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Cammell Laird apprentices with RFA ships in background
#Ports&Shipping - UK based shipyard and engineering company Cammell Laird on Merseyside, says winning two 10-year contracts to support the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) worth an estimated £619million is a massive boost. The announcement will enable the company to continue…
A dozen teams from 10 countries, including Ireland, Japan, Argentina and Australia, traveled to Newport for a frenetic weekend of sailing
Royal Cork Yacht Club finished fourth in the silver fleet at the Global Team Race Regatta in Newport, R.I., USA at the weekend. With steady sailing across a full range of conditions and against a fleet of determined opponents, the…
Graeme Grant, a well-known sailing coach and boat builder started his sand yachting at Bettystown with the IPKSA in 2016 and competed in the European Championships held in Bettystown 2017
Ireland's Graeme Grant has taken third in the Standart sandyacht class at the land sailing world championships in Northern Germany. Grant representing Ireland in his first Landsailing World Championships claimed a very tight third place with 13 points separated on…
Dara McDonagh (left) and James Clancy racing an RS400 in Saturday's first race of the INSS RS series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Irish National Sailing Club RS Super Series began on Saturday with racing open to all RS Sailing boats from Fevas, 200s, 400s and more. As Afloat.ie reported earlier, racing takes place on Saturday mornings with a first gun just before…
Heavy weather sailing off Roches Point in today's second race of the RCYC Autumn League. Scroll down for photo gallery
It was a drama–filled second race day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn League when near gale force winds swept through today's coastal course race writes Bob Bateman.  The three boats competing in Class Zero were reduced to two when Conor Doyle's XP50…
All Ireland winners - Peter Kennedy, the SB20 class nominee (left) from Strangford Lough Yacht Club racing with crew Stephen Kane, overall winner of the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club
Peter Kennedy of Strangford Lough Yacht Club has won the 2018 Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club, Co. Westmeath today writes Treasa Cox of Irish Sailing. This prestigious competition, also known as the “Helmsman’s…
Juggerknot (Algeo, Haughton, Knatchbull, Nolan) on their way to overall victory at the J109 National Championships off Howth
Andrew Alego's well–tuned Juggerknot crew have won the J109 National Championships at Howth Yacht Club, denying the pre-event favourite Storm (Pat Kelly) a hat-trick on home waters this afternoon. Algeo's Royal Irish Yacht Club campaign, that had already earned east…
Book Your Place At Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League Final Banquet
#HYC - Be sure to reserve your place for the KBC Autumn League final night banquet hosted by Howth Yacht Club on Saturday 20 October. The venue is also available for Christmas parties this upcoming festive season — with room…
The ferry was travelling from Belfast to Liverpool
#BelfastLough - An evacuation of passengers according to ITV News from a ferry took place after a report that a “device” had been left on board. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the Belfast to Liverpool service was held…
The largest containership to call to Cork, Afloat adds was Hamburg Sud's Polar Costa Rica (3,884TEU). The 43,000 gross tonnage 230m long ship made a maiden call in June to Ringaskiddy where the pair of STS (ship-to-shore) gantry cranes will be installed as part of the new €80m terminal.
#PortofCork - A significant deal has been signed by Liebherr Container Cranes to supply two large gantry cranes to the Port of Cork. The twin cranes reports The Kerryman will be located at the new container terminal at Ringaskiddy -…
The RMS Leinster which was operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company whose ornate crest still remains adorning the preserved facade of their head office at 15 Eden Quay, along the city's central north banks of the River Liffey.
#rmsLeinster - As part of RMS Leinster commemorative events, the UK's Royal Mail Group appropriately is the main sponsor of a special centenary concert tomorrow, Sunday 7th October (7.30pm) at Christ Church, Park Road, Dún Laoghaire in Co. Dublin.   Performances…
Aboard Ilen in Limerick Docks are (left to right) boatbuilder Liam Hegarty of Baltimore, Gary MacMahon of the Ilen Project, President Higgins, Brother Anthony Keane of Glenstal Abbey, and Sabina Higgins
President Michael D Higgins wished further fair winds for the historic ketch Ilen when he and his wife Sabina went aboard the newly-restored Conor O’Brien ketch during his visit to Limerick writes W M Nixon. Ilen has been brought back…
A tug assists a tanker off a jetty on the Shannon estuary.
#ShannonEstuary - The Limerick Leader writes that an environmental NGO has secured permission to bring a High Court challenge against An Bord Pleanala's decision to extend planning permission to develop a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on the Shannon Estuary.…
Dublin sailor Michael Boyd will be elected as Chairman of the IRC Congress in Dun Laoghaire today
Today's international annual meeting of the international IRC Rating Congress in Dun Laoghaire will appoint Royal Irish Yacht Club sailor Michael Boyd as its new Chairman.  IRC rating representatives from Belgium, Canada, France, Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Holland, Turkey the USA…
County Mayo's Joan Mulloy arrives at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
Figaro Sailor Joan Mulloy from County Mayo sailed into the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire today fresh from her exploits in France where she became the first Irish woman to complete the famous French Solo Race. It looks as…
Drama as defending champion Storm' hits the pin end of the first race of the J109 National Championships in Howth today
In a dramatic start to today's J109 National Championships at Howth Yacht Club, defending champions, Storm, hit the pin end of the starting line in the first race. The error meant the Pat Kelly team was in an untypically low…
Above L.E. James Joyce Afloat adds is the current Naval Service vessel involved in Operation Sophia.
#NavalService - The Tánaiste Simon Coveney has ruled out suspending Ireland's Naval Service involvement in the Mediterranean migrant rescue mission and bringing crews home to deal with staff shortages. As The Irish Times writes, Independents4Change TD Clare Daly claimed “the…
Learn To Sail Virtually With New Simulator For PC & Mac
A new sailing simulator for PC and Mac computers will appeal to experienced sailors and novices alike, its makers hope. Officially launched at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble yesterday (Friday 5 October), eSail Sailing Simulator puts you in…
Irish Lights Through A Changing Ireland Subject Of New Exhibition In Dun Laoghaire
‘Safety at Sea Through War and Upheaval’ is the title of an exhibition now running at the dlr Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire, highlighting the history of Ireland’s lighthouses between the years 1911 and 1923. Using resources from the Irish Lights…
Six short races are scheduled as a two-race mini-series for the Flying Fifteens on Dublin Bay
Fresh from last weekend's national championships on Dublin Bay, the National Yacht Club stages the first race of its Flying Fifteen 2018 Frostbite Series this Saturday. There will be back-to-back races on each day of the series that runs until November…

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