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Tramore Bay
Tramore RNLI Lifeboat in County Waterford was launched to assist jet-skiers in difficulty yesterday. The RNLI were alerted to the incident after a member of the public contacted the emergency services. The lifeboat was launched at 14:39 and proceeded across Tramore…
Scottish Series Organisers Survey Sailors Ahead of May's Regatta
 AheadAfter Clyde Cruising Club decided to move the Scottish Series to the Clyde for 2021, the CCC team is working on the race programme. And in a recent communication to those boat owners having registered interest, a 'location survey' asks…
Annalong Harbour's North Pier - the Grade 2 listed structure is in need of restoration
Annalong Harbour lies on the South Down coast with the Mourne Mountains' stunning backdrop and was famous as a centre of the herring industry. As reported by BBC News, it was also an export point for the famous Mourne Granite…
Performance Director for Sailing James O'Callaghan
Irish Olympic Sailing boss James O’Callaghan was in climes sunnier than the team’s Dun Laoghaire Harbour Olympic Sailing HQ when he reported back to the Olympic Federation of Ireland last week on successful results achieved at January's training regatta in the…
Arvin was a river-sea cargo vessel type and vulanerable to storms
A ship ‘snapped in half’ and sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast while en route to Bulgaria. Now, as Marine Industry News reports, a shocking video has been shared showing the crew making an emergency mayday call as the bow…
UK Boaters Sailing EU Waters In for Strange Year, RYA Warns
“All sorts of strange things” will emerge this year for UK sailors in EU waters as post-Brexit issues remain to be ironed out. As Sailing Today reports, RYA cruising manager Stuart Carruthers has outlined some harsh truths for British boat…
The actor Russell Crowe was all smiles for Pip Hare who celebrates her birthday on 7 February
Vendée Globe sailor Pip Hare has received a surprise message of encouragement for her birthday from actor Russell Crowe. On Wednesday (3 February) the Hollywood fixture responded to a social media appeal from BBC Radio Solent presenter Steve Harris, who…
Armorique arriving in Cork Harbour when operating in recent years, has today arrived from St. Malo on a new Brexit bypass 'freight' only route to Cork as part of a network of routes linking Ireland and France, enabling trucks to directly access mainland continental Europe.
Brittany Ferries Armorique arrived into Cork Harbour this afternoon after the cruiseferry completed an inaugural new Brexit-bypass France-Ireland 'freight' only route from St.Malo, writes Jehan Ashmore Afloat tracked Armorique's arrival some ten minutes earlier than the 15:00hrs scheduled time when…
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat
Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat crew in Cork Harbour went to the assistance of two anglers today (Saturday, 6 February) after their vessel had mechanical problems, one and a half miles South East of Roches Point. The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged…
At the double. Anthony O'Leary of Crosshaven and Annalise Murphy of Dun Laoghaire are the only contenders to be Afloat.ie "Sailors of the Year" twice – himself in 2010 and 2014, and herself in 2012 and 2016
In these long-lived times, a Silver Jubilee is not what it used to be in an era when Golden Jubilees, Centenaries, Tricentenaries and whatever you're having yourself are cascading around us in an almost continuous nostalgia-fest. Nevertheless the healthy Quarter…
Wicklow RNLI lifeboat brought two fishermen to safety today after their vessel developed engine trouble six miles east of Greystones harbour. The all-weather lifeboat under the command of Coxswain Tommy McAulay was tasked by the Coast Guard at 12:15pm and…
Cruisers are dragged en masse from their moorings in the raging floodwaters
Dramatic footage has emerged of what’s purported to be a Le Boat cruiser fleet as its carried away in swollen rover waters amid severe flooding in southwestern France. A video compilation posted on social media shows how at least one…
Baltimore spring training is cancelled for this year, but the IODAI is looking at an alternative event
The Irish Optimist calendar will look a little different for 2021 due to continued disruption amid the coronavirus pandemic. The first casualty of the present restrictions is the spring training week in Baltimore. However, the International Optimist Dinghy Associaton of…
Win a Helly Hansen Crew Midlayer Jacket with Viking Marine
Viking Marine have teamed up with Helly Hansen to give away a Crew Midlayer Jacket — a favourite for sailors on and off the water. The Crew Midlayer Jacket is serious in protecting you from wind, insulating you from the…
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389
Now in stock with Irish Jeanneau dealers MGM Boats is a “stunning” Sun Odyssey 389 in full cruising spec. The two-cabin version comes with a Marc Lombard hull, grey cedar woodwork and Ambiance Weiss upholstery. It’s also the last boat…
The 2015 model Sea Ray 355 Sundancer is currently afloat in Malta and ready to go
BJ Marine has announced a ‘massive’ price drop on a 2015 model Sea Ray 355 Sundancer that’s currently afloat in Malta and ready to go. New to the market at €149,950, the state-of-the-art 38ft cruiser has two cabins, is powered…
DBSC Class Captain Frank Cleere
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) 18-boat Cruiser Two fleet has elected a new Class Captain for its 2021 season following its online AGM this week. The DBSC Cruiser 2/Sigma33 AGM was held via ViCo on 04.02.2021. The current Class Captain,…
Delphi fishery manager David McEvoy with the 6lbs 3 ozs salmon he caught in Connemara - the first salmon caught on the fly this season
Connemara’s first salmon of the year has been caught on the Delphi fishery, as Covid-19 restrictions keep many anglers away from their favoured riverbanks. Delphi fishery manager David McEvoy was only angling for ten minutes when he hooked and landed…
O'Sullivan's Marine: Business Development & Operations Manager Required
Position: Business Development and Operations Manager. Location: Tralee, Co. Kerry. Role: The business development and operations manager is a key leadership position within a fast-growing business in the marine industry. The prime business of the company was boat building, but…
Black Velvet with her Uni Titanium Furling headsail on a Harken furler. The headsail has horizontal furling battens. But there is no compromise in shape and design
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland explains which system is best for various situations There are times in your boat-owning life when you need to step back and evaluate your vessel's set-up with an eye towards optimizing the boat for…

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