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Cruising Body Launch new Northern France and Channel Islands Section
Cruising
The Cruising Association, Britain's leading organisation for cruising sailors, is to launch a new specialist section for those who cruise Northern France and the Channel Islands. The new section will be launched at the association's headquarters, CA House, in London's…
Forty Boats Prepare for Liffey Cruise
Cruising
Forty cruising boats will sail up the river Liffey to spend a night near the the replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston. The East Link bridge will lift and the Samuel Beckett bridge will swing open at noon on Saturday 24…
200 Crews for Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2011
Cruising
This year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), starting from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on November 20, promises to be one of the biggest ever, as up to 200 crews are planning the 2,700 mile transatlantic crossing to Rodney Bay,…
Cruising Association Holds First 2011 Meeting on Dublin Bay
Cruising
The Cruising Association of Ireland holds its first meet this year on May 7 at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. The hope is to follow on the success of last September's River Liffey Cruise where 40 boats participated,…
Cruising Association Plans Mediterranean Sailing Seminar
Cruising
Every year, at the Cruising Association's London headquarters in Limehouse, it holds a one-day seminar for those planning to cruise in the Mediterranean. Open to both members and non-members, this year's event was a sell-out with more than 90 cruising…
World ARC Circumnavigation Rally Goes Annual
Cruising
World Cruising Club have announced that from 2014 the World ARC round-the-world sailing rally will become an annual event; starting every January from Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia. World ARC is currently a biennial event, starting in January and finishing…
Irish Cruising Club Present Fastnet Award to Killian Bushe
Cruising
Killian Bushe of Cork must be one of the best sailors to come out of Ireland. But unfortunately his opportunities to enjoy the sport at which he excels are severely limited by one inescapable fact. He is probably the best…
2011 Irish Coast Sailing Directions Published
Cruising
The Irish Cruising Club's acclaimed Sailing Directions, in two volumes, offer comprehensive coverage of the entire coast of Ireland, and their price has recently been reduced by £10.00 to £27.50 each (€32.50).These are the only cruising guides for the Irish…
Historic Trophy for South Pacific Dream Cruise
Cruising
An ocean cruise by a husband and wife from the shores of Galway Bay to Tahiti in the midst of the Pacific in an owner-built boat has been awarded Ireland's senior cruising trophy, the Faulkner Cup of the Irish Cruising…
Cruising Association Shocked by Fatal Shootings
Cruising
The Cruising Association (CA) has issued a statement this evening following the fatal shooting of the the Crew of the sailing vessel Quest. The CA is shocked to learn that Scott and Jean Adam and their crew Phyllis Macay and…
Classic Malts Selection Whiskies Add Flavour to Cruising Event
Cruising
World Cruising Club are delighted to announce the support of Diageo's Classic Malts Selection for the Malts Cruise 2011.  The sailing cruise will be visiting the Classic Malts Selection distilleries in Oban and Lagavulin, Islay, and a Classic Malts Selection roving 'nose' will…
Waterford Club Plans June Scilly Isles Cruise
Cruising
Although Waterford Harbour Sailing Club is well known for its dinghy sailing and picturesque location it has never really been seen as a hub for sailing cruisers. Consequently there has never been a big event for the big boats at…
Marine Diesel 'Must Be FAME-Free'
Cruising
The Cruising Association has urged boaters to ensure their supplies of diesel are free of bio-fuel that could have harmful effects on marine engines. Regulations for the new grade of low-sulphur diesel for leisure vessels and yachts were introduced last…
Cruising Association's MedNet Goes Global
Cruising
The Cruising Association has just launched a new internet and email based net, which lets members cruising various regions of the world arrange meets, ask questions and receive answers about ever-changing local facilities and regulations. It all started in 2000…
White Whisper is Sole Irish Entry in Atlantic Rally
Cruising
One Irish boat will race in this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. Sean Hehir's White Whisper,  a Grampian 34, is entered in a fleet of 205 yachts drawn from 28 nations. The ARC 2010 fleet leave Las Palmas for Rodney Bay in…
Cruising
Members of Ireland's biggest sail training organisation, Glenans Irish Sailing Club have voted unanimously to reintegrate with the French-based sailing association Les Glenans.The reintegration will reunite two associations which share the common aim of bringing people together through a love…

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