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Team Racing is a fun and inexpensive way for clubs to attract young dinghy sailors
Howth Yacht Club will welcome the Irish Sailing team racing roadshow funded by BIM - Bord Iascaigh Mhara - (Ireland's Seafood Development Agency) which is designed to attract sailors between the ages of 14 – 30 from around the area,…
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What is The Difference Between Racing & Cruising Sails?
North Sails colleague and friend Neil Mackley has just written a really nice piece on the difference between racing and cruising sails that I wanted to share with Afloat readers writes Nigel Young of North Sails Ireland Neil has been…
The First 310 More Mischief leads the Spring Chicken
The Beneteau First 310 More Mischief leads the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by a single point after two races sailed.   The 1720 Ricochet and the J109 Ruth are in joint second place on 13 points overall. Download overall results below. Racing…
Annalise Murphy made the most of the strong winds in Melbourne to claim victory in race 3
The National Yacht Club’s Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy leapt to the front of the Irish women campaigning for Olympic selection with a win in race 3 of the weather-bedevilled ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. A…
New Lecture Series Kicks Off In Cobh Next Week
A new lecture series in the run-up to the Cobh Traditional Sail Regatta kicks off next week at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh with a talk on the key role of marine pilots in busy city docks. Port of…
Skerries volunteers in their inshore lifeboat alongside Howth RNLI
The first time this year that pagers sounded for the volunteers of Skerries RNLI may have ended in a false alarm. But the crew of the North Co Dublin lifeboat station confirms it takes any activation of an emergency beacon…
Glandore sailor Don Street is competing on Kinship in the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600
Michael Boyd is chasing the overall lead on board Giles Redpath’s Lombard 46 Pata Negra after the first 100 miles sailed in the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in Antigua. The proven Pata Negra…
Revelling in it. The late Roy Dickson racing his Corby 36 Rosie long after he’d become entitled to his free travel pass
The death of Roy Dickson of Sutton and Howth at the age of 87 takes from among us one of the most multi-talented people in sailing, a man whose 75-year career of innovation and success afloat had started as a…
File image of Rosie Hackett Bridge between O’Connell Bridge and Butt Bridge on the River Liffey
BreakingNews.ie reports that three people have been rescued from the River Liffey by the fire brigade in Dublin city centre this afternoon (Monday 24 February). It’s understood that two of the individuals jumped into the water to save the first…
Sean Craig was the winner of the second Laser Radial race
After three Sundays of no racing due to the ongoing storms of winter, the Dun Laoghaire DMYC Frostbite fleet was able to take to the water yesterday in what were still quite brisk winds but nothing like what we had…
File photo: The unfinished Scottish Western Isles ferry Glen Sannox was launched on Clydeside in 2017 at Fergusons shipyard, two years before the complex was nationalised.
On Clydeside a troubled shipyard was "forced into administration" by the Scottish Government without giving the private sector time to save it, a dossier compiled by its former owner has claimed. Ferguson Marine, the last yard in Scotland still handling non-defence…
An Oil Spill Assessment Team convened again as of 2.00pm today, as part Cork County Council's Oil Spill Contingency Plan in response to the grounding of cargoship (Alta) in Ballycotton, Co. Cork.
Preparing to remove materials from a grounded ghost ship by helicopter on Tuesday is in the hands of Cork County Council as they could pose a pollution risk. The council according to Green News.ie, is preparing to airlift barrels of machine…
The Marina in Cork
The Cork Head of the River on Saturday (February 29th) is set to go ahead. The rowing event is scheduled for the Marina in Cork, and it may be able to deal better with the recent bad weather than some…
Work has continued ever since to reopen the historic UK Appledore shipyard (Afloat adds which built its last vessel in 2018 for the Irish Naval Service), but as of yet, no date for any reopening has been announced.
Councillors in Devon have urged the UK Government to hurry up and get a deal over the line to reopen Appledore Shipyard. Despite a union-led protest march, a 9,500-strong petition and the efforts of local MPs, the north Devon shipyard…
Artemis Technologies Commercial Director David Tyler, left, joins Creative Composites Managing Director Jonathan Holmes to announce a collaboration that will see Lisburn-based Creative Composites make components for Artemis Technologies’ revolutionary new electric eFoiler Propulsion System. It forms part of Artemis Technologies’ wider plans to lead the decarbonisation of maritime transport from its base in Belfast
Belfast Lough-based Artemis Technologies - a world-leading high-performance maritime design and applied technologies company - has announced a partnership with Creative Composites in Lisburn to make parts for a revolutionary new foiler system – the world’s first commercially viable electric…
Two Men Plead Guilty to Illegal Net Fishing for Salmon on the Lower River Nore
Two men have recently appeared in court on charges relating to illegal net fishing for salmon on the lower River Nore. On Tuesday, 18th of February Mr Brian Murphy and Mr Martin Barron appeared in front of judge Geraldine Carthy…
File image of the MV Madelen, which will carry out the ADCP deployment this Friday
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport advises that University College Dublin intends to deploy an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) sub-surface installation off the Aran Islands this Friday 28 February, weather permitting. The deployment will occur around 0.6 nautical…
Annalise Murphy competing in the Laser Radial Worlds in Melbourne
The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy finished ninth in the blue fleet to lie 45th overall and leads Irish hopes on day two of the ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne. Once again the weather gods did not look favourably on Port Philip…
American Magic in full flight
West Cork Commodore's Cup sailor and 1720 crew and former Mirror world dinghy champion, Revelin Minihane who has also served as a helmsman with Baltimore RNLI lifeboat, is on duty with the New York Yacht Club America's Cup Challenger, American…
Mermaid dinghy sailing on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's forthcoming 2020 summer season will feature Squibs and Mermaids will racing together on both Tuesdays (Dinghy Course), and Saturdays (Green Fleet course). It's a change to existing arrangements as the club, announces its schedule for the season…

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