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Wakeboarding boats like the MasterCraft ProStar are among the many kinds of US-made vessels subject to the new tariff rise
#Trade - European importers of pleasure craft from the US have already been impacted by new EU tariffs that add an average of €20,000 per boat. According to Boating Business, dealers across Europe have been placing orders for new boats…
Wicklow Winner – The Greystones Harbour based Eleuthera will face stiff Dublin competition on home waters in this Sunday's Taste of Greystones Regatta. Frank Whelan's Grand Soleil 44, that was a Cork Week and Calves Week winner this Summer, will take in Saturday's ISORA Dublin Bay to Greystones race too
The buoyant Dublin yacht racing scene moves en masse to County Wicklow this weekend as two of the country's leading yacht racing organisations prepare separate feeder races for the Taste of Greystones Regatta on Sunday afternoon.  A 25–boat ISORA fleet will…
Ding-dong in yesterday’s final race in the GP 14 Nationals at Sligo – Ger Owens & Mel Morris (RStGYC) narrowly lead Curly Morris (East Antrim BC) & Laura McFarlane (Newtownards SC)
Ross and Jane Kearney may be based in England these days, but the former Mirror multiple champion and sail-maker is always happy to reaffirm his connections with the Royal North of Ireland YC at Cultra on Belfast Lough as he…
Nell Staunton of the National Yacht Club
#Laser - A 12-strong team is representing Ireland at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Kiel, Germany which kicked off over the weekend. Best of the bunch thus far is Nell Staunton of the National Yacht Club, fresh off her…
RNLI volunteers assist one of the three kayakers who attempted to aid the rescue of an injured teenager in Courtown Harbour, as featured on BBC Two’s Saving Lives at Sea this Thursday 23 August
#RNLI - Courtown’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers feature in the new series of Saving Lives at Sea on BBC Two this week. Now on its third year, Saving Lives at Sea puts the spotlight on the RNLI’s army of unpaid volunteers around…
Anchored off Dunmore East, Waterford Estuary on a previous call, Celebrity Silhouette, note the novel half-acre 'real' grass feature beneath the twin funnels.
#Cruiseliners - Anchored off Dunmore East, Waterford Estuary this morning is the 'Solstice' class Celebrity Silhouette, which had sailed overnight from Cork (Cobh) Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Dunmore East, a fishing harbour village set in beautiful surroundings is a gateway…
Waterford Harbour's Fools Gold was the sole Irish entry in the IRC/ORC inaugural World Championships
UK Sails Ireland sailmaker Graham Curran who competed on 'Fools Gold', Ireland's sole entry at the Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018, reviews the event that was truly the pinnacle of cruiser racing in Europe and concludes IRC and ORC need to…
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson from the National Yacht Club competed in the 420 World Championships in Newport, Rhode Island
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson from the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, competed in the 420 World Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, from 10th-15th August. 167 boats from 18 countries competed in this event. Sailors travelled from all parts of the…
Dave Cullen's Checkmate XV (blue hull second from left) from Howth Yacht Club emerges in clear air in the light-wind start of yesterday’s opening race in the Half Ton Classics in Belgium
Dave Cullen's Checkmate XV from Howth Yacht Club lies second after the opening day of the Half Ton Classics Cup in Nieuwpoort, Belgium brought overcast skies, fickle light winds and a big challenge for both the competitors and the Koninklijke…
The historic 12-foot class will hold its fourth championship of recent years in Dun Laoghaire
The historic 12-foot class will hold its fourth championship of recent years in Dun Laoghaire for both International 12 foot Dinghies and Dublin Bay Sailing Club 12 footers. Racing will take place in Dun Laoghaire hosted by the Royal St…
Hoisting the Captains Clam Diggers (From left to right) Frank Godfrey Mayor of Drogheda, Maureen Ward Manager Drogheda Homeless Aid and Paul Fleming CEO Drogheda Port
The Mayor of Drogheda, Frank Godfrey, yesterday took to the waters of Drogheda Port to take part in the traditional ‘Hoisting the Captains Clam Diggers’ ceremony. The ‘Hoisting the Captains Clam Diggers’ is a tradition dating back centuries, certainly predating…
Fireball sailing at Carnac, France
An Irish team of four boats departs these shores today for the French Fireball Nationals and Fireball Worlds in Carnac, north-west France writes Cormac Bradley. The combined regatta, with the French Nationals acting as a warm-up for those who want…
 Winning Team Eoin Horgan (captain) with crew Jonjo Coleman, Richard Bushe (helm) with crew Richard Buckley
The Annual Rambler 100 Team Racing Event was held on Sunday at Baltimore Sailing Club. This event encourages all young sailors to compete as helms or crew with a combined age of no more than 30 years. The competition sees…
Fireworks for the Cobh Peoples Regatta
A magnificent firework's display was the centrepiece of the annual Cobh Peoples Regatta 2018 in Cork Harbour at the weekend.  As well as the shoreside festivities, there was racing for keelboats in class one, two, three and four in both…
Rocco Wright of Howth and the National YC has become the new Irish Under 12 Optimist National Champion, racing at Kinsale. He is seen here on his way to victory in the British Open Under 12 title, which he achieved with seven clear wins
The fantastic progress of Howth’s Under 12 Optimist star Rocco Wright continued at the Irish Nationals at Kinsale Yacht Club. But Justin Lucas of Kinsale and Tralee, having led the early stages of the series in the Senior Fleet, had…
Rankin Dinghies racing in Cork Harbour
Last Saturday in Cork Harbour saw the fourth Annual sailing of The Rankin Regatta Race since boat owners got together to form the group in 2014. Twelve sailing Rankins took to the water for the first gun and a hotly…
Kilmacsimon celebrate at the National Rowing Centre
#CoastalRowing: Kilmacsimon emerged with an outstanding seven wins at the inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. Cork clubs were dominant at the event. Ring, with three wins, were the closest challengers to Kilmacsimon, which became the…
The Glen Sannox, launched last year on the Clyde, will not now enter service on the Scottish Western Isles services until around July 2019
#FerryNews -  A pair of ferries being built on the Clyde, Scotland for the publicly owned operator CalMac in a £100 million deal have been hit by new delays, the Scottish Government has confirmed. As The National reports, the roll-on…
Replacement girder trusses are fabricated at Gallas Foundry, Isle of Man as part of the restoration of Ramsey Pier - pictured is fabricator Matthew Collister
#IslandNews  - On the Isle of Man, sparks fly as a new future for Ramsey Pier is forged. Fabrication of five replacement lattice trusses writes IOMToday, will support the decking of the Victorian landmark’s first bay is under way at…
An impression of Cammell Laird BAE Systems 'Leander' frigate underway at sea
#Shipyards - Merseyside based shipbuilder Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, has announced it has built a network of more than 2,000 suppliers as it steps up its bid to build a cutting-edge warship as Afloat previously covered.  The UK west coast…

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