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ICRA AGM Returns to Kilkenny
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) goes back to its roots when it hosts its annual sailing Conference and AGM in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny on Saturday, November 21st. The event is open to all cruiser sailors. Among the items…
Poll: Who Will Win ICRA Boat of the Year?
Who will win the ICRA Boat of the sailing Year award is this week's question on afloat.ie's reader poll. Five boats are shortlisted as potential winners including Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Winner Legally Brunette. Mick Cotter's Whisper, fifth in…
Phillippe Falle's Puma Logic Wins RORC Yacht of the Year
Puma Logic has been awarded the ‘RORC Yacht of the Year’ and her skipper, Phillippe Falle will collect the Somerset Memorial Trophy at the RORC Prizegiving dinner in London on 7th November. The famous award is made by the RORC…
The magnificent Fastnet Light, the magic of Donegal Bay and how fuel starvation last night nearly cost Philip Fitgibbon the Round Ireland Powerboat record. The 800-mile trip is relived here in afloat.ie's podcast with the winning skipper. Listen here. var…
Henri Lloyd for the cruising/coastal sailor
Another new line from Henri Lloyd, the TP2 Ventura Jacket and Coastal Hi-Fit trousers from their Coastal & Inshore Range, have been developed for the cruising/coastal sailor looking for comfort and durability. Manufactured using highly breathable and 100% waterproof/windproof TP2…
Two's company for Rolex Middle Sea Race
The Rolex Middle Sea Race has attracted its share of characters over the years and more often than not in the double-handed division. This year is no exception and there are a number of crews embarking on the short-handed challenge…
ICAP Leopard set to tackle second leg of historic treble
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC Chief Executive Mike Slade, will once again take centre stage this weekend as she competes in the prestigious Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta. Having already taken line…
An hour after sunset Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan reclaimed their Round Ireland Powerboat Record powering over the Kinsale finish line to become the first team to set a sub 19–hour time for the circumavigation of Ireland. They finished in…
6pm: Hello Kilmore Quay! Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan are heading west in an ebb tide and a light easterly breeze. These are ideal conditions for the final miles of the 19-hour circumnavigation. Map here. Time keeper Denis Dillon of…
5.30pm Click here to see the tracker map. The tme keeper estimates a Kinsale finish at 19.50, some twenty minutes inside the record time.
5.30pm Race fans are on stand by in Youghal, Co. Cork to greet the 50-knot RIB as it passes. A flotilla of eight boats has departed Youghal quay to give support as they enter the final stretch of the 19…
5.10pm With exactly three hours to go to equal the record the RIB is off Gorey, Co. Wexford. Time keeper Denis Dillon of the Irish Sailing Association says 'only minutes either way' will decide whether Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan…
Where to Sail in the West of Ireland Shannon Estuary – and from Dingle to Slyne Head At over 100 kilometres long, the Shannon estuary stretches from the western edge of Ireland at Loop Head to east of Limerick city…
4.15pm - This morning's Round Ireland Powerboat Record attempt from Kinsale is now off Greystones, Co. Wicklow, well offshore and on target to break the 19-hour record, but only just.
Whether you want to learn to sail, are already an experienced sailor and want to cruise the canals, or feel like touring around the coast, our Island of Ireland can accommodate you. PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION ;-)
Winterising Your Boat The whole idea of winterisation can be about as appealing as having a tooth filled – and possibly as expensive – but there’s no substitute for being prepared, and a reluctance to cough up the necessary budget…
Infinite Recycling, only from Henri Lloyd
With the new Henri Lloyd Blue Eco range, the company has become the first international marine clothing company to engage in an infinite recycling programme. The Blue Eco Jacket and Hi Fit Trousers are recycled and recyclable, and are the…
2.30pm: Over lunch time today the two crew were closing in on their second refuelling stop at Portavogie on the Ards Peninsula. Trying to maintain a speed of 50mph is no mean feat in a 7.5 metre RIB. In order…
Cork needed fair clip for Rio
The Clipper round the world yacht Race Team has arrived in the Brazilian port and is making preparations for the yachts' arrival at the prestigious Iate Clube do Rio. According to Race Director Joff Bailey, who has been studying the…
A Round Ireland powerboat record set only a month ago is under threat today from two Kerrymen who aim to reclaim the title in the same boat in which they set the inaugural time two years ago. Justin McInerney and…

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