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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…
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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…
Cruising Association Delighted Members Paul and Rachel Chandler are Safe
Cruising
The Cruising Association is delighted that members Paul and Rachel Chandler are safe after their ordeal and hopes that they will soon be reunited with friends and family. President Stuart Bradley says "It has been a truly awful ordeal for…
No Irish Cruisers Among Record Atlantic Rally Fleet
Cruising
With one week to go before the ARC 2010 fleet leave Las Palmas for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, there are no Irish yachts entered in a fleet of 205 yachts drawn from 28 nations. Crews from the yachts already berthed in…
Replica 600 BC Ship Returns Triumphant After 20,000 Mile Circumnavigation of Africa
Cruising
Phoenicia, the replica 600BC wooden ship, has arrived triumphantly back in Syria having completed a 20,000 mile circumnavigation of Africa. The journey was intended to recreate the first circumnavigation of Africa, thought to have been achieved by Phoenician mariners around…
Cruising School No Longer Operating in Irish Waters
Cruising
South East Cruising School is no longer operating in Irish waters and in a letter to Afloat magazine, Principal Charlie Kavanagh, outlined his reasons for closure. The letter is reproduced below. The Marine Survey Office (MSO) was offered a right…
Irish Built Trimaran Ends up on a Beach in Hawaii?
Cruising
A trimaran reportedly built in Ireland has ended up wrecked on a beach in Hawaii.  A large portion of the massive craft was washed ashore on Kailua beach last week forcing island authorities to cut it up and remove it.…
Sailing the Atlantic in Aid of World's Poorest Children
Cruising
Two old seadogs are preparing to cross the Atlantic in a small sailing boat in aid of the world's poorest children. Rudi Teichmann, a retired sea captain now living in Ballinspittle, Co. Cork and his friend Gerhard Meschter who lives…
Mega Yacht 'Skat' Moored on the River Liffey
Cruising
It's not often we get a mega yacht (a private boat above 70m or 230 feet) in Dublin bay. The Skat  is currently lying on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. Click HERE and have a look at the images at the bottom…

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