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A towline was established and the yacht with two sailors was brought safely alongside the East pier at Wicklow harbour
A 20ft sailing yacht with two people onboard was brought to safety by Wicklow RNLI this afternoon (Sunday 12 July). The inshore lifeboat launched at 11:45 am with Graham Fitzgerald (helm) and crew Alan Goucher and John Stapleton to reports…
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in April 2019 recreating his arrival in Falmouth 50 years to the date he completed the Golden Globe Race
In the latest editions of her new podcast series, double Olympic gold medalist Shirley Robertson sits down for a two-part chat with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, founder of the Clipper Race and the first man ever to sail solo non-stop around…
Levante was the DBSC 31.7 DBSC winner
Michael Leahy and John Power's Levante from the National Yacht Club was the winner of Saturday's DBSC Beneteau 31.7 One Design race on Dublin Bay. Second were NYC clubmates Bluefin Two (Michael & Bernie Bryson) while third place went to…
An Australian competitor at the 2019 Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay
The 2021 Flying Fifteen International World Championship that was scheduled to be sailed at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Western Australia next February has been cancelled, according to Afloat sources. There is no official news of the cancellation…
Class Two winner Black Velvet (blue kite) on port gybe shortly after the start of the second race of the ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Series
Reigning ISORA Champion Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) took a one-minute 35-second margin on corrected time to win the second ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Race on Dublin Bay this afternoon. The JPK10.80 was the IRC overall and Class Zero winner according…
ISORA's Race two course
Race 2 of the Viking Marine Coastal Race this morning will be a shorter 24-mile course from Dun Laoghaire Harbour at 0955. From a start, at Dun Laoghaire Outfall Buoy, the expected 20-boat fleet will pass the Muglins on the…
Flying Fifteens return to Dunmore East in August
After the excitement of the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay last year there is a renewed interest in the keelboat class with some famous names teams to spice things up in 2020. Both 1992 Olympian Peter Kennedy…
Dublin Port
DocksTheFuture, the European Commission-funded project aimed at defining the vision for the ports of the future in 2030, has announced the launch of a ‘Network of Excellence’. The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) represents Irish ports in this network with…
Baltimore RNLI at the East Skeam Medevac
Baltimore RNLI was called out to a medical evacuation earlier this evening (Thursday 9 July) after a teenage girl fell nearly 10 metres down a blow hole on East Skeam Island, off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The…
Rodney and Keith Martin's Lively Lady was second in DBSC Cruiser 0 Echo
Over 90 keelboats turned out for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's first Thursday race of the shortened season tonight, an excellent showing in the current COVID-19 circumstances. In Class Zero, George Sisk's XP44 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club continues…
More light winds are forecst for the second ISORA Coastal Race on Saturday
The second of four races in the Viking Marine Coastal Series has attracted a fleet of 20 for Saturday's ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Hoping that their early-season training, that paid off so handsomely in last Saturday's tricky conditions,…
Data buoy depleted during last year’s Annual Ocean Climate Survey
How we monitor, analyse and understand the changes in our ocean climate is vital in providing the basis for effective policies to address a range of issues and challenges — such as changing ecosystems, food security, rising sea levels and…
The Ocean Navigator is one of two vessels conducting the DeSIRE Survey from 13-26 July
The latest Marine Notice from the Irish Maritime Administration advises that the Developing Site Investigation Methodologies (DeSIRE) Survey will be carried out in the North Irish Sea from next Monday 13 July. This two-week survey will use seismic refraction and…
Overnight race cancelled - RORC's medical expert pointed out that it would be impossible to honour the 1m+ social distancing guidance when down below in all but the largest race boats
After a long and open discussion by the RORC Race Management team, senior members of the RORC Committee, and with advice from medical experts, it has been decided that any overnight race that the Club would run would not adhere…
The new Gran Turismo 36, and (below) the view above and below deck
It will come as no surprise that Beneteau are leading the way in terms of new models for 2021 — and the new Gran Turismo 36, the latest and hugely exciting addition to the Gran Turismo range, is no exception.…
Fish Health Controls in Ireland Show High Level of Compliance
The Marine Institute says that its fish health inspection and monitoring activities in 2018 and 2019 indicate that there is a high level of compliance with EU and national legislation, and as a result, Ireland continues to maintain its high…
The new ISORA Crew Manager App
A new ISORA app has been developed by the offshore sailing body to register competing crews before each race. The 2020 ISORA season got underway last Saturday with a 35-mile Viking Marine sponsored coastal race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour and…
St. Michael's coastal rowers are back on the water at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With the clinking of oars and the rhythmic movement of the traditional skiff gliding through the water – St Michael’s Rowing Club of Dún Laoghaire are now back out on the water enjoying their first row of the season on…
SB20 sportsboats sailing on Dublin Bay - the class wil lrace for regional honours on the Bay on August 8th at a Royal St. George hosted championships
Given the busy schedule of events set between now and the end of the season in October, it looks like the Irish SB20 class is not letting COVID-19 push it too far off course. According to its revised fixtures calendar…
Calm conditions this evening at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Lack of wind forced the cancellation of tonight's much-anticipated keelboat and dinghy summer racing for Dublin Bay Sailing Club. As Afloat previously reported, a strong turnout of Lasers got off to a great start last Tuesday with over 50 dinghies…
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