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Anthony O'Leary's Ireland team (left) seeks the lead at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in Irish designed IC37s
Ireland is on the International yacht racing stage this week thanks to triumphs on the water and off at last Saturday's Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. As Afloat reported previously, the Crosshaven, County Cork team led by Anthony…
The 90m superyacht Nero listing in dry dock at Amico & Co in Genoa
Four people were reportedly injured when a superyacht owned by Irish media mogul Denis O’Brien listed while being relaunched from a dry dock in Italy. According to Boat International, the 90-metre Nero was in the process of being moved out…
Annalise Murphy with her Olympic silver medal at Rio 2016
Sailing and rowing are among the beneficiaries of Sport Ireland’s €3 million investment in women in sport announced yesterday (Thursday 6 September). Rowing Ireland will receive €100,000 over two years, while Irish Sailing and Canoeing Ireland will get a total…
Banners erected on the Port of Cork sign by environmental group Extinction Rebellion
Campaigners for the environment, Extinction Rebellion have targeted the Port of Cork in their latest protest. According to EchoLive.ie, signs emblazoned with slogans such as "Port of CO2" and "Business as Usual??" were attached to the Port of Cork sign…
 Mr McCaul will raise funds for the Galway Hospice as a tribute to Mr Stewart in a row of the Shannon
A south Galway potter is embarking on a 350km row down the Shannon-Erne waterway in a handmade boat in memory of a close friend writes Lorna Siggins Weather permitting, Kinvara artist Joe McCaul (65) set out from Belleek, Co Fermanagh today…
Children will be encouraged to get out on the water at the Southampton International Boat Show next month
Nearly a quarter of all children in Great Britain — a whopping 2.28 million — have never been swimming in the ocean, and 35% have never been in a boat on the sea. That’s according to new research commissioned by…
Previous RYANI award winners
The RYANI is calling on clubs across Northern Ireland to nominate their sporting heroes for its the Annual Awards, sponsored by Garden Rooms NI. This year’s awards evening will be held on 17 January 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast’s Riddel…
Michael Kingston
An Irish maritime lawyer intends to seek a High Court declaration that the Whiddy island deaths which occurred in the Betelgeuse oil tanker explosion and fire 40-years ago were “unlawful”. Lawyer Michael Kingston also intends to seek a State apology…
Survey conducted at Dun Laoghaire Regatta
In a survey of competitors at the 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay, 60% of respondents said the Irish boating portal 'Afloat.ie' was their 'go-to' website for Irish sailing & boating news. Nearly 200 sailors were polled from…
Seapoint Bach in Termonfeckin
TheJournal.ie is reporting along with other news outlets that a teenage girl has died after getting into difficulty swimming off a Co Louth beach yesterday (friday 28 June). The 14-year-old girl was reportedly pulled out to sea by a rip…
AMS Panther is one of the three vessels that will be involved in the ecological survey for the Dublin Array between now and May 2020
A series of ecological surveys will take place in the Irish Sea off the Dublin and Wicklow coast between now and May next year to provide data on seabirds and marine mammal species to inform the development of the Dublin…
A tug assists HMS Medway, the second of five new UK Royal Navy Batch 2 River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels which for the first time berthed at its homeport of Portsmouth today. During a delivery voyage from Scotland, the 2,000 tonnes newbuild was in relatively close proximity of the Irish flagged cargoship Arklow Cliff (2,999grt) which by coincidence was bound for the River Medway where located is the Port of Rochester which is reached from the approaches to the Thames Estuary on the North Sea.
Following the Rockall fishery dispute that grabbed the headlines last week, the UK's newest Fishery Patrol Vessel (FPV) completed a delivery voyage from Scotland to its homeport of Portsmouth today, writes Jehan Ashmore. HMS Medway arrived on Solent waters this…
The stamp by Clare artist Vincent Killowry depicts the Vimy Vickers above an Atlantic swell
When a Vimy Vickers bi-plane made a crash landing in Connemara a century ago, it not only marked the first transatlantic flight – but also the first such airmail delivery writes Lorna Siggins Aviator John Alcock, who flew with Arthur Whitten…
Rockall - Legal Experts Says Scotland Right & Ireland Wrong
Two Irish international maritime law experts have said that Scotland is within its legal rights to place a 12-mile territorial limit around Rockall writes Lorna Siggins. Statements made by Government ministers over the past week have been “incorrect”, as Rockall is…
John Kerry, Alicia O’Sullivan, Simon Coveney and Selina Neirok Leem in discussions at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2019 in Cork
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for immediate action to move to decarbonisation to manage climate change. The former US senator and presidential candidate was delivering the first keynote address of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in…
Veterans at the D-Day 75th anniversary at Southsea Common, Portsmouth where world leaders joined the commemorative event today from those nations that formed the Allied Forces that fought in Normandy, France.
Veterans in their hundreds,RTE News reports, have joined world leaders and royalty to honour those who fought in the D-Day landings 75 years ago at a commemoration ceremony in the UK. Britain's Queen Elizabeth was joined by Prime Minister Theresa…

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