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Seascapes
There are at least two trips down memory lane tomorrow night on Seascapes (Friday November 27th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), as one Irish seaman recalls his incarceration in a German concentration camp, and a Dublin inner city parish remembers…
Podcasts
What a difference a week makes. Last Tuesday the amateur crew onboard Cork was jubilant at winning their first prize in the race from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town and congratulations were not in short supply. Cllr Derry Canty,…
Afloat.ie: Turning Stormy Tonight
Marine Warning
Met Eireann issued a Weather Warning this afternoon at 4pm. It is to turn stormy tonight with winds gusting 100 to 130km/h, with highest values in Northern areas. A Southwest gale to storm force winds tonight on all Irish Coastal…
Afloat.ie: Dangers at Harbours, Jetties and Moorings
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland strongly advises Masters and Owners of inland waterways vessels berthed in public harbours, at jetties or on moorings against visiting any vessels or boats during the present flood conditions because of the dangers presented by the unpredictable nature…
Afloat.ie: Waterways Ireland Advises against Navigating
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland has issued Marine Notice No.125 of 2009 to advise Masters and Owners that due to the continuing flood conditions that aids to navigation such as buoys, perches and beacons may be totally submerged or have carried away to…
Afloat.ie: Work Underway to Repair Cork
Clipper Race
Following Sunday’s collision between Cork and Hull & Humber, at the start of Race 4 of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, work is now well underway on repairs to both boats. Yesterday the boat building team working…
Afloat.ie: Irish Dealer Receives Top Award
Marine Trade
MGM Boats, the Irish Distributors for Sunseeker received an outstanding achievement Award for Sales and Service Support throughout a challenging 2009 Season, the award was made by Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite CBE at the company dealer conference at Solis Lough…
Afloat.ie: ISORA Plan Three Offshores Before Round Ireland
Racing
There will be three offshore races before this year's Round Ireland race, an initiative aimed at driving numbers up for the classic biennial fixutre but also at encouraging boats out of Dublin Bay to try offshore sailing. There is a…
Afloat.ie: Crew members safe after Lifeboat Capsize
RNLI Lifeboats
Three RNLI volunteer lifeboat crewmembers are safe and well after the Wexford inshore lifeboat capsized yesterday (Sunday 22 November 2009) during a training exercise south of Ravens Point off the Wexford coast. Two crewmembers managed to stay in contact with…
Afloat.ie: Cork in Dramatic Collision
Clipper Race
A dramatic start to Race 4 of Clipper 09-10 round the world yacht race in Cape Town saw eight of the boats cross the start line for the 4,700-mile race to Geraldton, Western Australia, while a collision between Cork, Ireland…
Afloat.ie: Kinetic Named Boat of the Year
ICRA
Class two sailing champion Kinetic has won ICRA's Boat of the year award. The decision against a short-list of other campaigns was announced on Sunday at the ICRA conference in Kilkenny. The Corby 25 yacht owned by John Murphy and…
Afloat.ie: Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat in Flood Rescue
RNLI Lifeboats
The crew of Baltimore lifeboat went to support flood rescue efforts in Skibbereen last Thursday. The eight crewmen who made their way to Skibbereen that evening were Cathal Cottrell, Aidan Bushe, Youen Jacob, Ronan Calnan, Ronan Sheehy, John McDonagh, John…
Afloat.ie: Another Corker on the way
Cork Week
Royal Cork Yacht Club and its members are gearing up for Cork Week 2010. It is a big sailing event not alone for competitors, but also for visitors to Crosshaven from the 10th – 16th July next. Given the effort…
Podcasts
SEASCAPES, RTE's maritime programme, reports on seven years of successful work to grow sea urchins in West Cork and turn the project into a world leader. Podcast below: var player = new Clappr.Player({ source: '/images/audio/seascapes.mp3', poster: '', height: '0', width:…
Clubs

Clifden Boat Club

20th November 2009
Clifden Boat Club The Clifden Boat Club is a small sailing Club situated on the west coast of Ireland, just two miles outside the picturesque town of Clifden, Connemara. The committee and members of the club have been working hard…
Afloat.ie: Hallmark Top Boat at OneSails McWilliam West Coast Superleague 09
Racing
The Onesails McWilliam West Coast Super League – an extracted series of six events on the West Coast of Ireland – is organised by the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) with the help of various clubs involved: Galway…
Afloat.ie: New Cork Week Chairman Appointed
Cork Week
Royal Cork have appointed Peter Deasy as the Chairman of Cork Week 2010. Deasy launched the new Cork Week 2010 Website earlier this week here. It coincided with publication of the Notice of Race and Entry Form. Aileen O'Keeffe is…
Afloat.ie: Flood Warning Issued
Marine Warning
The Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety, John Leech, has today warned about the increased risk to the public in our current flood conditions. Flood conditions expose the public to hazards they need to be aware of. Fast moving water…
Afloat.ie: Instructors Wanted for Courtown SC
News Update
Getting ready for the summer in Co. Wexford – Courtown Sailing Club are now looking to recruit Senior Instructors, Race Instructors and Basic Instructors for their 8 week Summer 2010 Children’s Sailing Course. So if you have the relevant experience…
Afloat.ie: High Water Levels on Shannon Navigation
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland have asked us to pass on that Albert Lock and Jamestown Canal on the Shannon Navigation on the inland waterways have been closed due to high water levels.
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