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Finn Lynch is sixth overall at the World Cup in Genoa
There was Laser fleet drama for the National Yacht Club's top performing Finn Lynch yesterday when he was disqualified from the second race of the day following a black flag in his 111-boat fleet. So tight are the points at…
The lifeboat crew set up for tow and eased the cruiser off the rocks and into safe water
At 3:40pm Thursday 18th April, Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 7 people on a 60-ft cruiser aground in Coose Bay, between Split Rock and Hagen Rock. Volunteer crew, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen Cavanagh,…
Keel failure - just how much attention do owners give to that vitally important part of the boat and its structure?
“We write to remind you that, due to the age of your vessel, Underwriters require an update of the last survey and valuation report, to be carried out ashore by a qualified marine surveyor who carries professional indemnity cover, prior…
Annalise Murphy sailing with Katie Tingle in the 49erX at the Genoa World Cup
With only one result out of five so far in the top half of her fleet (two groups with 24 in each group), it looks like Annalise Murphy sailing with Katie Tingle will not make the 49erFX gold fleet at the World Cup…
Ireland's Finn Lynch is in top form again at the World Sailing Cup in Genoa
At the World Sailing Cup Series in Italy today, Ireland's Finn Lynch is eyeing the top of the Laser leaderboard after four races sailed in a continuation of top form for the National Yacht Club sailor. After top medal race results achieved…
Ballyglass RNLI’s volunteers are getting ready to swap the waves for the road
Ten volunteer lifeboat crew from Ballyglass RNLI, in conjunction with Belmullet Cycling Club, will undertake a 150km cycle from Sligo Bay RNLI in Rosses Point to Ballyglass RNLI in Belmullet on Saturday 27 April. A total of 130 cyclists from…
Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera
Projects for pearl mussels and conservation of breeding curlew are among the 23 schemes being carried out nationwide under the European Innovation Partnership (EIP), as highlighted in a new exhibition in Dublin. Agriculture House on Kildare Street is currently showcasing…
The 2,850 guest Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin in 2017
Chairman of Irish Cruise Liner body Cruise Ireland, Mr Conor Mowlds said; “Cruise Ireland welcomed the positive meeting held with Shane Ross TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Tourism and…
Prof Andrew Bowie, TCD with Minister of State Sean Canney and Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland and the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU will enable both institutions to collaborate across fisheries research projects. Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for…
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle follow Australia's Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot at the Genoa Hempel World Cup Series in the 49erFX class
Laser Radial racing commenced on the third day of competition at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa and Line Flem Høst (NOR) and Switzerland’s Maud Jayet took the first race wins of the series to share an early lead. It wasn't a particularly…
John Kerry will deliver the keynote address in Cork
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has been announced as a keynote speaker at Ireland’s flagship blue economy conference Our Ocean Wealth at City Hall Cork on June 9th & 10th. The determined environmentalist and former presidential candidate is…
Optimist sailors will gather in Howth on Good Friday
Howth Yacht Club’s annual Brassed Off Cup is once again being held on its traditional date of Good Friday, which falls this coming Friday 19 April. The Optimist dinghy event is a great opportunity for junior racers to dust off…
Record Skipper Numbers For Transat Jacques Vabre With Seven Months To Start
#Offshore - A record 46 competitors have confirmed entry for the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 with seven months yet to go till the start. The numbers are already close to what organisers expected in January would be the full fleet…
Hoylake RNLI volunteers and other emergency services worked together to free the trapped horse on the Wirral coast
Horse riders and owners have been warned over taking their animals to beaches or mudflats after two separate rescue incidents in the UK in recent days Last Saturday (13 April) two horses and their riders were rescued from thick mud…
Marshall King's Soak Racing
Warsash Spring Championships on the Solent Ian Wilson & former Greystones-based sailor Marshall King's Soak Racing started the J/70 UK Grand Slam Series in style, winning the opening round of the nine-regatta Grand Slam Series. The Irish Olympian (1996 Soling sailor) scored…
Finn Lynch racing in Genoa
On form Laser sailor Finn Lynch took a fifth in the first and only race of the day yesterday in light winds at the World Sailing Cup in Genoa, Italy."Very tough race and a great start to the regatta", the National Yacht…
Ross O Leary (right) was rewarded for his excellent work as Laser class captain. He has encouraged many new members to the Laser classes and this in turn has resulted in new club members due to the training he has organised. Every sailor feels supported and encouraged with the training sessions. Most of all he ensured that everyone has fun both on and off the water.
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted its Annual ‘Sailing Oscars’, the Sailing Awards for 2018 earlier this month. As Afloat previously reported, the awards are a celebration of the Royal St George Yacht Club's Sailing Achievements of 2018, and of…
Stefan Griesbach with the first meagre or croaker fish recorded in Irish waters since 1896
One Galway fishmonger stocking up ahead of the perennially busy Good Friday trade got more than he bargained for with his catch of the week. Stefan Griesbach from Gannet Fishmongers and Eatmorefish.ie came across a fish a lot more unusual…
What happened next? Scroll down for videos...
Great drama at 2019 Charleston Race Week in the USA when the Mudratz team Melges 24 ran into a spot of bother at high speed downwind.  Scroll down the page to see what happens next from two different angles:  and the view…
In-stream conservation and enhancement at Altnabrocky River in the Owenmore Catchment, Co Mayo, which was funded through the National Strategy for Angling Development
Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced a new funding call for 2019 with three funding schemes now open to angling clubs and community groups. The funding has been made available for fisheries conservation projects and development projects nationwide through the National…
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