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Riva Speedboats Gather For Historic Rally in Venice
#riva – About 50 vintage runabouts will meet in Venice, from 2 to 7 July, to take part to the great rally organised by the Riva Historical Society, the International Federation of historic Rivas that brings 700 owners from all…
Glandore Launches CH Marine Classic Boat Regatta
#glandoreclassicregatta – The 12th CH Marine Glandore Classic Regatta was launched on Wednesday at the Kiln Bar in Murphy Brewery in Cork. An enthusiastic crowd of classic boat followers attended the launch of the biennial event which takes place from 18th–24th…
Vanishing Sail Film Documents Wooden Boat Building in The Caribbean
#historicboats – There is a small group of islands in the Lesser Antilles where the traditions of boatbuilding were once crucial to the survival of local communities skimming a living from the sea. Hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched…
Adventurer Bear Grylls Backs Campaign to Save Ireland's Most Famous Lifeboat
#beargryllslifeboat – TV adventurer, Bear Grylls, has given his support to a campaign to save Ireland's most famous lifeboat. His great grandfather, Sir Walter Smiles, was among 130 people who died in the Princess Victoria tragedy of 1953. The Royal National…
Royal Yacht Squadron to Hold Bicentenary Regatta in Cowes
#rys – The promise of a spectacle of timeless classic versus cutting edge modern is emerging early in the year as the entries for the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary start to lay down the gauntlet for the summer of sailing…
Galway Hooker Restoration Sparks Enthusiasm For Classic Boats
#WoodenBoats - With classic wooden boats in the spotlight this weekend, one hotspot that shouldn't be left out of the story is Galway – where the biggest Galway Hooker ever built is sparking a renewed enthusiasm for legacy vessels. According…
Ilen – Uniting Ireland's Coastal Communities Through Educational Endeavour
#ilen – As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the good ship Ilen's whiskey plank was jointly nailed home by Minister For The Marine, Simon Coveney, Mrs Kate Jarvey of Ruth Lily Philanthropic Trust, Mr Gerry Boland of JP McManus Charitable Foundation,…
Reprieve For Classic Yacht As Belfast Wooden Boat Gets New Home
#Following Friday's Afloat.ie story on the scrapping of a Clasic Irish yacht, owner Eanan O'Doherty has received 'lots of emails' about the Bangor S27 Sorona due for breaking up. Among the offers of assistance are emails from the Secretary of…
Who Will Save Classic Belfast Lough Yacht 'Sorona' From The Scrap Heap?
#yachttobescrapped – Round–the–world–yachtsman and Asgard restorer Pat Murphy has alerted classic boat fans to the fate of an Irish built Bangor S class 27' footer set to be scrapped next week. See more photos in the gallery below. The 1963–built…
Naomh Éanna Refurbishment Partners Sought to Operate Former Aran Ferry
#NaomhÉanna - A campaign continues to transform a former Aran Islands ferry which plied the route from Galway, into a major tourist attraction, reports the Galway Advertiser. However if a financial plan is not established within a number of weeks…
John Jr Kennedy's Childhood Sailboat Goes Up For Auction
#kennedysailboat– John Jr. and Caroline Kennedy's childhood sailboat will be part of an upcoming live boat for auction event by Boston, MA based RR Auction. Built in Massachusetts and mainly used in the Mediterranean, measuring 12 feet long by 6…
Simon Coveney to Nail 'Ilen's' Whiskey Plank at West Cork Ceremony for Ireland's Last Traditional Sailing Ship
#ilen – Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Food & The Marine and Minister For Defence will hammer home the final 'whiskey plank' of European larch on the hull of the good ship Ilen on Monday, 16th February. The whiskey…
World's Oldest Yacht Finally On Way For Conservation in Isle Of Man
#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
#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
#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
#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…

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