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The first cruiseship of the Cork Harbour cruise season Astoria which AFLOAT adds is operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages had berthed in Cobh. The veteran vessel dating to 1948 is one of the oldest operational cruiseships.
#corkharbour - A picket by protestors held at Port of Cork sites in Cobh due to a dispute over public rights of way have been asked to stop, due to concerns that it is giving a bad impression to cruise…
Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton from Ballyholme Yacht Club and Séafra Guilfoyle of Royal Cork Yacht Club
Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton from Ballyholme Yacht Club and Séafra Guilfoyle of Royal Cork Yacht Club have made the cut for their 49er Gold fleet which begins this morning, the result was confirmed with a strong fourth place scored yesterday afternoon to put the duo…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
Under 21 Howth Yacht Club Laser sailor Ewan McMahon made gold fleet cut in Palma in only his second senior appearance
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch stays top five overall in the Laser class as the split from qualifying to finals racing arrived yesterday at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar.  The strongest breeze of the regatta so far arrived as…
(Top) Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne and (above) Monika Dukarska and Aifric Keogh
The award for the Afloat Rowers of the Month for March is shared between the women’s pair of Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska and the men’s double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne. Both crews excelled at the Ireland Trial…
All Party Call to Rally Behind Irish Islands
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on all Irish parties in the EU to support her amendment calling for funding for Irish islands in the European Parliament tomorrow. The Ireland South MEP made the call for cross-party support…
 Busy Frostbite mark rounding at the DMYC Frostbites
Is it still the Annalise effect, now morphing perhaps into the Finn Lynch effect? Is it the Laser Master Worlds effect from last September on Dublin Bay writes Sean Craig? Is it the emergence of the Radial rig as what…
Schull's own TR3.6 dinghies ready for the junior all Ireland sailors
The 2019 Schools Team Racing championships at Schull in West Cork looks set to be the biggest yet when it sets sails from the Fastnet Marine Centre in the town on May 4. There will be 13 teams from Munster, seven from Connacht…
Appeal For Anglers To Become Citizen Scientists As Part Of National Salmon Scale Project
Anglers are needed as citizen scientists for a new National Salmon Scale Project, says Sean Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector. Minister Canney said: “As we celebrate International Year of the Salmon, this project…
A 'Solstice' class cruiseship adds Afloat operated by Celebrity Cruises during a call to Cobh in lower Cork Harbour.
#cruiseliners - The Port of Cork writes the Irish Examiner, is expected to take advantage of a lack of space in Dublin Port for large cruise ships when Brexit forces authorities in the capital to handle increased amounts of freight…
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle are 20th overall
Belfast Lough and Cork Harbour duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle are 20th overall in quite possibly the largest 49er fleet ever assembled in Palma of 108 boats after the first day of racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta. Helmsman Ryan Seaton,…
Ireland's Finn Lynch in the thick of it in yesterday's first beat of race three
Consistency in tricky conditions has enabled Finn Lynch to maintain his second overall in a stand out performance after four races at Palma, Mallorca’s giant Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta. It heightens the prospect of a medal race finish – and maybe…
Lough Derg RNLI rescue the grounded cruiser
At 4.54pm yesterday (Tuesday 2 April), Lough Derg RNLI Jean Spier launched following a request by Valentia Coast Guard to assist one person on board a 27ft cruiser grounded on rocks at Gortmore Point. Conditions were rough with North Westerly…
RS400s launch for Frostie racing on Belfast Lough
Finally some racing again on Sun 31-Mar as the Spring series in RNIYC resumed! Sunshine and a lovely 12 - 15 kts from the east welcomed the RS400 class after a few weeks of no sailing due to poor weather.…
Optimist Association Seeks New Committee Volunteers
The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) is setting two volunteers to fill key positions in its committee. The roles of teams organiser and child safety officer do not require the volunteer to have any sailing experience or knowledge,…
East Mayo Anglers Association's new facility
Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed the opening of East Mayo Anglers Association disabled angling facility on the River Moy in Foxford, County Mayo. The €200,000 facility, which was opened last Friday by Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community…
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins Wins Andalusian Olympic Week in Laser Radial Class
Royal Saint George Yacht Club and Under 17 sailor Tom Higgins won the Andalusian Olympic Week regatta in the Laser Radial class earlier this month. Higgins recorded three first places and three-top three finishes overall to secure a five-point net winning…
Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall round the first mark in the lead of the Sardinha Cup at the weekend
If the first stage of the Sardinha Cup, the first offshore races for the Figaro Beneteau 3, proved to be something of a gentle baptism, the 405 nautical miles second stage which starts this Tuesday afternoon at 1600hrs local time,…
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A busy Viking Marine store in Dun Laoghaire
It's like Christmas with the number of boxes full of our new summer stock arriving into Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this week! We have new product ranges, new suppliers and ongoing innovation from current and new -…
Youghal RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Gordon and Phil
Youghal’s latest RNLI recruits followed a training exercise on Sunday (31 March) with a callout to a 10ft open boat experiencing engine trouble just off the old Youghal bridge in the East Cork town. The volunteer crew launched the inshore…

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