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From left the Isotak X Hydrovision hood and visor, the Zip-on-Zip-off hood and the Avlare balaclava are award nominees in METs next month
Australian sailing clothing specialist, Zhik’s innovative new ‘modular’ ocean racing gear, Isotak X has been nominated for a DAME Award at METS 2017, the important Marine world trade fair in Holland next month. The all new Zhik Isotak X ocean range…
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.…
Tom Crosbie helming the X332 'No Excuse' in the CH Marine League. Scroll down for gallery of images
In the penultimate day of racing of the CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League, Conor Phelan's  Ker 37 Jump Juice holds a commanding lead of six points writes Bob Bateman. Phelan's class one lead is over Royal Cork club–mates Paul & Deirdre Tingle in…
These durable and functional bags have been designed specifically with space saving in mind
New for 2018, Henri Lloyd has designed and developed a new collection of waterproof luggage known as the Dri Pac collection. The collection features a 5L, 20L and 40L dry bag and also a 25L rucksack version. These durable and…
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…
Green Marine’s composite manufacturing facility in Hythe
#TradeNews - BBC News reports that Green Marine, the high performance yacht builder in the UK responsible for entries in the Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup, has gone into liquidation. Forty-six jobs have been lost with the end of…
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…
Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins leads the fleet around the Weather mark in race two of the Laser European Championships in Barcelona
19–year–old Aoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club started the her first day in gold fleet at the Laser European Championships in Barcelona with a mid-fleet result in race one followed by a 31st (discarded) in race two. Hopkins currently lies 20th…
Barracuda, a €1m-plus stealth style Irish built military vessel vessel built by Safehavan Marine. The high-tech vessel is undergoing trials with the help of the Irish Navy (Afloat adds with the above LE Ciara) and the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster.
#militaryboat - Cobh-based boatbuilding company Safehaven Marine, has revealed footage of its new Barracuda vessel undergoing a high-speed boarding trial with the Irish Navy writes the Evening Echo. The Barracuda which Afloat reported of its launch in 2015 is a high…
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…
Capt. Conor Moynihan, demonstrating the NMCI's 360 full mission bridge simulator's capabilities
#NMCIopenDay - The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is set to open it’s doors next month to the public for the annual College Open Day on Thursday,  26th October. The nautical education training college located at Ringaskiddy, lower Cork…
Irish at Laser Master Worlds: Niall Peelo (sailing for GBR), Paul Keane, Kevin Currier, Nick Walsh, Denis O'Sullivan, Ed Rice, Theo Lyttle and Sean Craig
Royal St. George's Sean Craig leads Irish hopes at the Laser Masters World Championships. The Dublin Radial competitor lies sixth in his 37–boat division after three races sailed in Split, Croatia. The Irish team are competing in three divisions. Results are…
Aoife Hopkins, Ireland's U21 Laser Radial European Champion, also achieved a whopping 601 points in her Leaving Cert this Summer
How do you strike a balance between the sport you love and a life outside it? How do you achieve great results but still have other strings to your bow? A criticism that is often levelled at performance athletes is…
Boats for sale at last year’s Southampton Boat Show
#Brexit - What will Brexit mean for Britain’s marine industry? That’s the question that was posed by MoneyWeek to leading figures in the sector on the eve of the Southampton Boat Show, which continues this week. There is broad agreement…
Sally Bell is a member of Royal North of Ireland YC and will turn 18 at the end of September and is Ireland's representative at the Youth Worlds in China
Irish Sailing has announced  the Irish team for the Youth Sailing World Championship. Ireland will be represented by three boats and four sailors: Sally Bell in Laser Radial Girls, Conor Quinn in Laser Radial Boys, and Geoff Power and James…

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