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Historic Boats
A fire at a boatyard in Cowes on the Isle of Wight yesterday has seen the destruction of around 30 yachts and one-design dayboats, including many irreplaceable classics. Vintage boats, including a World War Two rescue vessel, are among those…
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A short potted history of the Rankin Sailing Dinghy - a proud Cobh tradition. If anybody has any pictures of Eric or Dave Rankin or any of their boats I would love to get copy to enable me to complete a more detailed history.Eddie English - eddie@sailcork.com

Posted by Eddie English on Tuesday, 17 November 2015
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An international gathering at the Ilen School, Roxboro, Limerick of expert marine traditional riggers, sailmakers and classic boatbuilders, might induce one to speculate that a sailing ship is somewhere in Ireland nearing completion. And yes, this gathering of last Friday,…
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This story of Liverpool’s docks will be told time in a brand new exhibition at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, called On the Waterfront, opening on Wednesday 25 November 2015. Liverpool’s docks transformed the fortunes of the city. Their story is…
Milk Harbour in North Sligo
One of Ireland’s leading traditional boat authorities, Dr Criostoir Mac Carthaigh, editor of the monumental and authoritative Traditional Boats of Ireland (Collins Press 2008), is giving the Sligo Field Club’s monthly lecture on Friday November 20th. His topic will be…
Ilen Documentary Boat Building Film Wins International Award
The Ilen is a short film on the joy of working with wood, it documents the words and skills of Ireland’s few remaining traditional shipwrights, currently occupied in the rebuilding of Irelands sole surviving sail trading ketch. The award comes…
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Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club (CYBC) will host Cormac F. Lowth of the Irish Maritime Archaeological Society who will deliver a free illustrated historic boats lecture, ‘The Sailing Trawlers of Ringsend’ this Friday, October 30th at 8pm. 'Cormac’s talk is…
German U boats 'Myths' Heard at Irish Maritime History Conference
Stories that abound in the West of Ireland concerning German U- boats refuelling and resupplying, or having pints in local pubs during World War Two appear to be "fanciful myths" the second annual Irish Maritime History Conference has been told…
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The 1897-built Fife-designed 37ft Belfast Lough One Design Tern has made a successful debut in the classics scene in the Mediterranean by winning her class in Les Voiles de St Tropez 2015 writes W M Nixon. We’ve reported from time…
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#HistoricBoats - A team of scientists aboard the Marine Institute's research vessel Celtic Voyager has revealed detailed images of World War I shipwrecks in the Irish Sea. The team, led by Dr Ruth Plets of the School of Environmental Sciences…
Galway Boat To Be Renamed In Honour Of Murdered Student
#ClassicBoats - A classic Galway hooker being restored by Claddagh boatmen is to be renamed in commemoration of murdered student Manuela Reido. As Galway Bay FM reports, the boat currently known as Fiona will be renamed Manuela after a unanimous…
Kinvara To Host First Cruinniú na mBád Since Death Of Its Founder
#GalwayHooker - Traditional Galway Hookers will converge on Kinvara next weekend (14-16 August) for the annual Cruinniú na mBád, or 'Gathering of the Boats'. As the Galway Advertiser reports, the festival that brings together the local favourite Galway Hookers with…
Sumurun
#rys200 – The Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International regatta is complete. "Four seasons in one week," was the apt summary from crew member Richard Mason of Dorade of Monday's gales, and a gradual wind reduction to the windless afternoon that…
International 12
#international12 – Classic boat sailors in Dun Laoghaire are intending to hold a championship for the vintage 12–footers in the Royal St George Yacht Club on 30th August. The purpose in holding the event this year is as a preview…
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#waterwag – The hull of the latest Waterwag, the oldest one design dinghy class in the world, is being exhibited at the 2015 RDS National Crafts Awards Exhibition this week and during the Dublin Horse Show next week. Built in…
Cork Sailor Seeks International 12 Dinghy
#int12  – In the 1950s Baltimore Sailing Club "inherited" a number of twelves from the Royal Munster to start the club going. We even had a few built by Paddy Hegarty in Oldcourt near Skibbereen. At the time they had…

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