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Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey are full time sailors campaigning to represent Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics, with the ambition of bringing home a medal in the 49erFX class. For the latest news campaign news click here Team Brewster/Tidey…
When Finn Lynch won the Silver at 2012's ISAF Youth Worlds in Dublin Bay, it was the maturity of the 16-year-old's approach which drew the most favourable comment. The following September, at the ripe old age of 17, he was…
  Recognising excellence in Irish marine communications in the digital age.   Awards will be made for websiteexcellence in the following categories:SailingWatersportIndustryClubsClassesSafetyInlandPortsEnvironment We want you to nominate your favourite marine based website to be included in the awards. You can…
When Peter O'Leary (29) and David Burrows (34) came ashore in Miami last month having taken silver for the second time at the Bacardi Cup, the London Olympic pair showed the depth of their ambition when they left the venue…
Now ranked 17th in the world Belfast pair Ryan Seaton (23) and Matthew McGovern (25) shot to prominence at the ISAF World Championships in Perth last December sailing to a level some never expected in this high speed dinghy class.…
Get the very latest news stories about the Irish Olympic Sailing Team right here on Afloat's dedicated Olympic aggregate news page. Afloat covers all the Olympic classes relevant to Ireland and our stories cover the road to Olympic qualification right…
Youth and experience combined to crew Ireland's 470 trapeze dinghy in Weymouth. Double Olympian in the 470 class (Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004)and winner of two races at the Olympics in China, many would have expected Ger Owens of Dun…
The Irish Olympic Sailing Team comprises of 5 different classes, and includes some big names and personalities. We have all the Irish Team information here. Click the links to the left for more information about separate classes and team members.
Created in 1996, the Afloat Sailor of the Year Awards represent all that is praiseworthy, innovative and groundbreaking in the Irish sailing scene. This is a national award especially designed to salute the achievements of Ireland's sailing's elite. Over nearly…
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host…
Celebrating 40 years on Irish waters Afloat magazine is published quarterly. The title caters for the broad spectrum of Ireland's estimated 70,000 watersports enthusiasts and is Ireland's leading boating publication, achieving the biggest market share of all boating magazine sales…
Afloat recommends dropping into your local chandlery to pick up a copy of the mag but failing that below is a list of newsagents where you can pick up Afloat. It's not exhaustive - and we're compiling a more comprehensive…
Sailing for as long as she can remember, going out and crewing for her mother in her Hurricane at the early age of 6. She started sailing oppy’s when only 10 years of age followed by laser 4.7’s, mirrors and…
Afloat's rowing coverage encompasses the widest range of activities undertaken on Irish lakes, rivers and coastal waters. We aim to bring jargon free reports separated in to popular categories to promote the sport in Ireland. Click this link for the…
From tourism to trade news, property, jobs and careers - this section of the website covers everything anyone in the business of sailing needs to know! If you have ideas for our pages we'd love to hear from you. Please…
Reporting on the latest race news and regatta information is the one of the most important aspects of the Afloat.ie website. This page covers everything from round the world race stopovers, the arrival of the Tall Ships as well as…
Afloat now in its 43rd year of production is a vibrant specialist magazine which has continually adapted to the demands of its readership, with an industry insight which is quite simply unique. Edited by David O'Brien (47), a former European…

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