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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…
The Alan Kurdi
A German ship with 62 migrants which had been blocked for ten days from landing in Mediterranean ports has been allowed to berth in Malta writes Lorna Siggins. As Afloat reported previously, The Alan Kurdi - named after three-year-old Syrian…
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First Episode Of New Video Series Explains How X-Yachts Got Its Name
In the first of a new video series from X-Yachts, CEO and founder Niels Jeppesen explains how the Danish sailing yacht builder arrived at its unique name. It might surprise some in the yachting community to know that from its…
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The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show next month
A James Bond-style amphibious craft that uses four-wheel drive to enter and leave the sea will be making its European debut in North Wales. The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure…
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Finn Lynch in action in Palma
Before setting off for next week's World Cup Regatta in Genoa, Italy, Finn Lynch gives some thoughts on his great result last week at the Palma Regatta where the Viking Marine Ambassador placed fourth overall. 'I meant business in Palma. The only notable…
New Title Sponsor for Southampton International Boat Show
British Marine has announced that it has signed a title sponsorship agreement with member Borrow A Boat for Southampton International Boat Show. Taking place this September (13-22), the forthcoming edition of this world-class event will be promoted as Southampton International Boat…
The Alan Kurdi rescue vessel, belonging to the German NGO Sea-Eye.
The Mediterranean migrant rescue charity founded by a Malta-based couple with Irish links has launched a relief mission to assist a German rescue ship which has been stranded for over six days in international waters and refused safe harbour writes…

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