Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Clipper Round the World Race News and Updates
Clipper Fleet Get off to Flying Start from Cork
The penultimate race of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race is underway. At 1700 local time (1600 GMT) the cannon fired from the Royal Cork Yacht Club's start line at Weaver's Point near Crosshaven at the mouth of…
And They're Off! Clipper Fleet Leaves Cork for Final Leg of Clipper Race
After a thrilling week of festivities the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Fleet has left Cork to begin the final leg of the race. The Clipper Fleet left Port of Cork City Marina in a Parade of Sail at…
Cork's Lord Mayor Welcomes Clipper Fleet
Last night the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Michael O'Connell honoured Skippers and Crew of the Clipper Round the World yacht race with a Civic Reception at Millennium Hall in Cork City Hall. The event was held to welcome the…
Cork Clipper Festival to Conjure Galway Volvo Magic
Cork Clipper Festival goers are in for a treat this week as the festival moves to Cork from Kinsale from Wednesday 7th July to the festival finale on Friday 9th July. Fiona Bolger and Maria Moynihan-Lee, the same team behind…
Young Guns and a New Clipper Competition
In this week's podcast, you could win one of two spaces on one of the Clipper Yachts for the sail from Kinsale to Cork this Wednesday. Plus we talk to the young guns from Schull Community College and the Pride…
Join the Clipper Parade of Sail on July 7
Cork's Clipper entry was flanked by an armada of boats as she raced into Kinsale on Sunday 27 June.  Now there’s the chance to replicate that as the whole Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race fleet sails from Kinsale…
New Facebook Competition - Win Almanac & DVD packages
We've got a copy of the Afloat Nautical Almanac to give away, along with a copy of Cork-based RTE Documentary The Harbour on DVD. To win, all you have to do is post the answer to this question on our…
Competition Winner Announced, and New Compo Starts
Congratulations to Shane Diviney, who won our first ever Facebook competition and will receive a McWilliams sailing bag from us free gratis. There's a second chance at a freebie up for grabs, though, because we're celebrating the success of this competition…
Cork Clipper Homecoming Photos Here
Cork Clipper came home this week and Mike McSweeney captured the moment. See his photos here...
Cork Crew Lead the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet into Kinsale
At times during the last nine months the crew of Cork might have thought this moment would never arrive but on Sunday evening at 1947 local time (1847 GMT) they crossed the finish line at Kinsale; an emotional moment as…
Cork is Edging Closer to the Kinsale Clipper Finish Line
Cork is edging closer to the Kinsale finish line tonight. Photos of Cork passing Cape Clear in West Cork below are courtesy of afloat.ie reader Richard O'Flynn. All being well it looks as though Cork will have the honour of…
Cork Leads the Pack in the race to her Home Port of Kinsale
The strong winds of a low pressure system tracking its way across the north Atlantic are helping to speed the fleet towards Kinsale. Cork's crew are hoping that that they will win the coveted yellow pennant for first place in…
Mixed Fortunes for Cork in Extreme Weather
For the Irish entry it has been 24 hours of mixed fortunes as the team finds the weather going from one extreme to the other. Itís been 24 hours of tricky navigation and careful helming in thick fogas the Clipper…
Teams Start final Transatlantic Crossing of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
With spinnakers flying and some competitive close quarters racing, the transatlantic chase began as the Clipper fleet set sail from Sydney, Cape Breton Island, to hunt down Cork, Ireland, in Race 12 of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht…
Kinsale Ready for Clipper Festival
Kinsale is the first port of call in Europe for the final leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the fleet, including the Irish boat “Cork”, have now left Canada and are on their way to Kinsale.…
Cork Heads for Home in Clipper Race
At 1615 local time (1915 GMT) Cork, Ireland, crossed the start line at Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club to begin the 2,075 mile race to Kinsale. The team, led by Hannah Jenner, has 48 hours to build the biggest possible…

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

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton
wave regatta
sovscup sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
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