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Galway Bay Cruise-in-Company: Your Chance To Sail To The Aran Islands
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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
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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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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,…
Posthumous Irish Cruising Club Award for Joe English
Cruising
#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
Cruising
#deadcow – Round–the–World Yachtsman and Afloat.ie 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
Cruising
#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
#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
Cruising
#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
Cruising
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…
Cruising
#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
Cruising
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
#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…

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