#sailingannual – Afloat's packed 80–page 2014 Irish Sailing Annual hits the news stands next weekend (Saturday, 14 December) with all the latest Irish sailing news and reviews.
It's got great photo spreads from the 2013 season including that trimaran capsize in Dun Laoghaire plus action pics from Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta as well as the Sovereign's Cup in a comprehensive season review by W M Nixon.
There is a roll call of our class of 2013, our sailors of the year with details of each monthly achievement on water.
We preview the 2014 sailing calendar too with news of Cork week, Round Ireland racing plus an ICC cruise a multi worlds and GP14 dinghy worlds too.
In our latest news section, there's been a top prize for David Kenefick at the Paris boat show, news of some All round sailing heroes, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company is seeking pier interest, a Dublin Bay club slashes fees, a radio fault factor has been detected in brothers' deaths at sea. There is a photo review of how the country's biggest sailing club celebrated 175 years of champions plus 50 more Irish boating stories.
Plus the following Irish boating stories:
First Maritime Web awards
Getting your marine message across has never been easier thanks to the power of the internet. Here's some of the best Irish sites, according to our judges
2014 Sailing Preview
It's a Cork Week and Round Ireland year but 2014 has a lot more besides including the GP14 worlds and the Formula 18 Worlds, both to be staged north of the border
2013 Sailing Review
In this review of 2013, W M Nixon looks back on a year of the unexpected.
How I won the Euros
A win for Annalise Murphy on home waters made up for so much heartbreak in 2012.
CH Marine Autumn League
Bob and Claire Bateman's report from Royal Cork's annual October League
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Brian Goggin ponders the cut in budgets for Ireland's waterways in 2014
Dubarry Nautical Crossword
A bumper crossword for Christmas
WM Nixon describes harvesting the gold at the IFDS Worlds off Kinsale