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    Archive for October, 2009


    Sunday, October 25th, 2009

    Over the years, I’ve done the foredeck on a variety of boats, from Ruffian 23 to J24 to Benny 31.7 and 36.7.  It’s always a challenge, good fun, but hard work. At the windward mark, I’m so busy I don’t see any of the boat on boat close contact as I set the pole and […]

    The Friday Oops!

    Friday, October 16th, 2009

    I have no idea what this one is about…or why the Lifeboat guy is smiling. This one happened in north Brittany.  The boat was floated off, undamaged, at the following high tide.

    Irish in the Rolex Middle Sea Race

    Thursday, October 15th, 2009

    Legally Brunette, the X-41 owned by Dubliners Cathal Drohan and Paul Egan is the sole Irish entry in the 77 boat Rolex Middle Sea Race which starts at noon on Saturday from Grand Harbour in Malta.  The race is hosted by Royal Malta Yacht Club. Starting from Grand Harbour, the boats will sail a course […]

    VOR Notice of Race and Rule changes

    Saturday, October 10th, 2009

    Will the Green Dragon return for the next edition? Or will the syndicate sell her. Will there be an Irish entry in 2011? Portsmouth, England – 9 October 2009 — The new look Volvo Open 70 Rule, published today along with the Notice of Race, confirm changes set to enhance the fleet racing in the […]

    The Friday Oops!

    Friday, October 9th, 2009

    This boat drop apparently happened last January in  Puerto de Campana, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The boat is said to be an Altamar 64 and was being loaded onto the ship for transport to Dubai. Here is what the new owner was, no doubt, looking forward to, except the de rigeur bikini babe on the bow […]

    Howth to host 2011 J24 Europeans

    Thursday, October 8th, 2009

    Howth Yacht Club has been awarded the rights to host the J/24 European Championship in 2011 by the International J/24 Class Association at its World Council Meeting (WCM) in Malmo, Sweden, last weekend. The Club was invited to make the bid by the Irish J/24 Class Association and it received full support from the Irish […]