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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…
From left the Isotak X Hydrovision hood and visor, the Zip-on-Zip-off hood and the Avlare balaclava are award nominees in METs next month
Marine Clothing
Australian sailing clothing specialist, Zhik’s innovative new ‘modular’ ocean racing gear, Isotak X has been nominated for a DAME Award at METS 2017, the important Marine world trade fair in Holland next month. The all new Zhik Isotak X ocean range…
Conor Phelan (left) lifts the Rose Trophy for his overall win of IRC One at Royal Cork's CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League Prizegiving. Also pictured is  CH Marine's Martin O'Donovan (centre) and RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell, Scroll down for Photo Gallery
CH Marine Chandlery
Last night's Royal Cork Yacht Club prizegiving for the ten–race CH Marine Autumn League Series was officiated by RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell with Martin O'Donovan of CH Marine in attendance. Scroll down the page for a gallery of prizewinners…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway
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#MarineInstitute - Applications close at 3pm today (Monday 30 October) for new appointments to the board of the Marine Institute. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine invites applications from qualified candidates for four vacancies on the board. Candidates must…
A one bedroom houseboat offering good sized accommodation and excellent headroom, such as this second–hand one pictured above, is on the market at €85,000
Boat Sales
Afloat.ie reader Gerald Heffernan is seeking advice on buying a house boat to live on over the summer with the option of renting it out also. He asks 'Where is a good spot to park moor it and what sorry of…
Nine race wins from ten starts easily sealed victory for Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice in IRC One at the CH Marine Autumn League. Scroll down the page for Photo Gallery below
CH Marine Chandlery
The best was kept til last and the closing races of the CH Marine Autumn League today in Cork Harbour featured some fine sailing conditions writes Bob Bateman. Winds were force four from the north/north west on a beautiful Autumn day at Crosshaven.…
(Top) The essence of summer sailing for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which also celebrated the Bicentenary of the Harbour. The classic restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle (Chris Craig and David Espey) and the likewise restored 1897-vintage 37ft Myfanwy (Rob Mason) racing neck and neck towards the in-harbour finish. Photo: David O’Brien/Afloat.ie (Above) Another side of 2017’s sailing. 2016 All-Ireland Champion Helm Alex Barry of Monkstown Bay SC revelling in brisk conditions at the Royal Cork’s successful Dinghyfest 2017. Event organizer Nin O’Leary had put in such good work beforehand that he was able to take a day out to go to England and win the huge-fleet Round the Island Race. Photo: Robert Bateman
W M Nixon
While sailing is now a year-round interest, and for many a year-round activity too, the notion of a traditional season is natural for anyone who lives in Ireland. Admittedly, there are times when we seem to be experiencing the four…
The Harbour Innovation Campus will open at St Michael's Pier in July 2018
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - Reservations are now being taken for co-working spaces on Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront at what’s being touted as ‘Ireland’s largest innovation campus’. As many as 1,000 workers will benefit from the facilities at the Harbour Innovation Campus at St…
One of the two dogs rescued along with their owners from a small sailing yacht that had been adrift for months in the western Pacific
Offshore
#Offshore - Two women have been rescued in the Pacific Ocean after a dream voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti turned into a months-long nightmare, as RTÉ News reports. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba set out five months ago on their…
Tom Crosbie helming the X332 'No Excuse' in the CH Marine League. Scroll down for gallery of images
CH Marine Chandlery
In the penultimate day of racing of the CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League, Conor Phelan's  Ker 37 Jump Juice holds a commanding lead of six points writes Bob Bateman. Phelan's class one lead is over Royal Cork club–mates Paul & Deirdre Tingle in…
Killaloe Sailing Club To Seek Planning Permission For New Clubhouse
News Update
Killaloe Sailing Club in Co Clare is applying for planning permission for a new clubhouse on the shores of Lough Derg. The site notice for the proposed development at Carrownakilly seeks permission to replace the existing storage shed and portacabin…
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Book Review
Dublin City is extremely vulnerable to coastal flooding which could cost at least €340 million in insurance claims alone, according to a new book, Dublin Bay – Nature and History (The Collins Press, price €24.99). Richard Nairn, one of three…
Red alert – Despite warnings telling people to stay inside and avoid going near the sea, there have been numerous reports of people not paying any heed to this safety advice.
News Update
Is it good enough that surfers, sailboarders, swimmers and yachtsmen put to sea, quite literally in the eye of a hurricane?  The overwhelming response online seems to be a resounding 'No'. There are now calls for legislation to penalise people…
Rescue 116 over Dundalk Bay this morning after reports of windsurfers in difficulty
Rescue
#Ophelia - Windsurfers on the Louth coast have been roundly criticised on social media as they prompted a major rescue operation before the arrival of Storm Ophelia, as TheJournal.ie reports. The four windsurfers, originally thought to be kitesurfers, made their…
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…
Though no longer in the boatbuilding trade, Crosshaven Boatyard employs seven as a storage and servicing facility
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Crosshaven Boatyard manager Matt Foley has confirmed to Afloat.ie that the Cork Harbour facility is for sale as a going concern only, and not with vacant possession as advertised by the auctioneers and in the Irish Examiner. Foley…

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