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Viking axes and Bronze Age spearheads are among the items found, along with vessel remains, after a hydrographic survey of Lough Corrib in which Underwater Archaeologist Karl Brady was involved
Although the beautiful Lough Corrib is one of the most important features of County Galway and has played a key role in the life and transport in the West since time immemorial, it is not connected to Ireland's main inland…
Achill Island RNLI's all-weather lifeboat 'Sam and Ada Moody'
Two men were rescued off the coast of Achill Island on Sunday, April 14th, when their small open pleasure craft began drifting off Old Head. The Irish Coast Guard requested the assistance of Achill Island RNLI, who quickly launched their…
Christian Schwoerer La Pericolosa's crew, including Ireland's Will Byrne (third from left), celebrate victory in the opening round of the 2024 UK Cape 31 Class Race Circuit at the Royal Southern Yacht Club
As part of Christian Schwoerer La Pericolosa's crew, the National Yacht Club's Will Byrne has won the blustery opening event of the 2024 UK Cape 31 Class Race Circuit at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. It was the first event in the German…
The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli boat is set to compete in the 37th America's Cup, and the team is confident that their preparation and dedication will pay off in the end, bringing the trophy home to Italy
The city of Cagliari was buzzing with excitement as Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli launched its boat for the 37th America's Cup. The sailing-mad 'Tifosi' - Italian fans of the sport - are hoping that the boat will bring the coveted…
Joseph Griffiths
Baltimore Sailing Club’s Joseph Griffiths will be joining the two Northern Ireland youth sailors selected for the Griffin Project 2024. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Griffin Project is a Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) initiatve which gives young sailors…
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The Atlantic Youth Trust is recruiting for an executive administrator to manage and optimise its day-to-day management and fundraising efforts. The trust is a North–South youth development and cultural integration charity established in 2013 to connect youth with the ocean…
Robert McKay, Stephen Broaders, Siobhan Broaders, all of Swords Sailing & Boating Club present a cheque to Howth RNLI Ops Manager, Colm Newport 
Swords Sailing & Boating Club Vice Commodore Siobhan Broaders has presented a cheque for €500 to Howth RNLI lifeboat service on board its Trent Class lifeboat in County Dublin. The North Dublin club raised funds through a New Year's Day sail…
Three of the restored Dublin Bay 21 vintage one-design wooden yacht fleet, Naneen (blue), Geraldine (white) and Estelle (yellow), on their new moorings off the bandstand at Dun Laoghaire Harbour's East Pier
The restored Dublin Bay 21 vintage one-design wooden yacht fleet is sitting pretty this season on new moorings off the bandstand at Dun Laoghaire's East Pier. The newly laid dedicated trot of seven moorings will give the Edwardian fleet a…
The annual lift-in of boats at the National Yacht Club (green crane in the foreground) and Royal St. George (red crane in the background) took place in perfect weather conditions on Saturday, April 13th ahead of the 2024 Dublin Bay Sailing Club summer season
Saturday’s (April 13th) Lift-in of yachts and boats at Dun Laoghaire Harbour in gusty westerly winds and sunny conditions marked the opening of the 2024 summer sailing season on the capital's waters of Dublin Bay.  In the harbour, the National Yacht Club and neighbouring Royal…
Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat crew after returning from the call out. (Left to right) John Stapleton, Robbie Quinn and Helm Alan Goucher
Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on Saturday afternoon ( 13 April) following a crew pager alert. The alarm was raised after a windsurfer contacted the Coast Guard, to say his friend was unable to get into the harbour due to…
Irish rowers Fiona Murtagh and Airfic Keogh, with silver medals for the Women's Pair won at the World Cup Rowing at Lago di Varese, Italy
Irish rowers Fiona Murtagh and Airfic Keogh are taking home the silver medals for the Women's Pair and the Men's Double of Philip Doyle and Daire Lynch are also coming home with silverware after winning bronze. Up against reigning World Champions…
Sanita Puspure of Old Collegians BC is back racing for medals in the Women's Single after qualifying today for the A Final
After a few miserable days in the lead-up to Rowing World Cup racing in Lago di Varese, Italy -, the sun finally shone on Lago di Varese as day two of the World Rowing Cup II got underway. The regatta…
Chris Power Smith's J122 Aurelia from the Royal St. George Yacht Club returned to the 2024 ISORA circuit with a joint win in the first Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series race of 2024 at Dun Laoghaire
The first Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series race of 2024 at Dun Laoghaire on Saturday produced a dead heat for first place on IRC rating, according to race organisers at the National Yacht Club. Chris Power Smith's J122 Aurelia from…
Irish explorer and adventurer Pat Falvey will be honoured in Monaco
Acclaimed Irish explorer and adventurer, Pat Falvey is to be honoured in Monaco next weekend when in the presence of HRH Prince Albert, he will be presented with the ATLANTIC Shackleton Global Award, supported by d’AMOCO Shipping, The award, commemorating…
Luke Greene, representing Enterprise Ireland, collected both awards on Mills' behalf at the Asia Marine & Boating Awards in Shanghai
Irish yacht designer Mark Mills, based in County Wicklow, received two awards at the 2024 Asian Marine & Boating Awards in Shanghai this week. He was named Yacht Designer of the Year, and his design, Cape 31, was awarded the…
Howth Yacht Club's Bon Rendell with Anthony Doyle and John Davis from the Oyster 565 Tír na nÓg in the Marquesas Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean
Two Irish Oyster yachts, Tír na nÓg and Rí-Rá, have arrived at the Marquesas Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean as part of the Oyster Round the World rally that began in January, after an adventurous journey.  Bob Rendell's Oyster 565 sailed across 3,300…
Launch of RNLI 200 concert: A Celebration of Volunteers, Their Families and the Community, on Thursday 23 May
The National Opera House in Wexford is set to host a once-in-a-lifetime event, RNLI 200: A Celebration of Volunteers, Their Families and the Community on Thursday 23 May. This special commemorative event marks the 200-year legacy of the RNLI and…
The Ireland Women's Four of Emily Hegarty, Natalie Long, Eimear Lambe, and Imogen Magner clinched first place in their heat at the 2024 World Cup I - Day 1 in Italy
The 2024 international rowing season has officially begun with the first World Cup in Italy, and the Irish crews have made their presence felt right from the start. The Women's Four of Emily Hegarty, Natalie Long, Eimear Lambe, and Imogen…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterways users on the Erne System that the Upper Lough Erne Predator Challenger boat pike angling competition will take place this Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April. The event will take place from…
At Cleggan pier the HSE ambulance awaits the arrival of the casualty aboard Clifden RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat on Thursday afternoon (11 April)
Clifden RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew in western Co Galway were tasked just before 2pm on Thursday (11 April) following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to provide a medical evacuation for a casualty on Inishbofin. Clifden’s Shannon class all-weather…
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