A perfect paint job from Cormac once again!


New Trophy from Paddy McCormack

Paddy McCormack trophy 2015A beautiful series of bespoke trophies designed by sculptor Paddy McCormack (www.paddymccormack.com) will be awarded for the Ilen Challenge at this year’s Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival. The striking design features the bull and pins of a currach. The Ilen challenge is an 8 mile race (or leisurely trip for some!) from Skibbereen to Baltimore Harbour for wooden rowing boats including naomhogs, racing curraghs and gandalows.

All wooden boat sailors. It’s vhf channel 10 for all Festival radio traffic at the weekend. Tune in and stay in touch.


WBF mugs


Wow, lovely mugs. Come along to the festival to get one of these!

2015 Festival Poster

Baltimore Wooden Boat FestivalCheck out the 2015 Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival Poster, created by Con Ryan and Garry McMahon of Copper Reed Studio. Our festival posters have become collectors’ items! Colourful and full of life – just like the Festival…

Festival T-shirt goes South


The T-shirt helped me catch this big eye tuna in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. Only a few weeks til the 2015 Festival. Hope you’re getting those boats ready.

Don’t miss the quiz!


Looking West through the Catalogues


A beautiful winter day on the water on exercise with Baltimore Lifeboat. Soon time to start painting those boats for the start of the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival on May 22nd.

Final tweaks to Guillemots rig


Mayhem in the pilot race


Great excitement at the pilot transfer area.

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