Archive for June, 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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: […]