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 UK 29er National Championship winners Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker are heading for Spain next month
Youth Sailing
Royal Cork's Harry Durcan was back on the water in Crosshaven, County Cork at the weekend with crew Harry Whitaker in advance of their first 29er skiff event of the year in Spain in February. The first Eurocup of 2017…
Crosshaven Boatyard visible beyond the Royal Cork Yacht Club
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Doyle Shipping Group will concentrate its core stevedoring business in Dublin, Cork and elsewhere in Ireland as it prepares to offer Crosshaven Boatyard for sale as a going concern this year. That’s according to yard manager Matt Foley,…
Alongside the 'City Quarter', the Port of Cork site is in a period of exclusive negotiations with US/Irish based bidder, via Cushman & Wakefield, having gone to market in mid 2016 guiding €7m, and is understood to be under offer for a lower sum.
Waterfront Property
#CityQuarter - In a deal worth up to €14m writes The Irish Examiner, is to be signed in the coming days on a remaining investment — including the Boardwalk bar and restaurant — at Cork city’s seminal City Quarter. It…
A computer-generated image of how the floatel vessel 'My Story' might look, moored at Penrose Quay which Afloat adds is on the north quays of Cork's City Centre
Cork Harbour
#CorkFloatel -The first floating hotel and restaurant in Ireland writes the Evening Echo is being planned for Cork's city centre quays. The backers of the project have secured a 100-metre luxury cruise vessel that they plan to permanently moor at Penrose…
The Laser Dinghy League at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour last January
Island Nation
It was ice on the rigging which put me off sailing in November and December. That was quite a few years ago, but as climate change has had its effects, those months have had different weather patterns and this year…
The entrance to Fort Mitchel on Spike Island
Cork Harbour
#SpikeIsland - The burial of a graveyard on Spike Island in the mid-19th century covered up the “death trap” conditions at its Victorian-era prison. That’s according to new research on the site in Cork Harbour, as The Irish Times reports,…
Royal Cork Yacht Club at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour
Royal Cork YC
Royal Cork Yacht Club recently became the first Yacht Club marina in the country to receive the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard accreditation for accommodation on its marinas and facilities. “The Club are delighted to have received this accreditation from Fáilte…
A new tug to Cork Harbour, Stevns Breaker with water display to welcome return of LE Samuel Beckett to Haulbowline Naval Base after a harrowing three-month humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.
Cork Harbour
#NewTug – A new tug to Cork Harbour was notably seen with a water display to welcome the arrival of LE Samuel Beckett following the crew’s gallant yet harrowing experience in the rescue of migrant refugees in the Mediterranean, writes…
The cheque represented the proceeds of Volvo Cork Week's RNLI Ladies lunch and Fashion Show
Royal Cork YC
Crosshaven RNLI crew in Cork Harbour received a presentation of €5,100 from the Royal Cork Yacht Club, being the proceeds of the Volvo Cork Week RNLI Ladies lunch and Fashion Showorganised by Mary Jones (pictured above) which took place in the…
True Pennance by Roy Darrer in today's Cork Harbour race Photo gallery below
Royal Cork YC
Bright sunshine and a blue sea with an eight to ten knot northerly breeze greeted competitors for the third day of the O’Leary Insurance Group Winter League in Cork Harbour today writes Bob Bateman. The first mark on the Royal…
The Durcan family: twins Harry and Johnny, with mother Yvonne and father Tom andThe Pyewacket Trophy at RCYC on Friday night
Royal Cork YC
Johnny Durcan was the winner of Royal Cork Yacht Club's prestigious Pyewacket Trophy for his results in the Laser Radial class. It's a campaign boost to the Cork youth sailor's winter race preparations as he heads off to New Zealand…
Cork headquartered Mainport Group acquire Ocean Spey (seen at Cork Dockyard) which since has been introduced to serve Kinsale Gas Field platforms replacing the smaller standby support service vessel Pearl
Cork Harbour
#MainportKinsale - Afloat first reported of Ocean Spey operating at the Kinsale Gas Field last Wednesday and now it can be confirmed the standby supply support vessel is to be reflagged under the Irish tricolour having been acquired by Mainport…
Ocean Spey at Aberdeen, the oil capital of Scotland. The supply and support vessel is now based out of Cork to serve the Kinsale Gas Field
Cork Harbour
#PortSnapshot - Shipping movements in the Port of Cork have included in recent days a diverse range of vessels that are based and have visited the natural harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Outlined below are vessels that Afloat.ie have tracked and…
The Pilotage conference at the National Maritime College
Island Nation
Master Mariners are interesting people to meet and talk with. They are the Captains of their industry… The Shipmasters …. Leaders in the Merchant Navy…. A Master Mariner achieves that designation after years of study, examinations, Cadetship, sea-going service, more…
Green Light for Royal Cork Dinghy Fest 2017 – June 30 to July 2
Royal Cork YC
Dinghy and keelboat sailor Nicholas O'Leary introduces Cork Dinghy Fest to be staged in Cork Harbour in 2017 I’m delighted that the Royal Cork Yacht Club has given the green light to host the Cork Dinghy Festival 2017 on June 30th through…
Racing in the O'Leary Winter league today off Roches's Point in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Royal Cork YC
Racing for a new trophy in memory of former Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Archie O'Leary got underway today at the O'Leary Insurance's Winter League in Cork Harbour. Photo gallery below by Bob Bateman.   [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top:…
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