Archive for September, 2007
Lone sailor rescued from small boat A lone sailor, who may have been at sea for more than a month on a stolen yacht, has been rescued by the Naval Service. The 22-year-old man, who is believed to be Russian, is fit and well. Le Katell, a four-metre vessel, was first spotted by a British-registered […]
I love my Dubarry boots and my Dubarry boat shoes. An impressive and successful Irish company prominent on the world stage. They care about their product. Today on ybw.com’s Scuttlebutt forum, English sailor Tom Frame posted about how he received a free pair of new boots: “After this news item I received a phone call […]
Another amazing Irish boat… RORC ANNUAL CHALLENGE TROPHIES & SPECIAL AWARDS 2007 YACHT OF THE YEAR winning the SOMERSET MEMORIAL TROPHY for outstanding racing achievement by a yacht owned or sailed by a RORC member as voted for by the RORC Main Committee. In recognition of winning the Rolex Fastnet Race, and second place in […]
Back from a week’s holiday on Sardinia. No sailing, but we did get on board Eamonn Conneely’s Patches, which was in Porto Cervo for the TP52 Global Championship. The boat won the 2006 event. Crewman Ronan Grealish, from Galway, was kind enough to give us a tour of the boat. Everything is made of carbon […]
Literally stumbled across this new website put up by what appears to be the Irish entry for the 2008 Volvo Ocean Race.