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Coracle IV, an Olson 30, skippered by Kieran Collins is lying third overall after two races sailed in the IRC 2 division of the CH Marine Autumn Regatta 2017. Scroll down for photo gallery from today's racing
CH Marine Chandlery
Ted Crosbie's X302 No Excuse took an early lead in the nine boat IRC two class of Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. A grey, damp morning gave way to more pleasant conditions this afternoon for…
Junior all Ireland winners on the podium. Michael O'Suilleabhain and Michael Carroll with second placed Rian Geraghty-McDonnell and Harry Durcan and Loghlen Rickard and Nathan Van Steenberge third
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Kinsale Yacht Club youth sailors Michael O'Suilleabhain and Michael Carroll were the winners of this afternoon's All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships sailed at  the Fastnet Outdoor Marine Education Centre in TR 3.6 double handed dinghies.  Saturday's light and shifty conditions gave way to…
BBC 1 Songs of Praise Presenter Claire McCollum with the young cross border crew on the Brian Boru in Carlingford Lough.
Tall Ships
Following a day's filming on the stunning Carlingford Lough a cross border Atlantic Youth Trust voyage is set to feature on the BBC 1 Sunday staple, Songs of Praise, on 22 October. With weekly viewing numbers of over 1 million…
Items Found On Mayo Beach Could Belong To Missing Rescue 116 Crew
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - A lifejacket and helmet washed up on a beach near Blacksod in Co Mayo this weekend may belong to one of the two missing crew from the Rescue 116 tragedy earlier this year, as RTÉ News reports. The…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure finished fourth in the A Final of the women’s single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida.  Switzerland’s Jeannine Gmelin prospered in the difficult conditions, taking gold ahead of Victoria Thornley of Britain. Austria’s…
Foiling Moths competing for Irish honours on Dublin Bay
Moth
After five races sailed at the Moth National Championships at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this weekend, UK visitor Ross Harvey leads the host club's own Rory Fitzpatrick for overall honours but only by a single point. So far the…
Irish Paddlers Step Up Their Game Ahead Of Surf Kayaking Worlds In Portrush
Kayaking
#SurfKayaking - Glenties man Kieran McDyre won’t have too far to travel for the World Surf Kayaking Championships taking place in Portrush later this month. This will be Dyre’s second time competing for Ireland at the event, according to the…
A very happy Valentia lifeboat crew dines on Derry Clarke’s seafood treats
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Derry Clarke, owner and chef at the renowned L’Ecrivain restaurant, turned Valentia Lifeboat Station in Kerry into one of the country’s top dining sports on Friday (29 September) as he treated the volunteer lifeboat crew to a delicious…
Fortress Spike Island saw off competition from the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Rome's Colosseum to win the award
Cork Harbour
#SpikeIsland - In Cork Harbour the visitor centre on Spike Island run by Cork County Council has been named Europe's leading tourist attraction at the 2017 World Travel Awards. RTE news writes that Fortress Spike Island saw off competition from…
Water injection dredger 'Jetsed' pictured in 2014 which returned to Cork this month for further dredging works. Afloat adds that another much larger Dutch flagged dredger, Volvox Olympia is also involved in such operations but downriver of the natural harbour.
Port of Cork
#portofcork - Along the River Lee is where an expected stink is to eminate in the coming days as the Port of Cork dredges the riverbed. As the Evening Echo writes, every three years the Port of Cork carries out…
Sean Craig ended the light air Laser Master World Championships with a solid third place today
Laser
Royal St. George's Sean Craig finished tenth at the Laser Masters World Championships in Split, Croatia. The Dublin Radial competitor is counting the cost of a U flag after he finished fifth in race four in his 37–boat division which meant he…
Race 7 of the championship was the first to bring out the general recall flag, but the fleet got away at the second attempt.
Flying Fifteen
The Final day of the 2017 Flying Fifteen National Championship finished with a flourish in squally conditions in Falmouth Bay. Two races were scheduled with an earlier start of 1100hrs to finish the regatta before another front hit the Cornwall…
Tom Dolan (left) and Jack Roy at today's mini-reception to wish Dolan 'Bon Voyage' in his Mini Transat bid. There are 4,050 miles to cover between La Rochelle – Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and Le Marin (Martinique)
Solo Sailing
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy was on hand in Bassin des Chalutiers, La Rochelle today to wish sole Irish entry Tom Dolan good luck in tomorrow's Mini Transat Race start. An eve of race Irish reception with the Cultural & Sporting…
In the final races of the DBSC season today, Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor) was the clear winner of the SB20 class on Dublin Bay
DBSC
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO…
Sailors from Malahide Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Greystones Sailing Club and the National Yacht Club took part in this first introductory day
420
Sunshine on Saturday greeted the groups of sailors taking part in the first of the 420 sailing introduction days. Groups of six sailors used the class association training boats to get their first taste of sailing in these Irish Sailing…
Michael O’Neill (skipper) at the wheel of his 37ft X-Yacht, Axiom, having a lively sail on Lough Ness en route to Norway with from left, Paul O’Neill, Donal O’Mahony and Adam Grennan
Coastal Notes
#lecture - Michael O’Neill, a former member of Glenans is to present the opening Friends of Glenua's Winter 2017-2018 lecture series in Dublin early next month, see details below. The opening lecture is 'The Lure of Sailing North to the…
The current ferry, Afloat adds named God Met Ons III, can carry 15 cars and 90 passengers, must be replaced by 2018
Island News
#islandnews - The Kerryman writes that the ferry service to Valentia Island is a vital asset to all south-west of the county and should be given the financial support it needs to continue into the future. That was the view…
Aileen Crowley and Aifric Keogh
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aifric Keogh and Aileen Crowley took second in the B Final of the women’s pairs at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida, placing this new crew eighth in the world. Both Ireland and Italy had good…
Croasdell & Farrell Finish On Top In Lough Ree 1-2 At Mirror Southerns
Mirror
#Mirror - Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell brought the 2017 Mirror season to a close with victory in the Southern Championships on Lough Derg earlier this month. Close behind the defending champions were fellow Lough Ree YC pairing Ben Graf…
A regular caller to Dublin Port is the Karin Schepers which last night departed the MTL Terminal (operated by Peel Ports Group). Towering above the containership are giant gantry cranes that have become more prominent throughout the port since the introduction of container transportation from the late 1960's.
Dublin Port
#crane292 - It is just days ago that Afloat reported of a 'resurrection' in Dublin Port, that been the return of an iconic 1960's quayside crane 292 albeit relocated to a much more prominent site beside the Port Centre headquarters, writes…

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