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The Inis Mor crew took to the liferaft when the Ker 39 started sinking off the Saltee Islands. All crew were rescued by Coastguard Helicopter 117
ICRA
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney has expressed relief that everyone is safe after the weekend loss of Scottish competitor Inis Mor on its way to the ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. As Afloat.ie reported on Saturday, the Cruisers…
Dinghy launch – Nick Bendon of CH Marine, Paul O’Regan Harbour Master with Port of Cork, Vice Admiral RCYC Pat Farnan, Sarah McKeown of Port of Cork, Event Chairman Nicolas O’Leary, Rear Admiral Dinghies RCYC Stephen O’Shaughnessy.
Royal Cork YC
Now the largest stand alone dinghy festival event in the country, the official launch of Cork Dinghy Fest took place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club last week with representatives from event sponsors, CH Marine, Zhik and the Port of…
Whitegate Coastal Rowing Regatta took place in Cork Harbour on Satrurday
Coastal Rowing
Whitegate Rowing Club's Coastal Rowing Championship Regatta took place on Sunday in the scenic eastern side of Cork Harbour. The one day fixture ran as part of as part of the Coastal Rowing Association (CRA) 2017 season of regattas. More on…
The weekend marked the 200th anniversary of the lighting of the first light at Roche's Point
Lighthouses
To mark the 200th anniversary of the lighting of the first light at Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour, the lighthouse was opened to the public on Saturday, 4 June.  In the birthday celebrations, Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance…
The yacht Inis Mor sinking off the Wexford coast
ICRA
The yacht that sank off Wexford yesterday afternoon was the Scottish–owned Ker 39 Inis Mor. The top performer was en route to the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) National Championships that begin at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour…
Drascombes Going Upriver off Monkstown in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
Engaged on a Cork Harbour Raid this Bank Holiday Weekend.... Southern members of the Irish Drascombe Association off Monkstown this morning as they sail up the River Lee. This is one of the first events in the Cork Harbour Festival,…
Tim Goodbody's White Mischief is one of four Dublin J109s competing at the ICRA Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ICRA
Class bands released for next week's ICRA National Championship (see below) reveal a smaller than usual fleet for the Royal Cork Yacht Club Championships but with three events in three weeks all trying to attract boats out of Dublin where…
Naval Service flagship LE Eithne underway on exercise. The HPV is to depart today on its second deployment to assist in humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean
Navy
#EithneToMed - Patrol vessels of the Naval Service will be deployed for a third summer of humanitarian operations in the Mediterranean. As Independent.ie writes the Naval Service flagship, LE Eithne, has been assigned to begin the rotation of three ships in…
J109 Storm, a former ICRA class one champion
ICRA
As this Friday's entry deadline looms for the ICRA National Championships on June 9, Royal Cork Yacht Club organisers say they will finalise racing divisions closer to the start of the event and will endeavour to make the splits as…
Released into the daylight at last – Bill Trafford at Skenakilla with his latest creation
Etchells
As Johnny Smullen, boatbuilder to America’s Cup legend Dennis Conner has put it, the transformation job on a tired old Etchells 22 is simply amazing writes W M Nixon The well-worn white hull of a standard Etchells 22 went into…
Vigia is Safehaven Marine's newest pilot boat build
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Safehaven Marine in Cork Harbour has shared some images from rough weather sea trials for its latest Interceptor 42 pilot boat. Vigia, built for the port of Gijón in northern Spain, is the 13th of its model and…
Fifteen towns and villages, including Crosshaven pictured above, as well as the city, have joined together to create 60 events
Cork Harbour
Cork has claimed that this year’s ‘Harbour Festival’ will be the biggest maritime festival in the country. Fifteen towns and villages, as well as the city, have joined together with the City and County Councils and Cork Port Company to…
Cork moves from a city port to a sea port says chairman
Island Nation
In an exclusive interview for my weekly This Island Nation podcast, the Chairman of Cork Port says that it is moving “from a city port to a sea port.” Listen to John Mullins as he outlines why the port company…
Dave Cullen's Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club will defend its Class Two ICRA Crown at Royal Cork next month.
ICRA
The ICRA Cruiser National Championships reduced entry fee registration of €150.00 will end this Friday 12th May, just a month before the event sets sail at Royal Cork Yacht Club from 9th – 11th June. The final closing date for…
Cove SC, MBSC and RCYC Club Officers at the Cove SC launch
Cork Harbour
Cove Sailing Club launched its programme for the season with confirmation of joint cruiser racing to be sailed with neighbouring Monkstown Bay SC in an attempt by both clubs to boost cruiser participation in Cork Harbour writes Tom MacSweeney. Cove…
Joseph Taussig was remembered by his great-granddaughter Lizzie Helmer in Cobh this morning
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Tom MacSweeney writes on Afloat.ie today about the centenary of the US Navy’s arrival in Cork Harbour during the First World War. But the event has a living connection, as the Irish Examiner reports, with the great-granddaughter of…

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