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Mia Connolly (centre) with her fellow winning crew on TP52 Zen, sailing out of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
A young Irish sailor is making her mark Down Under after swapping the shores of Skibbereen for the bright lights of Sydney. Self-described “home bird” Mia Connolly had only spent a week outside of Ireland before upping sticks for Australia…
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Great drama at 2019 Charleston Race Week in the USA when the Mudratz team Melges 24 ran into a spot of bother at high speed downwind.  Scroll down the page to see what happens next from two different angles:  and the…
The sailing cruiser lying on her side in Schull
After a weekend of lift-ins for cruiser fleets around the country that marks the beginning of the 2019 sailing season, the current strong south-east winds led to a disappointing start for one cruiser skipper in the popular boating centre of Schull, West…
Cullaun Sailing Club's new clubhouse opens on Saturday 27th April
Cullaun Sailing Club has been a hive of activity over the last number of weeks as they put the finishing touches on their new clubhouse which is opening on Saturday 27th April at 14:00. Based in east Clare between Tulla…
The Alan Kurdi
A German ship with 62 migrants which had been blocked for ten days from landing in Mediterranean ports has been allowed to berth in Malta writes Lorna Siggins. As Afloat reported previously, The Alan Kurdi - named after three-year-old Syrian…
The Alan Kurdi rescue vessel, belonging to the German NGO Sea-Eye.
The Mediterranean migrant rescue charity founded by a Malta-based couple with Irish links has launched a relief mission to assist a German rescue ship which has been stranded for over six days in international waters and refused safe harbour writes…
Weymouth Sailing Club was the scene of the tragic incident on 16 April 2018
An inquest into the death of company director Kevin Keeler, who was crushed while working on his boat in Weymouth a year ago, has heard that he had made the boat’s cradle unstable while painting the bottom of its hull.…
Clydeport was host to a major gathering of international navies prior to conducting Joint Warrior, one of the largest military exercises of its type to be held in the world which is taking place early this month off western Scotland
#newsupdate - Clydeport downriver of Glasgow was host to a large international gathering of navies prior to participating in a major military exercise currently underway off the west coast of Scotland. The navies according to Peel Port Group which operates…
Panorama of Lough Mask
The Irish Times reports that a search is under way on Lough Mask for a fisherman who failed to return to shore yesterday (Friday 8 March). The local man, an experienced angling enthusiast in his 70s, had set out at…
Abandoned boats on the Isle of Mull in Scotland
Canadian boat owners could be liable to fines of up to €4 million under new legislation to tackle the scourge of abandoned vessels on the country’s coastlines, particularly in the western province of British Columbia. International Boat Industry reports that…
Robert Braithwaite 1943 - 2019
Sadly, in the early hours of this morning, Sunseeker’s founder Robert Braithwaite (76) passed away. Braithwaite was an inspiration to everyone at Sunseeker and to the wider marine industry, recognised as a boating pioneer, a true visionary and someone who…
Paul and Marie-Claude Heys
Hamble-based yacht sales business Key Yachting Ltd has announced the sad news that Paul Heys, co-founder and Managing Director, has died. Heys was holidaying in the Caribbean with his wife Marie-Claude and got into difficulty while swimming on Monday morning, according…
Appeal For Wetsuit To Help Rehabilitate Young Woman With Brain Injury
The family of a young woman with a brain injury are seeking a specialised wetsuit to continue her water therapy, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Aisling Brady (28) from Trim, Co Meath was working as a teacher in Dubai when she experienced…
Seán Waddilove (right) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and 49erFX partner Robert Dickson at Howth Yacht Club in December
Joint Irish Sailor of the Year for 218, Seán Waddilove, will be part of a panel discussion this Thursday afternoon (28 February) with the men and women of elite sport at TU Dublin who are busy preparing for qualification bids for…
Map of the Old Salmon Weir on the Shannon where the incident occurred
RTÉ News reports that a 12-year-old girl was hospitalised after an incident on the River Shannon in Limerick city yesterday morning (Saturday 23 February). It’s understood that she was one of four girls on a boat that overturned in the…
Anne Taylor of Belfast Lough Sailability
#Sailability - Anne Taylor of Belfast Lough Sailability was one of three winners of this year’s Exceptional Contribution Awards in the RYA Sailability Annual Awards last weekend. Held at the Sailability National Conference and Awards dinner at Wyboston Lakes on Saturday…

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