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    First guest at the new Glenageary boathouse

    Monday, February 23rd, 2015


    The 30th Olympiad

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

    Hardy Bucks have a look at Laser sailing…  

    Barry Hurley owns the Round Rockall Race

    Friday, June 29th, 2012

      Barry and Dinah finished the Round Rockall Race just after lunch today and, on corrected handicap, is the overall winner.  The fully crewed German entry Bank de Bremen finished yesterday at 15.30, but their heavier handicap put paid to their hopes. Rockall Island is a tiny rock, measuring just 25 x 31 meters and […]

    Bang in the Bow!

    Monday, June 25th, 2012

    Last Saturday’s National Yacht Club Regatta was sailed in breezy conditions, touching 25 knots which made for exhilarating racing. However a few of the SB20’s (formally known as the SB3) had some unfortunate mishaps, including the boat pictured above. The owner (no names!) has asked me to repair the boat and you can follow the […]

    The 2012 Schedule

    Sunday, January 29th, 2012

    We have an SB3 and a Fireball…here is the schedule of major events: SB3 Easterns National Yacht Club May 12/13 Fireball Munster Championship    Killaloe SC May 19th – 20th DMYC Regatta Dun Laoghaire June 2nd SB3 Northerns   Carrickfergus    June 09/10 Fireball Ulster Championship     EDYC June 16th – 17th NYC Regatta Dun Laoghaire June 23rd […]

    Rebuilding Dogbolter, Fireball IRL 14150

    Saturday, December 10th, 2011

    This is Dogbolter, Fireball dinghy 14150, built in Australia by Peter Delange in 1989.  I found the boat in this condition in the Coal Harbour in Dun Laoghaire in November 2011. I sailed in the boat many years ago and decided to acquire it for a complete rebuild.  My project for the winter 2011 – […]

    “Cut the jib!”

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

    Great viewing from the America’s Cup World Series of AC45 catamarans racing in Plymouth, UK.

    Fastnet Race 2011

    Sunday, August 14th, 2011

    — The Fastnet Race starts this morning with 350 boats entered.  Starting at noon off Cowes, the 605 nautical mile race to the Fastnet and then to the finish at Plymouth is likely to be rather windy. I’ll be watching for Barry and Andy aboard Dinah, racing double handed in Class 3. Other Irish boats […]

    Up close and personal…

    Monday, July 18th, 2011

    …with the Isle of Wight ferry approaching Lymington. Barry and I were finishing the non-stop delivery of Dinah from Dun Laoghaire for Solo Channel Week.  Quite uneventful except for the curious wind failure at three am each morning along the English coast. Here are the Needles, early morning… And the Bridge Buoy, third time in […]

    Fireball International Week – Day 3

    Thursday, June 16th, 2011

    Swell sailing to the west of Black Rock It seems red is the new black… — — Frank does an Aussie drop to get up to the gybe mark.

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