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Start of the third leg of 2021’s The Ocean Race Europe from Alicante to Genoa
A new trophy has been announced for the VO65 one-design class in The Ocean Race 2022-23, which sets sail from Alicante in Spain next month. Along with five confirmed IMOCA teams racing around the world, up to five VO65 teams…
Rowers at Stella Maris RC in Dublin put in the kilometres on their ergometers as part of the 24-hour fundraising challenge on Saturday 26 November
East Coast rowing clubs pooled their efforts to row more than 3,200km in 24 hours and raise more than €20,500 in aid of a young cancer patient from Blackrock. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, St Michael’s Rowing Club members spearheaded…
Several small motorboats, RIBs and the southern section of the marina infrastructure were partly sunk or damaged in the collision with the trawler
It’s feared that damage to Dingle Harbour’s marina caused by a runaway boat last week may not be repaired until next summer. And as The Kerryman reports, it could cause major disruption for regattas on Dingle’s 2023 calendar, not least…
Irish Fish Producers Organisation chief executive Aodh O Donnell (left) meets EU Fisheries Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius (right), in Brussels. Also pictured is Fine Gael MEP, Colm Markey, second left
The Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO) has met the EU Fisheries Commissioner in Brussels to demand they reject Norway’s request for unilateral access to Ireland’s blue whiting grounds. The demand comes as ongoing Norway-EU fisheries negotiations run over time, partly…
Racing in the 2022 AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
After more unstable offshore wind conditions for last Sunday's race four, the forecast for Sunday's race five of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Racing on Dublin Bay indicates winds from a new direction. The forecast says Dublin's 78-boat winter cruiser-racing fleet can expect easterly winds gusting…
Ballyholme Yacht Club
Two Northern Ireland sailing clubs have been chosen as finalists for the Royal Yachting Association’s Club of the Year 2023 award. Ballyholme Yacht Club and County Antrim Yacht Club have both been announced as finalists as well as 10 other…
Rowers taking part in the Head of the Shannon in 2019
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and waterway users on the Shannon Navigation that the Head of the Shannon rowing event will take place in Carrick-on-Shannon this Saturday 3 December. The event will take place downstream of Carrick bridge…
Carnroe Lock on the Lower Bann
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Lower Bann navigation that infrastructure maintenance works at Carnroe Lock, south of Coleraine in Northern Ireland, are under way as of Thursday 1 December and are expected to continue until March 2023.…
From left: Deborah Coleman of SSE Renewables with Senator John McGahon, Cathaoirleach of Ardee Municipal District Cllr Paula Butterly and Martin Sweeney of SSE Renewables on Clogherhead beach at the launch of the wind park rebrand
SSE Renewables is rebranding its Braymore Wind Park project as Setanta Wind Park, following consultation with communities in in Louth, Meath and North Dublin. “The new name will better reflect the region in which the project is situated, while highlighting…
The course takes place at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s Dun Laoghaire West Pier clubhouse, with practical components running in the Monkstown Blue Pool
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire have announced one final chance to get your sea survival training completed before the end of the year. Kenny Rumball will be delivering a course on Wednesday 14th and Thursday…
Racing at RORC's De Guingand Bowl Race off Cowes
The London Headquartered Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) are looking to appoint a full-time racing co-ordinator to join their race team based in Cowes, Isle of Wight. The offshore racing club says it is 'seeking a self-motivated, team player to…
The America's Cup 2024 set up at Port Olímpic, Barcelona with match dates fixed for October 24
With two years left until the 37th America’s Cup takes place in Barcelona, organisers have confirmed further details of the event format, including the agreed race area and 2024 dates. The racing area for both the Challenger Selection Series and…
Barry Cunningham's Cape 31 'Blast' competing in this winter's  DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
The all-new Cape 31 keelboat is now available on the Italian market. Savona Shipyard will exclusively distribute the one design yacht.  Savona is working in collaboration with sales agent 31 North Yachting, which brought in the first Cape 31 boat…
The first photo reveals the lost Antarctic ship Endurance in the Weddell Sea
Marine Archaeologist Mensun Bound, named by National Geographic as ’the Indiana Jones of the Deep’, will thrill Ireland's Atlantic Youth Trust organisation with the story of how the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, was found in the most hostile sea on…
2022 British Yachting Awards Sailor of the Year, Ellie Driver is just 20 years old. Jim & Ellie Driver raced Sun Fast 3300 Chilli Pepper in IRC Two-Handed throughout the 2022 RORC Season’s Points Championship. Notably, Chilli Pepper won the Morgan Cup overall under IRC and in August Ellie became the youngest-ever skipper to finish the gruelling Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race. Ellie is studying Maritime Engineering at Southampton University and sits on the RORC’s Griffin Committee, which was created in 1945 to encourage sailors into the sport of Offshore Racing
The great and good of UK yachting descended on the Royal Thames Yacht Club on 28 November to celebrate the 2022 British Yachting Awards. The guest speaker was Sara Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the RYA, who spoke about a more…
First look - Sir Roger Casement
Red Stripe Press has published Ireland’s Guiding Lights: Celebrating Our Lighthouses by Dennis Horgan, Gerald Butler and Tim McCarthy, a book full of aerial photography and rich stories from one of Ireland’s most celebrated lighthouse historians. Ireland has a rich…
Cargo ship in the River Liffey with Dublin Port in the background
The Department of Transport’s latest Marine Notice is a timely reminder for mariners over the regulations regarding the use of emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs). Last month saw the launch of a new online ship radio licence and EPIRB registration…
Royal Canal at Collins Bridge in West Dublin
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Royal Canal in West Dublin that the towpath between Pakenham Bridge and Collins Bridge, north and southwest of Westmanstown Golf Club respectively, will be closed to public use from this Friday 2 December until…
Dominic Losty's Quarter Tonner 'Illegal' competing this Autumn in Cork Harbour
Cove Sailing Club (CSC) elected Quarter Ton yachtsman Dominic Losty as Commodore at Tuesday night's AGM. After a busy and successful year for the Cork Harbour club, Losty takes over from outgoing Niall Hawes. Losty is a long-time Quarter Ton sailor…
Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour already hosts the BigStyle stand-up paddleboarding school
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is offering an exciting opportunity for watersports providers to occupy premises in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The move is part of an effort by the local authority, which took control of the harbour in 2018, to grow…
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