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Risk Outweighs Reward to Salvage Abandoned Yacht as Wolfhound Found Again
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#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
Cruising
#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…
Irish Sailing Explorers Return from Arctic Circle Voyage
Cruising
#arcticcircle – The Irish 'North of Disko' expedition, organised by Killary Adventure Company, returned last week from its ten-week voyage to the Arctic Circle and the west coast of Greenland. Stunning images of ice and film footage from the adventure…
Jamie Young & Crew Explore Inside Arctic Circle Under Sail & Kayak
Cruising
#arcticcircle – The Galway to Greenland Expedition 'North of Disko' has started its return journey from high in the Arctic Circle along the west Greenland coast. The team, lead by Jamie Young aboard the 49ft Killary Flyer yacht, set sail from…
Cruising Association Motors Into Irish Waters With New 'Celtic Seas' Section
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#Cruising - The Cruising Association is set to launch a new section to cover activity in Ireland's busy cruising waters. The London-headquartered organisation has set 19 October as the launch date for the new 'Celtic Seas' section, which will comprise…
Oysterhaven's Summer Sunset
Cruising
#cruising – A beautiful sunset scene in Murray's Creek at Oysterhaven, near Kinsale, photographed last night by Bob Bateman. Included in among the dozen or so moored local boats, is the 70–foot schooner, Spirit of Oysterhaven, pictured on the far right.…
Record Fleet Sail to Aran Islands
Cruising
#aranislands – A record fleet descended on the recently extended harbour at Kilronan in the Aran Islands last weekend (July 5-7) in an initiative co-ordinated by Pierce Purcell of Purcell Marine in Clarenbridge, with John O'Malley rounding up the North…
Sailing Cruise Through the Baltic in Summer 2014
Cruising
#baltic – Cruising rally specialists World Cruising Club (WCC), have announced an exciting new addition to their rally programme, with the first ever ARC Baltic Rally planned for summer 2014. Billed as "six capitals in six weeks" the new rally…
Irish Sailors Set for Arctic Circle Adventure
Cruising
Last minute packing, food drying, wiring and boat preparations are being hurried along as the North Of Disko crew prepare to set sail from Galway for Greenland in less than two weeks time. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the voyage…
ARC Sailors Give Thumbs Up to Cape Verdes Route
Cruising
From the pre-departure programme ensuring crews are relaxed and prepared, to the friendly welcome each boat receives on arrival in Saint Lucia, the unique spirit that surrounds the ARC each year has meant the Rally is firmly on the 'bucket…
Christmas Caribbean Rally Calls For Irish Entries
Cruising
#Caribbean - The Christmas Caribbean Rally is offering £100 (€116) off the entry fee for the first Irish yacht to sign up for this year's event. According to organisers Sailing Rallies, entries from England, the Netherlands, Spain and as far…
Wolfhound Didn't Sink! Abandoned Irish Yacht Adrift 800 Miles off Bermuda!
Cruising
#wolfhound – You can't put a good boat down. Here she is. The lost one. The Irish Swan 48 Wolfhound, doing better on her own than she did with a crew writes W M Nixon. Nine weeks after she was…
Shipwreck Highlights Danger of Portugal's Winter Winds
Cruising
#Shipwreck - Two are reported dead after a shipwreck yesterday (Wednesday 10 April) on the Portuguese coast in what is a reminder to all cruisers of the dangers of strong winds in the region. According to Portuguese language newspaper Publico,…
Irish Adventure Sailors Heading for the Arctic Circle
Cruising
#arctic – A Galway to Greenland 2013 odyssey is underway as  Irish adventurers are setting sail for the Arctic Circle this Summer. Preparations are currently underway for an ambitious and exciting expedition from Galway to Greenland this summer. Organised by…
New South & West Coasts Sailing Directions from the Irish Cruising Club
Cruising
#irishcruisingclub – The ICC has just published the 13th edition of its acclaimed Sailing Directions for the South and West Coasts of Ireland. The new book reflects the results of several years' work exploring and surveying the west coast in…
Galway Sailing Cruise to Iceland, Greenland Lecture at GBSC
Cruising
#gbsc – Nick Kats, the owner of a 39 foot steel ketch will talk about a sail from Clifden in county Galway to Iceland, East Greenland and Jan Mayen Island. Kats, a naturopathetic Doctor from Connemara undertook the cruise in…

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