldwide TV audience watched the Laser and Laser Radial fleets conclude racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with Dutch dominance afoot. Unfortunately there was no Irish participation as both James Espey and Annalise Muprhy, although gold fleet racers, did not make the medal race cut. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) took a ten p...
#RoyalPrincess - Belfast Harbour's booming cruise season reached a highlight today as the largest ever cruiseship to visit the northern port docked, the 141,000 tonnes giant Royal Princess, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 19 decks of the 3,560 passengers/1,500 crew cruiseship towers above Stormont Wharf where she berthed having sailed from Greenock in Scotland. She is 330m (1,087ft) ...
Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:15

'Try Canoeing' Event In Co Down This Weekend

#Canoeing - Banbridge Canoe & Kayak Club will host a 'Try Canoeing' event for the public this Saturday 20 September, as the Banbridge Leader reports. All the action will take place on the new flat canoe slalom course at Gilford, Co Down – halfway between Banbridge and Portatown – as part of Northern Ireland's Get Outdoors Weekend. And the event is open to people of all ...
#Ports - Peel Ports Group, one of the UK and Ireland’s largest port groups, expressed its support for a growing Irish export market by becoming a member of the Irish Exporters Association (IEA), a group widely regarded as the voice of Ireland’s export industry. Peel Ports currently operates at Belfast (Victoria Terminal) and Dublin (Marine Terminals Limited) handling 30% of...
#Angling - Screaming Reels celebrated its fourth win in a row at the Rosslare Small Boats Festival recently where it also set a new contest record. In the best competition seen in many years, the boat from Rosie’s Sea Angling Club in Cork raised the bar with 32 different species of fish caught, beating 35 other boats from Britain and Ireland. Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ire...
#CorkDockyard – ILV Granuaile, the Commissioners of Irish Lights aids to navigation tender departed Cork Dockyard's graving dock today, following a major work contract won in the face of stiff competition from European yards, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ILV Granuaile in the presence of local tugs made a lunchtime exodus of the graving dock. She then went alongside the layby ber...
#MarineWildlife - The Clare Herald reports that a loggerhead turtle who stranded on a beach near Quilty in November year will soon be fit for release back into the sea. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Leon the loggerhead – named after the famous Quilty shipwreck – was rushed to the Galway Atlantaquarium for rehabilitation after a local woman spotted the rare visitor to...
#Santander2014 - The medal races in the Laser and Laser Radial classes at the 2014 ISAF Worlds in Santander are being broadcast worldwide via YouTube right now. Follow all the action via the embedded video above and see the course where Annalise Murphy and James Espey have secured their Olympic dream tickets to Rio....
#RNLI - Crosshaven RNLI assisted two fishermen yesterday morning (Wednesday 17 September) after their trawler got into difficulty off the Cork coast. The Cork Harbour volunteer crew was alerted at 11.48am to a report of a fishing vessel with two people on board that was disabled with a line on its propeller. Launching their inshore lifeboat immediately, the volunteers quickly a...
#CargoDustPfizer – The Examiner writes that in a serious incident dating to last year, the Port of Cork has admitted it was involved when dust from cargo being unloaded in Ringaskiddy clogged the air filters of a major pharmaceutical plant. The revelation came at a Bord Pleanála oral hearing during cross-examination of port officials by objectors to its plans for a €100m-p...
#CruiseEurope- The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) gathered with the relevant European cruise port organisations in Barcelona yesterday and decided to enhance the cooperation between the different organisations representing cruise ports. Following the strategic cooperation agreement signed by ESPO, Cruise Baltic, Cruise Europe, Cruise Norway and MedCruise today, the orga...
<< Start < Prev 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next > End >>
Page 14 of 91
 
Subscribe to this RSS feed
 

Welcome to Afloat.ie. Ireland's Sailing, Boating & Maritime Website

This is Afloat.ie, Ireland's Sailing, Boating and Maritime website offering the latest Irish marine news digest plus a quality Irish Boats for Sale listing.

This marine resource website gathers together news, photos and videos of interest to people involved in (or hoping to get  involved in) all types of sailing and boating in Ireland plus a host of marine related activities.

We're blogging on the very latest Irish Sailing news plus yacht and sailing clubs, dinghy and one design classes and regatta and championship reports. There's pages dedicated to each area of the sport covering everything from Team Racing to Tall Ship Sailing plus Youth Sailing, Cruiser Racing, Offshore Sailing, Cruising, Olympic Sailing and Afloat's very own Sailor of the Month Competition running since 1996.

We're also covering Irish water sports; Rowing, Angling, Power Boating, Inland Waterways, Canoeing, Kitesurfing, Surfing, Diving, Open Sea Swimming and Jet Skiing.

Afloat.ie also has a dedicated section on Irish Ports and Shipping news dealing with Cruise liner arrivals, Shipping, ferries and cargo. This section also has a comprehensive listing of the necklace of Irish marina locations around the coast, including the very latest at Greystones in County Wicklow.

Another area of the site deals with the marine environment and is separated into categories on marine science, ocean energy, marine wildlife, weather and coastal notes.

There's a dedicated section on marine safety bringing together the latest news in the work of Ireland's search and rescue (SAR) agencies, inlcuding the RNLI lifeboat, the Coastguard and reports from the Marine Casualty Invesitgation Board (MCIB) and timely warnings from Irish Water Safety.

There is a great maritime scene around this island and every year there are hosts of maritime events, festivals and regattas, we're out there reporting on all of these too!

We welcome your comments (in the comment box at the end of each story) and suggestions for this site as well as submissions of stories and photos for the site and magazine. Contact us here. Please follow us on twitter and facebook.

We provide a dedicated Irish boats for sale website and for a modest charge can advertise any type of boat for sale.

Thanks for your visit to our site and your interest in Irish boating affairs.