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The 19 metre fishing vessel experienced difficulty off the Bull Rock on the Beara peninsula in West Cork
Lifeboat crew at Castletownbere RNLI were launched early this morning just after 03.30 a.m. to assist a 19-metre fishing vessel which experienced difficulties off the Bull Rock off the Beara peninsula in West Cork. The alarm was raised when the…
The 'Spirit of Discovery in Cobh. The brand new luxury boutique British liner carried 999 passengers into Cork Harbour in July
There is only one more cruise ship is left to visit in December, for what has been a record cruise season for the Port of Cork with 100 cruise liners visiting in 2019. In total over 243,000 passengers and crew…
Screaming start for the trimarans at the start of the Brest Atlantiques Race
The Brest Atlantiques offshore race officially started today, Tuesday 5th November, at 11 am, in front of the Chaussée de Sein in Brest, western France. The four trimarans of the Ultim 32/23 class set off at more than 30 knots…
Thomson on the deck of the keel less Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss said today (Monday) that after exhausting all the options, they had decided to cut the keel off their 60ft monohull after damage forced them to withdraw from the 14th edition of the Transat Jacque Vabre Normandie Le Havre…
Carrybridge RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Douglas Euan and Kay Richards and rescue water craft
Carrybridge RNLI is looking for new volunteer crew members to join its search and rescue service on Lough Erne. The station, on the River Erne between the upper and lower loughs, is now calling on potential recruits to come forward…
Two Irish Boats Prepare for 2020 ARC Rally
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) will bring together a diverse group of boats and crews to sail with the historic ocean rally celebrating its 34th edition in 2019 and while there are no Irish entries among the fleet for…
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram in their Fireball dinghy
The opening round of the 2019/2020 Frostbites, hosted by the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club was sailed in sunshine and air temperatures that were around the 9 - 11º mark in a westerly wind that fluctuated a little during the…
Despite an appeal, the Finn single-hander has been ditched from the Olympic line-up from 2024
The International Finn Association delegation to the 2019 World Sailing Annual Conference in Bermuda has returned empty-handed. The eight submissions to reinstate the Finn in the slate for the 2024 Olympic Games were rejected by both the committees and the…
Double success. Michael O’Connor (right) is Sailor of the Month (Senior) for October after helming to victory in Flying Fifteens in the All-Ireland Championship at the NYC, while his crew for the championship, David Taylor (left) is October Sailor of the Month (Special Award) as he also crewed for Ben Duncan when he won the title in 2013 in ISA J/80s.
Michael O’Connor of Royal St George YC is “Sailor of the Month (Senior)” for October after emerging as the 73rd All-Ireland Champion Helm after a ding-dong two-day final raced in Flying Fifteens from the National Yacht Club on October 5th…
Going for it – Rocco Wright revelling in good sailing in the Optimist North Americans in October, in which he placed 2nd overall.
Optimist ace Rocco Wright of Howth found it was tough at the top when the 185-strong 11-nation fleet gathered at his home port for the Irish Open Nationals in August. After he’d won the first race, he was a marked…
Bundoran RNLI’s volunteer crew make their way to the scene
Four people have been rescued from an island off the Sligo coast after their vessel washed up on rocks. Bundoran RNLI’s volunteer crew launched to the incident at Inishmurray Island yesterday afternoon (Sunday 3 November) along with the Irish Coast…
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat 'Antix'. Scroll down for more photos
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat 'Antix' leads IRC Spinnaker Division One after today's first race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Group Winter Series writes Bob Bateman. After a dull start for the opening race, the day turned out…
The woman was airlifted to hospital by the Irish Community Rapid Response helicopter
Update: The Irish Mirror has since reported that the 20-year-old student recovered from the Caragh River at the weekend had died in hospital. The Irish Times reports that a University of Limerick student is in critical condition after getting into…
A catastrophic storm during high tide which will leave thousands of homes, businesses and landmark buildings in Dublin (Port above) under water is inevitable over the coming decades, one of the country’s foremost climate change experts has warned.
The Irish Times writes, that a catastrophic storm during high tide will leave thousands of homes, businesses and landmark buildings in Dublin under water is inevitable over the coming decades, one of the country’s foremost climate change experts has warned.…
Atlee Kohl racing the Laser Radial	at the Royal Cork Yacht Club Dinghy frostbites
After three races of the Royal Cork Yacht Club Laser 4.7 Frostbites, Dawson Kohl leads from Peter Layton in a 16-boat fleet. Third is Daisy Seward writes Bob Bateman In the Laser Radial division, Chris Bateman leads Atlee Kohl with Sophie Crosbie…
Officers of the Argentinian Navy on parade through Foxford in Co Mayo to Honour Admiral William Brown - founder of the south American nations' navy
Around 200 Argentinian military personnel reports RTE, travelled to Co Mayo to visit the town where the founder of the country's Navy was born. Admiral William Brown hailed from Foxford and today’s (yesterday) trip was the largest to take place…
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A Racegeek instrument fitted to the mast of a Melges IC37
Icy, the Melges IC37 has been in winning form since she launched for Cowes Week this summer. And when you take another look at her, there's more than one Irish connection. In keeping with the keep it simple but do…
Jolly Roger (Quentin bes Green, Bruno Van Dyke and Tom Abery)
The Etchells British Open and National Champion for 2019 is Jolly Roger sailed by Tom Abery, Bruno van Dyke, Matt Reid, Dom Mortimer and Quentin Bes Green. The 2019 Corinthian National Champion is Audrey sailed by Jon Warwick, Will Bedford,…
The keel of Hugo Boss (above) is attached only by the hydraulic ram after the 60-footer hit something in the water whilst travelling at around 25 knots this morning
Transat Jacques Vabre competitors Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald are working on the safest place to navigate their damaged 60ft monohull, Hugo Boss, after announcing their withdrawal from the 14th edition of the offshore race. As Afloat reported earlier, the…
Members of Lagan Search & Rescue
Belfast used to turn its back on the River Lagan. Not anymore writes Betty Armstrong. Within the city much development, both commercial and urban, has taken place around the river – a weir, Belfast Harbour Marina, riverside walks, a new…

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