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Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake (second from left) with David Hoctor of BJ Marine, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires
An Irish BJ Marine sponsored angling team have qualified for the grand final of the Beneteau Barracuda Tour in France today.  As Afloat previously reported here, the team comprising of former Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were…
Jedi starts the 2018 Round Ireland race just days prior to the man overboard incident that’s the subject of Kenneth Rumball and John White’s talk
Kenneth Rumball and John White are taking the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School’s popular ‘man overboard’ lecture to the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s London clubhouse this evening (Thursday 16 May). On 29 June 2018, the J109 yacht Jedi started…
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UK Sailmakers’ Uni-Titanium sails on the Dublin Bay yacht WOW
Towards the end of the winter period and during the beginning of spring UK Sailmakers Ireland were out and about doing our rounds of the country’s yacht clubs getting sailors hungry and prepared for the busy season ahead. Our EDU talk this…
Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were selected as the team to travel to France and compete on the BJ Marine Barracuda 7
The winning angling team from the first Irish Barracuda Tour selections are in France this week competing in the final stages of the spectacular three-day no-kill bass fishing competition, representing the green-isle as BJ Marine Team Ireland. After a very challenging…
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Aboard the J109 White Mischief flying her 3Di Main and Code 2 Jib
Here at North Sails Ireland, we have had a fantastic start to this year's J109 class season writes Maurice O'Connell. The East Coast Championships in the National YC that featured North Sails Ireland as an event sponsor boasted a strong fleet of…
Irish Sailing Seek Part Time Administrator
Irish Sailing is looking to recruit a part time administrator to join our busy Support Services team. Irish Sailing Support Services Part Time Post job share - 18hrs PW The role will include but not be limited to: Manning the office…
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Afloat in Dun Laoghaire - the INSS open day had a variety of different craft in use
170 adults and children took to the waters of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay last Sunday 5th May to try sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Open Day. New sailors got to grips…
‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup on Lough Derg’ by Montague Dawson, which was sold at auction in London on 1 May
A painting by Montague Dawson recently sold at auction may not depict an amateur sailing race on Lough Derg as claimed, according to one yachting historian. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the painting titled ‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup…
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X-Yachts Brings Popular X43 To South Coast Boat Show Next Week
The new South Coast Boat Show in Southampton from 17-19 May is just over a week away. And X-Yachts will be among the exhibitors, displaying the ever-popular X43 in a high-spec true with three cabins and two heads. While viewing…
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The JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI flying a symmetrical spinnaker on Dublin Bay
May is here and summer is finally upon us (don’t quote me on that) – fleets are hitting race courses throughout the country with renewed enthusiasm after the winter break writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Although some fleets…
Japan and Australia nose to nose in San Francisco at this weekend's SailGP event
Australia’s SailGP team repeated their performance from February in Sydney as they raced to victory against Japan in the US debut of the event this weekend. Thousands were in attendance at the Marina Yacht Club Peninsula Race Village to see…
‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup on Lough Derg’ by Montague Dawson, which was sold at auction in London on 1 May
A painting by a renowned maritime artist of yachts racing on Lough Derg has fetched more than €87,000 at auction. Afloat.ie reader James Gilna tipped us to the sale of ‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup on Lough Derg’ by…
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The new Monte Carlo 52 will be launched at Cannes this autumn
Beneteau’s new Monte Carlo 52 will have its official launch in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival. But the French marque has already offered a taste of what to expect from the new ‘Smart Luxury’ generation of Monte Carlo motor…
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Try Sailing And More At INSS Open Day This Sunday
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is hosting its annual Open Day this Sunday 5 May with opportunities to try sailing, kayaking or paddleboarding for only €10. Children aged 7 and up and their families can get to grips…
RS Demo Day At INSS In Dun Laoghaire This Sunday
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Irish National Marine Services are hosting a demonstration day for the RS Sailing range at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire this Sunday 28 April. Included in the line-up will be…
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New Opening Hours For CH Marine In Cork & Skibbereen
CH Marine Chandlery has announced new opening hours for its outlets in Cork and Skibbereen. From next Monday 29 April, both stores will be open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. CH…

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