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    Archive for July, 2008

    The Green Dragon – Volvo Ocean Race Team arrives home to Galway

    Monday, July 28th, 2008

    Green Dragon’s international crew includes top Irish ocean sailors Damian Foxall, Justin Slattery and Ian Moore and is skippered by double Olympic medallist Ian Walker Green Dragon, the Volvo Ocean Race entry, was welcomed to its homeport of Galway by a fantastic flotilla of boats from Galway Bay Sailing Club. Sailing onboard the Green Dragon […]

    In the lane

    Thursday, July 24th, 2008

    We had a great week delivering Dinah from Camaret to Lymington.  We port-tacked this eastbound tanker in the English channel.  We made the crossing at an average of 8 knots, beam reaching with one reef in the main and number 4 jib, both old dacron sails. More at Dinah’s website.

    Mariette in Dun Laoghaire

    Friday, July 4th, 2008

    Designed and built in 1915 by Nathaniel Herreshoff, the steel-hulled schooner  is a real eye catcher.  Restored by billionaire Tom Perkins. Detailed article about the boat here. She is flying an Isle of Man ensign.