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  • I actually did have them on deck at least but when I pulled anchor I just kicked them back out there and then so they’d be ready!!

    But yeah my fender etiquette has gone to pit since I’ve been sailing again!!




  • Went around to my old stomping ground of Poolbeg on Sunday for the blessing of the boats.

    Went up river past the East Link, but the Samual Beckett bridge couldn't open due to a fault, so did a few laps and then back down river.

    Furthest trip by far so far for herself & the little fella. And a lot more wind on the day than was forecasted. 17-20 kts on the beam on the way back, but then a lovely run from the Bailey up to Malahide.




  • Went around to my old stomping ground of Poolbeg on Sunday for the blessing of the boats.

    Went up river past the East Link, but the Samual Beckett bridge couldn't open due to a fault, so did a few laps and then back down river.

    Furthest trip by far so far for herself & the little fella. And a lot more wind on the day than was forecasted. 17-20 kts on the beam on the way back, but then a lovely run from the Bailey up to Malahide.

    Might be worth another trip if your around, Ilen restoration boat launch event Poolbeg YC 15 May 20.30

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  • Went around to my old stomping ground of Poolbeg on Sunday for the blessing of the boats.

    Went up river past the East Link, but the Samual Beckett bridge couldn't open due to a fault, so did a few laps and then back down river.

    Furthest trip by far so far for herself & the little fella. And a lot more wind on the day than was forecasted. 17-20 kts on the beam on the way back, but then a lovely run from the Bailey up to Malahide.

    Where were you getting your forecast? We were in Dun Laoghaire Sunday and were getting forecasts of 20 knots of the Windy app on Saturday which was accurate. Therese seems to be huge variations in some of these apps and sites now over what the weather is going to do




  • neris wrote: »
    Where were you getting your forecast? We were in Dun Laoghaire Sunday and were getting forecasts of 20 knots of the Windy app on Saturday which was accurate. Therese seems to be huge variations in some of these apps and sites now over what the weather is going to do


    I was using Windy, as well as Passageweather.com

    The forecast for Sunday morning was to be less than 10, and it was about 12-14.

    Then in the afternoon I was seeing about 15-20 which was slightly more accurate.


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  • Saturday morning at the Bailey

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  • Rosemary one of the howth 17s nearly destroyed in the storms last year just been relaunched in the last few days.

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  • Great to see her back on the water after what could have been fatal.

    Also, is that Checkmate I see in the background coming round the corner?




  • Its one of the Checkmates theres two in Howth. Thats the blue one the other one is the latest Checkmate formerly known as Dick Dasterdly .




  • Actually there's 3 checkmates there now Harmony was a checkmate back about 2007


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  • Harmony was always Harmony, Biggsy swept the board with her as 'Henry Lloyd Harmony' at the 2007 HT Classic in Dun Laoghaire.

    http://www.humphreysdesign.com/1057/harmony/

    http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/E9.htm

    I nearly spat out me tea at the thought.....:P




  • Regatta in Switzerland over weekend with carnage when a squall blew threw. Watch till the end. You can see other boats having a nightmare aswell



    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thelocal.ch/20190617/watch-video-shows-wild-storm-on-lake-geneva-weather-switzerland/amp




  • Crazy stuff, makes you appreciate that anything can happen, even on a lake (admittedly a large one). At 5:50 you can see a boat further back sent flares up.




  • If you watch that video aswell you,ll see the back stay been pulled on at some point




  • I never even noticed the flare the first 2 times I watched it!

    Incredible to note the speed changes throughout;
    At first moving quite nicely with the kite up, then they drop it and slow down quite a bit, then gradually speed up to almost insane speeds as the squall hits, great call dropping the kite when they did, giving them time to set up for the squall.

    Then as more and more waves/water came over the coachroof, you see them all inching further and further aft!!


    This sort of stuff has always happened, but what's great is that in this day and age, more and more folk are strapping action cameras to boats, so we can all see the events unfold.




  • Biggest and fatal mistake there was leaving the vang on, that kept the main fully powered and resulted in the dismasting. I watched it all through the clip and not once was it adjusted. You could see the boom bending from the amount of force just before the end.

    Have been in that situation plenty of times, you have got to have crew on the vang.




  • Conchir wrote: »
    Crazy stuff, makes you appreciate that anything can happen, even on a lake (admittedly a large one). At 5:50 you can see a boat further back sent flares up.


    There has been very unusual weather in Europe over the last couple of weeks. A storm (Miguel) claimed the lives of three lifeboat crew (4 managed to get ashore) – their boat was damaged and capsized when they were out in 120 km/h winds trying to rescue a fisherman (now presumed dead) at the Sables d’Olonne. The same weekend weather closed Roland Garros and the FIFA village at the Women's World Cup, together with public parks and gardens in Paris. At the same time in Germany (10 June Munich area) the storm brought rainfall of 10mm in just 9 minutes, while winds reached 118 km/h and brought hail stones of golf and tennis ball sizes. More than 125,000 cars were damaged. In total the Munich hail storm has led to 250,000 insurance claims amounting to EUR650 million of industry losses. A few more masts in Switzerland won’t make much difference!




  • Steve wrote: »
    Biggest and fatal mistake there was leaving the vang on, that kept the main fully powered and resulted in the dismasting. I watched it all through the clip and not once was it adjusted. You could see the boom bending from the amount of force just before the end.

    Have been in that situation plenty of times, you have got to have crew on the vang.


    Agreed - the skipper did not appear to either have the main sheet down the track to close the slot or even have eased the sheet to spill wind.




  • Agreed - the skipper did not appear to either have the main sheet down the track to close the slot or even have eased the sheet to spill wind.

    These boys had the right idea, but Id say on one of those things you have no choice





  • Picked the right day anyway this weekend (this month/summer!?) to head over to Dun Laoghaire...


    Eventful also in the marina just before we boarded to leave when a 32 footer was towed in with no engine, and I was the closest one walking to the berth they were flying towards, so had to run out and try to act as a brake and help them in!!


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  • When we had that problem we just threw a lad overboard as we approached the pontoon. Plenty of help surfaced to stop the boat then!




  • That cat is one pig ugly tub was anchored off Ireland's eye when we racing in the afternoon




  • Saw it coming back around to Dublin Bay later in the day when we were heading north,

    The side by side masts & the junk rig styled wing sails looked quite bizarre when it was heading towards us on a down wind run!! Not my cup of tea at all.




  • Used to see a lot of junk-rigged cats living in British Columbia, never seen any here though. They have their uses, but oh how ugly they are.

    Those photos are from today? You did get lucky, gone quite awful now :( where's the Summer




  • Taken yesterday,

    Today has been miserable since about 1-2pm




  • Delivering boat back up from Soverigns stopped in Dunmore East Sunday night left early Monday. Hook head & Wicklow head


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  • Somewhere off cork Sunday morning at between 10 & 12 knots. Highest speed hit was 16 knots

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  • Tuesday night sailing in Howth

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  • The small boat in the photo is a 70 footer.... :eek:


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