Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Maritime TV
New TV Documentary on Dark Secrets of the Lusitania
#LUSITANIA - A new TV documentary on the National Geographic Channel follows what might be the last expedition to the wreck of the Lusitania, in a bid to get to the bottom of the century-old mystery surrounding the ill-fated vessel.…
TG4 to Broadcast Volvo Ocean Race Sailing Action Live from Lorient and Galway
#VOR – Catch all the latest action and news from the Volvo Ocean Race on TG4 . TG4 will broadcast the in-port race live from Lorient next Saturday as well as the start of Leg 9 on Sunday. On Saturday…
Life Patrol: On The Banks of The Foyle
#Maritime TV Programmes – A new series Life Patrol: On The Banks Of The Foyle starts tomorrow night at 10.35pm on BBC 1 Northern Ireland. The series gets exclusive access following the work of the Foyle Search and Rescue, the…
Sunken Tanks and U-Boats Among Secrets of NI's Role in WW2
#MARITIME TV PROGRAMMES - A sunken U-boat off Malin Head will be one of the sites visited by Dan Snow in a new series looking at Northern Ireland's role in the Second World War. Dig WW2 With Dan Snow, a…
River Barrow Features on Sky's 'Distance Shores' TV Series
The River Barrow, Graignamanagh, St. Mullins and a boat trip from New Ross to Hook Head features on the new series of Distant Shores, a sailing adventure TV series where an American couple Paul and Sheryl Shard undertake different voyages.…
How Can Clubs Cash in on Sailing's Spectator Appeal?
#SAILING – Can sailing be a spectator sport for a live audience or for direct transmission on television? Magheramore says it is already happening but the challenge is for clubs and classes to find a way to capitalise on the…
Combating Piracy off the Seychelles
#ON THE TV – In tomorrow's concluding two-part documentary 'Hostile Environment' (RTE 1, 21.35) actor Liam Cunningham explores the criminal world in the Seychelles. Also examined is the role of anti-piracy work, as almost one third of all the oil…
On The TV: Sky's 'Treasure Island'
#ON THE TV – As previously reported on Afloat. ie, the first of a new two-part adaptation of Treasure Island which was partially shot in Ireland is to screened tonight at 7pm on the Sky HD 1 and Sky 1…
Ahoy Me Irish Hearties as “Treasure Island” Sets Sail for TV Screenings
#ON THE TV-It's just over a year ago to when filming took place for parts of the TV Movie "Treasure Island" off Dalkey Island, as previously reported on Fans of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson 18th century tale can…
Discovery Channel Airs Clipper Documentary
From this weekend, Discovery channel has confirmed that it will start screening Against the Tide, the television series about Clipper 09-10, on Discovery, Discovery HD and their +1 counterparts with the first episode scheduled to go out today (Sunday 23…
New Irish Language TV Series Unlocks Secrets of Ireland's Marine Environment
Ireland’s unexplored 220-million-acre marine environment will be revealed in a landmark new TV series which began last week. As previously reported on, Farraigí na hÉireann (Seas of Ireland) is a new six-part Irish-language series on Ireland's marine wildlife, which…
Open Your Eyes to the Seas of Ireland
An exciting new six-part T.V. marine wildlife series 'Farraigí na hÉireann' (Seas of Ireland), the first to be dedicated entirely within our shores and also produced at home is to be broadcast by TG4 next Tuesday (20th Sept) at 8pm.…
Olympian and Traditional Boat Builder Team up for New Build of Shannon Class
A former Olympian's 'mid-life crisis' and a love of  traditional boat building has led to a unique partnership in Roscommon where the art of clinker boat construction is being kept alive. 85–year–old boat builder Jimmy Furey, the doyene of the…
New TV Documentary: 'Smugglers'
'Smugglers' is the first of a new two-part documentary narrated by Samuel West which is to start this Tuesday on UTV at 9pm. The programme follows a customs cutter crew from the UK Border Agency as it stops a container…
Clipper Race Doc Goes Global on UK television
Against the Tide, the six-part international documentary series about the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – the only global ocean race to be contested by people from all walks of life – is to be launched in the UK…
A Century of Sailing: Documentary Launch
A little fleet of boats based in Howth has sailed through three centuries to become the oldest one-design yachts in the world still racing. How did they do it? The answer is an "extraordinary love story" of passion, pride and…

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

mgm sidebutton
bjmarine sidebutton
xyachts sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating