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Following the launch at the Southampton Boat Show today, World Cruising Club has announced entries are now open for ARC Channel Islands 2016. More than 50 people gathered at the RYA lounge to learn more about the new rally taking…
With all the talk these days of cruise liners and where they might be berthed, we tend to overlook the fact that most recreational sailors in Ireland would list “cruising” as their primary boating interest writes W M Nixon. But…
Irish Cruising Club's Norman Kean Honoured By Leading International Navigation Organisation
#cruising –  Norman Kean, who continues to sail and cruise with his recently-acquired 40ft cutter Coire Uisge from Courtmacsherry in West Cork, is the Honorary Editor of the Irish Cruising Club's continually up-dated Sailing Directions, which cover the entire coast…
Galway Bay Sailing Cruise To Aran Islands Postponed
#galwaybaycruise – The keenly-anticipated three-day assembly of boats from all around Galway Bay, planned for this coming weekend at Kilronan in the Aran Islands, has been postponed at least to Saturday. A vigorous depression tracking along Ireland's western seaboard will…
Galway Bay Cruise-in-Company: Your Chance To Sail To The Aran Islands
Galway is deservedly renowned for its many summer festivals of arts, sport and culture, and in a week's time the sailing scene in Galway Bay becomes festive too, leaping to life with the annual Weekend Cruise (Friday July 17th to…
Schengen Area Cruiser's Survey Needs Input, Say OCC
Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) Member Kingsley Ross has created a survey to help quantify the economic impact on cruising areas caused by restrictions on visa terms for cruisers from outside the Schengen agreement area who visit by yacht. The OCC…
CIT Receives €1.26m Funding For New Yacht Cruising Routes
#coolroutes – Cork Institute of Technology has been awarded a significant project to develop a new maritime tourism cruising route between Cork and Arctic Circle areas of Norway. David Lovegrove, President of the Irish Sailing Association, announced the details in…
Brothers To Circumnavigate Ireland By 18ft–Drascombe Lugger Sailing Dinghy
#luggerroundireland – Two brothers will begin a circumnavigation of Ireland in an 18ft–Drascombe Lugger dinghy, Lughnasa this June bank holiday. Fergus and Nathaniel Ogden will set off on the c. 1000 mile voyage from Baltimore, West Cork. Hoping to achieve…
Sail Ireland's North–West Coast to Derry
#visitderry – Sail Ireland's North West and discover Donegal's rugged coastline and the River Foyle to the walled city of Derry~Londonderry, named by 'Lonely Planet' as one of the Top 10 Cities to visit in the World! Follow the seaways…
Sailors Band Together to Get Relief to Cyclone Stricken Pacific Islanders
#Vanuatu – Cruising sailors are among those helping the South Pacific islands devastated by Cyclone Pam on Thursday. The  island nations of Vanuatu and the Solomon islands were left devastated by the full force of the cyclone with winds in excess of 200mph.…
Old Gaffers Plan West Cork Cruise Along The Fastnet Coast
#westcork – The Irish President of the Old Gaffers Association is organising a sailing cruise along the West Cork coast in July with venues to include well known harbours and landmarks along the 'Fastnet coast' such as Skellig Michael via Baltimore, Schull,…
Posthumous Irish Cruising Club Award for Joe English
#icc – At the Annual Dinner of the Irish Cruising Club held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club last Saturday night its Commodore Peter Killen presented the John B. Kearney Cup to the family of the late Joe English together…
Dead Floating Cows Can Be Navigational Hazards
#deadcow – Round–the–World Yachtsman and Afloat.ie reader Pat Murphy says he enjoyed our story about the weekend rescue of a cow by the RNLI in Waterford. Unfortunately, Pat and his wife Olivia related a tale where they came across another cow…
Cruising Cayman Islands Superyacht and Motoryacht Come and Go
#Superboats – Having spent a week visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the 46m superyacht Christopher that dwarfed the local 500 plus craft and several larger craft currently taking part in the Round Ireland race departed today and follows the anchorage of…
Sailing From Bermuda to the Azores, Wolfhound III's Marine Adventure
#cruising - Sailing From Bermuda to the Azores on the magnificent yacht Wolfhound III with skipper and lifelong friend Alan McGettigan was an 1,800–mile adventure for Kildare sailor Fin O'Driscoll. Bermuda is the oldest remaining British overseas territory and the…
Torqeedo Owner's Revolt Against the Petrol Outboard Engine
#electricoutboard – Torqeedo owner Jack O'Keefe from Cork Harbour tells of his sailing adventures in a Drascombe Coaster and how after swapping from a petrol version the rewards from his new electric outboard engine are less noise, no smells, more stowage, better…

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