Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Afloat – Ireland's Sailing and Boating Magazine
Damage to Westcove Perch & Leading Lights, Co. Kerry
Marine Notice No. 13 of 2014 Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and SeafarersDamage to Westcove Perch and Leading Lights, Co. Kerry, due to recent storms The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been…
Marine Notice: Revision Of Code Of Practice For Small Fishing Vessels
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice 14 of 2014 advises that a revised Code of Practice concerning the Design, Construction, Equipment and Operation of Small Fishing Vessels of less than 15 metres length overall (Revision 2 dated 20/01/14 with operative date of…
#fishing – Marine Notice No. 16 of 2014 Notice to all Fishing Vessel Owners, Skippers, Fishermen and Seafarers Enhanced Safety Training for Skippers and Crews of Fishing Vessels Less than 15m Length overall This Marine Notice is published in accordance…
Kinsale Yacht Club Honours Navy's Rear Admrial Mark Mellett DSM
#kinsale – Kinsale Yacht Club bestowed Honorary Membership to Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM at a Reception at the Yacht Club today. Rear Admiral Mellett DSM is the first member of the Naval Service to have been promoted to the Naval…
New Requirements For Certificates of Competency Under 'Manila Amendments' For ETOs and ETRs
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 3 of 2014 provides guidance on the implementation of the Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW), with respect to Electro-technical Officers (ETO)…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Rescues Kayaker After He Falls Out of Kayak
#rnli – Volunteer lifeboat crew with Lough Derg RNLI pulled a man from the Nenagh river this afternoon after they had received reports that he had fallen from his kayak and was being pushed down the fast flowing river. Members…
Wayfarer Dinghy North American Champs Won By Ireland's Fisher & Watt
#wayfarer – Every winter, Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Florida hosts the North American Mid-Winter Championships, giving the small, but enthusiastic North American Wayfarer fleet a chance to sail in warm waters. In 2014, this was particularly appealing as most…
Wexford RNLI Mark Centenary of Fethard Lifeboat Tragedy
#rnli – On the 20 February 1914 fourteen volunteer lifeboat crew with Fethard RNLI set out to rescue the crew of the Norwegian Schooner the Mexico, which had lost its bearings in terrible weather and had been driven onto rocks…
RNLI Marks Centenary Of Fethard Lifeboat Tragedy
#RNLI - One hundred years ago, nine volunteer lifeboat crew from Fethard RNLI lost their lives as lifeboat crews rescued 10 people after Norwegian vessel, the Mexico, struck rocks off the Wexford coast. Hundreds of people gathered to attend events…
Sailing Vessel Sunk on Grand Canal at Shannon Harbour
#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners that a small unidentified sailing vessel is sunk in Shannon Harbour approx. 500 metres East of Griffith Bridge on the south bank. The vessel is an obstruction to navigation. The mast is lying…
German Tall Ship & Training Vessel to Visit Cobh, Port of Cork
#tallship – The German Embassy in Dublin has announced the arrival of the GORCH FOCK, Tall Ship and Training Vessel of the German Navy. The vessel will pay a visit to Ireland from March 13th to 29th, 2014. It will…
Boating Traffic on the Grand & Royal Canals & River Barrow to be Impacted By Bye–Laws – IWAI
#canal – The IWAI National Council hears the details of the impact the current proposals for Canal Bye- laws will have on boating traffic on the Grand and Royal Canals and the River Barrow. Carmel Meegan, President of the Inland Waterways…
Lough Ree RNLI Rescue Two Men, Search For Third Continues
#rnli – Volunteer lifeboat crew with Lough Ree RNLI were stood down at this evening (Thursday 20 March 2014) following a major search for a man believed missing when a boat carrying three men set off for Carnagh, from Hodson…
Marine Notice: Well Intervention On Corrib Gas Field
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Guardian (Call Sign V7FF7) will commence well intervention work for Shell E&P Ireland Limited on the Corrib Gas Field off the coast of Co…
Marine Notice: Hydrographic Survey In Donegal Bay
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 24 of 2014 advises that a hydrographic and geophysical survey operation will be carried out in Donegal Bay between 28 March and 3 April 2014 as part of the INFOMAR programme. The RV Celtic Voyager…
Marine Notice: Dredging & Disposal Works At Wicklow Harbour
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has been advised that dredging and disposal works will commence in Wicklow Harbour (52° 58.9’N, 006° 02.1’W) on Thursday 10 April 2014 and will continue for a period of approximately…
‘Give It Some Welly’ For The RNLI This Mayday
#RNLI - The RNLI is calling on the public to ‘give it some welly’ and support Mayday, the charity’s major fundraising campaign in Dublin. People are being asked to buy and wear a yellow welly pin badge or keyring which…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Sailing Results for Thursday, 24 April 2014
#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 2. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) CRUISERS…
Port of Cork Set for Busy 2014 Cruise Season
#portofcork – Cobh Confraternity Brass and Reed Band were in Cobh today tuning up ahead of the Port of Cork’s busy cruise–liner season. The band plays on the quayside for every cruise vessel, which gives the passengers a fond farewell…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday, 26 APRIL 2014
#dbsc - In a cut short programme for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's first Saturday race of the season, only a number of cruisers one boats sailed in the strong and gust southerly winds this afternoon. One boat was dismasted. Racing…
Who is Your Sailor of the Year 2022?
Total Votes:
First Vote:
Last Vote:

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Associations

isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating