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Recently, the crew of the Maiken was enjoying a leisurely sail through the South Pacific  when they spotted a strange discoloration on the water. They moved in closer to inspect it, but by the time they realized what it was, it was too late. The crew of the Maiken was  sailing the South Pacific when they spotted an unusual shadow
We don't really think about it on a daily basis, but the Earth is still changing all the time. It just happens so slowly that we can't really perceive it. But every now and then, things speed up… a lot.…
Crosshaven is a mecca for sailing and cruising in Cork Harbour
#CoolRoute - Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is inviting alumni and friends – especially those with no previous experience – to 'Try Sailing' at a yacht club near you. The drive comes from a partnership between CIT, the Royal Cork…
Tom and Vicky Jackson, recipients of the CCA Blue Water Medal  with CCA Commodore James Binch
From across the globe, members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) assembled at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to recognise their outstanding sailors of 2015 during the international organisation’s Annual Awards Dinner earlier this month. Representing a…
Clare Island on a summer’s day, as featured in the new 14th Edition of the ICC Sailing Directions. Photo Kevin Dwyer/courtesy ICC
The ultimate dreamworks for those who cruise the Irish coast, or indeed those who just hope to do so one day, has been reaching distributors and subscribers this week with the 14th Edition of the Irish Cruising Club’s Sailing Directions…
The Irish Sailing Association Cruising Conference attracted 90 sailors to Howth Yacht Club for a range of talks
The inaugural ISA Cruising Conference at Howth Yacht Club attracted 90 sailors for a very informative day last Saturday.  ISA President David Lovegrove opened proceedings and Keynote speaker Eddie Nicholson and his crew entertained with an excellent show on their adventures…
#HowthYC - Ocean adventurer Paddy Barry will give a talk at Howth Yacht Club this Friday (22 January) on the North Atlantic Crescent, a voyage he undertook with friends from Ireland to Greenland via the Faroe Islands and Iceland. All…
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has announced the recipients of the organisation's five major awards for 2015: The Blue Water Medal "Without Date" is awarded to Australian native Jon Sanders in recognition of a lifetime of sailing achievements, including…
Circumnavigate round Ireland on a cruising yacht and you will experience an abundance of spectacular coastal scenery, uninhabited islands, ancient settlements, incredible sea birds and endless marine mammal wildlife. Cruising Ireland’s coastline will have you exploring sheltered harbours, sailing past…
Double Volvo Ocean Race winner Justin Slattery has been awarded the J B Kearney Cup by the Irish Cruising Club (ICC). The J. B Kearney is awarded to individuals for their outstanding contribution to Irish Sailing. The committee unanimously agreed…
With most of the cruising fleet around the half-way mark, Frank Quinn updates his earlier report on the 30th ARC Rally for cruisers that includes three Irish boats It was a windy and lumpy start as the fleet in the…
VO65 Team Brunel has broken the ARC Course Record sailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in an elapse time of 8d 7h 39m 30s. This is the third consecutive year that the Course Record…
#Cruising - The Royal Cork Yacht Club is among those partnering a new project to develop and market cruising grounds across Europe's North Western Seaboard from Ireland to Norway. The Cool Route Project, funded by the Interreg VB Northern Periphery…

ARC Rally Sets Sail

22nd November 2015 Cruising
Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as three Irish yachts were among the fleet taking part in ARC 2015 made their way out of Muelle Deportivo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this morning.…
The 30th ARC fleet leaves on Sunday, and here in Las Palmas the atmosphere is keen with anticipation writes Irish Transatlantic debutante Frank Quinn. Crossing for the first time, I'm on a fine UK-registered Nordship 43 DS called Nina, owned…
The 30th anniversary edition of the ARC sets out on Sunday, 22nd November. Irish sailor and artist Pete Hogan spent a few days in Las Palmas as the fleet was assembling before departure to Saint Lucia in the East Caribbean. Here…
#Cruising - Westwood's latest A405 cruiser was recently put through her paces by Motorboat & Yachting on a recent two-day visit to Lough Erne. It's been all change for the cruising marque in recent times, keen to shake off its…

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