Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Latest Resources Stories
Monkstown Laser sailor Charles Dwyer
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club had what the sailors taking part described as a “tremendous start” to its Laser Winter League in Cork Harbour, sponsored by CH Marine. A forecast of 30 knots didn't put anyone off, as sailors were greeted…
Applications Open For RNLI’s ‘Best Summer Jobs’ Lifeguarding In Northern Ireland
#Lifeguards - The RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend the summer working on some of Northern Ireland’s most popular beaches, as applications open for 2018’s beach lifeguards and face-to-face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the…
Tug safety training courses on offer using the marine navigation simulation suite at the Port of Milford Haven, south Wales
#Ports&Shipping - The Welsh port of Milford Haven in south Wales, is offering tug safety training courses that uses a powerful virtual-reality ship simulation system, which will assist tug boat operators from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford…
Mitch Booth is coming to Swords for a two-day high performance tutorial this May
#MitchBooth - Olympic catamaran sailor Mitch Booth has been booked to give a two-day high performance tutorial at Swords Sailing & Boating Club this May, organised by the Irish Multihull Association in tandem with the Avon Ri sailing school in…
INSS Looks Back Over Action-Packed 2017 Ahead Of 40th Anniversary
#INSS - The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has posted a video looking back at what was a busy 2017 on the water in Dun Laoghaire. Highlights of the last 12 months include over 2,500 children sailing on the…
Dublin Port Company Seeks Marine Pilot For Vacancy Panel
#Jobs - Dublin Port Company invites applications from Marine Pilots for inclusion on a panel from which future permanent and temporary vacancies in the Dublin Pilotage Service will be filled. The panel will be active for a period of two…
Closing Dates Approaching For Temporary Research & Admin Roles With Marine Institute
#Jobs - The closing dates for applications are approaching for number of temporary research and administrative vacancies with the Marine Institute. A self-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Administrative Assistant (Executive Officer) is being sought to ensure high quality, timely and accurate reporting…
BJ Marine Group Sales Manager James Kirwan onboard an Oceanis 41.1 yacht at BJ Marine's Greystones Harbour Marina base. The Oceanis range goes on show as part of the Beneteau display at the London and Dusseldorf Boat Shows this month
Irish Beneteau dealer BJ Marine is back on the water early in 2018 after a strong run of boat sales brought 2017 to a buoyant close for the County Wicklow firm.  As Afloat.ie reported earlier, last Autumn's Cannes and Southampton…
Francois Gabart and his MACIF, sailing with North Sails 3Di, took the outright solo around-the-world record last month
#NorthSails - North Sails Ireland is looking back on a record-breaking year in 2017 for the global sailmaker's offshore clients, all of whom were using its 3Di performance sails. Last January, Armel Le Cleác’h sailed Banque Populaire VIII around the world…
View from the rail of Jedi as the winning sailing school yacht rounds the Famous rock in this year's Fastnet Race. Scroll down for the video
The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) on Dublin Bay have published a video showing their highlights from August's 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race on board the Dun Laoghaire School's J109 Jedi. Skippered by Kenneth Rumball, Jedi (now for sale on Afloat.ie…
Youghal Port in East Cork
The east Cork port of Youghal will soon have its own Harbour Master following the recent advertisement posted by Cork County Council on its website. The local authority is seeking a 'full-time and pensionable' Harbour Master for the port that…
Lower Lough Erne
#LoughErne - The PSNI is investigating the death of a former Lough Erne Yacht Club commodore whose body was found in the lough last week. As BelfastLive reports, the remains of Michael Beattie, 55, were discovered on the shore at…
First yachts are arriving – “Big Willi“ is flexing its muscles for Boot Düsseldorf 2018
Boot Düsseldorf 2018 is starting in 32 days and the initial boats are already on their way to the city on the Rhine. Ship crane “Big Willi” is being used to lift two elegant Italian yachts and one sleek Dutch…
The overall winner Mermaid IV,  a Beneteau 50
Mermaid IV, a Beneteau 50, one of the biggest yachts in the 73–boat Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Turkey Shoot, held on to her overall lead in the predominantly heavy weather series to clinch the Christmas Turkey First Prize at the Royal…
Beneteau Announces Special Price For Class Members For New Figaro 3 Foiling Yacht
#Figaro - Following this summer’s first images of its new foiling one-design, Beneteau has announced the pricing for the Figaro 3. And the French marque says it has kept its promise of an affordable boat, with a special price of…
The haven under the hill. Howth will be pulling out all the stops to make its new Wave Regatta from June 1st to 4th 2018 a user-friendly success
A successful new development in the national sailing programme will inevitably be something of a revolution. Yet if those managing the event handle it in the right way, the changeover can take place without people thinking that anything really revolutionary…

Welcome to the Afloat.ie sailing and marine resources section. From weather reports to book reviews, Editor's Blog and events calendar.

You'll find plenty of in-depth information on what's happening in the world of sailing.

If you have ideas for our pages we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected]

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton
wave regatta

Featured Chandleries

chmarine sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

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

Please show your support for Afloat by donating