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Glandore Classic Regatta Programme & Notice of Race 2013
CH Marine GLANDORE CLASSIC REGATTA. 20th to 26th JULY 2013 Organising Authority Glandore Harbour Yacht Club NOTICE OF RACE 1 RULES & HANDICAP SYSTEMS 1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of…
Irish Sailors Celebrate International 12 Foot Dinghy Centenary in West Kirby
#international12 – Ireland will be at the forefront of centenary dinghy celebrations to be held in the UK next week in an historic class still active in Ireland. The 1913 designed international 12–foot dinghy is having a centenary regatta on…
Portsoy Project Seeks to Preserve Traditional Boat Building Skills
#STBFestival – The village of Portsoy in North-east Scotland is buzzing with excitement for the much anticipated return of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boat Festival on 22 and 23 June 2013, but long after the crowds have disappeared…
Crosshaven Traditional Sail 2013 Includes Trad Boat Talk
#classicboat – Crosshaven Traditional Sail 2013 kicks off this weekend in Cork Harbour with boats arriving from Friday at the Hugh Coveney pier, Crosshaven. The first race of the festival is at 2pm on Saturday and is to be followed…
Fife Yachts Celebrate 126th Birthday on the Clyde
Twenty yachts have confirmed their attendance at the prestigious Fife Regatta which is now less than four weeks away. Making passage from California to Scotland will be Fife's 1923 yacht Astor(86ft). She is a Schooner design, two masts, with a…
Old Gaffer Gold for Centenarian Ringsend Lady
#oga – In testing conditions on Dublin Bay, one of its own took line honours in yesterday's inaugural Leinster Trophy race on Dublin Bay. The 36ft yawl Ainmara built by John Kearney in Ringsend in 1912 and campaigned by Dickie…
Veteran Irish-Built Trans Atlantic Liner Tender Open During Dublin's RiverFest
#ClassicShip – It won't be all about vessels under sail as the veteran T.S.M.V. Cill Airne, which served as a trans-Atlantic passenger liner tender in Cobh, will be open to the public as part of the inaugural Dublin Port River…
Mary Rose Museum Celebrates Portsmouth Opening with Major Celebration
The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 now has a museum built around her, reuniting the ship for the first time with all its contents and crew.The most comprehensive collection of…
Bray's Droleen Dinghy Sails Again at Old Gaffers Jubilee Weekend
#historicboats – The fiftieth Birthday celebrations of the Old Gaffers Association on the river Liffey on the June Bank Holiday will include a Gaff Rigged Droleen (Sail No. 13-1) that once sailed off Bray in Co. Wicklow at the end…
Historic Craft Heading for Three Day Classic Dublin Bay Regatta
The Howth 17s – widely regarded as the world's oldest one-design keelboat class still racing as originally designed – will play centre stage of a three-day sailing regatta in Dublin Bay on June 1. Adding backdrop splendour along the city…
Glandore Classic Boat Regatta Launched
Details of this year's CH Marine Glandore Classic Regatta ware announced last Thursday at Heineken Ireland Brewery in Cork. Diarmuid O'Donovan of Glandore Harbour Yacht Club said he was very pleased with the quality of the 26 boats entered so…
Bantry Longboats Head for Glandore's Classic Regatta
The pilot cutter "Jolie Brise" will be taking part in the CH Marine Glandore Classic Regatta next July as part of her centenary celebration. The Jolie Brise won the inaugural Fastnet race in 1925 and again in 1929 and 1930.…
Fife Designed Classic Yacht Regatta Sails Again on Firth of Clyde
#fife – Classic Yachts will grace the waters of the Clyde in Scotland this summer between 28th June to 5th July. This will be the fourth gathering of the much admired William Fife designed yachts. His work was acclaimed in…
Glandore Classic Regatta Attracts Inaugural Fastnet Winner, the Pilot Cutter Jolie Brise
#classicboats – Among the regatta highlights of this Summer's Glandore Harbour Yacht Club's Classic Regatta will be the attendance of the French built Pilot Cutter Jolie Brise, winner of the inaugural Fastnet race in 1925. The CH Marine sponsored Glandore…
Foghorns Fall Silent

Foghorns Fall Silent

12th January 2011 Ilen
Yesterday lighthouses around Ireland ceased sounding fog signals. Lorna Siggins has a piece in the Irish Times this morning complete with a slideshow. We've also been covering the story here on afloat.ie over the last couple of days, and many…
Ireland's Fog Signals to Fall Silent
The Commissioners of Irish Lights has said it consulted widely about discontinuing the last remaining fog signals around Ireland's coastline, The Irish Times reports. Nine lighthouses operated directly by the authority in the Republic and Northern Ireland, along with several…

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