Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Book Review
Dwyer's Island ‘A View From Above’
In sunny weather, Ireland is one of the most beautiful places but the author, Kevin Dwyer, sometimes waited a whole summer for suitable weather to be rewarded with a day from heaven. The stunning photographs are gathered to share the…
Ship's Cats in War and Peace
First printed in 2001, Val Lewis’ best-seller, Ships’ Cats in War and Peace, has been revised and expanded for 2010 with more than 20 additional stories and illustrations. These stories of cats from history and legend have been in great…
The Little Book of Titanic tells the history of RMS Titanic
The largest passenger steamship in the world. After setting off on her maiden voyage from Southampton on April 10 1912, she struck an iceberg and sank just four days into the trip, on April 14 1912. The catastrophe resulted in…
To the vast majority of people, when shipbuilding in Ireland is mentioned, they think only of Belfast, the Harland & Wolff shipyard and the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912. However, there was a vibrant shipbuilding industry in…
The Catalpa Adventure - Escape to Freedom
A thrilling true story of heroism, adventure and triumph from established children’s writer, Vincent McDonnell. In April 1875 the whaler Catalpa sailed from New Bedford in America, on a daring mission: to rescue six Fenian prisoners from the toughest  prison…
New Edition of 'Big Event' Manual Published
Tom Jobling’s “Big Event” the concise regatta planning and management manual has just undergone a make-over and also found itself a personalised website. Now in its third edition this best practice and very readable manual can be located on www.bigeventregatta.com.…
Ireland's Lighthouses by John Eagle
The first time he saw Roche’s Point Lighthouse marking Cork Harbour, John Eagle knew he was smitten. ‘Coming from an inland town, there was so much excitement in the sea,’ he explains, ‘and lighthouses encapsulated all that.’  Lighthouses have played…
New Atlas Shows Seabed Territory
A new schools atlas featuring, for the first time in the history of the State, a detailed map of Ireland’s 220 million acre seabed territory was launched yesterday (Tuesday 6th April) at the INTO conference in Galway. The Folens/Phillips New…
Britain’s most successful Olympic Sailor Ben Ainslie will be present on Saturday 9th January at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show located at Excel to sign copies his Autobiography "Close to the Wind". Knife-edge decisions, adrenalin rushes, extreme weather,…
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the 2010 supplements to the current editions of The Call Book for Match Racing and The Call Book for Team Racing. The Call Books provide a clear definition, for both competitors and umpires,…
'Weather Eye: The Final Year' is a collection of the last 100 columns penned for the popular Irish Times columm series – which ran for almost two decades – by the late Brendan McWilliams. Mark Twain’s comment that ‘everybody talks…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Associations

ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Events 2022

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/viking-marine

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton
 

Please show your support for Afloat by donating