Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

On the dock at the Royal Irish Yacht Club - the X-Treme 37  is a new arrival for the 2022 race season
Quarter Tonner movements may have stolen the new boat headlines over the past month but that's not to say there haven't been some other new race boat arrivals around the Irish coast too.  While the move certainly seems to be into…
49er crew Sean Waddilove crouching forward in super-light conditions
Greetings everyone from us here at North Sails Ireland. I was fortunate enough to get in a little "warm weather training" when I spent three days working with Irish Sailing’s performance squad at their winter training base in Lanzarote a…
Code zeros are all the rage; choosing between masthead or fraction code zeros can be tricky writes, Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. The code zero is a reaching sail to be used between 45 and 110 degrees apparent wind angle,…
Company description: The core business of the company is the sales of marine products to trade, online and retail customers. The range includes but is not exhaustive to; boats, outboard engineers, boat trailers, kayaks, marine safety equipment and a wide…
Peter Taaffe (left) and Jimmy Murray (right) present David Ashmore with his powerboat certificate as part of the Irish Nautical Trust's 14-week community based comprehensive Maritime Training Course. The course will cover all aspects of the maritime sector, from piloting a boat to boat maintenance, maritime administration and much more.
"The only proven way young people will get to know their job and environment is learning while doing". That's the verdict of the Irish Nautical Trust's Jimmy Murray, who has launched a new River Liffey-based maritime training course on the…
File image of Athlone Lock on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland wishes to recruit permanent part-time lock and bridge keepers for lock operations on the Shannon Navigation during the peak boating seasons. The successful applicants will be based at a specific location and will assist inland waterways users in…
Chief instructor and the Offshore Racing Academy’s Kenneth Rumball with students at the INSS during a sea survival course
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School reports buoyant interest in training ahead of offshore ventures, including the Round Ireland Yacht Race. To help these crews get afloat, the school has launched two additional courses with the assistance of the…
The stern of the Endurance with the name and emblematic polestar
Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance has been located in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea just 106 years after it was crushed in ice. The wreck of the ship has been filmed by the Endurance 22 expedition at a depth of 3009 metres (9868…
Come and view the New Nautitech 44 and the Nautitech 40 at the INTERNATIONAL MULTIHULL SHOW 2022 from 20th to 24th April 2022, La Grande Motte, France
Launched in 2010, the International Multihull Show was built around a simple concept, to show multihulls afloat, in a dedicated place, in an exclusive manner. Taking place in La Grande Motte, France every April, this diverse show offers the latest…
As I sit down to write the update for February, it dawns on me, how quickly the month has raced past and also as to how much sailing and time on the water was achieved in 28 days! We started…
Latest arrival - The Quarter Tonner Panic has arrived in Crosshaven
Cork Harbour's Class Three continues to strengthen for the 2022 season with the arrival of three more good Quarter Tonners in the last two months. Royal Cork's Winter League provided a glimpse of the latest moves into the club cruiser class…
DBSC Spring Chicken Series competitors raised €2735 in donations for the Red Cross in Ukraine after yesterday's fifth race on Dublin Bay. Event supporter Viking Marine will match the amount raised.  Next weekend, following an initial idea from DBSC champion and Spring…
Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather Shannon class lifeboat
Are you a good communicator and willing to engage with the media? If so, Dunmore East RNLI may have just the volunteer role for you. The Co Waterford station is currently recruiting for the position of volunteer lifeboat press officer.…
Matt Ovenden, CEO & founder of Borrow A Boat and Jason Ludlow, co-founder of Beds on Board
Britain’s leading boat hire and yacht charter marketplace, Borrow A Boat, has acquired Beds on Board, the sharing economy platform that connects guests and owners for static charters (non-sailing boat hire). The acquisition, part of Borrow A Boat’s continued growth,…
We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive people for a range of roles based in Lefkas, Greece. All roles come with a competitive salary, flights, accommodation, as well as global career opportunities, training sponsorship for our top performers as well…
Shane O’Reilly with the 1902 Cork Collection of Salmon Flies and its digital equivalent
Traditional Irish salmon flies, commissioned 120 years ago for the Cork International Exhibition in 1902, are set to feature in a new historical picture book to mark World Book Day on Thursday 3 March. Fly tying involves the ‘dressing’ of…

Welcome to the sailing and marine resources section. From weather reports to book reviews, Editor's Blog and events calendar.

You'll find plenty of in-depth information on what's happening in the world of sailing.

If you have ideas for our pages we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected]

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

isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Events 2022

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton

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