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Submissions Open For European Maritime Day ‘In My Country’ Events In 2020
Applications are now open to submit your event to be part of European Maritime Day celebrations next year. In 2019, a total of 145 events were organised across 23 countries under the ‘EMD In My Country’ banner, with activities from…
Sutton Dinghy Club, which has been awarded more than €55,000 towards the upgrade of its facilities
Sutton Dinghy Club received the biggest amount out of four local allocations for sailing as the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme is completed. The north Co Dublin club was awarded €55,971 towards the upgrade of its clubhouse facilities…
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Olympic helmsman Mark Mansfield is the new J Boats & Grand Soleil Agent for Ireland
Key Yachting Ltd has announced that four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield, has been appointed the representative in Ireland for their four ranges; J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans, and Tofinou. Key Yachting is the sole agents for these performance brands in…
Rio rep Finn Lynch is one of three Irish sailors chasing the final two Tokyo Olympic places on offer next April in Genoa against stiff competition
The Irish Olympic Sailing Team have shown the depth of their ambition with the publication of a world-girdling events calendar as they go in search of final Olympic berths for Tokyo 2020. Ireland is contesting three of ten classes in…
Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough
The Ards and North Down Christmas lights switch-on this year on Saturday (23rd) at Bangor on Belfast Lough will be followed by a spectacular firework display from a floating barge moored outside the Harbour. A 200-metre safety zone will be…
Harry Twomey and Harry Durcan competing in the 29er skiff
Irish Sailing’s annual Youth National Championships will include skiff racing for the first time when they take place next year on 16-19 April at Howth Yacht Club, Dublin. This year for the first time Irish Sailing has invited the 29er…
The George Arthur Newsom Cup, for the most successful Yacht in one-design classes was presented to Flying Fifteen duo David Gorman (second from left) and Chris Doorly (left) by DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson and Vice Commodore Ann Kirwan. Scroll down for photo gallery
Last Friday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) prizegiving was a gala affair at the Royal St.George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the country's biggest yacht racing club.  As well as six premier awards for best performances, DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson congratulated over…
Royal St George Commodore Peter Bowring (pictured centre) with Baltimore SC champions comprising Mark Hassett with Adam Hyland, Fionn Lyden with Amy Harrington and Johnny Durcan with Trudy O’Hara
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted 16 teams at the 71st National Team Racing Championships last weekend in Dun Laoghaire. Near perfect team racing conditions of 8-12 knots breeze allowed a full round-robin competition of 120 races to be…
The challenge is being undertaken with the aim of showcasing the River Liffey as one of Dublin’s best amenities while raising funds for the RNLI
All In A Row 2019 comes to the capital’s River Liffey on Saturday week, 30 November, challenging teams rowing 40 skiffs, kayaks, canoes and currachs to exceed a 1,000 km target in eight hours. The organisers are hoping to exceed…
The 65-boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot fleet head south across Scotsman's Bay to Dalkey Island in race three of the seven race series
Royal Irish J109 White Mischief has regained the overall lead of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay even after a lowly 21st place scored in the third race last Sunday morning. The Tim and Richard Goodbody skippered leader now…
Howth Lifeboat Station
Howth RNLI is hosting a special Lifeboat Supporters’ Evening tonight, Tuesday 19 November, from 7.30pm at Howth Yacht Club. Those attending will learn the latest news and updates from the Howth lifesaving volunteers, as well as see video of their…
Master Mariner Paddy Boyd says the County Council needs to show more commitment to its Large Scale Sports Infrastructure fund application to fund a National Watersports Campus
A leading maritime figure at Ireland's biggest boating centre on Dublin Bay has called on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to plan for the appropriate development of the harbour as a maritime leisure centre. Expert advice on strategic advice and…
Lee Early died in an incident on Arranmore Island early on Sunday
Arranmore RNLI has paid tribute to lifeboat volunteer Lee Early, who died on Sunday (17 November) after an incident at a pier on the Co Donegal island. TheJournal.ie reports that Early (26) and another man, who survived the incident, were…
Serving members of the Irish Naval Service who spend at least 80 days at sea will be eligible
A special tax credit by the Government is to introduced for sea-going naval personnel from next year. Serving members of the Naval Service, who spend at least 80 days at sea, will be eligible for the credit worth €1,270 per…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of Howth are one of two Irish teams competing for an Olympic berth in Auckland next month
Irish sailing fans can look forward to seeing two Irish teams bid for an Olympic berth at the 49er World Championships live in New Zealand next month thanks to new streaming technology announced by the international class association. As Afloat…
Northern Ireland youth sailors selected for the Laser Youth Performance Programme
RYANI has selected a group of young sailors to join its Youth Performance Programmes. The sailors, aged from 12 to 17, will be supported along their sailing journey, in preparation for national and international competition. RYANI Performance Manager James Farrell…
Portsmouth Harbour
Portsmouth Harbour Marine and Portsmouth City Council are in discussions with MaxComm Communication with the aim of hosting an international sailing and yacht racing conference in Portsmouth in November 2020. The annual Yacht Racing Forum draws a rich pool of…
The East Tip of Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour won the Engineers Ireland National Engineering Project of the Year 2019. The Mayor of Cork thanked all involved in the remarkable transformation of the former industrial site and all who voted.  Adjacent to the project site is the Irish Naval Service (headquarters) and basin where several patrol vessels are berthed.
The East Tip Haulbowline Island Remediation Project in Cork Harbour, was voted the National Engineering Project of the Year for 2019 at a ceremony held in Dublin.  As Afloat previously reported, Engineers Ireland invited members of the public to cast…
Belfast Lough will, from 25th till 28th June next year, see a repeat of the 2018 reincarnation as Bangor Town Regatta, a four-day multi class event
A ‘Town’ Regatta in Bangor first saw the light of day a century ago and Belfast Lough will, from 25th till 28th June next year, see a repeat of the 2018 reincarnation as Bangor Town Regatta, a four-day multi-class event…
Ariel and Merida at Exploris Aquarium before their release back into the wild at the weekend
Two juvenile seals named Ariel and Merida after the Disney princesses are part of a novel marine research project using the latest technology to record and understand harbour seals’ behaviour. In a first for Northern Ireland, the Exploris Aquarium in…

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