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DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
The innovative balaclava in the Isotak Zhik jacket
Marine Clothing
Zhik's New Isotak X Ocean Sailing Range Has Won the international DAME Award for marine clothing. The Jury was immediately drawn to the Isotak X range thanks to its clever Adaptive Collar System, as Afloat.ie previously reported here, which provides…
Richard Goodbody's White Mischief (pink spinnaker) leads J109 sistership Joker II (Richard Maybury) at the gybe mark of last week's opening Turkey Shoot Race on Dublin Bay
Turkey Shoot
After taking the three top prizes in last year's Rathfarnham Ford Turkey Shoot Series, only the presence of Paul O'Higgins's JPK 10.80 in second, breaks up four J109s in the top five of this year's DBSC 46–boat fleet after the first…
Overall ISORA Champion Mojito
ISORA
ISORA has reviewed a buoyant 2017 offshore sailing season in a just published online yearbook. The Irish Sea yacht racing body has compiled its race reports into one handy publication – with plenty of Afloat.ie photos – that sets out the record season of activity on…
Barton's robust wooden block range is designed in ash wood, and has plain or ball bearing sheaves, with a removable fastening bolt for servicing or re-varnishing.
Marine Trade
Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, unveils its brand new Barton Block Range, which will showcase at the Euopean Marine Trade Show, METSTRADE, for the first time, in November. Crafted by sailors for sailors, the new Barton…
Win this Rash'R rash vest worth €49.95  in our free to enter competition below
Viking Marine
Rash'R is an Irish company which designs and manufactures the 'brightest rash vests on the planet'. Their printing methods allow to create the most detailed, vibrant vests available today. Each vest is made from Eco friendly materials and provides spf 50+ sun…
Dubarry's Crosshaven in action with Team Scallywag
Marine Clothing
Dubarry of Ireland is the official supplier to Team Brunel and Team Scallywag in the 2017–18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, providing  high performance offshore footwear to the crews. The Irish sailing boots have been developed over a number…
These durable and functional bags have been designed specifically with space saving in mind
Marine Clothing
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…
Zhik's Kiama Coat is available in Black or Ash, unisex sizes XS to XXXL, €299 from Viking Marine and CH Marine
Marine Clothing
Zhik’s Kiama Coat is designed for keeping warm in cold and wet conditions, especially when you are already wet. Whether you are rigging the boat in driving rain, sitting it out between races or in the coach boat in bad weather,…
J109 Jedi (skippered by Kenny Rumball) crosses the offshore finish line of Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. The Sailing School entry is the winner of the Viking Marine Coastal Series
ISORA
With the completion of ISORA's race 11, the Pwllheli night race, the two coastal series, held on both sides of the Irish Sea are now complete, and ISORA has announced the winners of the two coastal series writes Mark Thompson.…
The new Energy Buoyancy aid – the elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customised fit
Marine Clothing
Sailing Clothing maker Henri Lloyd have launched a new CE approved Energy Buoyancy Aid has been ergonomically constructed to reduce bulk and provide maximum freedom of movement. The elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customized…
J109 Mojito is the overall leader of the ISORA points series. A 27-boat fleet will race to Greystones tomorrow
ISORA
A confirmed fleet of 27–boats in the ISORA day race from Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin tomorrow will most likely race south to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow in light westerly winds. The race is the deciding race in the…
Chris Power–Smith's  Aurelia was the ISORA night race winner
ISORA
What has been ideal night sailing conditions for this race in past seasons was certainly not ideal last Friday night, 18th August, for ISORA’s Night Race. Weather forecasts all agreed on what faced the fleet of 18–boats that came to…
Stephen Tudor's Sgrech who carried the same spinnaker for the entire race, and only gybed three times was the IRC winner
ISORA
With many ISORA boat competing in the Fastnet race, a smaller than normal fleet of ten came to the start line in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday 5th August, with useful points in all three classes up for grabs writes Mark Thompson.…
Stephen Tudor's Sgrech from Pwllheli was a winner in the Lyver Race
ISORA
The Lyver Race, after the postponement from the 30th June, took place on Friday 21st July writes Peter Ryan, Chairman of ISORA. The race is also an ISORA, RORC and a qualifier for the Fastnet Race. While 32 boats had entered…
Waiting for the wind at the Topper Irish Championships on Larne Lough
Topper
Hosted by East Antrim Boat Club over three days in July - 7th to 9th - the Blazin Digital sponsored Topper Class Irish National Championship was sailed on Larne Lough in testing conditions writes Tom Jobling. Headed up by local…