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Howth RNLI tow home a fishing boat with mechanical problems
Howth RNLI launched the all-weather lifeboat to rescue a 21-foot fishing boat with two people onboard after it suffered mechanical failure just off Rush Co. Dublin The RNLI pagers sounded at 2.52 pm on Monday 18th January to reports of…
The new seventh generation First 27, a family day sailor from Beneteau
Beneteau has launched the seventh generation of its First range small sailing cruisers and dayboats under the strapline: "Big boats bring the glory, but small boats make the sailors". The First 24 and 27 are exciting sports cruisers, while First…
German skipper Christian Zugel is bringing 'Tschuss' to Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July
A second UK-based Ker 40 will race in July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta's Offshore class adding extra spice to Ireland's biggest IRC regatta of the year. Today's entry of US-based German skipper Christian Zugel's 'Tschuss' sailing under the burgee of…
Howth Harbour in County Dublin is one of five additional Irish ports where fishing vessels on the British register can land from February 1st
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue has come to the rescue of Donegal islanders with fishing boats registered in Northern Ireland who were blocked from landing into their nearest port by the Brexit deal. Northern Irish vessels and boats owned by…
Dun Laoghaire Laser sailors racing inside the town's harbour in 2020
2020 was a record season for the Dublin Bay Laser Class, and by all accounts, they’re expecting an even bigger season in 2021. While continuous sailing has been difficult for all fleets since the start of the pandemic, the single-handed…
See the Sea of Souls video below
A tribute to the Oliver fishermen of Galway’s Claddagh and all those who have lost lives at sea is reflected in a moving short film spearheaded by arts consultant Brendan Savage. Entitled Sea of Souls, the film captures images of…
Patriot capsized after day three of the Prada Cup in Auckland
After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat. The arrival…
Back to the Source: Saving Europe's Biodiversity Starts in the Ocean
A coalition of environmental groups says there are “key marine policy gaps” in the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy 2030. “Tangible and binding” actions must be taken to ensure the proposed biodiversity strategy ensures “the long-term health” of oceans, the group of…
GP14 racing on Dublin Bay at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019
This Wednesday's GP14 AGM will hear an update on the rearranged World Championships for Skerries, North Dublin in 2022.  After a 2020 season that was severely affected by COVID-19, (that included the cancellation of the 100-boat Skerries Worlds) the dinghy class…
First placed Charlie Dalin in deck on Apivia
The Doldrums did not give up the Vendée Globe leaders as easily as was initially predicted but first placed Charlie Dalin (Apivia) appears to have skirted round the worst of a dynamic cloud system and emerged this afternoon with his…
Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon is expected to take Monohull Line Honours n the RORC Transatlantic Race
 (1200 UTC Sunday 17 January) Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon is leading the RORC Transatlantic Race for Monohull Line Honours and is approximately 500 miles from Antigua The race reaches an exciting stage on the ninth day with the leading…
The X4⁶ is one of the five yachts still available for 2021 but built slots are limited
X-Yachts’ Danish yard has only a limited number of build slots left for sailing in the 2021 season, restrictions allowing. If you are ready to use sailing as your ‘escape’ in 2021, you can choose from the X4⁰, X4³, X4⁶,…
Artist’s impression of the white-water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock
Coats for the controversial white-water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock have risen to €25 million as Dublin City Council seeks expressions of interest in the contract. RTÉ News reports on the latest figures release by the council which show…
Dingle Harbour in Co Kerry
Efforts to drive tourism in the Dingle Peninsula may be doing more harm than good, according to a newly published report. As the Irish Independent reports, the Fáilte Ireland Visitor Experience Development Plan — which was completed before the disappearance…
Schull Harbour in West Cork
Cork county councillors have expressed further frustration at the local authority’s decision not to submit the Schull Harbour regeneration project for rural development funding. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, hopes for the multi-million-euro improvement scheme for the West Cork sailing…
Skerries RNLI approaching the razor fishing vessel in the dark
Skerries RNLI carried out their first rescue of the new year in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 16 January), towing a razor fishing boat with two men on board to safety. Shortly before midnight on Friday, Dublin Coast…
NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot''s dramatic capsize
The America's Cup is living up to its high drama billing in Auckland at the PRADA Cup, with all the support teams now battling to save NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot' after a spectacular capsize. Local reports from the race…
 Sanita Pušpure is Cork Person of the Year
Double World and European rowing champion Sanita Pušpure has won the latest Cork Person of the Year award. Sanita, 39, who was born in Latvia but now lives in Ballincollig, is considered a favourite to take a gold medal in…
Flying Fifteen sailing on Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire's buoyant Flying Fifteen class is getting behind the new format Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2021 One Design event scheduled for July With two boats already entered five months before the event, Class Captain Neil Colin of the DMYC is…
Youghal RNLI get ready to launch
The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI were tasked this evening (16 January 2021) to reports of people seen on the rocks near Easter point, while conducting the search they were tasked to reports of kayakers in trouble near Capel Island.…
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