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Fethard's inshore D class lifeboat
Fethard RNLI rescued a man and his two dogs after they got cut off by the tide while out walking north of Creaden Head in County Waterford on Sunday evening (29 September). The inshore D class lifeboat was requested to…
Stephen Oram (left) and Noel Butler with the Fireball Munster Trophy
Thirteen Fireballs gathered at Killaloe SC for the Fireball Munster Championships at the weekend. Initial indications were for a very wet and windy weekend but happily the fleet was rewarded with excellent sailing conditions on both days. While extremely wet…
The Final Fling Regatta in Dun Laoghaire Hatrbour marked the end of the Summer Season for Dinghy Sailing on Dublin Bay
The CH Marine Laser sponsored, Final Fling regatta took place in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday with a whopping 45 entries across two race courses writes Gavan Murphy,Dun Laoghaire Laser Class Captain Competitors were greeted by a punchy 20 knot South Westerly…
The new waiting jetty at Conwy Marina supplied by Banagher firm Inland and Marina Coastal Systems
County Offaly marina firm Inland and Coastal Marina Systems has successfully upgraded the ‘waiting’ jetty at Conwy Marina in North Wales. The new pontoon is now in constant use, providing users with a safe and secure place to wait for…
Royal Cork Place Fifth In Second Global Team Racing Regatta
A team from Royal Cork Yacht Club made a strong showing in Cowes at the second annual Global Team Racing Regatta over the weekend. Extreme conditions beset the 12-team fleet hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, all racing in matched…
Kinsale's Ian Travers will compete at next month's Freshwater Regatta on Lough Derg
Lough Derg Yacht Club is hosting its annual keelboat regatta on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of October. The event will be a wrap up to the season for many of the competitors and over 50 entries are…
Proud Commodore Steven Kirby and club coach Debbie Hannah (back row) with the victorious East Antrim BC junior and youth squad with the prestigious 'Top Club' trophy won at the recent RYA-NI Youth Championship
At the recent RYA-Northern Ireland Regional Youth Championship held in testing conditions at Strangford Lough Yacht Club, the team from East Antrim Boat Club emerged triumphantly. Not only did their 13-strong-squad take the prestigious 'Top Club' trophy back to their…
1720 sportsboat sailing at the INSS Quarterdeck Regatta
Last weekend over 60 international skippers and boaters were welcomed to the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The West Pier venue hosted Quarterdeck Academy’s annual Skipper and Host Regatta, which saw close, lively and enjoyable…
Squibs racing off Kinsale
Kinsale Yacht Club and the Kinsale Squib fleet are hosting the 2020 Squib National Championships 21st to 26th June 2020 and registration opens online on Tuesday, 1st October here Racing will be in the waters between the Old Head of Kinsale…
Maeve Deane, Clara Deane, Dylan O'Sullivan, Katie Moorehead,  Abigail O'Sullivan  Pollyanna Downing and Ryan O'Connell pictured at the launch of Cork300
Cork 300 will celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary, where it all began, and Cork’s maritime haven, with a series of events next summer. In 2020, the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven will celebrate its 300th anniversary with…
UK Sailmaker's Yannick Lemonnier is one of the most experienced offshore racers in the country
Although the offshore sailing season is drawing to an end; it is never too early to look to your 2020 sailing season. Offshore racing, both crewed and shorthanded, is one of the biggest growth areas of sailing domestically and internationally.…
A crewman at the mast of the Howth Yacht Club J109 'Outrajeous' prepares to 'ping the line' on an onboard computer at a start of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Should Race Officers provide time for competing boats to do this between races?
Afloat correspondent Mark Mansfield who provided some sailor-focused thoughts for Race Officers on race management in his recent article here has had one of his tips rebutted by the editor of American website, Scuttlebutt. Scuttlebutt's Craig Leweck who picked up the…
Royal Irish yacht Raptor (skippered by Fintan Cairns) was the winner of today's final DBSC Cruiser 1 IRC race of the 2019 summer season
There was a good turnout of 102 boats for the last race of the DBSC Summer Series this afternoon on Dublin Bay with two races for all classes and 4 races for IDRA 14s. The results of the last race…
Gareth Protheroe of Seawitch holding a red mullet, with Josie Mahon of IFI
Welsh boat ‘Seawitch’ has won the Rosslare Small Boats Festival for the first time — and set a new record for the event with 34 species landed. Seawitch beat 34 other boats with 105 anglers from across England, Wales, Scotland,…
Colin Morehead, Vice Admiral of RCYC
“Twenty-five individuals formed the Water Club of Cork on Haulbowline Island, now the RCYC, in 1720. One yacht club with 25 members,” says the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s present Admiral, Pat Farnan. “There are now thousands across the globe whose…
Race Judge Gordon Davies
International Race Judge Gordon Davies has offered an '11th tip' following the publication of Mark Mansfield's Top Ten Tips for Race Officers article last week on Afloat. Davies, who officiated at this month's Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay,…
Scroll down the page for a live webcam from Dun Laoghaire and Sandycove today
As another weather system ahead of Hurricane Lorenzo starts to makes its presence felt on the Irish East coast today, below is the current scene at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay viewed northwards from Sandycove on this Dun Laoghaire Harbour and…
Annalise Murphy sailing her Laser Radial on Dublin Bay after her medal win in Rio
Annalise Murphy faces a three-way trial for Irish selection before she can race for gold at Tokyo 2020.  Ireland's Olympic Silver Medallist confirmed her return to the Laser Radial class tonight with 300 days to go to the Olympic Regatta. …
The ROV Holland 1 ready to be deployed at dawn from the RV Celtic Explorer
An Irish-led, international team of marine scientists on board the RV Celtic Explorer recently completed the third and final leg of an extensive offshore reef study using the Marine Institute’s remote operated vehicle (ROV) Holland 1. The 21-day expedition investigating…
Irish powerboat team Allblack Racing (pictured here in January 2017) claimed the Cork-Fastnet-Cork record in summer 2018
As part of celebrations for the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary next year, Powerboat Ireland will host three major — and very different — powerboat events in Ireland for the first time. The International Power Boat Festival on 11…
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