Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Afloat.ie Team

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

The North Coast fundraising team display their Islay Sea Collection that’s now up for auction
A group of seven men from the North Coast hatched a novel way to carry out some fundraising for the Portrush and Islay RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews recently. As a group of keen sailors and avid supporters of the RNLI…
Marine & Climate Science On Show At Mayo & Galway Science Festivals
Marine science and ocean climate research will be showcased to mark Science Week 2019 at science and technology festivals in Castlebar this coming Sunday 17 November, and Galway next Sunday 24 November. The Marine Institute will host an interactive stand…
Start the New Decade with boot Düsseldorf - Online Ticket Sales Started
boot Düsseldorf will present itself from 18 to 26 January 2020 in a sporty new look. The overriding aim of the redesigned layout for the event is to make visit planning even better. “In the context of our arrangements for…
The Government is aiming to create a “co-ordinated and coherent approach to decision-making and governance” in respect to marine planning
As Afloat reported yesterday, the Government launched its Consultation Draft of the National Marine Planning Framework (NMPF). Lead by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG), the draft document aims to create a “co-ordinated and coherent approach to…
Picture shows l-r, Carl Obst, IDEEA;  Gráinne Devine, BIM; Jane Stout, Chair of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital and Professor in Ecology in Trinity College Dublin; Jim O'Toole, CEO, BIM and Mark Eigenraam, IDEEA
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency and the Irish Forum on Natural Capital co-hosted a breakfast seminar Exploring Natural Capital Solutions for the Marine Environment today in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin. Natural Capital is the…
The Tara Scougall ready for first launch
A new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Tara Scougall, has gone on service at Lough Ree RNLI. The lifeboat which arrived at the Coosan Point lifeboat station today, Tuesday 12 November 2019, replaces The Eric Rowse which has been used for…
The second race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot had a full turnout last Sunday on Dublin Bay
The 1720 sportsboat Wolfe was the winner of the second race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay.  Last Sunday's second race may have had little in the way of wind but that was more than made up for by…
A thumbs up from Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle on Dublin Bay this summer. The duo, along with a rival Howth pairing, will seek Tokyo Qualification in December in Auckland
A top-eight position needed to secure Ireland’s single place at next year's Tokyo Olympics will be the aim at the 2019 49er World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand next month. It's going to be a big ask for the two Irish teams…
505 Reunion organiser Michael O'Rahilly (left) with NYC Commodore Martin McCarthy and Frances O'Rahilly
There was an august gathering of Irish 505 sailors at the National Yacht Club on Thursday 7th November to commemorate the second European Championships of the class, which was held in Dun Laoghaire in August 1969. Former 505 sailors came…
The DfT Rescue Shield is presented to Shetland-based coastguard teams for the sixth time
HM Coastguard rescue teams from Lerwick, Hillswick and Sumburgh, the search and rescue helicopter crew from Sumburgh and staff from the Coastguard Operations Centre in Shetland have been awarded the prestigious UK Department for Transport Rescue Shield by Brian Johnson,…
Cape Clear Distillers (from left) Seán Ó Drisceoil, Noreen Court, Chris Mason, Mairtín Ó Méaloid, Ruth Court & Samantha Parsons
Cape Clear Island Distillery, Ireland’s newest and only offshore Island distillery confirmed its first distillations last week with the first bottles of gin produced on Thursday 7th November last. Its been a turbulent few months for the new operation which…
British Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton OBE
Over the weekend of 29 February- 01 March, double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton OBE will be joining forces with British Sailing Team’s Sam Whaley at Alexandra Palace to host a fantastic range of expert speakers on the Great Hall…
Tony Hiney (left) is presented with a canvas photograph of Clifden’s new Shannon lifeboat
Members of the Connemara/Clifden RNLI Lifeboats Fundraising Branch gathered at the Station House Hotel in Clifden recently to acknowledge the contributions and retirements of some longstanding members. Area fundraising manager Tony Hiney, who is himself set to retire this year,…
British Marine Scotland Members Show ‘Optimism & Confidence’ In Their Regional Marine Sector
A recent survey of British Marine members in Scotland “reveals an optimistic, confident sector”, the industry body says. More than half of respondents to the British Marine Scotland survey earlier this year reported increased business, while two thirds declared development…
After 14 days, 6 hours, 10 minutes and 23 seconds of sailing, 11th Hour Racing, led by co-skippers Charlie Enright and Pascal Bidégorry, finished in 5th place Sunday to finish the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre into Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
After 14 days at sea and with the IMOCA podium decided, PRB and Charal are fighting for 2nd and 3rd place in the Imoca category of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019. It's a race with continuing Irish interest as two…
Royal Cork's Topper dinghies racing in the Cork Harbour club's November Frostbite Series
Following a very successful year in 2019 where almost all events saw increased numbers and an overall increase of almost 10% from 2018, Topper Ireland will be returning to some of our regular locations for racing in 2020, but have…
ISORA winners gathered at the National Yacht Club
Irish offshore sailing's biggest social event of the year has traditionally been ISORA's annual dinner at the National Yacht Club and last Saturday night was no different with 160 guests gathering at the East Pier clubhouse in Dun Laoghaire to…
ISORA racers will have a new race on the 2020 schedule from Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour next July
The 2020 ISORA Race calendar will include a Dún Laoghaire to Cobh race in July as part of the official Cork300 celebrations. The full 2020 ISORA calendar of 13 races is downloadable below. The 2020 season will start on April 18th…
Maritime Legends of Howth Detailed in New Book to Be Launched Next Week
Folklore and Maritime Legends of Howth are all included in the book “Catching the Past” to be launched on Thursday next 14th at 8 pm in the Abbey Tavern, Howth, County Dublin. The launch will be part of an evening…
The Irish sportsboat class has released its 2020 fixtures calendar
There's no surprise that the SB20 class is yet another class hoping to join the throng heading to Cork Harbour this summer for Royal Cork's Tricentenary celebrations. With Southern and Western Championship venues still to be confirmed the Irish sportsboat…
Page 2 of 829

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton
bjmarine sidebutton
xyachts sidebutton

Featured Webcams

webcam sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating