Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Latest Stories
Sunday’s start will be at 11.55 a.m., as had been fixed for Saturday.
Cork Harbour
The Annual Naval Race, a major sailing event in Cork Harbour, due to be sailed tomorrow (Saturday) has been postponed until Sunday due to forecast bad weather conditions tomorrow writes Tom MacSweeney. Sunday’s start will be at 11.55 a.m., as…
Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Teams from 69 nations have travelled to Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida, USA to compete in the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Over 900 athletes will be competing. Unfortunately, one of Ireland’s top medal hopes – the men’s lightweight double sculls crew…
Battle For Positions Continues As Clipper Race Fleet Crosses Leg 1 Finish Line
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Several teams continue to jostle for position in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race after Sanya Serenity Coast claimed line honours yesterday afternoon (Thursday 21 September), closely followed by PSP Logistics and GREAT Britain who arrived second…
A windy start to the 2016 Kish Race
Dublin Bay
As of mid-day today (Friday) there has been a late surge in entries for the Kish Race this Sunday which now stands at 34 yachts, ranging from Benetau 21.7’s, J 70’s to 40 Footers, with a Falmouth Working Boat mixed in…
Anglers Already Involved With Review Of Pike In Brown Trout Fisheries, Says IFI
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has spoken out over anglers' fears of the threat of pike to wild brown trout numbers. Earlier this week, the Connacht Angling Council launched a campaign and online petition in an effort to provoke…
Ronan Foley, the top junior in the 2016 Liffey Descent,
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Fans of the Liffey Descent can now follow it from anywhere in the world. The 30-kilometre canoeing race tomorrow (September 23rd) features live tracking all the way from the start at Straffan (12 o’clock) to Islandbridge, where boats will…
Valentia island ferry, God Met Ons III
Island News
#islandnews- An island ferry says Fáilte Ireland cannot be included, such a new ferry was felt to be crucial for tourism in the South-West, among major projects eligible for grant aid. As the Irish Examiner writes, EU rules governing state…
SBF Winners: Left to right:  John Belger (UK organiser), Steve Mills, Steve Arnold, Wesley Lewis (‘Even Less’ boat),  Josie Mahon (Inland Fisheies Ireland)
Angling
The recent 32nd Rosslare Small Boats Festival attracted more than 120 anglers from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Wight, Ireland and many parts of England, including Manchester, Liverpool and Portsmouth. Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Garmin, DAIWA and Sea Angler magazine,…
'Keepers of the Port' filmed and directed by Moira Sweeney is the second of two films at the IFI Temple Bar, Dublin this Saturday, 23 September. Above: Close up of the machinery used to load and unload containers at a ship docked in the port's MTL Terminal, Ringsend.
Dublin Port
#films - This Saturday, 23 September, the Irish Film Institute Temple Bar in association with Aemi Productions are to screen two films as part of Dublin Port's perspectives series port | river | city project. TIME AND TIDE: Tribute to…
U23 Finn World Championships Bronze Medallist Fionn Lyden will be in action in Mullingar
All Irelands
U23 Finn World Championships Bronze Medallist Fionn Lyden will compete at the All Ireland Sailing Championships next month in a line–up published today.  With just over one week to go, Irish Sailing has announced the line–up for both its Senior and…
The chimney stack of Anglesey Aluminium, this is a familiar landmark which is visible from Snowdonia. Afloat adds that the former plant in north Wales outside Holyhead is from where exports were made through the port using an exclusive jetty. This structure is adjacent to where rivals Irish Ferries and Stena Line currently berth at Salt Island. The Port of Holyhead is operated by Stena Line Ports Ltd, who are the statutory harbour authority which also manages visiting cruiseships.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - When the north Wales plant of Anglesey Aluminium closed its site in Holyhead there was a commitment of a ‘jobs’ legacy to bring new work into the port town. The closure of smelting (2009) and then re-melt (2013)…
Alexandra Basin where works are underway to redevelop this part of Dublin Port whose office headquarters are in the background. Berthed on the left is Doggersbank at the jetty for loading lead-zinc ore from Boliden (former Tara Mines). The jetty is to be demolished as part of the works and on the right is Novatrans alongside the agri-products facility.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” is the slogan launched today from a coalition of thirty European transport organisations. The campaign is calling for a strong connecting Europe Facility for the next financial…
in this file photo taken earlier this year are initial construction stages of City Quays 2 development. Afloat adds that along the quay is where the old Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry terminal was located. In the background to the right of the tower under construction are the Belfast Harbour Commissioners headquarters.
Belfast Lough
#belfastlough - Belfast Harbour Commissioners has announced that ITV Broadcasting, owners of UTV are the latest tenant for its new £250 million City Quays 2 office development. City Quays 2 is a new office led development of 20 acres on…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#Crayfish - Large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish have been reported in the River Barrow in the stretch from Carlow to Graiguemanagh. It has been confirmed using DNA analysis that the cause of death was crayfish plague. This is the…
Arranmore RNLI tows the crabbing boat with four on board
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI was called to give assistance to a crabbing boat which got into difficulty off Arranmore on Tuesday (19 September). The all-weather lifeboat was alerted at 4pm when the 60-tonne, 15m vessel with four crew on board suffered…
Majority of Irish exporters trading with the UK will require help in the next month's budget to cushion the effects of Brexit. Above: Containership Sophia departing in Dublin Bay.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping -A majority of Irish exporters, more than 9 out of 10 trading with the UK writes The Irish Examiner need some sort of help in next months budget to cushion the effects of Brexit, according to the Irish Exporters’…
The team who will be racing onboard the Open 60 Artemis Ocean Racing are currently waiting for an optimum weather window
Vendee Globe
Four young offshore sailors, including two from Northern Ireland, Mikey Ferguson and Andrew Baker, are on standby for an assault on the Length of Britain Challenge, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The current record held by British sailor Phil…
A new container service operated by WEC Lines (see above ship from among Dutch owners fleet) is to link ports on a Ireland-UK-Iberian network starting in late September
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - A new container shipping service connecting Dublin and Liverpool along with an Iberian network of ports is to begin later this month, writes Jehan Ashmore The company WEC Lines is a Dutch operator that will connect the Irish…
The ILB crew located the boat shortly after 9.30am. Neither person required medical attention and they were towed back to shore at Dun Laoghaire.
RNLI Lifeboats
Two sailors were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat this morning after their small dinghy capsized on Dublin Bay. The incident occurred shortly before 9am off the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire when the two person crew capsized…
Culture Night 2017 (Friday 22 September) Among those events with a maritime setting is the Harvest Moon Celebration taking place at Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford
Lighthouses
#CutlureNight - Among the numerous events of Culture Night 2017 there are those with a distinct maritime theme. A notable event taking place on the night (Friday 22 Sept) is the annual Harvest Moon celebration at Hook Head Lighthouse, Co.…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
nyc sidebutton flag

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

chmarine sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Blogs

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

Please show your support for Afloat by donating