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 Ian Byrne, Commodore of Howth Yacht Club, has provided a practical lead and guidance in the gradual resumption of sailing
With the complex COVID-19 regulations, many sailors with boats to fit out and get into commission had difficulty in assessing just what they could and couldn’t do. But Ian Byrne, Commodore of Howth Yacht Club, made it his business to…
Howth RNLI rescued people stranded on rocks
Howth RNLI launched both the all weather lifeboat and the inshore lifeboat in 5 separate call-outs over the bank holiday weekend to rescue 12 people who found themselves in difficulty The RNLI pagers sounded at 6.38pm on Sunday 31st May…
Howth Yacht Club and its Marina in north County Dublin
Howth Yacht Club, in County Dublin is one of Ireland’s premier yacht clubs, wishes to recruit a Club Manager. Although previously advertised last March, the recruitment process was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. The position is now being…
DBSC yacht racing is expected to return next month from July 20
Dublin Bay Sailing Club aims to race from July 20th, according to an update from DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson this morning. This could see DBSC's first Thursday race of the season start on July 23rd and Saturday racing from July…
Port Of Waterford Highlights ‘Huge Potential’ To Service Offshore Wind Energy
The Port of Waterford is highlighting a new report which identifies Belview Port on the River Suir as ideally places to serve Ireland’s growing offshore wind energy sector. And it says strategic investment of €42 billion over the next 10…
New owners Richard and Anne take their X4³, XETA, out on the Solent
X-Yachts GB & Ireland’s original plan to travel to Denmark at the end of March for the handover of a brand new X4³ was not to be — but the business adapted to the change for its latest happy customers.…
Antoine Magre's Palanad 3 from La Trinite sur Mer is the 43rd Round Ireland entry
Making good on last month's speculation by Afloat that the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race postponement could play into the hands of the Irish offshore race with a larger than normal French presence this August, the first Class 40 entry has…
Juggerknot II is the 42nd entry into the 2020 Round Ireland Race from Wicklow
Andrew Algeo's J/99 Juggerknot II is the 41st entry into August's Round Ireland Race.  The entry for the 21st edition of the 700-mile race from Wicklow Sailing Club is building again after a hiatus during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Round…
Kayaker Jim Kennedy
Afloat's Lorna Siggins will interview kayaker Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking as  part of an online celebration of Cork Harbour starting tomorrow. Although the physical Cork Harbour Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, organisers Meitheal Mara are featuring an…
Lough Foyle Oyster Fishery Licence Applications Now Open
The Loughs Agency is now inviting interested parties to apply for a licence to fish the 2020/2021 native oyster fishery in Lough Foyle. Applicants will be required to submit a completed application form by post only (standard delivery, not recorded…
DBSC Marks are ready for deployment at Dun Laoghaire
As Irish sailing waits for guidance that yacht racing can resume under COVID-19 regulations at some point this summer, there can be no doubting the preparations of Dublin Bay Sailing Club in order to get back on the race track…
Gonzalo ‘Bocha’ Pollitzer and (right) Fernando Gwozdz
After a successful introductory webinar on tactics and strategy with Gonzalo ‘Bocha’ Pollitzer and Fernando Gwozdz last month, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is now offering members the opportunity to take part in a further four weekly sessions with the duo…
Arklow’s all-weather lifeboat escorts a kayaker to safety
Arklow RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew assisted two kayakers who got into difficulty on a trip to Arklow Bank Wind Park on Saturday afternoon (30 May). The all-weather lifeboat, under coxswain Ned Dillon and crew Brendan Dillon, Geoff Kearnes, Eddie McElheron,…
Dalkey Island in the south of Dublin Bay was a popular anchorage on the June Basnk Holiday weekend
Despite the current COVID restrictions there was no question that the summer boating season got underway on Dublin Bay this weekend with glorious sunshine bringing plenty of boaters on to the water in all sorts of sailing cruisers and motorboats.…
ORC Race Management Guide Now Available
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) has announced its publication of the inaugural edition of the ORC Race Management Guide. The 24-page manual “contains ideas learned from decades of successful race management experience in events that range from local club contests…
Salmon from the River Boyne showing signs of red skin disease in 2019
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it has recently received reports that individual fresh-run wild salmon have been encountered in the River Leannan, Co Donegal and River Corrib in Co Galway displaying suspected signs of red skin disease (RSD). Low incidences…
The RIB found beached in Killiney on Thursday morning
On the same day that Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard assisted the local RNLI in aiding a boat in distress in Dublin Bay, the crew were also takes to investigate a mystery RIB on Killiney Beach. It was quickly confirmed with…
RNLI Issues Important Safety Advice In Northern Ireland
The RNLI has urged the Northern Ireland public to exercise caution when visiting the coast and be aware of the dangers while lifeguards are currently not deployed on the region’s beaches. Rollout of the normal seasonal lifeguard service was halted…
The J80 class will join Wave Regatta this September for its national championships in the latest details just announced by Howth Yacht Club. Given the seismic shake-up to the sailing calendar this year, Wave Regatta will certainly be a focal…
Roadmap for Reopening of Navigations: Shannon Shannon-Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal & Barrow Line
Waterways Ireland is advising the Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation of the following roadmap for reopening of the navigations: Navigational Use It is important to understand that it will take time to fully…
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