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Posthumous Irish Cruising Club Award for Joe English
#icc – At the Annual Dinner of the Irish Cruising Club held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club last Saturday night its Commodore Peter Killen presented the John B. Kearney Cup to the family of the late Joe English together…
Dead Floating Cows Can Be Navigational Hazards
#deadcow – Round–the–World Yachtsman and reader Pat Murphy says he enjoyed our story about the weekend rescue of a cow by the RNLI in Waterford. Unfortunately, Pat and his wife Olivia related a tale where they came across another cow…
Cruising Cayman Islands Superyacht and Motoryacht Come and Go
#Superboats – Having spent a week visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the 46m superyacht Christopher that dwarfed the local 500 plus craft and several larger craft currently taking part in the Round Ireland race departed today and follows the anchorage of…
Sailing From Bermuda to the Azores, Wolfhound III's Marine Adventure
#cruising - Sailing From Bermuda to the Azores on the magnificent yacht Wolfhound III with skipper and lifelong friend Alan McGettigan was an 1,800–mile adventure for Kildare sailor Fin O'Driscoll. Bermuda is the oldest remaining British overseas territory and the…
Torqeedo Owner's Revolt Against the Petrol Outboard Engine
#electricoutboard – Torqeedo owner Jack O'Keefe from Cork Harbour tells of his sailing adventures in a Drascombe Coaster and how after swapping from a petrol version the rewards from his new electric outboard engine are less noise, no smells, more stowage, better…
RYA Scotland Seek Irish Boats For Commonwealth Flotilla
It was hard to miss the big announcement of '100 days to go' for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this week but today it is the turn of RYA Scotland as they also reach the '100 days to go' milestone…
#capsize – A Bavaria 38 yacht, with seven crew on board, enters the narrow channel leading to the port of Zumaia on the Basque coast of Spain this month with dramatic consequences. 'The swell is of medium size, the operation…
River Clyde's Commonwealth Flotilla 2014 Gets £250,000 Funding
Up to 250 yachts will gather at Greenock's iconic James Watt Dock for the Homecoming Muster before sailing up the Clyde to Glasgow as the Commonwealth Flotilla 2014. Inverclyde Council has approved funding towards a major sailing event to showcase…
Irish Sailor Wins Ocean Award for Voyage from Mayo to Russia
#cruising – Irish sailor Jarlath Cunnane has been awarded the prestigious Vasey Vase trophy by the The Ocean Cruising Club (The OCC) at its awards ceremony in London last night. The top prize in world cruising achievements is for the Mayo man's unusual…
Caribbean Christmas Rally Cruisers Expected in Antigua on December 29
#christmasrally – Strong winds but a relatively smooth sea state provided a fast exciting start to the Christmas Caribbean Rally. The fastest boats in the rally, which set out from Lanzarote on December 16th, have about 1200 nm to go to…
ARC Fleets Sets Sail From Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
#cruising – The 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail Sunday from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia. Three Irish boats are part of the massive fleet. A fine NNE breeze provided perfect conditions for a…
British Isles Cruisers Surveyed On Shipping Forecast
#Cruising - Yachting Monthly reports on an online questionnaire launched by the BBC to gauge the audience of the Shipping Forecast for the waters around Britain and Ireland. The daily broadcast is a Radio 4 institution, but its future is…
Three Irish Yachts in November's 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
#cruisingrally – Three Irish yachts are among over 280 boats and 1400 people, including 25 children aged under 16, will take part in the 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which sets sail on November 24 from Las Palmas de Gran…
End Of An Era For Paper Navigation Charts In US Waters
#Navigation - The United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that it will cease publication of paper nautical charts in six months' time, according to Sail magazine. Since the first maps charting the US coastline were published…
Risk Outweighs Reward to Salvage Abandoned Yacht as Wolfhound Found Again
#wolfhound – On board the research vessel AULT, a specially outfitted vintage Tom Colvin-designed 42-ft. steel-hulled sailboat transformed into a scientific mobile observation platform, was celebrated solo circumnavigation of the Americas in 2012 record holder Matt Rutherford and marine environmental…
Pat & Olivia Murphy's (Nine Years Sailing the World) Talk Descriptions
#circumnavigation – Having completed a nine year sailing circumnavigation Pat and Olivia Murphy of Howth Yacht Club have been giving talks to clubs, groups and organisations throughout the country. These have proven to be very popular and always result in…

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