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Dublin Bay Sailing and Boating News
#SummerOfHeritage - As previously reported the annual Summer of Heritage events programme organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo) started last week. Running over five days a week until 7 September, the programme this year has some added new and exciting venues for you to see, visit and learn from and for free! All tours are non-pre booking and places are limited so turn up early! The events which drew thousands of people last year and to look forward to…
#MotorYacht – A US training ship T.S. Empire State made a 'sail-past' in Dublin Bay this morning, however Dublin Port welcomed Katrion, an impressive three-decked 38m motoryacht, writes Jehan Ashmore. Featuring a Jacuzzi high up on the uppermost deck above the bridge, the Cayman Islands flagged motoryacht is currently advertised for sale through www.y.co for €12,900,000. She had docked at the 100-berth Poolbeg Yacht Boat Club & Marina having sailed overnight from Waterford. Beforehand she had cruised along the south and…
#UStrainingShips –Afloat.ie can now confirm following our previous report, that the US training ship T.S. Empire State (1962/14,557grt) had made a 'sail-past' only visit of Dublin Bay this morning while en route to Copenhagen. The vessel is no stranger to Dublin Port having called on previous occasions. The brief appearance of the former general cargoship on US Independence Day, involved the vessel circling around the southern end of the bay before departing off the Baily Lighthouse. On board are male…
#UStrainingShips -Today been the 4th July, the United States celebrates its Independence Day where patriotic events take place also overseas and on board a pair of training vessels in Irish waters, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the two US training ships visited Cork recently, SSV Corwith Cromar and TS Empire State (1962/14,557grt) though the latter vessel this morning arrived into Dublin Bay. As part of her annual Summer Sea Term, she is scheduled to visit several European…
#SummerOfHeritage- The annual Summer of Heritage events programme organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo) started today. Running over five days a week for the next ten weeks until 7 September the programme has some added new and exciting venues this year for you to see, visit and learn from. All for free! for adults and children alike. Among the events which drew thousands of people in 2013 when visiting various heritage sites across the county was and will continue…
#dmyc – Dominic O'Keefe's Graduate, a J80 class yacht, was the IRC winner of class 2 in the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club's (DMYC) Summer Regatta on Saturday. Second was William Despard's Blakc Sheep from the National Yacht Club. The regatta attracted a strong turn out in most classes despite a clash with the 36–boat Round Ireland Race from Wicklow.  In the dinghy classes, two more Royal Irish sailors took honours in the single–handed Laser class. Paul Keane won from…
#superyacht – Even seasoned observers are gobsmacked at the sheer size of the 46–metre (150–foot) Superyacht Christopher berthed at Ireland's biggest marina in Dun Laoghaire harbour marina this morning. Dwarfing the 500–local craft moored around it, and at twice the size of the biggest visiting race boats for this Saturday's Round Ireland race, the dark blue hulled Ron Holland Design cruising ketch which has arrived in overnight from Belfast is an impressive sight in the flesh. Now berthed close to…
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