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DBSC Committee Boat Freebird will be on station for the first of the six races of the Rathfarnham Ford Spring Chicken Series that gets underway on Sunday, February 4th
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Dublin Bay Sailing Club has launched its first event of 2018 with the continuing sponsorship of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by Rathfarnham Ford. A series of six races to be held on Sunday mornings organised by Dublin Bay Sailing…
Bundoran Big Wave Surfer Conor Maguire Making A Splash On World Surf Scene
Surfing
#Surfing - Irish sports website The42 has turned its spotlight on young Irish big wave rider Conor Maguire, who’s beginning to make a big impact abroad as he works on an upcoming three-part documentary on surfing in Ireland. Currently prepping…
Royal Cork's Cian Byrne roll tacking in the changeable and gusty conditions of the MBSC Saturday Series sailed in Cork Harbour
Laser
Daragh O'Sullivan continues to lead the 16–boat Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser dinghy League in Cork Harbour by a margin of two points from local Chris Bateman after nine races and two discards. Charles Dwyer is third. Overall results are downloadable…
Fishing nets caught around a propellor. Scroll down for vidoe
Cruising
The Cruising Association (CA) has just released a video highlighting the dangers of entanglement with lobster pots as part of its campaign for better marking of static fishing gear. Afloat.ie has previously highlighted the perils of unmarked pots. On March…
Sligo Man Reportedly Dies In Ecuador Canoeing Accident UPDATED
Canoeing
#Ecuador - Afloat.ie has learned of unconfirmed reports that an Irishman has died in a canoeing accident in Ecuador today (Sunday 21 January). The deceased is believed to be a member of Sligo Kayak Club. There is as yet no…
Dominic Casey and Sanita Puspure at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.
Rowing
#Rowing: Sam McKeown set a new Irish record of five minutes 53 seconds at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick today. The Queen’s University man was the only competitor to breach the six-minute mark. In the…
Three people are seen in still from video posted on magazine Salmon Trout Steelheader's Facebook page jumping into Columbia River at its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon in August 2017 moments before speeding boat barrelled down on theirs and hit it
Angling
US Anglers narrowly escaped certain injury when a motorboat collided with their small fishing boat. See video below. An Oregon fisherman whose dramatic escape from an oncoming motorboat was caught on video is suing the driver of the other boat…
Time Penalty For Conall Morrison’s Clipper Race Boat After Race 6 Exclusion Zone Breach
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Conall Morrison’s HotelPlanner.com has retrospectively been given a six-hour time penalty for breaching the two-nautical-mile exclusion zone as stated in the Clipper Race course instructions for Race 6. At 11.30am Irish time/UTC on Tuesday 16 January, HotelPlanner.com breached…
Fisherman Dies After Collision With Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Off Hong Kong
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - A collision overnight between Volvo Ocean Race vessel Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a fishing boat off Hong Kong has resulted in the death of a fisherman. The incident occurred approximately 30 miles from the finish of Leg…
A Cork Harbour One Design heading seaward in style. This 1895-96 William Fife design is one of many vintage One-Designs still sailing in Ireland which are of special interest to international boat-building schools
W M Nixon
The traditional and classic wooden boat-building movement is gaining momentum in many parts of the world. It can be part of educational and training schemes which provide skills and purpose in life, usually for young people but also for older…
Scallywag arrives in Hong Kong after 18 days of racing from Melbourne
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have won Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leading the fleet into their home port of Hong Kong. It’s a historic win for skipper David Witt and his team who had to overcome…
The €150 million, 54,985 gross tonnes cruise ferry will arrive into Dublin next July when it will enter year-round service on Ireland – France and Dublin – Holyhead routes
Ferry
The completed hull of the new Irish Ferries cruise ferry W. B. Yeats – ceremonially named by Ms. Rikki Rothwell – was launched into the water earlier today at the shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau–Gesellschaft in Flensburg, Germany where the vessel…
Henri Lloyd's Traverse Jacket – The fleece jacket’s attributes include a high level of stretch and breathability
Marine Clothing
The Henri Lloyd Traverse Jacket is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and styles; the jacket is constructed from a premium knitted fleece which provides simultaneous warmth and a stylish look.  The jacket’s attributes include a high level of…
The RV Celtic Voyager, pictured, and RV Celtic Explorer will host TTRS participants on voyages from next month
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The call for applicants to take part in Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) is now open to graduate and postgraduate students from across Ireland. TTRS is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research & Training (SMART)…
The BBC One television crew members joined scientists undertaking the WESPAS (Western European Shelf Pelagic Acoustic) Survey in July 2017
Marine Wildlife
For the first time, a BBC One television crew joined a Marine Institute scientific survey, in search of seabirds and marine mammals in the offshore waters around Ireland and Scotland. Their voyage on the marine research vessel RV Celtic Explorer,…
The 435 Million Year–Old Fossil Starfish
Marine Wildlife
A 435 million year old fossil starfish has been discovered in the Maam Valley in Galway. It is described in the latest issue of The Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, published by the Royal Irish Academy, writes Tom MacSweeney. The…
 Johnny Swan with Harmony from Howth is one of the super early bird entries for Cork Week
Cork Week
Cork Week has announced the lucky 10% of Super Early Bird entries that will receive a full refund on their entry fee for Volvo Cork Week, which will take place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 16th to…
Norbert 'Nobby' Reilly submitted his letter of resignation to ICRA on Thursday 18 January
ICRA
#ICRA - Norbert 'Nobby' Reilly has resigned from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) over disagreements with its direction in the last 12 months. In his resignation letter submitted yesterday (Thursday 18 January), the Howth Yacht Club stalwart and former…
Participants in the MBSC Laser league. The fleet has been joined by some of Cork’s leading dinghy sailors. They include John Durcan, 49er sailor Cian Byrne and Nick Walsh, 2017 National 18ft British and Irish Championships winner.
Laser
The competitive instinct of Laser sailors is tightening the battle for honours in the Winter League in Cork Harbour being run by Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. The fleet has been joined by some of Cork’s leading dinghy sailors. They include…
Racing to Hong Kong on board Dongfeng yesterday
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Volvo Ocean Race fans around the world were on the edges of their seats on Thursday (18 January) as Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s emergence from Stealth Mode corresponded with two of their closest rivals disappearing from the tracker.…
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