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To mark the 75th anniversary, Ambassador Crawford (pictured with cap) unveiled a monument to the fallen airmen in Clifden
An epic rescue of five north American naval crew who survived 33 hours in a liferaft has been marked on the 75th anniversary of the incident in north Connemara writes Lorna Siggins. Five of their fellow crew died when a…
1720 sportsboat sailing at the INSS Quarterdeck Regatta
Last weekend over 60 international skippers and boaters were welcomed to the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The West Pier venue hosted Quarterdeck Academy’s annual Skipper and Host Regatta, which saw close, lively and enjoyable…
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UK Sailmaker's Yannick Lemonnier is one of the most experienced offshore racers in the country
Although the offshore sailing season is drawing to an end; it is never too early to look to your 2020 sailing season. Offshore racing, both crewed and shorthanded, is one of the biggest growth areas of sailing domestically and internationally.…
A crewman at the mast of the Howth Yacht Club J109 'Outrajeous' prepares to 'ping the line' on an onboard computer at a start of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Should Race Officers provide time for competing boats to do this between races?
Afloat correspondent Mark Mansfield who provided some sailor-focused thoughts for Race Officers on race management in his recent article here has had one of his tips rebutted by the editor of American website, Scuttlebutt. Scuttlebutt's Craig Leweck who picked up the…
The one-day course is designed and presented by Brian Hughes, recently of Killen Marine
Next Saturday 5 October sees the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire host an outboard engine course designed and presented by Brian Hughes. With 48 years of experience in the industry — most notably and recently with…
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Ocean Fenders: 20% Off for the Month of October at O’Sullivan’s Marine
O’Sullivan’s Marine is proud to represent Ocean Fenders in Ireland, and for the month of October, are offering 20% off all Ocean fenders… while stocks last. Ocean Fenders – the leading brand in the fendering industry, offer superior quality, lifetime…
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X4⁰ Nominated For Top Performance Cruiser In European Yacht Of The Year 2020
X-Yachts’ new X4⁰ has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2020 in the Performance Cruiser category. Often referred to as the Oscar of yachting, the European Yacht of the Year Award is widely considered the most important and…
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Artist’s impression of the new Beneteau Flyer 10
Among the firsts BJ Marine have brought to the Southampton International Boat Show this week is the new Flyer 10. The flagship of Beneteau’s dayboat range is really a powerboat under the skin, blending style and comfort — across four…
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Francis Roche (left), Ross O'Leary (centre) and Joss Walsh on the Jeanneau yacht stand in Southampton
Dublin's MGM Boats are on the international boat show trail this month and having concluded a successful Cannes Show in the South of France last weekend, the Irish yacht broker set up in Southampton this week where the Cote d'Azur…
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The new Monte Carlo 52 at the Beneteau Village SBS
Following its official launch in recent days at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Beneteau’s new Monte Carlo 52 makes its UK debut at the Southampton International Boat Show this week. And Irish Beneteau distributors BJ Marine are on hand to show…
Anthony O'Leary's Ireland team (left) seeks the lead at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in Irish designed IC37s
Ireland is on the International yacht racing stage this week thanks to triumphs on the water and off at last Saturday's Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. As Afloat reported previously, the Crosshaven, County Cork team led by Anthony…
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Wow on Dublin Bay
In early 2019 the news broke that there was a new “WOW” on the way to Ireland from Lisbon. George Sisk had added a new XP44 to his line of successful racing yachts named “WOW”. Barry Hayes reports on the…
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place on September 28th
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place for the 3rd consecutive year, this Sept 28th in Dun Laoghaire writes Gavan Murphy, Dublin Bay Laser Class Captain This year, the regatta will offer a very innovative format in…
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The Oceanis 30.1 on display in the Beneteau Sailing Village at the Southampton International Boat Show now
Irish Beneteau dealers BJ Marine are welcoming their second day at the Southampton International Boat Show having already entertained many serious buyers interested in their latest models — particularly the Oceanis 46.1 and the brand new Oceanis 30.1. Easy to…
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The popular X4³ is joined by UK premieres of the X4⁶ and new X4⁰
As reported earlier, the Southampton International Boat Show opens today with key Irish marine firms in attendance over the next week and more. Joining them will be X-Yachts GB & IRL, who have a significant presence as highlighted here last…
 James Cracknell
British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medallist and new star of Strictly Come Dancing, James Cracknell OBE, will co-headline Britain’s biggest festival of boating this year when it opens this morning at the Southampton International Boat Show. A number of key…

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