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Dragon boats racing with the back drop of the Tall Ship Jeanie Johnston on the River Liffey
All In A Row 2019 came to the capital’s River Liffey last Saturday, 30th November, and challenged teams rowing 40 skiffs, kayaks, canoes and currachs to exceed a 1,000km target in eight hours in aid of the RNLI. As Afloat…
Robert O’Leary and Torvar Mirsky overshadowed by the first-placed pairing of Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Bruno Prada on day four in Nassau
Ireland’s Robert O’Leary crewing with Australian Torvar Mirsky appeared to have lost their stride yesterday (Friday 6 December) and were the only team to drop out of the top 10 in the Star Sailors League Finals in the Bahamas. This…
Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) in action in Auckland
Another three top ten results scored in the gold fleet of the 49er World Championships for Dubliners Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) moved the pairing up to 19th overall in Auckland Harbour today. It's been this week's…
Enda O'Coineen at his Belfast book launch
No Alibis on Botantic Avenue in Belfast was the venue for the launch of Enda O’Coineen’s latest book, Journey to the Edge writes Betty Armstrong. This cosy venue owned by David Torrans was filled with friends and the several large…
Dun Laoghaire’s currently vacant ferry terminal building
Planning permission is being sought to convert the ground floor of Dun Laoghaire’s ferry terminal building into a ‘food court’. A site notice posted Tuesday 3 December on behalf of Lapetus Investments Ltd announces the intention to replace the proposed…
The Grand Soleil 34 Just Tina is lying third overall in the  DBSC Turkey Shoot. See Handicaps and Start times for Sunday's race below
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has warned that the penultimate race of its Turkey Shoot Series on Sunday may be in danger of cancellation due to a strong wind forecast.  XC Weather forecaster indicates westerly winds will blow as hard as…
ICRA will offer an initial Capital Grant that will help clubs buy a keelboat for their U25 squad
The Irish Cruiser Racing Associaton (ICRA), supported by Irish Sailing, believe it is important to encourage young sailors to stay active in the sport and to foster their continued commitment as members of your clubs writes ICRA Commodore Richard Colwell.…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Seeks Views In Survey On Angling Participation
Keen to encourage more people of all ages to discover and enjoy angling as a sport and pastime, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking to gather the views of the public around fishing via an online survey. IFI says its…
Tovar Mirsky and Robert O’Leary got their first bullet on day three in the Bahamas
Star of day three in the Star Sailors League was Australian Torvar Mirsky sailing with Ireland’s Robert O’Leary, as the pair cruised into the top 10 on a day where young talent shone through amid lighter 6-12 knot conditions on…
Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) competing in Auckland
Plucky World Under 23 bronze medallists Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) are now 24th overall in the world championship and Olympic qualifier in New Zealand with two days of racing left to sail. As they chase…
Red Sails by Pete Hogan
Dublin Bay-based lone circumnavigator and maritime artist Pete Hogan will exhibit his latest works in his 'Open Studio' next Thursday, December 11th.  The works entitled 'Red Sails' form part of the display and feature Galway Hookers and other traditional sailing…
Conor Fogerty's foiling Figaro 3 was campaigned offshore in 2018
World Sailing has sent a shout out to its member countries to take part in the 2020 Offshore World Championships, to be held in association with the Middle Sea Race in October 2020. The prospect of the new Olympic class…
Jeanneau celebrates its Award in London for the Sun Odyssey 410
Irish agents MGM Boats are celebrating Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 410 win in the “British Yachting Awards” in the category of “Cruiser of the Year” 2019 this week. The Sun Odyssey 410 received the honours last Monday during the Awards celebration…
Firefly dinghy racing in front of the National Yacht Club. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour club will celebrates its 150th birthday next June with a special regatta
Two evenings and one day of racing is the celebratory programme outlined to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire next June.  As reported by Afloat in its 2020 Preview of the Irish Sailing Season,…
New Online Resources Bring ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ Into The Classroom
TV documentary Ireland’s Deep Atlantic will feature in new online classroom resources for Junior Cert students, it has been announced. Ireland’s Deep Atlantic — produced by Sea Fever Productions and supported by the Marine Institute, BAI and the Environmental Protection…
Lough Currane in October this year
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has recently commenced a comprehensive sea trout assessment and monitoring programme in the Lough Currane catchment in Kerry. The project, called Currane STAMP, aims to identify potential factors contributing to the apparent decline of sea trout…
Save on North 1720 Sails: Celebrating 300 Years for the Royal Cork Yacht Club
In celebration of the Cork 300 Regatta in 2020 North Sails are offering a very special deal for the 1720 fleet. For all sails ordered before the end of December 2019 North Sails Ireland are offering savings on the full range of sails. North Sails…
49er World Championship Gold Fleet Success for Dickson & Waddilove, Seaton & Guilfoyle in Silver
In only their third-ever appearance at a  senior event, World Under 23 bronze medallists Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) have qualified for the 49er World Championships Gold fleet after a high stakes day in Auckland Harbour…
The Key Yachting team with their British Yachting Awards
Key Yachting, the UK, Ireland, and Channel Islands distributor for J Boats, enjoyed a glamorous evening at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on Monday night, for Chelsea Magazines’ British Yachting Awards. Marie-Claude Heys, Hannah Le Prevost, and Gemma Dunn represented…
Winners of the Urban Neighbourhoods / Villages with a population of 1000 - 2000 Ringsend (St Patricks Rowing), Dublin with Cathoirleach of Kilkenny County Council Cllr Peter Cleere; Tom Dowling, Chairperson, Pride of Place; Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland and George Jones, Chairman, IPB Insurance pictured at the IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-op
St. Patrick’s Rowing Club Ringsend has received a national IPB Pride of Place award for their commitment to the community. The 17th Annual All-Ireland Pride of Place Gala Awards Ceremony was held in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny last Saturday…
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