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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…
Building The Ilen, a mysterious and ancient craft
It would be a dream come true for some people – working with some of Ireland's few remaining traditional shipwrights, refitting Ireland's sole surviving sea-going sailing ship: The Ilen. Photos: Courtesy of Kevin O'Farrell and Gary MacMahon/AK Ilen Company  Ketch…

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