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Dublin Bay Mermaid 'Voyage Home' Arrives in Crookhaven
#mermaid – When the ubiquitous DBSC Mermaid was established in the 1930's, few could have envisioned the class would continue to flourish 80 years later with new boats still being built and large competitive fleets regularly racing around the country.…
Small and Beautiful Trailer-Sailers Open up New Cruising Possibilities
#trailersailer – Ireland's coastline is one of the world's finest cruising grounds. Yet there are long lengths of the coast that rarely see a visiting cruiser. It is not that the area is inhospitable, although the weather can be challenging.…
Philip Scully
#CRUISING – Long term captain and Cork harbour yachtsman Philip Scully (55) of Crosshaven has died while on passage from Antigua in the West Indies to the UK it was reported earlier today. The Owner of Starry Night, the well travelled…
Home Made Boat Wins Top Award
#Irish Cruising Club Annual Awards – A home-made steel cutter well on the way to completing a three year global circumnavigation has been awarded the Irish Cruising Club's top trophy, the Faulkner Cup, for the second year in a row.…
Irish Coast Sailing Directions Digital Trial
#CRUISING – If you plan to cruise to, along, or around, the Irish Coast the essential pilotage publications are the Irish Cruising Club's acclaimed Sailing Directions (SDs), published in two volumes. As well as comprehensive and accurate coverage these SDs…
Howth Yacht Club to Host First 'Family Cruising Week'
#CRUISING – Cruising enthusiasts throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and even further afield are being invited by Howth Yacht Club to participate in the inaugural Fingal International Family Cruising Festival between July 7th and 15th for what is the first event…
American Blue Water Medal Goes to Matzen and Ericson
#CRUISING – The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has awarded its esteemed 2011 Blue Water Medal to Thies Matzen and Kicki Ericson for a commendable 24 years and 135,000 miles of sailing the oceans of the world with a focus…
Corks Pop for Cruising's 4,000th Member
#CRUISING – On the first day of the London Boat Show the Cruising Association's Patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, welcomed Eric Roberts as the 4,000th member of the Association. Eric, 57, lives in Shenfield, Essex, and was introduced to the Cruising…
ARC 2011 Cruise Draws to a Close
#ARC – The 26th Atlantic Rally for Sailing Cruisers (ARC) finished in fine style on Saturday 17 December with a spectacular prize giving ceremony at the Gaiety Nightclub in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.  2011 was a vintage ARC, with most…
Sailing the Bay of Biscay
#CRUISING–The Cruising Association, Britain's organisation for cruising sailors, is opening its doors to non-members in January for a guide to sailing the many stunning destinations in the Bay of Biscay. The CA says the area has an unfair reputation for…
Norway Relaxes Law on Leaving Foreign Flagged Yacht
Following the levying of substantial fines on foreign yachtsmen, much pressure has recently been brought to bear on the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and the Norwegian Customs to amend draconian regulations relating to owners of foreign flagged vessels who wish…
Cruising Body Launch new Northern France and Channel Islands Section
The Cruising Association, Britain's leading organisation for cruising sailors, is to launch a new specialist section for those who cruise Northern France and the Channel Islands. The new section will be launched at the association's headquarters, CA House, in London's…
Forty Boats Prepare for Liffey Cruise
Forty cruising boats will sail up the river Liffey to spend a night near the the replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston. The East Link bridge will lift and the Samuel Beckett bridge will swing open at noon on Saturday 24…
200 Crews for Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2011
This year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), starting from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on November 20, promises to be one of the biggest ever, as up to 200 crews are planning the 2,700 mile transatlantic crossing to Rodney Bay,…
Cruising Association Holds First 2011 Meeting on Dublin Bay
The Cruising Association of Ireland holds its first meet this year on May 7 at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. The hope is to follow on the success of last September's River Liffey Cruise where 40 boats participated,…
Cruising Association Plans Mediterranean Sailing Seminar
Every year, at the Cruising Association's London headquarters in Limehouse, it holds a one-day seminar for those planning to cruise in the Mediterranean. Open to both members and non-members, this year's event was a sell-out with more than 90 cruising…

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