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    It’s starting to snow again…

    Friday, December 3rd, 2010

    …at 13.30 today.  This is becoming seriously boring. Here is the snowboat, up on the roof.

    Snowy frostbite!

    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    Nobody can recall this amount of snow in the Dun Laoghaire waterfront. Yesterday’s frostbite race was sailed in minus 2 degrees C. Here is Louise at the Royal St George ready to rig her Fireball once the club’s cat has had a good tickle. Over at the DMYC, the Ryan brothers dig out their RS […]

    Dun Laoghaire in years gone by

    Monday, November 22nd, 2010

    A few images of the Harbour long ago, from the John Hinde postcard collection. Looking down on the George and the Carlisle Pier.  Note the link road connecting Carlisle Pier and St Michaels Pier (away to the left out of picture). The link road cut off the George from the bay except for a low […]

    End of the summer sailing season

    Friday, October 29th, 2010

    I hate this time of year, sailing’s end. The SB3 has been parked for the winter in a dry barn in Cloghjordan.  We brought all the sails, lines and loose items home with us after the Dromineer Midlands.  Everything has been washed, rinsed, dried and stored in the attic. The picture shows the last of […]

    Four Fireballs in the Front

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

    These four Guy Winder-built Fireball dinghies are in for repair after the end of the summer season.  Need to be ready for winter Frostbite in Dun Laoghaire. From left: 14691:  a few small gelcoat repairs, new mast strut car, a few new control lines 14416:  very bad gelcoat de-lamination on the hull, nicks on centreboard […]

    Leo and Síle A Dó

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010

    My friend Leo purchased a rather down at heel wooden fishing boat and is busy converting it to a sailing ketch. A tall order.  Leo is a very talented carpenter and has been busy for the past year working on Sile at Hegarty’s Yard in Oldcourt, near Baltimore. After the boat was dragged ashore, he […]

    Euphranzel, Fenestra, Arandora and the others

    Monday, September 13th, 2010

    They are the seven Dublin Bay 24 footers (waterline length) that last sailed in September 2004.  They had wondrous names:  Adastra, Arandora, Euphranzel, Fenestra, Harmony, Perriwinkle, Vandra (sunk off Howth harbour in 1974) and Zephra and I remember seeing them sailing in the Bay. Euphranzel getting a coat of paint in the George. Designed in […]

    Top speed at Galway

    Monday, August 23rd, 2010

    Another personal best at SB3 Westerns this past weekend.  Max speed on a windy Saturday was 17.9 knots!

    Hanging around on a lazy Monday afternoon

    Monday, July 12th, 2010

    A very pleasant time in the warm sunshine at Dun Laoghaire. I repaired a few minor dings in the keel and bulb, gave the boat a good wash and then a polish to make her sparkly.  A hard day at the office.

    Great day on the water

    Sunday, June 27th, 2010

    That was our max boat speed yesterday during the RIYC regatta, two races and it was massive!  John and Siobhan were great, three big broaches, one trawl, no prizes but all smiles.  A day that explains reason why God created sailboats.

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