Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Cruising
Sailing Cruise Through the Baltic in Summer 2014
#baltic – Cruising rally specialists World Cruising Club (WCC), have announced an exciting new addition to their rally programme, with the first ever ARC Baltic Rally planned for summer 2014. Billed as "six capitals in six weeks" the new rally…
Irish Sailors Set for Arctic Circle Adventure
Last minute packing, food drying, wiring and boat preparations are being hurried along as the North Of Disko crew prepare to set sail from Galway for Greenland in less than two weeks time. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the voyage…
ARC Sailors Give Thumbs Up to Cape Verdes Route
From the pre-departure programme ensuring crews are relaxed and prepared, to the friendly welcome each boat receives on arrival in Saint Lucia, the unique spirit that surrounds the ARC each year has meant the Rally is firmly on the 'bucket…
Christmas Caribbean Rally Calls For Irish Entries
#Caribbean - The Christmas Caribbean Rally is offering £100 (€116) off the entry fee for the first Irish yacht to sign up for this year's event. According to organisers Sailing Rallies, entries from England, the Netherlands, Spain and as far…
Wolfhound Didn't Sink! Abandoned Irish Yacht Adrift 800 Miles off Bermuda!
#wolfhound – You can't put a good boat down. Here she is. The lost one. The Irish Swan 48 Wolfhound, doing better on her own than she did with a crew writes W M Nixon. Nine weeks after she was…
Shipwreck Highlights Danger of Portugal's Winter Winds
#Shipwreck - Two are reported dead after a shipwreck yesterday (Wednesday 10 April) on the Portuguese coast in what is a reminder to all cruisers of the dangers of strong winds in the region. According to Portuguese language newspaper Publico,…
Irish Adventure Sailors Heading for the Arctic Circle
#arctic – A Galway to Greenland 2013 odyssey is underway as  Irish adventurers are setting sail for the Arctic Circle this Summer. Preparations are currently underway for an ambitious and exciting expedition from Galway to Greenland this summer. Organised by…
New South & West Coasts Sailing Directions from the Irish Cruising Club
#irishcruisingclub – The ICC has just published the 13th edition of its acclaimed Sailing Directions for the South and West Coasts of Ireland. The new book reflects the results of several years' work exploring and surveying the west coast in…
Galway Sailing Cruise to Iceland, Greenland Lecture at GBSC
#gbsc – Nick Kats, the owner of a 39 foot steel ketch will talk about a sail from Clifden in county Galway to Iceland, East Greenland and Jan Mayen Island. Kats, a naturopathetic Doctor from Connemara undertook the cruise in…
Christmas Caribbean Cruise Gathers Momentum
#caribbeanrally – Over the past 3 months, Sailing Rallies' flagship event, The Christmas Caribbean Rally, has received wide acclaim from the international press and over 2,500 unique visitors from 110 different countries have visited the company's web site. Seventeen yachts…
Support Grows for Caribbean Christmas Sailing Rally
#caribbean – With early entries confirmed and a substantial number of marine companies offering preferential treatment to participants, the timing and feel good factor of the Christmas Caribbean Rally is proving to be very popular. Crossing the Atlantic is many…
Eddie Jordan's Yacht Heads off on Oyster World Rally
#oyster – Dun Laoghaire sailing school instructor Paul Adamson is on board with Eddie Jordan of Formula One fame, on the Oyster 885, Lush for the first ever Oyster World Rally.  After two years of planning, the rally started with…
Irish Crews Wedding Plans Face Delay as Gale Hits ARC Fleet
#ARCrally – Two Irish boat preparing for a trip of a lifetime on the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) have had to delay their plans in Las Palmas but only for 48 hours as gales have postponed the start of…
'The Gathering' Cruise to Attract 100 Boats for East and South Coast Voyage
#cruising – A 19–day event next July 2013 with 100 cruising boats and 600 crew members will form the Gathering Cruise along the east and south coasts of Ireland. The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and the Gathering Ireland 2013 today…
Dublin Port 2013 Cruise Season to Start with a New Discovery
#CRUISE LINERS – In 2013 Cruise & Maritime Voyages are to charter Discovery (1971/20,216grt) for the UK cruising season to directly replace Ocean Countess, writes Jehan Ashmore. The charter of the 700 passenger Discovery from Voyages of Discovery will see…
New Marina at French Ferryport Opens Up Strategic Cruising Potential
#NEW MARINA – Roscoff ferryport built four decades ago and initially used to export produce of a Breton farmer's co-operative to UK markets, through B.A.I then a fledging ferry concern, otherwise known today as Brittany Ferries, is now accompanied by…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm 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