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    Archive for April, 2008

    Star Wars

    Monday, April 28th, 2008

    Decision time this week for the ISA’s Olympic Steering Group. Chaired by Colm Barrington, they need to choose from three teams which one will sail their Star at Qingdao. Max and Anthony qualified the country at last week’s Star Worlds in Miami by finishing 14th. Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks Maurice “Prof” O’Connell and Benn […]

    Beginning with a Bang!

    Thursday, April 24th, 2008

    We got the gun at the finish of last night’s first Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night around the cans race. Course was Lima 3–Saoirse, New Ross, Bligh, Turning, Finish, all marks to port.

    You’ll believe a boat can fly…

    Saturday, April 12th, 2008

    This is the Beneteau First 31.7 30 Something being launched this morning at the ungodly hour of 0745 from the deck of the National Yacht Club. The new owners, the Gang of Four GJ, GG, BK and TL, couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed that early so it became our responsibility, the lowly […]

    Not a Wind Up!

    Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

    The world’s first under water tidal turbine capable of generating commercial amounts of energy was due to be installed in the seabed off Co Down today. The £12m, 300-tonne SeaGen tidal generating machine was due to be transferred from Harland and Wolff’s shipyard in Belfast to be embedded in Strangford Lough – one of the […]