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Crosshaven brothers Peter (left) and Rob O'Leary on their way to Walker Cup victory in Miami last year. The change positions and race for Junior World Honours at the same venue today
Cork Harbour brothers Robert and Peter O’Leary start the first ever Star Junior World Championship at Miami, Florida, at Coral Reef Yacht Club today.  Following a successful week for Ireland's Finn Lynch in the Laser class at the same race track last week,…
Two Kona windsurfers are part of the DMYC PY Frostbite fleet
After yet another Sunday lost to adverse weather last week, the DMYC Dun Laoghaire Frostbite fleet got another two races in today, Sunday 3rd February writes Cormac Bradley. Initially, the wind looked to be nicely consistent with a bearing of…
Finn Lynch made the medal race in Miami - watch live below from 20.30
After a mentally testing week in Florida, Ireland's Finn Lynch becomes Ireland's first men's Laser sailor to ever qualify for a World Cup medal race. The race is broadcast live below from Miami at 3 30 pm (or Irish time 20.30). Lynch…
Tokyo trialists Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle are entered for March's Trofeo Princesa Sofía regatta in the 49er class
Next up for Irish Olympic sailors still seeking the speed to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics is March's Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar, in Palma, Mallorca one of the most important Olympic Classes regatta in the World and a nominated Irish sailing 2019…
Pierce Purcell has been helping fellow-sailors and beginners ever since he started sailing himself
When Pierce Purcell of Clarenbridge in Galway officially retired from the marine business on the 31st January, it by no means ended his association with boats, the sea and sailing. For his entire life has been devoted to helping others…
The Gonzaga College team, inaugural winners of the Shanahan Team Racing Cup
With his captaining of the successful Gonzaga College team in the inaugural Shanahan Cup raced at the Irish National Sailing School on January 16th, noted junior sailor Jack Fahy is the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for January 2019. Competing…
The visit of the Tall Ship Belem was recalled  at the seventh annual prize giving and season Launch event at the Mansion House in Dublin at the weekend
On Saturday 2nd February 2019, Sail Training Ireland held their 7th Annual Prize Giving and Season Launch event at the Mansion House in Dublin, courtesy of Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring. As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the event at…
Monkstown Bay Laser sailors (from left) article author Chris Bateman, Barry O'Sullivan, Charles Dwyer, William O'Brien, Arthur O'Connor, Rob Howe, Emmet O'Sullivan, Colin Johns, Robbie O'Sullivan Bottom- Paul O'Sullivan, Ronan Kenneally, Sophie Crosbie, Harry Pritchard and Alan Fehily
Saturday, February 2nd saw laser sailors competing on Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour for the fourth day of the Monkstown Laser Frostbite League, sponsored by CH Marine writes Chris Bateman. The morning began with a golden sunrise overlooking the eastern end…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club J80 'Rationel' is part of the 2019 DBSC Spring Chicken fleet
This morning's DBSC Spring Chicken Series got off to a gentle start in light to medium westerlies on Dublin Bay for the 38-plus boat fleet. The regular mix of contestants were joined by Iduna, an 80–year–old Lymington L Class design. Viking Marine…
Bronze Medal For Ex-Irish Olympian Saskia Tidey In Miami 49erFX Final
Former Irish Olympian Saskia Tidey won bronze in the 49erFX with her sailing partner Charlotte Dobson at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami yesterday (Saturday 2 February). The Royal Irish Yacht Club skiff sailor, who switched to Team GB two…
With some consistent sailing in tricky conditions, Finn Lynch now counts four top ten results from nine races sailed so far in Miami
Ireland's top Laser sailor Finn Lynch bounced back into medal race contention at the Miami World Sailing Cup and lies eighth overall after nine races sailed. After a tough day on Thursday, as reported by Lynch on Afloat.ie here, the National…
Sanita Puspure with the trophy which will be presented in her name
#Rowing: UCD and Old Collegians celebrated their world champions at the UCD Boat Club dinner on the campus on Friday night. Sanita Puspure, who has been with Old Collegians for a decade, received a special award. The world single sculling…
The heart of it all. The Corby 25 Fusion (Richard Colwell & Ronan Cobbe) in a club evening race at Howth
When time is spent with Richard Colwell, who was elected as the new Commodore of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association in November, you’re quickly reminded of the saying: “If you want anything done, and done well, then ask a busy…
Brittany Ferries says its newbuild Honfleur (CGI image) is not to enter service (Portsmouth-Caen) this season from German shipyard FSG as financial penalties have been imposed due to late delivery of W.B. Yeats
#ferries - In another statement issued by Brittany Ferries, the operator has announced it is aware of press reports regarding financial setbacks at FSG, the German shipyard where its next ship, Honfleur is under construction. The statement continued, FSG has…
Aidan Flynn General Manager FTA Ireland; Declan Assist Head, School of Management; Dr Katrina Lawlor Dean, College of Business; Professor David Fitzpatrick, President TU Dublin; Edward Tersmette, policy officer, European Commission, Secretariat General, Structural Reforms Support Service (SRSS); Martin Diskin, Road Transport and Freight Policy Division, DTTAS; Dr Deirdre McQuillan, Head of Research, College of Business; Dr Amr Mahfouz , Lecturer and Project Manager, School of Management; Paul O’Reilly Head, School of Management
#irishports - At TU Dublin, Ireland's first technological university, a multi-disciplinary applied research team is working on a project to assess potential post-Brexit implications for the logistics and transportation sector. The work of the project research team will also access…
Former Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena having passed through Tower Bridge, arrives to moor alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London this week (see link below to Afloat's 2016 coverage). St. Helena's visit was to promote Extreme E electric car racing launching in 2021 as the ship will transport the championship’s supplies and equipment. Afloat adds in 1995, RMS St. Helena made a once-off charter to Swan Hellenic Cruises with calls to Ireland, Dublin and Cork (Cobh), Isle of Man and the Western Scottish Isles.
#shipping - Former Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena returned to London almost three years after a farewell 'once off' visit took place just days before the UK Referendum to remain or leave the EU was held, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat…
Powering up electric waterways  - ElectriCity’s Volvo Penta-powered electric vessel will be the first fully-electric ferry in the city able to complete longer, multi-stop routes along the river
In the next phase of Gothenburg’s drive to connect its residents with a seamless citywide low emission commuting network, a Volvo Penta-powered electric ferry service is being introduced into the ElectriCity transport ecosystem. Building on the growing success of Gothenburg’s…
In the event of a No Deal Brexit, Armorique which operates Plymouth-Roscoff,  is one of three Brittany Ferries English Channel routes that form part of the UK Government's initiative to spend on contracts that would require an increase in additional capacity. AFLOAT adds Armorique that links Cornwall and Brittany is the first in the French ferry fleet to receive the new livery scheme.
#ferries - Brittany Ferries last week released a statement (below) to reassure passengers concerned by changes following the UK Government's £108m spending initiative to use ferries to ease potential problems in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The French operator…
The crew of Maiden, as featured in the new documentary on Tracy Edwards
Cork’s Gate Cinemas will stage a special screening of the new Tracy Edwards documentary Maiden, followed by a satellite link Q&A with Edwards herself, on Thursday 7 March. Edwards was a 24-year-old cook on charter boats when in 1989 she…
Some samples of Lynn Haughton’s Neo Collection
Old wetsuits aren’t recyclable, with thousands dumped in Irish landfills each year — but as RTÉ News reports, one woman has found a way to ‘upcycle’ them into something new. Lynn Haughton, a designer based in Co Wexford, has been…

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