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Prof O'Connell puts North's Sail Trim Simulator to work in Greystones
The recent North Sails Ireland Talk at Greystones Sailing Club (GSC) has been hailed a great success for the County Wicklow club and North Sails who enjoyed a full house for the Upwind Sail Trim & Boatspeed talk presented by…
Spindrift Crossing the Doldrums
Yann Guichard and his 11 crew on the 40–metre trimaran Spindrift 2 are maintaining a record pace in their quest win the around the world Jules Verne Trophy. They have an advantage of 214.4 nm having covered 734.9 nm in…
6 pm on the opening day of Boot Dusseldorf  – Over 60 people were on Ireland's MGM Boats brokerage stand at one stage and all were Irish!
In Hall 5 Stand E45 of Boot Dusseldorf, Ireland's MGM Boats did their best to give Europe's largest Boat Show a fair wind on Saturday, especially after the loss of the London Show. The Irish broker, that also has a presence on the…
Spindrift 2 - her record bid is powered by North Sails 3Di sails
Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant on, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC. To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC…
Sole Surviving 100-Year-Old Lifeboat Celebrated In DLR LexIcon Exhibition
An important piece of Ireland’s maritime history, the 100-year-old Dunleary Lifeboat, is the subject of a new exhibition in DLR LexIcon from this Monday 21 January to Monday 4 February. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, this exhibition — which has…
Gonzaga winners with the inaugural Shanahan Cup at the INSS
Nine teams from six Dublin schools (Holy Child, Blackrock College, Loreto on the Green, Gonzaga College, St Gerard's and Loreto Foxrock) competed in the inaugural Gonzaga College/Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School school’s team racing event for the Shanahan Cup…
The state of the art facilities at Lir include four wave tanks that can replicate real ocean conditions and enable testing of various marine innovations
Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, Lir, was officially opened today in Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cork TD Simon Coveney. Located in the €20 million UCC Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Beaufort building, Lir – the…
Paal Janson at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Paal Janson has been elected as the Chairman of the Irish Marine Federation (IMF), the trade body representing marine leisure interests in Ireland. In one of his first roles, Janson (43) has framed the IMFs submission to the Government's Marine…
Dun Laoghaire Marina on Dublin Bay is Ireland's largest marina facility with over 800 berths
International marine industries body, ICOMIA, has developed a policy paper giving recommendations to governments and investors worldwide on marina lease tenders. Marinas around the world provide essential boat storage; associated infrastructure and amenities; public access to waterways and many economic and…
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle competing in the 49er dinghy. Their campaign has been set back by injury
Selection criteria for the Tokyo Olympics have been announced by Irish Sailing this week in the knowledge that with 553 days to Tokyo, Ireland has yet to reach country qualification in any class. Ireland still has to qualify in the…
2018 was the fourth successive record year for trade at Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has today reported full-year trading figures for 2018. The latest figures show that cargo volumes through Dublin Port hit record levels for the fourth year in a row with growth of 4.3% to reach a new record…
The all new J99 design is Dublin Bay bound according to Afloat.ie sources
Could the latest design from J Boats, the new J/99, a 9.9 meter (32.6') 'crew-friendly', 'offshore-capable' speedster be on its way to Dublin Bay this season? J/Boats launched the new boat the under development at J/Composites in Les Sables d'Olonne, France.…
British Marine at Boot Düsseldorf 2019
British Marine has reported an increased level of interest from UK businesses looking to exhibit on its prominent Showcase stand at boot Düsseldorf 2019 with space selling out in record time and a waiting list of companies who missed out…
The ICRA Committee met in Portlaoise. The executive pictured are (L-R): Simon McGibney, Ric Morris (seated), Liam Lynch, Peter Ryan, Richard Colwell – Commodore (seated), Johanna Murphy, Dave Cullen  John Leech (seated), Rory Carberry, Cxema Pico, Missing from picture are Kieran O’Connell and Mark Mills
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) held its first meeting of 2019 in Portlaoise on Wednesday, 16th January. The Committee wasted no time in the new year to get together to finalise objectives for the year and discuss new initiatives…
Lesley Robinson, Chief Executive Officer at British Marine
On Tuesday night the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement was overwhelmingly rejected by Parliament. Commenting on the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, Lesley Robinson, Chief Executive Officer at British Marine said: “Like many industries up and…
Nicolas Troussel
An eighth new IMOCA being built, 2018 Round Ireland Race competitor Nicolas Troussel has confirmed. There will be at least eight new generation IMOCAs lining up at the start of the 2020 Vendée Globe. The latest announcement comes from Nicolas…
Aoife Deane UCC and Sara Mackeown Port of Cork with Caomihe Mc Sweeney, Emily Rose and Caoimhe Ni Bheara of Scoil Bhríde Crosshaven Co Cork pictured with their 'Bloom of Plastic Jelly Fish'
For the last 13 years the Port of Cork has delivered a schools initiative to 5th class primary schools across Cork City and County, with a particular focus on the harbour area. For the first time this year, the Port…
The Royal Canal at Ballinacarrigy in Co Westmeath
The Dublin branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland is working on plans for a rally this summer inspired by the Green & Silver route. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Green & Silver by LTC…
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the globe, is to appear at Boot Dusseldorf, the biggest trade fair in the world/ On Monday 21 January, Sir Robin will be taking to the Sailing Stage in…
Tom Dolan in the boat he sailed in his Figaro debut last year
‘Flying Irishman’ Tom Dolan will join Royal St George Yacht Club members for brunch at the Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubhouse from noon this Saturday 19 January. Tom was nominated for Irish Sailor of the Year 2017 and again in 2018,…
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