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Centenarian Jolie Brise Pilot Cutter Rounds the Fastnet Rock Again
#glandoreclassicboats – Star of this year's Glandore Classic Regatta Jolie Brise, arguably one of the most famous cutters in the world, rounded the Fastnet Rock today as part of the 80–boat historic boat Glandore fleet that featured in last Saturday's…
Glandore Classic Boat Regatta Welcomes Jolie Brise, First Fastnet Race Winner
#glandoreclassic – The 11th Glandore Classic regatta opens next Saturday in Glandore Harbour. This regatta for historic boats has been hosted every other year since 1992 by the Glandore Harbour Yacht Club. Among the  line up of classics for this…
Classic Yachts Looking for Wind off Cowes
There may have been no sailing on the opening day of a British Classic yacht week in Cowes, but that didn't stop the competitors having a fabulous time. The schedule called for the Panerai Classic Around The Island Race, with…
Fife Wooden Classics in the Hands of Nature on Blustery Clyde
#fiferegatta – Latifa's splendid port tack start across all of the other Class 1 yachts was an enthralling beginning to another day of racing for the Fife Regatta. Competitors from as far as Italy and California dressed for Scottish Sailing…
Fife Regatta 2013, Classic Yachts Sets Sail off Clyde Coast
#fife – The 2013 Fife Regatta, celebrating William Fife's Classic yacht design, set sail for their first race of their week tour along Scotland's Clyde coast. This is the fourthFiferegatta which will see some exciting racing from some of the…
Vandals Damage Dover's Bronze Age Boat
#BronzeAgeBoat - Dover's replica Bronze Age boat has been moved to a secure location after being vandalised, according to Kent Online. It's reported that a tent covering the vessel on the port town's Roman Lawn was damaged, and saw marks…
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…

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