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A Cox’n and 8 rowers from the UCC Rowing club were rescued today by Crosshaven Lifeboat at Lough Mahon in the upper Cork harbour area. While on exercise on today Crosshaven Lifeboat happened upon 9 people 'floundering in the water'.… Christmas Spirit Arrives, a Zodiac RIB for under 10k!
Boat Sales
A complete RIB package for under 10k? Western Marine in Dublin has got the Christmas spirit with several remarkable RIB deals. The Dalkey dealer has added a selection of RIBs to Afloat's Boats for Sale site. In particular a Zodiac… Sailors of the Month - Richard Colwell and Johnny & Suzie Murphy
Irish Sailor of the Month 2009 - 2012
Richard Colwell and Johnny & Suzie Murphy are the Irish Independent/ “Sailors of the Month ” for November on the strength of their Corby 25 Kinetic becoming the new Irish Cruiser Racing Asociation “Boat of the Year”. ICRA’s supreme title… Are You Going Round?
Round Ireland
Planning to do this year's Round Ireland Yacht Race? You could do a lot worse than listen in to how Galway's Aodhan Fitzgerald put together a team of friends to win the 2008 race. Also on are navigation tips from…
 Round Ireland Sailors Need to Look to the Future
Editors Blog
The best way to safeguard the future is to invent it and by introducing satellite tracker technology, Wicklow Sailing Club brought internet access to the last Round Ireland race and they plan the same again next June 20th too. Out…

La Solitaire du Figaro

4th December 2009
La Solitaire du Figaro 2005 Race 1st Leg – Perros-Guirec to Getxo-Bilbao (390 miles) – A clean and fast start to the race for all. There is a downwind spinnaker crossing of the Bay of Biscay and then fight to…
1989 Gib'Sea 372 Master, Nice Cruiser Goes on Sale
Boat Sales
Cork Broker HM Yachts has recently added a number of new sailing boats to the Afloat boats for sale site inlcuding a  budget priced 1978 Sadler 25' at Euro 12,950. This afternoon a 1989 Gib'Sea 372 Master has been added… Roosky Lifting Bridge
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland have asked us to pass on the information that passage through Roosky Lifting Bridge on the inland waterways will not be available from Wednesday 9th December 2009 until Friday 22nd January 2010 due to maintenance and refurbishment works.… Kinsale is La Solitaire du Figaro 2010 Port
The 2010 edition of La Solitaire du Figaro will stop in Kinsale next August as part of the 2010 edition of the race. The race will cover 1,717 nautical miles between ports both old and new to the race.  There…
Irish Ports
Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Warrenpoint Harbour Authority seeks to operate profitably within fair and competitive tariff arrangements so that the Port is economically sustainable. Its aim is to contribute as much as possible to the generation of economic wealth within the…
Irish Ports

Port of Larne

4th December 2009
Port of Larne The history of the Port of Larne stretches from the mists of time in the Middle Stone Ages, through the pre-Christian centuries and the Viking raids, to the more modern history of the 19th and 20th centuries…
Irish Ports

Howth Harbour

4th December 2009
Howth Harbour A picturesque fishing village nestled on the rugged peninsula that forms the north side of Dublin Bay, Howth is one of Ireland’s many hidden treasures. That is not to say that the village doesn’t receive its fair share…
Irish Ports

Port of Greenore

4th December 2009
Port of Greenore Greenore is a small town and deep water port on Carlingford Lough in Co. Louth, Ireland. The population of Greenore and the surrounding rural area (electoral area) was 898 in the 2002 Irish census. Greenore has the… Sailing Backs Round Ireland
Round Ireland
Round Ireland 2010 Launch: As well as the support of ICRA, ISORA and SCORA (story here) the Round Ireland 2010 race got further backing at its launch last night in Wicklow town from both the Irish Sailing Association and Britain's…
Irish Ports
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company The Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company is a state commercial company charged with the responsibility for the maintenance and development of Dún Laoghaire Harbour. It's corporate objectives are: • To enhance Dún Laoghaire's attractiveness as a gateway… Wicklow Appeal for Race Sponsor
Round Ireland
Round Ireland 2010 Launch: Last night Wicklow Commodore Charlie Kavanagh delivered a strong message to both competitors and potential sponsors to get involved early with next year's round Ireland. We reproduce his full speech over the fold: In 1979, our…
Irish Ports

Dundalk Port Company

4th December 2009
Dundalk Port Company The Port is owned by Dundalk Port Company and is located on the North East coast of Ireland. It is ideally located as a gateway between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Port, situated almost… 16 Sign Up for Round Ireland 2010
Round Ireland
Sixteen entries are already signed up for next year's Round Ireland Race, the unprecedented level of interest is an indication that next year's 30th Anniversary event will be a bumper affair. Wicklow Sailing Club launched the 2010 race last night… Foxall Joins Groupama for Next Race Round the World
Volvo Ocean Race
Kerry's Damian Foxall has been signed-up by French skipper Franck Cammas for the 2011-’12 edition of the round the world Volvo Ocean Race. David Branigan of The Irish Times breaks the news this morning. It follows the recent announcement of…
Sailing and Boating Holidays in Ireland
House or Boat Rental on Ireland's Inland Waterways There are plenty of companies in Ireland that have boats, barges, canoes, houses, and accommodation near waterways to hire for holiday recreation, relaxation and fun. Have a look at the guide below…
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