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World's Oldest Yacht Finally On Way For Conservation in Isle Of Man
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#oldestyacht – What may well be the world's oldest yacht, the 1789-built 26ft schooner Peggy in the Isle of Man has finally been lifted out of her historic berth under Bridge House in Castletown in the isle of Man, and has…
Cudmore's Historical 18 Campaign Ends With Broken Tiller
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#haroldcudmore – No sooner had we reported on Cork sailing legend Harold Cudmore's commanding start to the Historical 18 Australian championships in Sydney Harbour than it ended.  Cudmore's chances title were dashed when Yendys capsized off Nielsen Park on the…
Crosshaven Traditional Sail Event Celebrates Twenty Years in Cork Harbour
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#classicboats –  The Crosshaven Traditional Sail event on the Irish south coast celebrates twenty years of age this season in Cork harbour when dozens of classic sailboats, traditional currachs and a vintage steam boat will line up at the Hugh…
Royal Cork's Harold Cudmore at the Helm in Historical 18's Australian Championship
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#historical18 – Ireland features in this week's Historical 18's Australian Championship in Sydney Harbour thanks to Royal Cork Yacht Club yachting legend Harold Cudmore at the helm of Yendys, one of 11 of the fantastic craft photographed here by Christophe Favreau. Carrying a crew…
New Lease Of Life For Record Breaking Offshore Yacht
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#ClassicBoats - A Round the Island Race record holder left to rot at a Plymouth dock is set for a renewed lease of life on the open water, as the Plymouth Herald reports. In her life as a racing yacht,…
'New Classes' Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary At Cowes Classics Week 2015
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#classicboat – Cowes Classics Week has an eligibility policy with a rolling 50 year design date. This means that three new classes become eligible in 2015 and are preparing to celebrate their anniversary at Cowes Classics Week 2015 writes Dave Elliott.…
Canadians Lobby To Keep 'Grandfather Canoe' Amid Ownership Fears
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#HistoricBoats - A Canadian community descended from the builders of the world's oldest birchbark canoe have expressed concern that the vessel may be returned to Ireland, according to The Irish Times. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 'Grandfather Canoe', or…
Ainmara Ballad Video Tells The Story of Classic Yawl
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#ainmara – A shanty sung by Jim Uprichard tells the tale of the Dickie Gomes skippered and self-maintained 102-year-old 36ft–yawl Ainmara that has featured regularly on Afloat.ie The brief youtube video (above) of Dickie Gomes' Ainmara shows clips from a…
UK Based Tug Operator to Bring WWI Trawler ‘Viola’ Home from Remote South Atlantic Island
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#BringViolaHome - SMS Towage Limited, the East Yorkshire based towage operator which entered the Belfast Harbour towage market last year, announced today that they are throwing their marine expertise behind an ambitious project. For more than a decade Dr. Robb…
Diver's Haunting Photos Of Malin Head's 'Lost Ships'
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#Shipwrecks - Mail Online is hosting some astounding photographs of wrecks lost off Malin Head during the World Wars as captured by amateur diving enthusiast Steve Jones. The Welshman made his way around the final resting places of four military…
Belfast-Based Battleship from WWI to be Restored Into Museum
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#HMScaroline – The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has been boosted by a £1m lottery funding to turn Belfast-based HMS Caroline into a visitor attraction in time for the 1916 Battle of Jutland centenary celebrations off the coast…
Canadian Shipwreck Discovery Solves 170-Year-Old Mystery
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#Shipwreck - "One of Canada's greatest mysteries has been solved," said that country's Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier this month upon news that the wreck of one of two ships famously lost in a mid-19th-century Arctic expedition has likely been…
Progress Underway on Securing Naomh Eanna's Future
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#NaomhEanna - Naomh Éanna a former CIE Aran Islands ferry due to be scrapped earlier this year as previously reported, has been acquired by the Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication Company, effectively securing the heritage vessel, writes Jehan Ashmore. There…
'Grandfather Canoe' Linking Galway To Canada Subject Of New Radio Doc
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#HistoricBoats - The discovery of a traditional anadian river canoe in the rafters of a Galway building sparked an investigation by radio documentary maker Joe Kearney that goes back some 200 years to Ireland's deep connections with the New World.…
Classic Wooden Boats Get Strong Support in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#waterwags – With a fine breeze from the west of about seven knots off Dun Laoghaire, the Water Wag Race Committee decided to hold two races, each consisting of two laps of the harbour and a final beat, on a…
Classic Irish Yacht 'Huff of Arklow' Restored & Ready to Launch Next month
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#huffofarklow – The restoration of the classic yacht 'Huff of Arklow' is nearing completion in Cornwall and anticipating is building to see the 1951 John Tyrrell & Sons builkd back on the water in her original form next month. The unique…

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