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Planning permission at the former Dun Laoghaire Harbour ferry terminal has been granted to a project developer who says could support up to 1,000 jobs
#DublinBay - Proposals to turn the former Dún Laoghaire Ferry Terminal into a “digital technology hub” which could support up to 1,000 jobs and 50 companies has received planning permission. The Irish Times writes that the project’s developer, Philip Gannon,…
Aoife Casey
#Rowing: Ireland finished third in the repechage of the lightweight women’s double sculls and will compete in the B Final at the European Rowing Championships at Strathclyde in Scotland. Switzerland and Britain took the two A Final places which were…
The catamaran being brought under tow to Port Oriel
#RNLI - Clogherhead RNLI had a late-night callout on Wednesday 1 August to rescue the crew of a yacht that had got into difficulty. At around 10.10pm, the Co Louth village’s all-weather lifeboat was requested by the Irish Coast Guard to…
All in blue – Team IRL at the opening ceremony of the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark
Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins carried the Irish flag in tonight’s opening ceremony for the 90 nations represented at the Sailing World Championships in Denmark. Team Ireland has already been in action on Day One with two Finns competing in…
The start of yellow group, race 1 in the Finn Gold Cup
Fionn Lyden from Baltimore Sailing Club and Oisin McClelland from Donaghadee Sailing Club were amongst 90 competitors that spent up to eight hours afloat as the sea breeze fought to become established on day one of the Sailing World Championships in…
Chimaera (Andrew Craig) was third in DBSC's Cruiser 1 IRC
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Chimaera Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. White Mischief,…
Kinsale RNLI’s Dave Humphreys and Temba Jere flank organising committee members Avril O’Brien and David Doherty (second from right), MC Alan Shortt and RNLI Munster community fundraising manager Mary Creedon
#RNLI - The hugely successful Cork RNLI charity lunch and auction is set to return after an absence of five years. The revamped fundraiser for Baltimore, Crosshaven and Kinsale’s RNLI lifeboat stations will take place in the 18th century mansion…
The cardinal marker off the Aughris peninsula has now been recorded as a navigational hazard
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched just after midnight on Monday (30 July) to reports of a flashing light spotted off the Connemara coast. The bright flashing lights had been seen from the shore north-west of the Aughris peninsula, and…
Irish J109 champions Storm are heading to Cardigan Bay
Entries are still invited for the IRC Welsh National Championships in Pwllheli from 17th-19th August 2018, just a few days after the ICRA Nationals in Galway. This flagship event is being hosted by Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll produced a remarkable final 500 metres to move from fourth to second in their repechage and qualify for the A/B semi-finals of the men’s pair at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde in Scotland.…
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heat of the lightweight double sculls to qualify confidently for the A/B semi-finals at the European Championships in Strathclyde. France, with Pierre Houin in the stroke seat and Thomas Baroukh in the…
Denise Walsh
#Rowing: Ireland’s lightweight double scull of Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh took fourth in their heat at the European Championships in Strathclyde, Glasgow. The race for first and a place in the A Final was won by the determined Poland…
Colin Kavanagh's Blue Velvet leads at the Puppeteer National Championships off Howth
North Sails-powered "Pups" took 1st, 3rd and 4th overall at the Puppeteer 22 Irish Championships held in Howth Yacht Club on July 28/29. Long-time North Sails Ireland clients Colin and Kathy Kavanagh in "Blue Velvet" won the title for their…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll.
#Rowing: Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan finished fourth in their heat of the pair on the opening day of the European Championships in Strathclyde, Glasgow. Just two crews go through to the A/B semi-finals, and Ireland face into a…
Finn racing gets underway in Aarhus today at the World Championships with two Irish boats competing
Ireland's two Finn dinghies are the first of fourteen Irish sailors in Aarhus, Denmark to make their bid for an Olympic berth in Tokyo in two years time this morning when both Oisin McClelland and Fionn Lyden vie for the single…
“The fast black boat”. Northern Ireland’s 38ft gig is the 2018 Atlantic Challenge Champion
When you’ve classic 38ft ten-oared rowing-and-sailing gigs of impeccable 1790 design origins, you would think an exceptional coach would be needed to bring the crew to a peak of performance in order to win a major international challenge which has…
UK Boating Community Invited to ‘Have Their Say’ on New Proposals for Pleasure Vessels   
Members of the boating community in the UK are being encouraged to ‘have their say’ on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels and its supporting Guidance Notices as well as some new Exemptions.…
Enter the Afloat.ie online Crossword competition below to be in with a chance to win a pair of Dubarry deck shoes in this free to enter competition
Afloat.ie in association with Dubarry brings you a bi-monthly nautical crossword competition (No. 174). Win a pair of Dubarry Commodore X LT or Sailmaker X LT deck shoes! Complete the crossword below and add your details below and the first…
Dragons racing at Cork Week
This was the subject of some discussion aboard our Dragon at the recent Volvo Cork Week. We had a UK Dragon sailor with us who also happens to be the organiser of the British Dragon Association East Coast Championships later…
Liam Glynn is U21 Laser World Bronze Medalist
Liam Glynn of Ballyholme is July’s “Sailor of the Month” (Olympics) after taking the Bronze Medal in the U–21 World Championship in Poland. Glynn was Topper World Champion in France aged 13 in 2013, now at 19 he has demonstrated…

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