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'Temptress' Classic is New on our Boats For Sale Site
Temptress is an excellent example of this classic Swedish designed yacht, says the private seller of this Albin Ballad. She is safe and easily handled, sturdy, stiff, swift and a capable cruiser equally at home around the cans, pottering in…
Is Your Sailing Website Always Out of Date? Here's the Solution!
Calling all Sailing Clubs and classes! Do you have the resources to keep your sailing club website up to date? Are you fed up finding your website looking out of date? Would a constant stream of Irish sailing and boating…
Look Out for Autumn Afloat!
Look out for Afloat's Autumn 2011 issue published in the first week of October. The full colour issue includes the latest Irish sailing and boating news including exclusve reports on diving on the Lusitania, How the Rambler 100 crew were…
Ireland Battens Down the Hatches for Hurricane Katia
Ireland has battened down the hatches because of fears Hurricane Katia would wreak widespread havoc with storm-force winds and giant waves. The Coast Guard has issued a weather alert warning people to stay away from cliff edges. Boaters are also…
Cave Divers Body Recovered from Galway Cave
The body of award winning cave diver Artur Kozwolski has been recovered six days after he was reported missing in a Galway cave. His body was brought to the surface yesterday by a Brititsh specialist cave team who were hampered…
Waterford Tall Ships Win People of the Year Award
Tall Ships Festival Waterford 2011 received a People of the Year Award at the ceremony at Citywest hotel on Saturday for the enormous voluntary and community effort which led to a hugely successful festival. The event, with the support of…
Forty Boats Prepare for Liffey Cruise
Forty cruising boats will sail up the river Liffey to spend a night near the the replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston. The East Link bridge will lift and the Samuel Beckett bridge will swing open at noon on Saturday 24…
Cavatina Takes Win on Ringabella Course
The sixth race in the Royal Cork 'O'Leary Insurances' sailing League in Cork Harbour was a busy affair for Race Officer Micheal Lynch last Thursday night. He sent classes one and two out the harbour to Ringabella Buoy. Classes three and…
Ireland Team Finish 16th at Canoe Slalom World Championships
Ireland finished 16th in the K1 men’s team event at the Canoe Slalom World Championships at Bratislava in Slovakia today. Germany were first in a time of 110.79, while Ireland, made up of Ciaran Heurteau, Patrick Hynes and Eoin Rheinisch,…
J24 Euros Open in Howth, Strong Winds Cancel Practise Race
The BMW J/24 European Championships were officially opened last night with a ceremony on the forecourt in front of the Howth Yacht Club clubhouse on the podium erected by the sponsor but a practise race scheduled for this afternoon was…
Expected Strong Winds Lead to Ferry Cancellations
Some ferry sailings have been cancelled in advance of the high winds caused by the tail end of a hurricane crossing the Atlantic. Storm force winds are expected across the country later on this evening and into tomorrow. Met Éireann…
Coast Guard Advises Caution in Severe Weather
The Irish Coast Guard has advised members of the public to take care in the current severe weather conditions, particularly around the coast and in exposed areas. Sea ActivitiesAvoid sea or water-based activities today if possible. Cliff WalkingThere is safety…
Heurteau's London 2012 Bid Comes Up Short at Canoe Slalom World Championships
Ireland’s Ciaran Heurteau finished 28th in the K1 semi-finals at the Canoe Slalom World Championships this morning in Bratislava in Slovakia. The top 10 go to the final, but a place in the top 15 countries would have qualified the…
America's Cup Racing Underway in Plymouth (Pics Here)
Top sailing teams are training towards the 2013 America's Cup in Plymouth on the English South Coast this weekend. The new format, with an initial series in 45ft catamarans building up towards a final in 72ft cats, was supposed to…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Three after Yacht Capsizes
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assisted three persons after their yacht capsized and sank close to Hare Island on Lough Der. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO. At 17.04hrs Saturday September 10, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast…
Kitesurfer Rescued off Liverpool
A kite surfer was rescued from the sea after getting into difficulty off New Brighton today. Liverpool Coastguard was contacted by Wirral Lifeguards who had been watching a kite surfer who had returned to sea to retrieve his lost kite…
Hurricance Katia Provides Exhilarating Sailing on Dublin Bay
Colin Byrne's X-34 Xtravagance was the winner of a reduced Class one in breezy conditions on Dublin Bay yesterday. Racing in strong southerly winds - that Met Eireann says is the tail of Hurricance Katia - provided an exhilarating penultimate…
Ex Sailing Chief Lashes 'Grandiose' Dun Laoghaire Harbour Plan
A former Irish Sailing Chief has added his voice to the growing concerns of sailors in Dun Laoghaire to a recently published Harbour Masterplan that Waterfront Yacht Clubs say threatens sailing in the port, Ireland's biggest sailing centre. The plans,…
Doolin May Soon Get New Coastguard Station
The Irish Examiner reports that the Doolin coastguard unit is set to get a new coastguard station. http://www.afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/ One of the busiest search and rescue units in the State, the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard currently has to…
New Search for Lifford Man Feared Drowned After Fleeing Police
A major search operation will today get under way in the Strabane area to find missing man David Calhoun, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The 22-year-old is feared drowned after fleeing from police in the direction of the River Mourne in…

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