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Simon Hoffman and Johnny Durcan (right) together as the latter recovers in Long Beach Hospital
Sailor of the Month
In the 21 years since the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” awards were first introduced, we have always dutifully waited until the end of the month before allocating the plaudits, even when it has been clear for days or even…
Jib and Tonic (Morgan Crowe) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club competing at Calves Week
Calves Week
Friday morning in Schull must have turned into a nightmare for Calves Week Race Officer Neill Prenderville, when he awoke to find the West Cork venue covered in fog and a forecast for further wind and rain. Competitors had previously…
Dom Long of the National 18s
National 18
As announced at the recent National 18 Championships, the Cork N18 class are hosting a big party in the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday, 9th September in recognition of Dom Long's 35 years of service to the class. This…
Photo shows Excelerate Teeside facility near Middlesborough in the UK when operating
Cork Harbour
The location proposed for the floating storage and regasification operation which the Texas-based LNG (liquefied natural gas) company, Next Decade, wants to put into Cork Harbour, is to the west of Whitegate Jetty and inside Dognose writes Tom MacSweeney in…
David Kenefick managed to get the mast back on board the Class 40 boat before heading into Weymouth
Fastnet
Royal Cork David Kenefick's Fastnet Race ambitions lie in ruins this evening after a dismasting on his class 40 entry.  It's a disappointing outcome because Kenefick was in the mix in the top five of the ultra competitive Class 40…
The Irish 29er Team and training partners pictured in LA with Johnny, wearing trapeze harness, pictured third from right
Youth Sailing
Royal Cork's top youth sailor Johnny Durcan has been involved in a serious incident competing at the 29er world championships where he was trapped under his skiff dinghy during a capsize. The top Laser sailor is recovering in hospital in…
Port Of Cork Secures Marino Point Site In Landmark Deal
Port of Cork
#PortOfCork - The Port of Cork has secured the former Irish Fertiliser Industries Plant at Cobh in a public-private partnership deal that will see a significant expansion of its cargo handling facilities. According to the Irish Examiner, the circa €6…
Keeping her wind clear and keeping bigger boat well astern – the JPK 10.80 Yes! skippered by Nin O’Leary shows how it’s done while rounding the Needles in the Round the Island race 2017
Sailor of the Month
When the JPK 10.80 Yes! crossed the finish line at Cowes in the huge-fleet Round the Island Race 2017 on Saturday July 1st, it provided Irish sailing with something very special to savour. Skippered by Crosshaven’s Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary, Yes!…
NextDecade plans to supply one third of Ireland's natural gas requirements. Above a liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier in which the Port of Cork is capable of handling such large ships.
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - An energy company from the US writes RTE News has announced details of a project to ship more than €300 million worth of natural gas per year from its gas field in Texas to Cork Harbour, to be piped…
Cunard Line’s Vista class cruise ship Queen Elizabeth berthed at Cobh
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - A new cruise liner terminal for Cobh could be up and running by 2020, as the Irish Examiner reports. Port of Cork commercial manager Captain Michael McCarthy says Ireland’s only dedicated cruise ship berth needs to take advantage…
Royal Cork Yachts among the fishing boats at Ballycotton
Royal Cork YC
Rounding Ballycotton Lighthouse on Saturday afternoon was satisfying, after a long beat from Crosshaven in the restored Royal Cork Ballycotton Race. Over the 15-mile course which took about three hours a Northerly breeze veered through to an Easterly whisper and then -…
France's oldest three-masted barque and in Europe, Belem (above upper saloon leading to stairwell ) which is open to the public in Cork on 28 July. In addition to opening held in Galway on 3rd August.
Tall Ships
#tallships – The impressive historic tallship Belem (1896), once the private yacht of the Guinness family, which opens to the public in Galway (see report) will also welcome on board those when docked in Cork on 28 July, writes Jehan…
The Cork Light Orchestra performing at the seafront in Cobh, Cork Harbour. Scroll down for a gallery of images
Cork Harbour
The exotic if brief spell of summer as we all remember it from childhood may be drawing to a close writes W M Nixon. But while it was at its height, photographer Bob Bateman captured the mood in Cobh with…
Trainee schoolship State of Maine is making an annual cruise that included a call to Cobh
Cork Harbour
#corkharbour- Following last year’s 75th anniversary of the Maine Maritime Academy, their flagship trainee schoolship returned to Cork Harbour as part of an annual cruise programme, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 12,000 gross tonnage TS State of Maine had sailed from…
The proposed International Shipping Services Centre could move from Dublin to the Port of Cork as stakeholders made a pitch for the southern city this week
Port of Cork
#PortOfCork - Stakeholders in Cork Harbour have proposed bringing the mooted International Shipping Services Centre to Leeside, as the Irish Examiner reports. Previously earmarked for Dublin Port, as discussed at the second Our Ocean Wealth summit in 2015, those plans…
A variety of handcrafted currachs will be used, including fifteen Dunfanaghy currachs in the Meitheal Mara youth race
Cork Harbour
Organised by Meitheal Mara, this Thursday 13th of July will see dozens of young people from the Bádoireacht programme take part in a heated Youth Race between Blackrock and Cork City in Cork Harbour. Starting at 18:30 from the newly…

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