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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…
The first episode of Taoide will be broadcast on TG4 on Wednesday, May 1st, at 9.30pm, with two further episodes on May 8th and 15th
The “power and mystery” of the Earth’s tides is the theme of a new three-part television series involving TG4 and several broadcasters, with Chinese backing writes Lorna Siggins. Marine Institute scientist MacDara Ó Cuaig is presenting the Irish language version…
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Viking Marine Boss Ian O'Meara is onboard Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins for the first race of the season this Saturday
Viking Marine will sponsor the ISORA Coastal Series again this year for the third year running writes Ian O'Meara. I have always loved offshore sailing. To this day, I remember my first offshore in 1980 onboard Barry O'Donnell's Oyster Yacht…
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Tangaroa 2 in Dun Laoghaire Marina with her new mainsail from North Sails Ireland
North Sails Ireland have just fitted a new mainsail for Glen Finegan's lovely Discovery 67, Tangaroa 2 which has recently arrived from Scotland writes Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell. Glen is returning to Ireland, having worked abroad for many years. Working on the…
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RS Dun Laoghaire Demo Sails This Weekend Includes R21 Greystones Maiden Sail
Irish RS agents, Irish National Marine Services, are really looking forward to showcasing the RS21 keelboat this coming weekend in Dun Laoghaire writes Kenny Rumball. As the RS Eastern Championships are on in Greystones Sailing Club, this weekend, we are going…
The restored 137 year-old Gleoiteog, the Lovely Anne, sails to Claddagh Quay during it's re-launch in Galway city. The boat, built in 1882, was restored as part of a community training project between Bádóirí an Cladaig and Galway Hooker 2020.
King of the Claddagh Michael Lynskey (88) and his community took to the Galway waterside at the weekend to welcome home a historic workboat which plied the Atlantic during two world wars writes Lorna Siggins The 8m-long gleoiteog named Lovely Anne has…
Try Sailing This May In Northern Ireland As RYANI Gets Ready To ‘Push The Boat Out’
People in Northern Ireland are invited to ‘Push The Boat Out’ and try sailing or windsurfing for free or low cost across the region this May. Around 20 venues across NI are hosting Push The Boat Out (PTBO) open days…
Mia Connolly (centre) with her fellow winning crew on TP52 Zen, sailing out of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
A young Irish sailor is making her mark Down Under after swapping the shores of Skibbereen for the bright lights of Sydney. Self-described “home bird” Mia Connolly had only spent a week outside of Ireland before upping sticks for Australia…
Junior sailing out of the National Yacht Club
The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a team of committed and enthusiastic assistant instructors for its 2019 summer courses for junior sailors. Prospective candidates must apply before next Monday 22 April. This is a great opportunity to…
What happened next? Scroll down for videos...
Great drama at 2019 Charleston Race Week in the USA when the Mudratz team Melges 24 ran into a spot of bother at high speed downwind.  Scroll down the page to see what happens next from two different angles:  and the…
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Damian Foxall (left) and Tom Dolan
Ireland’s Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall finish in an excellent final leg fifth place in the Sardhinha Cup. As Afloat previously reported, the Irish duo set sail on 30 March, 2019 to brave the elements in their Dubarry sailing boots.…
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A 3Di sail under construction
Here at North Sails Ireland, we are blessed with a top level service department lead by the very skilled Richard Marshall from Cobh writes Nigel Young. There is nothing Richard and his team cannot do with fabrics of any kind…
The sailing cruiser lying on her side in Schull
After a weekend of lift-ins for cruiser fleets around the country that marks the beginning of the 2019 sailing season, the current strong south-east winds led to a disappointing start for one cruiser skipper in the popular boating centre of Schull, West…
Cullaun Sailing Club's new clubhouse opens on Saturday 27th April
Cullaun Sailing Club has been a hive of activity over the last number of weeks as they put the finishing touches on their new clubhouse which is opening on Saturday 27th April at 14:00. Based in east Clare between Tulla…

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