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Kieran O'Connell (third from left) competing onboard a Royal Cork keelboat
Interest in keelboat racing is increasing. Cruiser racing is on the way back! So says the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Rear Admiral for Keelboats, Kieran O’Connell, writes Tom MacSweeney. Clubs around the coast have experienced a fall-off in racing numbers at…
RCYC's Kieran O'Connell (in RIB) assists Winter league competitor Blue Oyster that went aground yesterday in Cork Harbour. Race three photo gallery below
A yacht that went aground during racing in the O'Leary Insurance Winter League in Cork Harbour yesterday was successfully recovered by fellow competitors and Royal Cork Yacht Club officials writes Bob Bateman. The 38–foot yacht that was competing in the White Sails…
Hugo Boss at Tower Bridge, London
British sailing team, Alex Thomson Racing, that visited Irish shores this Summer today announced that their long-term sponsor, HUGO BOSS, has extended its partnership with the team for a further four years, in a deal that will take them through…
Monkstown Bay is getting a slipway extension
Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour is getting a slipway extension which will improve boat launching and recovery. The previously narrower slipway is being renewed and widened.  The slipway is at the upriver side of the Sand Quay which is primarily…
Majestic – The Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo skippered by Denis Murphy led the fleet. Scroll down for photo gallery
There was another super race in the O'Leary Insurances sponsored Winter Sailing League at Royal Cork Yacht Club today writes Bob Bateman. Sunny (most of the time) with wind 20 to 25 knots from north north west was a scenario where…
The 'Handysize' products tanker, Cielo di Ulsan (above) and a sister Cielo di New York is docked at the Whitegate Oil Refinery, Cork Harbour. The 39,990dwt tanker is managed by d'Amico Tankers Ireland with offices based in Dublin's Docklands.
#PortofCork - Italian shipping giant d'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA, manages one of the largest bulk, container and product tankers fleets that includes Cielo di New York that is docked at the Whitegate Oil Refinery, Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Conor Phelan (left) lifts the Rose Trophy for his overall win of IRC One at Royal Cork's CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League Prizegiving. Also pictured is  CH Marine's Martin O'Donovan (centre) and RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell, Scroll down for Photo Gallery
Last night's Royal Cork Yacht Club prizegiving for the ten–race CH Marine Autumn League Series was officiated by RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell with Martin O'Donovan of CH Marine in attendance. Scroll down the page for a gallery of prizewinners…
Nine race wins from ten starts easily sealed victory for Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice in IRC One at the CH Marine Autumn League. Scroll down the page for Photo Gallery below
The best was kept til last and the closing races of the CH Marine Autumn League today in Cork Harbour featured some fine sailing conditions writes Bob Bateman. Winds were force four from the north/north west on a beautiful Autumn day at Crosshaven.…
At the Argentinian anchorage of Racalada, Arklow Spirit is one of a pair of 'S' class bulk-carrier sisters. Both 33,905dwt sisters are the largest indigenous ships on the Irish Shipping Register. The South Korean built pair trade on deep-sea routes compared to their smaller short-sea European based fleetmates.
#BrazilCork - Appropriately one of the largest Irish flagged ships, Arklow Spirit is due to Cork (Ringaskiddy) where as previously reported the National College of Ireland annual Maritime Event Open Day is on this Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat has…
The seemingly doomed yacht narrowly avoids collision with Monkstown's quay wall then disappears downwind in the spume. Scroll down for video
A video of a yacht that broke free of its mooring in the teeth of Storm Ophelia in Cork Harbour, has recorded over 50k views on social media. The Ensign Bar in Monkstown Co. Cork posted the vid on Facebook…
Though no longer in the boatbuilding trade, Crosshaven Boatyard employs seven as a storage and servicing facility
#CorkHarbour - Crosshaven Boatyard manager Matt Foley has confirmed to Afloat.ie that the Cork Harbour facility is for sale as a going concern only, and not with vacant possession as advertised by the auctioneers and in the Irish Examiner. Foley…
Peter O'Leary and crew search for wind in a 1720. Scroll down the story for more photos
Drifting conditions in Cork Harbour may have appeared beautiful to the onlooker but to the crews of the 52 boats competing in Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League it was very frustrating writes Bob Bateman. Outside Cork Harbour Race…
Haulbowline Waste Tip as seen from the channel between Haulbowline and Spike Island
Meitheal Mara, the Cork boatyard and maritime community organisation which has carried out many years of development work highlighting Cork’s maritime and boat-building tradition has protested the exclusion of boat access to Haulbowline Island in the €60m remediation plan for…
Some of the sailors who gathered for Blackrock Sailing Club's inaugural sail on the River Lee
Blackrock Sailing Club on the River Lee in Cork Harbour became Ireland's newest sailing club last month when the new facility set sail in a fleet of refurbished Firefly dinghies operating from the pier at Blackrock village. At this stage…
Coracle IV, an Olson 30, skippered by Kieran Collins is lying third overall after two races sailed in the IRC 2 division of the CH Marine Autumn Regatta 2017. Scroll down for photo gallery from today's racing
Ted Crosbie's X302 No Excuse took an early lead in the nine boat IRC two class of Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. A grey, damp morning gave way to more pleasant conditions this afternoon for…
Fortress Spike Island saw off competition from the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Rome's Colosseum to win the award
#SpikeIsland - In Cork Harbour the visitor centre on Spike Island run by Cork County Council has been named Europe's leading tourist attraction at the 2017 World Travel Awards. RTE news writes that Fortress Spike Island saw off competition from…

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