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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…
Many Afloat.ie readers will go into Dublin as a matter of course five days a week as commuters. But that only gives a street-bound and narrow view of the city. It’s a different and fascinating place when you come in…
Admittedly this one's done the rounds but watching this Danish yacht navigate such a treacherous sea is always worth another goo. Union Chandlery in Cork posted the video on Facebook this morning with the caption: 'What an entrance!' We agree!
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…

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