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Cruising
Double Volvo Ocean Race winner Justin Slattery has been awarded the J B Kearney Cup by the Irish Cruising Club (ICC). The J. B Kearney is awarded to individuals for their outstanding contribution to Irish Sailing. The committee unanimously agreed…
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With most of the cruising fleet around the half-way mark, Frank Quinn updates his earlier report on the 30th ARC Rally for cruisers that includes three Irish boats It was a windy and lumpy start as the fleet in the…
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VO65 Team Brunel has broken the ARC Course Record sailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in an elapse time of 8d 7h 39m 30s. This is the third consecutive year that the Course Record…
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#Cruising - The Royal Cork Yacht Club is among those partnering a new project to develop and market cruising grounds across Europe's North Western Seaboard from Ireland to Norway. The Cool Route Project, funded by the Interreg VB Northern Periphery…
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ARC Rally Sets Sail

22nd November 2015
Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as three Irish yachts were among the fleet taking part in ARC 2015 made their way out of Muelle Deportivo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this morning.…
Cruising
The 30th ARC fleet leaves on Sunday, and here in Las Palmas the atmosphere is keen with anticipation writes Irish Transatlantic debutante Frank Quinn. Crossing for the first time, I'm on a fine UK-registered Nordship 43 DS called Nina, owned…
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The 30th anniversary edition of the ARC sets out on Sunday, 22nd November. Irish sailor and artist Pete Hogan spent a few days in Las Palmas as the fleet was assembling before departure to Saint Lucia in the East Caribbean. Here…
RNLI Lifeboats
Volunteer lifeboat crew at Red Bay RNLI launched at 5am this morning (5 November) to assist a two man American crew aboard a 40 ft yacht that had run aground off Waterfoot Pier near Red Bay in county Antrim. The…
Cruising
#Cruising - Westwood's latest A405 cruiser was recently put through her paces by Motorboat & Yachting on a recent two-day visit to Lough Erne. It's been all change for the cruising marque in recent times, keen to shake off its…
Cruising
Many Afloat.ie readers will go into Dublin as a matter of course five days a week as commuters. But that only gives a street-bound and narrow view of the city. It’s a different and fascinating place when you come in…
Cruising
Admittedly this one's done the rounds but watching this Danish yacht navigate such a treacherous sea is always worth another goo. Union Chandlery in Cork posted the video on Facebook this morning with the caption: 'What an entrance!' We agree!
Cruising
Following the launch at the Southampton Boat Show today, World Cruising Club has announced entries are now open for ARC Channel Islands 2016. More than 50 people gathered at the RYA lounge to learn more about the new rally taking…
Cruising
With all the talk these days of cruise liners and where they might be berthed, we tend to overlook the fact that most recreational sailors in Ireland would list “cruising” as their primary boating interest writes W M Nixon. But…
Irish Cruising Club's Norman Kean Honoured By Leading International Navigation Organisation
Cruising
#cruising –  Norman Kean, who continues to sail and cruise with his recently-acquired 40ft cutter Coire Uisge from Courtmacsherry in West Cork, is the Honorary Editor of the Irish Cruising Club's continually up-dated Sailing Directions, which cover the entire coast…
Galway Bay Sailing Cruise To Aran Islands Postponed
Cruising
#galwaybaycruise – The keenly-anticipated three-day assembly of boats from all around Galway Bay, planned for this coming weekend at Kilronan in the Aran Islands, has been postponed at least to Saturday. A vigorous depression tracking along Ireland's western seaboard will…

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