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World ARC Circumnavigation Rally Goes Annual
World Cruising Club have announced that from 2014 the World ARC round-the-world sailing rally will become an annual event; starting every January from Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia. World ARC is currently a biennial event, starting in January and finishing…
Irish Cruising Club Present Fastnet Award to Killian Bushe
Killian Bushe of Cork must be one of the best sailors to come out of Ireland. But unfortunately his opportunities to enjoy the sport at which he excels are severely limited by one inescapable fact. He is probably the best…
2011 Irish Coast Sailing Directions Published
The Irish Cruising Club's acclaimed Sailing Directions, in two volumes, offer comprehensive coverage of the entire coast of Ireland, and their price has recently been reduced by £10.00 to £27.50 each (€32.50).These are the only cruising guides for the Irish…
Historic Trophy for South Pacific Dream Cruise
An ocean cruise by a husband and wife from the shores of Galway Bay to Tahiti in the midst of the Pacific in an owner-built boat has been awarded Ireland's senior cruising trophy, the Faulkner Cup of the Irish Cruising…
Cruising Association Shocked by Fatal Shootings
The Cruising Association (CA) has issued a statement this evening following the fatal shooting of the the Crew of the sailing vessel Quest. The CA is shocked to learn that Scott and Jean Adam and their crew Phyllis Macay and…
Classic Malts Selection Whiskies Add Flavour to Cruising Event
World Cruising Club are delighted to announce the support of Diageo's Classic Malts Selection for the Malts Cruise 2011.  The sailing cruise will be visiting the Classic Malts Selection distilleries in Oban and Lagavulin, Islay, and a Classic Malts Selection roving 'nose' will…
Waterford Club Plans June Scilly Isles Cruise
Although Waterford Harbour Sailing Club is well known for its dinghy sailing and picturesque location it has never really been seen as a hub for sailing cruisers. Consequently there has never been a big event for the big boats at…
Marine Diesel 'Must Be FAME-Free'
The Cruising Association has urged boaters to ensure their supplies of diesel are free of bio-fuel that could have harmful effects on marine engines. Regulations for the new grade of low-sulphur diesel for leisure vessels and yachts were introduced last…
Cruising Association's MedNet Goes Global
The Cruising Association has just launched a new internet and email based net, which lets members cruising various regions of the world arrange meets, ask questions and receive answers about ever-changing local facilities and regulations. It all started in 2000…
White Whisper is Sole Irish Entry in Atlantic Rally
One Irish boat will race in this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. Sean Hehir's White Whisper,  a Grampian 34, is entered in a fleet of 205 yachts drawn from 28 nations. The ARC 2010 fleet leave Las Palmas for Rodney Bay in…
Members of Ireland's biggest sail training organisation, Glenans Irish Sailing Club have voted unanimously to reintegrate with the French-based sailing association Les Glenans.The reintegration will reunite two associations which share the common aim of bringing people together through a love…
Cruising Association Delighted Members Paul and Rachel Chandler are Safe
The Cruising Association is delighted that members Paul and Rachel Chandler are safe after their ordeal and hopes that they will soon be reunited with friends and family. President Stuart Bradley says "It has been a truly awful ordeal for…
No Irish Cruisers Among Record Atlantic Rally Fleet
With one week to go before the ARC 2010 fleet leave Las Palmas for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, there are no Irish yachts entered in a fleet of 205 yachts drawn from 28 nations. Crews from the yachts already berthed in…
Replica 600 BC Ship Returns Triumphant After 20,000 Mile Circumnavigation of Africa
Phoenicia, the replica 600BC wooden ship, has arrived triumphantly back in Syria having completed a 20,000 mile circumnavigation of Africa. The journey was intended to recreate the first circumnavigation of Africa, thought to have been achieved by Phoenician mariners around…
Cruising School No Longer Operating in Irish Waters
South East Cruising School is no longer operating in Irish waters and in a letter to Afloat magazine, Principal Charlie Kavanagh, outlined his reasons for closure. The letter is reproduced below. The Marine Survey Office (MSO) was offered a right…
Irish Built Trimaran Ends up on a Beach in Hawaii?
A trimaran reportedly built in Ireland has ended up wrecked on a beach in Hawaii.  A large portion of the massive craft was washed ashore on Kailua beach last week forcing island authorities to cut it up and remove it.…

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