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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…
Galway Bay Cruise-in-Company: Your Chance To Sail To The Aran Islands
Cruising
Galway is deservedly renowned for its many summer festivals of arts, sport and culture, and in a week's time the sailing scene in Galway Bay becomes festive too, leaping to life with the annual Weekend Cruise (Friday July 17th to…
Schengen Area Cruiser's Survey Needs Input, Say OCC
Cruising
Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) Member Kingsley Ross has created a survey to help quantify the economic impact on cruising areas caused by restrictions on visa terms for cruisers from outside the Schengen agreement area who visit by yacht. The OCC…
CIT Receives €1.26m Funding For New Yacht Cruising Routes
Cruising
#coolroutes – Cork Institute of Technology has been awarded a significant project to develop a new maritime tourism cruising route between Cork and Arctic Circle areas of Norway. David Lovegrove, President of the Irish Sailing Association, announced the details in…
Brothers To Circumnavigate Ireland By 18ft–Drascombe Lugger Sailing Dinghy
Cruising
#luggerroundireland – Two brothers will begin a circumnavigation of Ireland in an 18ft–Drascombe Lugger dinghy, Lughnasa this June bank holiday. Fergus and Nathaniel Ogden will set off on the c. 1000 mile voyage from Baltimore, West Cork. Hoping to achieve…
Sail Ireland's North–West Coast to Derry
Cruising
#visitderry – Sail Ireland's North West and discover Donegal's rugged coastline and the River Foyle to the walled city of Derry~Londonderry, named by 'Lonely Planet' as one of the Top 10 Cities to visit in the World! Follow the seaways…
Sailors Band Together to Get Relief to Cyclone Stricken Pacific Islanders
Cruising
#Vanuatu – Cruising sailors are among those helping the South Pacific islands devastated by Cyclone Pam on Thursday. The  island nations of Vanuatu and the Solomon islands were left devastated by the full force of the cyclone with winds in excess of 200mph.…
Old Gaffers Plan West Cork Cruise Along The Fastnet Coast
Cruising
#westcork – The Irish President of the Old Gaffers Association is organising a sailing cruise along the West Cork coast in July with venues to include well known harbours and landmarks along the 'Fastnet coast' such as Skellig Michael via Baltimore, Schull,…

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