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    Archive for June, 2011

    Fireball International Week – Day 3

    Thursday, June 16th, 2011

    Swell sailing to the west of Black Rock It seems red is the new black… — — Frank does an Aussie drop to get up to the gybe mark.

    Fireball Worlds – Day 2 (International Week)

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

    Found myself again on the gybe mark observer boat for races 3 and 4, a bit windier than yesterday. Here is the first gybe mark of race 4, with the GBR team of Derian and Adam Scott leading AUS and our own Louis Smyth and Cormac Bradley. These two GBR boats are the only blue […]

    Fireball Worlds – Day 1

    Monday, June 13th, 2011

    Actually, first day of “International Week” which is the traditional 8 race forerunner to the Worlds week.  The idea is to make the event a two week sailing holiday.  Twenty boats are entered, with anoither 40 arriving next weekend into sun kissed Rosses Point. Ben Bulben watched oveer the leeward mark. Australians Ben Schulz and […]

    Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

    Saturday, June 11th, 2011

    It started this morning, down wind, 10 knots, blazing sunshine. First mark of the course:  The Muglins at the southern end of Dublin Bay. Follow the fleet with the race tracker at the National Yacht Club.

    Fireball Worlds and an Iffy Centreboard

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

    The Fireball World Championship and International Week kick off next weekend (June 11-25) at Sligo Yacht Club in Rosses Point.  I am packing up boxes of tools and chemicals and repair materials and will be supporting the Irish boats, Goodness Gracious in particular. The other week, a Dublin Fireballer dropped off his centreboard for repair: […]