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Weather Forecast Increases Risk of Cold Water Drownings
The 22°C warm weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend increases the risk of drownings as warmer air temperatures can tempt people to go swimming in waters that are still cold (10°C coastal, 8°C inland) says Water Safety Ireland. Survival…
The J99 is a brand new design from J-Boats
J109 National Champion Andrew Algeo of the Royal Irish Yacht Club will have his first regatta in his new J99, Juggerknot II (IRL3990) at Spi Ouest Regatta, this Friday, and it looks like the fleet of 436 boats gathering at La Trinite…
Damian Foxall (left) and Tom Dolan
Ireland’s Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall finish in an excellent final leg fifth place in the Sardhinha Cup. As Afloat previously reported, the Irish duo set sail on 30 March, 2019 to brave the elements in their Dubarry sailing boots.…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove took a second place in the first day of the World Cup in Genoa
A top-five result for Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle in their first ever international 49erFx event scored yesterday in race two raises some great prospects for the Irish Olympic Sailing Team at the World Cup in Genoa this week. There was…
Last year, lifeguards in Northern Ireland responded to 283 incidents and came to the aid of 252 people
Starting on Good Friday, 19 April, RNLI lifeguards will be operating a daily patrol from 11am to 7pm on Benone Strand, Portstewart Strand, West Strand and East Strand in Portrush, and Whiterocks. The Easter service will run until Sunday 28…
The sailing cruiser lying on her side in Schull
After a weekend of lift-ins for cruiser fleets around the country that marks the beginning of the 2019 sailing season, the current strong south-east winds led to a disappointing start for one cruiser skipper in the popular boating centre of Schull, West…
File photo of Portaferry RNLI
A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI launched to a 999 call in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 April) reporting that a yacht with three people on board had hit rocks at Rainey Island near Ballydoran in Strangford Lough.…
The 2019 series starts with the Viking Marine Coastal Races in Ireland and the Global Display Coastal Race in Wales, both on Saturday 27th April.
ISORA has a full and exciting schedule of races in its 2019 series with a total of 16 races which will include the two Coastal Series, Night Races and, of course, its traditional Offshore Races. The series has been designed to…
Cullaun Sailing Club's new clubhouse opens on Saturday 27th April
Cullaun Sailing Club has been a hive of activity over the last number of weeks as they put the finishing touches on their new clubhouse which is opening on Saturday 27th April at 14:00. Based in east Clare between Tulla…
The RV Celtic Voyager is currently engaged in a survey of the Celtic Sea
The first in a series of hydrographic and geophysical surveys to be undertaken in the Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean under the INFOMAR programme between April and October 2019 is now under way. The RV Celtic Voyager (callsign EIQN) set…
The fishing vessel with engine failure under tow back to Wicklow
Wicklow RNLI volunteers were alerted by pager at 1.05pm on Friday afternoon (12 April) following a launch request to assist a fishing boat with engine failure. The all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater put to sea shortly before 1.15pm under…
Front Row: Suzanne Campion (Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries  Ireland, Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Patricia Ryan, Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, An Taoiseach Leo Varadker) Second Row: Oisin Cahill, Ken O’Neill (both Inland Fisheries Ireland), Denis Maher (Principal, Head of Inland Fisheries Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment), Dr Ciaran Byrne (CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland) and Fintan Gorman (Chairperson of Inland Fisheries Ireland) Back Row: Patricia Ryan, Barry O’Connor, Liam Gavin (all Inland Fisheries Ireland)
An Taoiseach Leo Varadker launched Inland Fisheries Ireland’s electric fleet of cars along with Richard Bruton TD, Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector. The organisation is introducing…
Pictured in a visit to Dublin hosted by The Commissioners of Irish Lights is HRH The Princess Royal with Ms Yvonne Shields O’Connor, Chief Executive, Commissioners of Irish Lights and Captain Robert McCabe, Director of Coastal Operations,Commissioners of Irish Lights at The Baily Lighthouse on Dublin Bay
HRH The Princess Royal visited Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Howth in a weekend visit to Dublin Bay. She was visiting in her role as Master of Trinity House as part of the ongoing 150-year relationship between Irish Lights and the Lighthouse…
Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall on Smurfit Kappa
After minor frustrations marred the first two legs of the Sardinha Cup, Ireland's Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall on Smurfit Kappa finished the first offshore series for the new Figaro Beneteau 3 class on a high note, securing an excellent…
First Episode Of New Video Series Explains How X-Yachts Got Its Name
In the first of a new video series from X-Yachts, CEO and founder Niels Jeppesen explains how the Danish sailing yacht builder arrived at its unique name. It might surprise some in the yachting community to know that from its…
Baltimore RNLI on Thursday night’s medevac callout to Sherkin Island
#Lifeboats - Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac on Thursday night (11 April) from Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 9.29pm to…
(from left to right): Colin Armstrong (Dept. Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs), Dr Pieter-Jan Schӧn (Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute), Gina McIntyre (CEO, Special EU Programmes Body), Dr David Bailey (Principal Investigator, University of Glasgow), Ross McGill (Principal Project Officer, Loughs Agency), Dr Peter Heffernan (CEO, Marine Institute), Joe Mahon, Sharon McMahon (Designated Officer, Loughs Agency), Dr Robert Rosell (Principal Investigator, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute)  © Mark Hamill Photography
A unique marine research project, the first of its kind in Europe, studying the seas around Ireland, Western Scotland and Northern Ireland was launched this week in Derry–Londonderry. The SeaMonitor project is led by the Loughs Agency and supported by…
Colin Morehead, RCYC Vice Admiral and Chair of Cork 300, RCYC Admiral, Pat Farnan, An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, Annamarie Fegan, Chair of Events & Communications, Patrick Coveney, CEO Greencore and Gavin Deane, RCYC General Manager)
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has hosted its inaugural Sponsors & Members Corporate Lunch. An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, and Patrick Coveney, CEO Greencore, both Club Members and avid sailors, were the Club’s special guests and they also took part…
The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show next month
A James Bond-style amphibious craft that uses four-wheel drive to enter and leave the sea will be making its European debut in North Wales. The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure…
 Jules Mitchell's young team from Antigua will be back following their class win last year
Who would have dreamed it that the Royal Cork Yacht Club 1720 sportsboat design would have crossed the Atlantic and be winning in the Caribbean some 26 years later? Since first launching in Cork Harbour 1993, the enduring demand for Tony Castro's versatile sportsboat is…
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