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#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…
Caribbean Christmas Rally Cruisers Expected in Antigua on December 29
Cruising
#christmasrally – Strong winds but a relatively smooth sea state provided a fast exciting start to the Christmas Caribbean Rally. The fastest boats in the rally, which set out from Lanzarote on December 16th, have about 1200 nm to go to…
ARC Fleets Sets Sail From Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Cruising
#cruising – The 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail Sunday from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia. Three Irish boats are part of the massive fleet. A fine NNE breeze provided perfect conditions for a…
British Isles Cruisers Surveyed On Shipping Forecast
Cruising
#Cruising - Yachting Monthly reports on an online questionnaire launched by the BBC to gauge the audience of the Shipping Forecast for the waters around Britain and Ireland. The daily broadcast is a Radio 4 institution, but its future is…
Three Irish Yachts in November's 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
Cruising
#cruisingrally – Three Irish yachts are among over 280 boats and 1400 people, including 25 children aged under 16, will take part in the 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which sets sail on November 24 from Las Palmas de Gran…
End Of An Era For Paper Navigation Charts In US Waters
Cruising
#Navigation - The United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that it will cease publication of paper nautical charts in six months' time, according to Sail magazine. Since the first maps charting the US coastline were published…
Risk Outweighs Reward to Salvage Abandoned Yacht as Wolfhound Found Again
Cruising
#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
Cruising
#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…

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