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Home-from-home. Hoteliers John & Gwen Brennan took their Redbay Stormforce 1450 Dromquinna to Brittany, expecting to book into a hotel now and again, yet they spent every night on board in complete comfort. Thanks to John’s skills in manoeuvring, here at Saint-Marine in Benodet they have managed to get berthed beside the smaller craft with a minimal walk to the marina bridge
The Kenmare River where Kerry verges into Cork is one of Ireland’s cruising gems – it’s pure gold and then some. But we weren’t exactly cruising when the Nixon Tribe descended on the area precisely a year ago for a…
Geological heaven….The 39ft ketch Teddy (Nick Kats) from Clifden on the Greenland coast in August this year at South Channel, Milne Land
Nick Kats of Clifden and originally America is always looking to the north for new cruises with his hefty 39ft Danish-built Bermudan ketch Teddy. And when we say “north”, we mean Arctic voyaging and a continuing fascination with Iceland and…
Peter Owens, his wife Vera Quinlan and two children, Lilian and Ruairí, along with family and friends celebrate the return of Danu at Parkmore
Irish yacht Danú of Galway received a musical welcome when it berthed in south Galway bay last evening after a successful scientific, sailing and mountaineering expedition to the world’s largest and deepest fjord system in Greenland. Musicians who play regularly…
The yacht is due into Parkmore pier outside Kinvara at about 7 pm this evening, where it will be given a warm welcome by family and friends.
Irish yacht Danú of Galway is due home this evening, September 1st, after a highly successful trip to the world’s largest and deepest fjord system, Scoresby Sound in east Greenland. The group of independent adventurers on board the 13m (43ft)…
The crew of the Killary Flyer (l-r) Jamie Young, Vincent Monahan, Marieke Lexmond, Ciaran Lennon, Pauline Jordan and Menno Westendorp
Three years ago, adventurer Jamie Young set sail for Greenland on his 15 metre (50ft) aluminium yacht, Killary Flyer as Afloat reported here. The 1500 nautical mile course aimed to take Young and his crew to the West Greenland coastline,…
Elements of the floating pontoon being prepared for Cheekpoint at Inland and Coastal Marina Systems in Banagher
Work will commence in the coming weeks on a new floating pontoon at Cheekpoint harbour in Co Waterford. It comes a year after the Cheekpoint Boat Owners Association received planning permission for the 63-metre pontoon, which is being supplied by…
Boater reading from printed navigation charts
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that it will be phasing out the manufacturing of paper charts, with the aim to completely end production by late 2026. Plans to withdraw the UKHO’s portfolio of ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs)…
The eye-of-the-needle in the Bull Rock off Kerry is so clean-cut that you’d wonder if some ancient people didn’t tunnel it through
The Bull Rock in the open Atlantic three miles northwest of Dursey Head in West Cork is one of many massive milestones on the Round Ireland Race. And it has the added distinction of having a tunnel clear through it,…
Irish adventurers Paddy Griffin, Peter Owens and Richard Darley of Danú, bound for Greenland
An Irish yacht on a scientific, sailing and mountaineering expedition to the Arctic has reached Iceland en route to the world’s largest and deepest fjord system, Scoresby Sound in east Greenland. The group of independent adventurers on board the 13m…
The Delphia 11 comes in electric
‘Mindful cruising’ is the philosophy behind the sustainable boating brand Delphia, available from recently appointed Irish dealer MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire. This concept has grown out of 30 years of custom-designed boats inspired by nature, characterised by a more…
The sparkling new Irish Research Vessel Tom Crean departs from the builders in northwest Spain tomorrow (Friday) to make her base and home port in Galway
The new pride of the Marine Institute's Research Flotilla, the R/V Tom Crean, will depart her builders at Bouzas near Vigo in northwest Spain tomorrow (Friday), on her way to a deservedly warm welcome in Galway and the western-based Marine…
Nick Katz’s 19-ton steel ketch Teddy in a classic Greenland high summer setting
It is said that you have to be prepared to wait until the 15th July in the average season before you can contemplate a successful venture into the most heavily-iced parts of East Greenland. Whether or not global warming has…
Navigating below deck
A temporary concession has been introduced for British or Channel Island nationals wishing to visit the ports of Saint Cast and Saint Quay in France. The concessions will run for the 2022 summer season now under way and which concludes…
Sailing In Dublin's First 31.7 Mayfly competing in the first Irish Sea offshore race of 2022, across Killiney Bay and out to the Kish Lighthouse. Sailing In Dublin Club is taking part in offshore races throughout the summer
Sailing In Dublin, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour-based boat sharing club has announced its summer cruising schedule for 2022. This year SID members will cruise their Sun Odyssey, Silver Wind around Ireland, in Scottish waters, and also to Cornwall for some…
Joe Woodward in 2004 with the William Van der Hagen 1738 painting of the Water Club sailing in Cork Harbour, which made for one of his most historic auctions.
Joe Woodward of Cork, who has died aged 90, was the very personification of the spirit of Cork city and harbour as a place where the good things in life are there to be enjoyed, and enjoyed in style. This…
The 2021 ARC fleet at rest in Rodney Bay, St Lucia
Howth Yacht Club welcomes Cormac Farrelly to the clubhouse tomorrow evening (Thursday 7 April) to regale with tales from the tropics. And the bar will be mixing Caribbean-inspired cocktails for the perfect accompaniment to the evening thats bound to inspire…

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