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The incident occurred off Cromane in Co Kerry on Friday 10 August
#Kerry - RTÉ News reports that a kayaker drowned off the Iveagh Peninsula in Co Kerry yesterday afternoon, Friday 10 August. Emergency services were alerted around 2.30pm to Cromane after the kayaker had been recovered from the water by a…
John Maybury’s J/109 Joker II will be looking to take her fourth ICRA National title in a row in Galway next week after an extraordinary month in July when she achieved success in the Round Ireland and Beaufort Cup skippered by Commandant Barry Byrne
With three-times-in-a-row class champion Joker 2 (John Maybury, Royal Irish YC) set to defend her title for an unprecedented fourth time, the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Nationals in Galway next week will be making history at least twice over in…
The man had become disorientated whilst navigating in darkness in the area of Tamlaght Bay, Upper Lough Erne
At 1.30am on Friday 10 August, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a man who had become disorientated whilst navigating in darkness in…
Yachtsman Dies at Cowes Week Sailing Regatta
A sailor, rescued from the water at Osborne Bay earlier today, has died at Cowes Week.  According to local sources, Emergency Services were called after a man in his 60s was thrown into the water from an RS Elite class…
Wicklow’s inshore lifeboat tows the stricken angling boat to safety
#RNLI - A small angling boat with one person on board was towed to safety by Wicklow RNLI after it got into difficulty near Wicklow Head on Wednesday evening (8 August). The angler had earlier departed from Wicklow Port for a…
Anthony O'Leary's Antix Beag, from Royal Cork, a customised 1720 is sailing in class two of the ICRA Nationals in Galway
'Provisional' divisions released today for the 53–boat ICRA National Championships fleet show a spread of ten or 11 boats per class for the Galway Bay event that begins next Thursday, August 16th. As Afloat.ie reported earlier today, Dublin and Cork…
Laser fleet in Aarhus, Denmark
Following the conclusion of Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser / Laser Radial and Women’s Skiff – 49erFX fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships, the first nations in those fleets have booked their spot at Tokyo…
Starboard side of the newest Naval Service P60 class newbuild George Bernard Shaw (P64) berthed at the fit-out Newquay Dock, Appledore, north Devon.  Note the absence of the main bow-mounted gun.
#NavalService - The newest Irish Naval Service OPV vessel, George Bernard Shaw is nearing completion at the fit-out quay alongside Appledore in the UK, from where the next set of sea trials is scheduled for September, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Britain win the Repechage as Ireland (top) push hard on Japan, with Austria (bottom) fourth
#Rowing: Ireland’s Ciara Moynihan and Ciara Browne finished third in their repechage of the junior women’s double at the World Junior Championships in Racice this morning. There were two spots available in the A/B semi-final, and Britain and Japan held…
Luke Hayes Nally, Alex Byrne, Jack Dorney and Jack Keating
#Rowing: Ireland just missed out on a place in the A/B semi-finals of the junior men’s quadruple at the World Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. The crew of Luke Hayes Nally, Alex Byrne, Jack Dorney and Jack Keating finished…
Eliza O'Reilly and Gill McGirr
#Rowing: Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr took third in their repechage and qualified for the A/B semi-finals of the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic this morning. In quite rough conditions, the Fermoy girls thought their way through the…
Peter and Robert O'Leary competing in the 2018 Star Europeans Championship in Flensburg, Germany
Baltimore Sailing Club brothers Peter and Robert O'Leary are off to a great start at the 2018 Star Europeans Championship that officially started on Wednesday evening with the Opening Ceremony at Flensburger Segel-Club, Germany but it was yesterday that the…
Royal Irish yacht Raptor (Denis Hewitt) was third in Cruiser 1 IRC in Thursday's DBSC racing
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. YoYo, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Something Else, 2. Gringo, 3. Raptor Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Something Else, 3.…
Ireland’s best hope for qualifying for Tokyo at the event was Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club competing in the Men’s Laser event. Lynch had three top ten results in his score sheet.
The Irish Olympic Sailing Team is to 'carefully review' its plans after failing to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in any of the four classes it contested at this week's Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. It was expected at least two…
Royal St George Yacht Club J/109 Dear Prudence (Patrick Cruise O'Brien) at the Fastnet Rock in race three of Calves Week
In the performance of the Calves Week regatta so far, Frank Whelan's Grand Soleil 44 Eleuthera from Greystones Sailing Club took her third win of the week in the 13-boat class Zero/One class, this time in the event's Fastnet race on the…
Star Supporters: Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan with Sheila Clavin, who represented Ireland at the Home International.
#Rowers of the Month: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for July. This may have been the busiest month ever for Irish rowing. There were a string of outstanding performances during a frenetic month…
The Joker II crew from Dun Laoghaire skippered by John Maybury will defend their ICRA crown in Galway Bay
From Thursday 16 August, Galway Bay Sailing Club hosts Ireland’s national cruiser racing championships for the first time — and a significant turnout is expected from clubs all along the West Coast. As David O'Brien writes in the Irish Times today…
Howth's Jonny Swan in Harmony, a Humphreys' design from 1980, is heading for the 2018 Half Ton Classics Cup at Nieuwpoort in Belgium next week
Howth Yacht Club's Dave Cullen in the 1985 Humphreys designed Checkmate XV and Jonny Swan in Harmony, an earlier Humphreys' design from 1980, are both heading for the 2018 Half Ton Classics Cup at Nieuwpoort in Belgium next week. The…
The INSS are inviting experienced sailors and power boaters who are either already retired or nearing retirement to consider undertaking training to become instructors
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is continuing to expand careers in the marine leisure industry beyond the traditional school/college age cohort. Demand for training has shifted and no longer can sailing and powerboat training be considered an exclusive…
Ryan Ballantine
#Rowing: A lightweight quadruple has been added to the Ireland team for the senior World Championships. Andrew Goff, Ryan Ballantine, Jake McCarthy and Fintan McCarthy will compete alongside the four women’s crews and three men’s crews named earlier this week.…

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