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Dublin Port today became the first – and only – Irish port of call for Disney Magic on her maiden voyage to Irish shores. The ship’s 3,650 passengers, cast and crew were greeted by an entertainment spectacle on the quayside…
Just before 6am this morning, the giant cruise liner Mein Schiff I sailed into Dublin Bay on overnight passage from Scotland. As soon as the ship dropped anchor in Scotsman's Bay on the Captial's south shore, small tender boats were lowered…
Howth may like to think of itself as the Dingle of the East Coast writes W M Nixon, but for the next three days from Friday June 27th, the Fingal peninsular port is taking aboard a distinct West Cork complexion…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes the TUI Cruise “Mein Schiff 1” on her first visit to the town tomorrow. The US$320 million TUI Cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 weighs over 76,000 tonnes, comes complete with a Japanese style aqua spa, three…
#RNLI - Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched after 7.20pm on Sunday evening (22 May) to assist two men in a small motor cruiser near Wicklow Head. A member of the public contacted the Irish Coast Guard after seeing the men…
#RNLI - Crosshaven RNLI launched to reports of a man overboard from a visiting US Coast Guard cutter off Cork Harbour yesterday morning (Tuesday 24 May). According to the station's Facebook page, the Crosshaven lifeboat was tasked alongside the local…
H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s mountain travel philosophy, rooted in Africa and the Himalaya and further developed in his early sailing adventures in the southern hemisphere, was honed to perfection with his discovery of Greenland as the perfect sailing destination. His Arctic…
There is more to sailing than racing, such as enjoyment, fun, cruising and bringing people together to enjoy each other’s company and the boats they sail. When those boats are dinghies that have a proud history and which a dedicated…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Tuesday, 24th MAY 2016 CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Wynward (W McCormack), 2. Capilano (S Soran), 3. Jiminy Cricket (M Tyndall) FIREBALL - 1. No Name (S Oram), 2. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 3. Clandog…
Fourteen IMOCA 60s will set sail from New York this Sunday in the last major singlehanded race before November’s singlehanded non-stop round the world marathon, the Vendée Globe. More than half of the Vendée Globe fleet is taking part in…
#Coastguard - Two people on board a 30ft cruiser were rescued by the Irish Coast Guard's Killaloe unit yesterday evening (Monday 23 May), as the Irish Examiner reports. The coastguard team towed the boat into deeper water after it ran…
#MarineWildlife - Months after she was found on the streets of Galway, the seal pup named Poison Ivy has returned to the sea at Galway Bay with a group of fellow rescued seals. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Ivy was…
Some boats are just boats, but the Contessa 32 is a statement writes W M Nixon. If you have a Contessa 32, you’re telling yourself - and everyone else too, if it comes to that - that some day you…
In a well-lived life in Cork in which he was exuberantly involved in several sports and long active in a pioneering role in business, he was known to everyone as Archie O’Leary. Yet properly speaking he was Arthur O’Leary, sharing…
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure qualified a third Ireland boat for the Olympic Games today. The 34-year-old single sculler took the second of four Rio places at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne. Emma Twigg had her expected win in the event,…

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