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Neil Hegarty’s Dufour 34 Shelduck arriving in St Lucia in December 2013 at the end of the outward Transatlantic crossing in her three year Atlantic circuit cruise, which was completed back at Baltimore in West Cork this weekend when Shelduck arrived in from Newfoundland.
An exemplary three year Atlantic circuit sailing cruise was completed this weekend with the return to Ireland of Neil Hegarty’s Dufour 34 Shelduck from Cork. Shelduck has reached Baltimore in the last of the summer after a rugged 16–day west-east…
Far from the madding crowd. In the unsettled weather of ten days ago, this twin keeler found peace and quiet at the head of Crookhaven in West Cork.
While the current spell of balmy weather may make the cruising life seem like the ultimate dream, it doesn’t take too much effort to remember that ten days or so ago, it was blowing old boots with rain to match…
Round the World Irish sailing couple Myra Reid and Paraic O'Maolriada
Round the World Irish sailing couple Paraic O'Maolriada and Myra Reid returned to their home port of Kinsale in County Cork at the weekend having completed a six–year circumnavigation writes Bob Bateman. The fluent Irish speakers returned to the West Cork…
Round Ireland Sailing But at a Leisurely Pace!
As Afloat.ie reported in April, Sailing In Dublin Club yacht Silverwind set out on the first of its fourteen week long cruises around Ireland this summer. Club member Damien Byrne describes his week long cruise with stunning views of West Cork.…
The Irish Cruising Club Rally to Drogheda was the first in 41 years
Drogheda Port Company welcomed the Irish Cruising Club Rally to Drogheda on the weekend of Saturday 4th June for the first time in 41 years. The club last visited Drogheda in September 1975. The recent promotion and popularity of the…
H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman among loose floes on Mischief in Greenland
H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s mountain travel philosophy, rooted in Africa and the Himalaya and further developed in his early sailing adventures in the southern hemisphere, was honed to perfection with his discovery of Greenland as the perfect sailing destination. His Arctic…
Derry is one of the leading partners in the Cool Route cruising project for the North Atlantic region
#CoolRoute - With their city's namesake yacht's performance in the Clipper Race firmly in mind, Derry officials met with fellow Cool Route partners in Glasgow last week ahead of hosting their own project meeting this October. As Derry Now reports,…
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…

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