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    Archive for July, 2007

    Goodness Gracious at the Nationals

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

    Nice pictures of Louise and Guido at the 2007 Fireball Nationals in Crosshaven last weekend. Race write up is here and full results are here. More of Bob Bateman’s pix here.

    Smoke in Bangor

    Monday, July 30th, 2007

    Garret and Niamh joined me for the run to Bangor last weekend for the SB3 Northerns, hosted by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. There were 22 boats on the line for seven races in very shifty conditions. We didn’t do particularly well, but had great good fun. A notable leeward mark rounding in one race […]

    Hooligan V – Report on loss of keel

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

    The UK MAIB report has been released During the late evening of 2 February 2007, the owner and four crew of the Max Fun 35 yacht Hooligan V sailed from Plymouth towards Southampton following out of season repairs and maintenance. At about 0320 UTC on 3 February, the boat’s keel became detached and the boat […]

    Lulu’s day

    Sunday, July 15th, 2007

    I took this picture during our honeymoon in Dingle. Fungi spent a lot of time chasing the 420. Learn about the Dingle dolphin here and here.

    Rescued at Sea

    Thursday, July 12th, 2007

    What began as a solo sailing trip across the Atlantic for a French schoolteacher on his summer holiday became a near-death experience. On July 5, Pierre Andre Huglo’s 28-foot yacht, sailing from Dieppe, France, to St. John, Newfoundland, capsized in heavy seas. He was rescued in mid Atlantic by container ship and taken to Philadelphia. […]

    America’s Cup wrap up

    Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

    Here is a quickie video which wraps up the America’s Cup finals between Alinghi and Emirates Team New Zealand. And here is the amazing final race. [update:  upgrade to WordPress 2.2.2 has caused a bug in embedding YouTube…] Who would have thought won second! All of the Louis Vuitton Cup final and America’s Cup races […]

    The Vikings are coming (again)

    Sunday, July 1st, 2007

    A reconstructed Viking longship, based on one of five deliberately scuttled wrecks found in 1962 at the village of Skuldelev, near Roskilde, Denmark, has set sail heading for Dublin. Analysis of the wreck’s timbers showed it was built in Wicklow around 1042 of oaks felled at Glendalough. The longship, named Havhingsten fra Glendalough [the Sea […]