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Full Rig Laser Sailors young and old are welcome,” says Charles Dwyer of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club which is organising the series
Laser sailors will kick-off the New Year’s sailing season this Saturday in Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour where the local club will start its Laser Winter League writes Tom MacSweeney. First Gun for the first race on Saturday morning will…
The Naval Service base occupies most of Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Independent.ie reports that firefighters have extinguished a blaze that broke out last night (Thursday 21 December) at the Naval Service base on Haulbowline Island. The incident began around 9pm in a disused warehouse next to the officers’ mess…
Marine Minister Michael Creed walks the work site on Haulbowline Island with remediation contractors
#CorkHarbour - Marine Minister Michael Creed visited the East Tip at Haulbowline yesterday (Wednesday 20 December) to inspect progress on remediation works on the Cork Harbour island. The minister’s visit follows the signing in July of the contract to commence…
A Liebherr crane in Cork dockyard
The building of another huge container crane is dominating the Cork Harbour skyline. Construction is underway at the Cork Dockyard where Liebherr Killarney has already built and exported several cranes in the past year. The success of this development is…
Monkstown Bay is getting a slipway extension
Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour is getting a slipway extension which will improve boat launching and recovery. The previously narrower slipway is being renewed and widened.  The slipway is at the upriver side of the Sand Quay which is primarily…
The seemingly doomed yacht narrowly avoids collision with Monkstown's quay wall then disappears downwind in the spume. Scroll down for video
A video of a yacht that broke free of its mooring in the teeth of Storm Ophelia in Cork Harbour, has recorded over 50k views on social media. The Ensign Bar in Monkstown Co. Cork posted the vid on Facebook…
Though no longer in the boatbuilding trade, Crosshaven Boatyard employs seven as a storage and servicing facility
#CorkHarbour - Crosshaven Boatyard manager Matt Foley has confirmed to Afloat.ie that the Cork Harbour facility is for sale as a going concern only, and not with vacant possession as advertised by the auctioneers and in the Irish Examiner. Foley…
Haulbowline Waste Tip as seen from the channel between Haulbowline and Spike Island
Meitheal Mara, the Cork boatyard and maritime community organisation which has carried out many years of development work highlighting Cork’s maritime and boat-building tradition has protested the exclusion of boat access to Haulbowline Island in the €60m remediation plan for…
Fortress Spike Island saw off competition from the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Rome's Colosseum to win the award
#SpikeIsland - In Cork Harbour the visitor centre on Spike Island run by Cork County Council has been named Europe's leading tourist attraction at the 2017 World Travel Awards. RTE news writes that Fortress Spike Island saw off competition from…
Seimic-survey ship Mainport Pine seen in Asian waters made her maiden Irish port of call to owners Mainport whose homeport is located in Cork
#CorkHarbour - An unusually high concentration of Mainport Group vessels among them a seismic-survey ship made a maiden Irish port of call to her owners homeport of Cork Harbour this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat had monitored the arrival of…
Superyacht Air, a 265–foot Feadship, during her Kinsale visit in June 2015. The yacht also visited Kinsale again in 2016 and is part of a growing fleet of superyachts coming to Irish waters
In a move to broaden the base of its operations even further, and capitalise on the ever growing global Superyacht market, the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) has made significant investments in developing its course programmes for this exciting…
A Spring tide helped carry the fleet into the harbour at 3pm for the end of the Naval Race
Kieran & Liz O'Brien's MG335 Magnet was the IRC all–in winner of Cork Harbour's Naval Race on Sunday. White Sails IRC was Pat Barrett/Roy Hanan's Plumbat writes Bob Bateman. As well as a race in itself this year's 15-boat Naval Race formed one of…
Guy Perrem Trophy winners at Monkstown Greensleeves Crew Skipper Jim Doyle, Denis Long and John Creagh
The memorial sailing race for the Guy Perrem Trophy,part of the annual cruiser racing schedule at Monkstown Bay SC had Cove SC boats joining the MBSC fleet for the start at Monkstown under Race Officer Alan Fleury. This was part…
Sunday’s start will be at 11.55 a.m., as had been fixed for Saturday.
The Annual Naval Race, a major sailing event in Cork Harbour, due to be sailed tomorrow (Saturday) has been postponed until Sunday due to forecast bad weather conditions tomorrow writes Tom MacSweeney. Sunday’s start will be at 11.55 a.m., as…
The annual sailing race from Cobh to Blackrock once marked the end of the sailing season in Cork Harbour
69 yachts have entered for the Cobh-to-Blackrock Race tomorrow writes Tom MacSweeney. This is the annual sailing race from Cobh to Blackrock which once marked the end of the sailing season in Cork Harbour. It no longer is that end-of-season…
The original Colleen design as commissioned from Alan Buchanan by Royal Cork YC members in 1950. Bill Trafford of Alchemy Marine has been asked to provide a re-creation based on a second-hand but sound glassfibre hull, though of a different design.
Bill Trafford of Alchemy Marine, hidden away in the farmland of Skenakilla west of Mitchellstown in north County Cork, has carved himself a unique reputation in recent years for successfully re-imagining glassfibre boats of a certain age, and transforming them…

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