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    Archive for December, 2009

    Happy Christmas!

    Thursday, December 24th, 2009

    T’was the night before Christmas, I swung on the hook With snowflakes a’landing, asleep with my book. When up on the deck I heard footsteps and stuff. “I’ve been boarded!” I thought, and I need to be tough. Then down the companionway hatch came a dude, He was dressed like a nut and I thought, […]

    Update from the Solo & Double Handed Sailing Forum

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

    Update from the Solo & Double Handed Sailing Forum Meeting 16th December 2009 With over 85 expressions of interest and some 35 sailors of all ages gathering in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin on Wednesday the 16th December to meet, discuss and commit to short handed yacht racing in Ireland.  It looks like […]

    Final Frostbite of ’09

    Monday, December 14th, 2009

    I was on Weather Mark duty during yesterday’s Frostbite race in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Always a good place to be and I sometimes hand out I-can-repair-it business cards following a bit of argy-bargy.  Here a few photos. Good fun, results on the DMYC website

    Drilling for Coal in Dublin Bay!

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

    Or, just east of the Kish Bank to be more accurate.  The newly built dynamically positioned drillship Fugro Synergy is due to commence drilling operations for VP Power in the Kish Basin, approximately 13.5 Nautical miles east of Bray Head on or around 7 December 2009. The wells will be shallow coal exploration drilling to […]