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Youghal RNLI help to recover  the yacht
Youghal RNLI was tasked at 11.58 am on Friday 8 November by the Coast Guard to help assist them in recovering a yacht that had gone aground at Harvey’s Dock after becoming loose from its moorings. In calm and clear…
Only 34 sailors will be able to take the Vendee Globe start on the 8th of November 2020
The ninth edition of the Vendée Globe will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday the 8th of November 2020. There are finally 37 candidates hoping to be at the start of the next Everest of the Seas race but…
The Dufour 460
Five Dufour yacht models will be on display at next month's Paris Boat Show (7-15 December). the best-seller Dufour 360, the two new models from 2019, Dufour 390 & Dufour 430, the iconic Dufour 460 and the flagship, the Dufour 56. Irish agents Crosshaven Boatyard in Cork Harbour…
Sean Waddilove (left) and Robert Dickson are headed to NZ with fellow Team Ireland 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle
The Irish Sailing 49ers are getting ready to fly to New Zealand tomorrow, Saturday 9 November, ahead of their World Championships next month. There’s a long list of logistics to prepare for before racing starts at the 49er Worlds in…
Revisions To Code Of Practice For The Safe Operation Of Recreational Craft
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport reminds water users of amendments to the 2017 edition of the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft. The Code of Practice is a valuable…
The new time set by Van Gelderen in Africa
There are unconfirmed reports coming from the Luderitz speed canal in Namibia that Irish Windsurfer Oisin Van Gelderen has broken the Irish speed sailing record time over 500m.  Van Gelderen has joined the fastest sailors in the world at this…
 The Mauritius Route record is the first act in the new campaign of ocean records for IDEC
The skipper of the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran shattered the Mauritius offshore Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius) at 0726hrs local time (0326hrs UTC) on Friday 8th November). Francis Joyon smashed the reference time he set in…
St. Michael's Rowing Club Compete for the First Time at World Coastal Rowing Championships
Two rowers from the St. Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire, Colm Crily and Martin Dowd, qualified for and participated in the World Coastal Rowing Championships, which took place from the 1st to the 4th of November in Hong Kong. This…
James Fegan, Crosshaven RNLI with Hugh Tully, Chairman Crosshaven RNLI alongside Owen & Maeve Hackett, Kinsale RNLI, at the RNLI Fundraising Lunch 2019, Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, 1st November 2019
The popular Cork RNLI fundraising lunch and auction, which took place at the Maryborough Hotel last week (Friday, 1 November), proved a huge success, raising €15,100 for the life-saving charity. The event was attended by two hundred guests who came…
The start of the 2018 Round Ireland Race from Wicklow
As Afloat's WMN Nixon reported at the weekend, Wicklow Sailing Club has confirmed that SSE Renewables will be the new title sponsor for the 704-mile Round Ireland Race that gets underway on Saturday 20th June 2020. The biennial race is…
Wild Oats XI (left) and Comanche competing in a previous Rolex Sydney Hobart
Entry for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has now closed — and organisers at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) have announced that 170 yachts from Australia and overseas will take part in their 75th race. This will…
Alex Thomson attempts to save the keel on Hugo Boss that was later cut loose. See video below
The now keelless IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss that has retired from the Transat Jacques Vabre Offshore Race after striking an underwater object is heading for the Cape Verde Islands. Ross Daniel, the Technical Director of Alex Thomson Racing said: “Alex…
Dufour 530
Hot on the heels of the highly successful Dufour 390 and 430, Irish Dufour Yachts agents Crosshaven Boatyard have announced the launch of the new Dufour 530. This latest new model demonstrates the investment and confidence in the brand, which…
Drama at September's Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships with one boat receiving rescue boat assistance after a capsize in the breezy conditions that prevailed on Dublin Bay
DMYC sailor Neil Colin will be elected DBSC Flying 15 captain at next week's fleet agm at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. After a packed season for the Flying Fifteen class, the agm will include a review of September's…
There are significant changes to the start sequences for the second race of the Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Changes to handicaps and the start sequences have been made for next Sunday's second race of the Dubin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Series. Changes to handicaps and the start sequences are downloadable below. As previously reported, the overall lead…
Aran Islands RNLI All-weather lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI has responded to consecutive calls for help today to carry out two medical evacuations. The volunteer crew were first asked to launch their all-weather lifeboat David Kirkaldy, at 11.25 am by the Irish Coast Guard. An elderly…
Black Swan - First production model is due to go into service in early 2020
Renault has worked in partnership with French specialist maritime company Seine Alliance and electric propulsion experts Green-Vision to develop the first all-electric passenger boat powered by ‘second life’ batteries. Called Black Swan, the new craft represents the first step towards…
The lifeboat crew set up an astern tow and took the boat from the rocks and into safe waters
At 3.40 pm yesterday Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of two people whose vessel had run aground near Pike Island, north of Kilgarvan Quay on the Tipperary shore. Volunteer crew with…
The survey will be conducted from the RV Celtic Voyager from 1-10 December
The Marine Institute’s Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS) department will undertake a survey of herring off the West and North West Coasts from 1-10 December. This survey is the fourth in a time series that is hoped will be developed…
Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the RIYC
Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot after last Sunday's first race under Modified ECHO handicap. Results are downloadable below. Another J109 Dear Prudence is second…
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