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Defence Forces Review 2018 will be held in NUIG Galway next week, on Thursday 22 November, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
#NewsUpdate - The Defence Forces Review 2018, in association with the School of Political Science and Sociology will be held in NUI Galway next week, on Thursday 22 November. The event is also been held with the Irish Centre for…
Meilhat celebrating his biggest win to date on the dock in Guadeloupe
French solo skipper Paul Meilhat at the helm of SMA was crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race today from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. The…
 The jury joined Alex on board to hand him his penalty
The British yachtsman Alex Thomson stood on board his damaged yacht, Hugo Boss, moored to the quayside in Guadeloupe this morning and told the assembled media that he did not deserve to win the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. Thomson had…
Ireland’s Tom Dolan in his Figaro 2 Smurfit Kappa, turning to windward along the north coast of Spain during the Portosin-St Gilles leg of the 2018 Solitaire URGO Figaro – he was first rookie in this stage. Although the versatile Figaro 2 is being replaced by the foiling Figaro 3 for the Golden Jubilee Figaro Series next year, the introduction of a new offshore racing event in the 2024 Olympics could give the Figaro 2 a fresh lease of life
A woman. A man. Three days and two nights together at sea. Racing in a cramped 30ft boat. Under 24-hour surveillance. It sounds like the latest pitch for a Reality TV show. Arguably, it is. But it’s also the new…
Bann Head of the River Cancelled
#Rowing: Bann Head has been cancelled. The organisers joined those of Skibbereen Head in deciding that the weather conditions might have endangered contestants. The Coleraine event and the Skibbereen Head at the National Rowing Centre were both set for tomorrow,…
 Thomson crossed the finish line at Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe at 08:10:58 local time (13:10:58CET) after 11 days, 23 hours 10 minutes and 58 seconds at sea
The British sailor Alex Thomson has today crossed the finish line of the four-yearly solo Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic sailing race, as the first in the IMOCA Class. However, following an incident last night in which Thomson ran aground…
Small Craft Register: Irish Sailing Wants To Hear From You
Earlier this summer Irish Sailing asked boat owners for their experiences of sailing their boats abroad, registering on the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Part 1 Register, registering with other flag states and more. Now the governing body for…
Lough Ree, Tralee Bay, Howth & Lough Erne To Host J/24 Championships In 2019
The J/24 Association of Ireland has announced the calendar for its regional and national championships in 2019. Lough Ree Yacht Club will host the class for its Westerns in the first big event of the year on the weekend of…
Annalise with Yanic Gentry (left) and fellow Irish sailor Adam Hyland (right)
Mexican Laser sailor Yanic Gentry helped Annalise Murphy christen her new boat on its first day out on the water in Cadiz for winter training yesterday (Thursday 15 November). The Olympic silver medalist announced earlier this month that she and her…
Upon closer inspection of HUGO BOSS by the Alex Thomson Racing technical team, the boat appears to have sustained only minor superficial damage.
Between 21:45-22:00 AST on Thursday, November 15th Alex Thomson’s IMOCA 60 race boat grounded at the north end of Grande Terre, just south of the Grande Vigie lighthouse on La Pointe à Claude. At the time, Thomson was sailing at…
Completing the 24 hour sail in Malahide. The event called ‘DCU x DIT 24hr Sail’ consisted of the same two Topaz boats crewed by teams of two sailed from 5pm on 25th October to 5pm the next day.
A 24-hour sail raised over €2,000 for the Ocean Cleanup organised by DCU and DIT sailing teams in Malahide Yacht Club. The event called ‘DCU x DIT 24hr Sail’ consisted of the same two Topaz boats crewed by teams of…
The National Rowing Centre
#Rowing: Skibbereen Head of the River, set for Saturday, November 17th, at the National Rowing Centre, has been cancelled. A forecast of high winds led the organisers to make the decision on safety grounds.
Sarah Scowcroft a Stena Line cabin assistant, on board hospital ship Africa Mercy in Guinea, has vowed to raise funds for Mercy Ships for the rest of her life after experiencing first-hand the life-saving work carried out on by the charity.  The ferry operator is a supporter of the charity and up to 27 November, customers on all Stena Line vessels will be encouraged to 'Round Up for Charity' with their on board purchases and make a donation to Mercy Ships.
#Ferry - Sarah Scowcroft a kind-hearted Stena Line cabin assistant, has vowed to raise funds for Mercy Ships for the rest of her life, after experiencing first-hand life-saving work carried out on board hospital ship Africa Mercy in Guinea. Last…
Belview, the Port of Waterford's main terminal that adjoins the Belview Industrial Zone in south Co. Kilkenny. Containerships, short-sea traders and bulk-carriers use the facility located downriver of Waterford city.
#Ports&Shipping - The Port of Waterford have commissioned an economic impact study that shows the Belview Industrial Zone surrounding and including the port (see snapshot) supports 632 full-time jobs directly and a further 348 indirectly, a total of 980. Last year the…
75 different clubs from seven nations, racing 290 races are expected to compete at Dun Laoghaire Regatta in seven months time
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta organisers are reporting a strong uptake for its early bird entry offer for next July's four-day sailing event on Dublin Bay. With seven months to go, the country's biggest yachting festival – a collaboration between all four waterfront…
Half a century ago construction began on Goliath, then the largest crane in the world which formed the first of the giant shipbuilding cranes in Belfast at the Harland & Wolff yard. The second crane Samson soon followed to become iconic symbols of the city's industrial pride and heritage known throughout the world.
#BelfastLough - This month 50 years ago, November 1968 the landscape of Belfast was forever changed when a giant yellow crane known as Goliath rose from the Harland and Wolff shipyard. As BBC News NI recalls, it would be joined…
A rainbow on Dublin Bay for a fine Turkey Shoot Series race two turnout
DBSC organisers have published the handicaps and start sequences for next Sunday's third race in the Citroen sponsored Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay. Download the handicaps and starts below. As Afloat.ie previously reported, after a shifty race two, Bay newcomer Hot…
A photo of the man driving down the Pacific Highway on a motorised scooter was widely shared on social media.
 In Australia, a man who used a mobility scooter to tow a boat along the Pacific Highway near Newcastle has been charged by police, as the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The 35-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with multiple offences…
French skipper, Lalou Roucayrol on board Arkema
The ninth day at sea in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race saw the second capsize in this 11th edition of the four-yearly classic when a 50ft trimaran flipped over about 1,000 nautical miles east of Guadeloupe.…
Dinghy Team Racing is thriving in the college scene with some twenty-seven teams competing regularly in their four provincial events and the Irish Universities Championships
Some sixteen teams will do battle for the Miss Betty IYA junior team racing trophy presented by Clayton Love Snrthis weekend in the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. What marks this occasion is that it is 70 years…

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