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Spirit of Oysterhaven Schooner Provides Disabled Sailing Opportunity
#disabledsailing – A new initiative from sailing instructors at Oysterhaven Activity Centre in Cork aims to provide sailing opportunities for young people with disabilities on board the 70–foot schooner Spirit of Oysterhaven. Spokesman Shane Dwyer described how last month the…
Small Yet Smart Brigantine Sets Sails Across the Irish Sea
#Tallships- The Sea Cadet's training tallship TS Royalist this morning departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour under the command of Skipper Angela Morris, following an overnight visit after setting off from Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, writes Jehan Ashmore. Royalist may be small…
Celtic Mist in Dun Laoghaire Ready For Gathering Cruise
#CelticMist - The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's (IWDG) research yacht Celtic Mist is currently docked in Dun Laoghaire awaiting the start of The Gathering Cruise around Ireland. As previously reported on, the 19-day event will see some 100…
Fears for Safety of Crew as US Schooner Goes Missing
#tallships – Rescue officials say they have "grave concerns" for seven people aboard a US schooner that has been missing for three weeks between New Zealand and Australia. Authorities said the Nina, an 84-year-old wooden vessel, is skippered by American…
Unique Riverfest Liffey Race Gets Results for Howth 17s
A windless day played havoc for the Howth 17s fleet which battled to complete a course but they managed to complete two good races, the first race of their kind in Dublin writes Gillian Mills. It is said that time…
101 Year Old Gaffer Set to Return to Ringsend Roots
#DublinRiverfest- The 101 year old cruising yawl Ainmara is among the many participating vessels to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Old Gaffers Association (OGA) at the Dublin Port 'Riverfest' this Bank Holiday Weekend (1-3 June), writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Tallships Gathering Wind Head for Capitals Newest Riverfest
#TallShips – A flotilla of Tallships are to descend along Dublin's North Wall Quay as part of the first ever Dublin Port River Festival, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported on, the capitals newest premier 'riverfest' was officially launched…
Brazilian Navy's Cisne Branco heads upriver in Dublin Port. Photo Jehan Ashmore
#BrazilianTallship– A Brazilian Navy sail training vessel NSV Cisne Branco docked in Dublin Port this lunchtime, her call bringing back memories to last year's hosting of the Tall Ship Race Festival, writes Jehan Ashmore. On her arrival, the Dutch built…
Tall Ships Arrive for 'Sail Home to your Roots' Gathering 2013 on Dublin Bay
Two Class B Tall Ships will arrive in Dublin Port today as part of a "Gathering Ireland 2013" project organised by Sail Training Ireland and their Liverpool Based partner "Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust".  The first ship, Irene of Bridgewater, sailed…
Opportunities to Sail Tall Ships to New Dublin Port River Festival
#RiverFestival – The new Dublin Port River Festival as previously reported on is approaching ever closer when it is to take place over the June Bank Holiday (1-4 June). The event is part of an active summer season of…
Drogheda Celebrates Succesful Tall Ships Festival
#tallships – Drogheda hosted its very first Maritime Festival at the weekend. The Tall ships arrived on the 3rd of May and sailed on the 6th of May with over 30,000 people having visited the port and ships over the…
Funding Sponsorship for Young Tall Ship Sailors
#TallShips -Funding will be made available for 20 young people from Drogheda to sail at reduced rates during the Tall Ship Sailing Voyages which is to involve six tall ships sailing from Liverpool to the Irish port. As previously reported…
The Astrid "Gathering at Sea" for July Sail-Away
#TallShips - Sail Training Ireland and Dutch based At Sea Sail Training are to the host the "Gathering at Sea" between 14-28 July. This event will see the Tall Ship Astrid sail from Southampton to Cherbourg via Kinsale. The 14…
'Gift of Youth' Set to Sail into Dublin Bay
#TallShips – This Thursday the tallship Dar Mlodziezy, a fully rigged A class sail-training vessel of the Gdynia Maritime University (a state run Maritime academy) is due to visit Dublin Port for two days, writes Jehan Ashmore. An English translation…
£27m 'Mary Rose' British Warship Museum Opens 31 May
#maryrose – The new Mary Rose Museum opens to visitors on 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – the very same dockyard at which the warship was built over 500 years ago. Located just metres from Nelson's flagship, HMS…
Currachs, Old Gaffers & Tallships to Gather in Dublin Bay Races over June Bank Holiday
#Currachs&Tallships – Three events are scheduled to take by place in Dublin Bay over the June Bank Holiday, writes Jehan Ashmore As previously reported on, Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey is where a pair of racing currachs for the Begnet's…
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