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Weekend photos

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,029 ✭✭✭✭neris


    1st 3 pics were taken off the North West coast during 2008 Round ireland and other 2 are 07 & 09 DL regatta


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Buzzy off Skerries today, loving this weather.

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    We even got some mackerel to top the day off "first of the year":) Now back home to put another coat of varnish on the other boat :(

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  • Registered Users Posts: 495 ✭✭Hifive


    Hold on fergal, I don't see any macker eels, just some half naked fisherman pretending to catch macker eels! Where's the proof?
    When I were lad I'd have half a boat full in 10 mins.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Hifive wrote: »
    Hold on fergal, I don't see any macker eels, just some half naked fisherman pretending to catch macker eels! Where's the proof?
    When I were lad I'd have half a boat full in 10 mins.

    There was a time when you could walk into the water in skerries and catch them as they chased the fry onto the beach. Some people are blaming the big boats from Iceland and the Faroes but I blame the porpoise that was following me around.:D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,029 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Friday evening on hyc balcony. Torched trawler in background. 2 fire tenders & a load of gardai a few minutes later


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    neris wrote: »
    Friday evening on hyc balcony. Torched trawler in background. 2 fire tenders & a load of gardai a few minutes later

    A bit more info and photos here http://www.thejournal.ie/howth-fire-1001401-Jul2013/




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭tin79


    fergal.b wrote: »

    Thats an odd one. Is that the old rusted up one that has been sitting there for ages? Windows all broken and timbers all rotten and splintered?

    in this weather even a cigarette butt could set it ablaze, lots of tinder in the form of wood spinters etc sitting on the deck.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,108 ✭✭✭pedroeibar1


    It wasn't quite the weekend but here are a few from France - I had a free day on Weds so took the train to Nice, bus to St. Jean Cap Ferrat and did one of my favourite walks – the ‘Sentier du Cap’ – a coastal path built by the French Customs c 1800 that winds its way around Cap Ferrat. A great way to fill a half day or so and always some great yachts to be seen in the area.

    This is ‘Eos’, owned by Barry Diller (Mr. Media, has about 150 dotcom cos including Expedia among other assets). If you include her bowsprit she is the biggest sailing yacht in the world. (Others claim that Maltese Falcon is really the biggest)
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    This beautiful sloop was stopped dead in the water a few moments before the photo – an ill-mannered MY passed unnecessarily close and her wash shook the wind out of the sails.

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    ‘Delma’ is the MY nearest the shore, the yellow funnel is ‘Nero’, a new build modelled on JPMorgan’s ‘Corsair’ – she’s for sale at the moment asking €60 million, (but she is economical ;) , burning only 450 litres an hour at cruising speed.) The 'water walker' in the foreground is using a jetpack,
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    Silencio was anchored off the lighthouse on the Villefranche side. Yours for $175k per week (for 10 guests in 5 cabins).

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    'Far Out' suffering from charter people - no sails on a beautiful sailing day!

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    I'd no access to AIS and when I got back most craft had moved so I couldn't identify several others I photographed.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    MY slipway for the weekend, what an amazing country we live in.

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    Just keeping an eye on the important things in life :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 44 boldspirit


    took these snaps in Knockvicar a couple of weekends ago. couple of lads jumping from the bridge.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 958 ✭✭✭Conchir


    Went out in the GP the other day for a quick sail around Sutton.

    Looking great at this stage.
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    But this was getting closer
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    And closer
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    View looking forward
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    Sea picking up
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    Eventually this squall hit and I had to put the camera away. We got completely soaked, the rain was the heaviest in a good while and I only had my wetsuit on up to my waist with just a rash vest and my buoyancy aid on above that.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 958 ✭✭✭Conchir


    Also, this:

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    Turned into this:
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    In no more than 20 minutes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,029 ✭✭✭✭neris


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    easy monday sail. bit of breeze and following sea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 345 ✭✭DAZP93


    Pic taken a few weeks ago at the Springsteen concert. Myself and a few buddys headed up the Lee, dropped anchor and enjoyed the tunes with a few beers, one of the best nights I've ever had on the boat :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,029 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Measuring & preping for the j24 worlds in howth.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Buzzy day on the water today started marshalling a swimming race around red island "Skerries"
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    Big thanks to the RNLI for holding on to my boat while I went to park the car:D

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    Around to the south strand for the Skerries raft race.

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    I even got passed by an F1 car

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    I think I met this chap here last year.

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    Another forum member taking in the sights and then the race to the slip :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,029 ✭✭✭✭neris


    shot from the 2nd race on friday of j24 worlds. images arent great were standing off the marks abit unlike the red boat who got to close and had engine problems and j24s passing either side to avoid collision. will post more over next few days

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,108 ✭✭✭pedroeibar1


    neris wrote: »
    .......unlike the red boat who got to close and had engine problems and j24s passing either side to avoid collision. .

    That red boat skipper is a pig-ignorant idiot who had no business going anywhere near that mark in the first place and engine failure is not an excuse. Reminds me of those in rental boats who periodically tied onto Bulloch mark when fishing and hurridly sprung into action on realizing the combined fleets of Cruisers I and II were converging on them.:D


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    A great day yesterday at the "Carrick Cares Day" in Lough Key it was organised by Iwai Carrick and sponsored by Waterways Ireland, The day was focused on kids and adults with a wide range of disabilities and introducing them to different things the water ways has to offer with boat trips, fishing lessons and even driving some model boats. :) We had free access to the parks activities and there was also a BBQ and live music laid on.
    All in all a very well organised day, it was great to see all the wheelchair users fishing with such ease and catching fish they would have stayed there all night if they could. My young lad also got a medal for his fishing attempt :eek: more than I ever got:D There was a great turn out for the day but I don't want to post any photos of people with out them knowing.

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    Even the famous Jack was there.

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    The only boat I got to drive.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,217 ✭✭✭moonshadow


    Great day had by all, there was a professional gillie with ten rods at the ready for the afternoon and everybody caught a fish.... The perch and roach were in abundance in lough key yesterday afternoon , good to see you and the family again Fergal.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Last photo of Sean-Nós as she has now been sold to the owners of Wineport:):(

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,957 ✭✭✭miss no stars


    fergal.b wrote: »
    Last photo of Sean-Nós as she has now been sold to the owners of Wineport:):(

    Bittersweet for you I'm sure... Does this mean the new one is almost ready to launch?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Bittersweet for you I'm sure... Does this mean the new one is almost ready to launch?

    There might be some new photos from Lough Ree on the 20th:D Just a test run as there is still a good bit left to do but I needed the driveway cleared to get her out :)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭Guest0000


    fergal.b wrote: »
    Last photo of Sean-Nós as she has now been sold to the owners of Wineport:):(

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    Straight swap for a time share...


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,029 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Out watching the optimist leinsters in Howth at weekend. Over 90 little oppies competing on a cold wet and miserable saturday and cold sunday. Plenty of retirals and capsizes on the saturday. The mother ship had a string of 8 oppies tied off the back off her at 1 stage during the day. All fun on the slipway after racing.


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    the lovely ketch Trish trash 4 out for her weekly sail


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭tin79


    fergal.b wrote: »
    Last photo of Sean-Nós as she has now been sold to the owners of Wineport:):(

    Hope you got a great price for her Fergal.

    Its a nice spot down there. Is the guy still working on the big steel cruiser over by the littlr gravel slipway? Was chatting to him in summer 2011 when I was last down that way. Oftern launch out of Coosan and keep meaning to pop over to see how he is doing.

    Are they keeping it at lakeside?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,292 ✭✭✭BrensBenz


    fergal.b wrote: »
    Last photo of Sean-Nós as she has now been sold to the owners of Wineport:):(

    Lots of admirers of Sean-Nós here so I hope the new owners appreciate what they have and treat her in the manner to which she has become accustomed. If not, we may have to form a posse and raid Glasson with a trailer!


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    tin79 wrote: »
    Hope you got a great price for her Fergal.

    Its a nice spot down there. Is the guy still working on the big steel cruiser over by the littlr gravel slipway? Was chatting to him in summer 2011 when I was last down that way. Oftern launch out of Coosan and keep meaning to pop over to see how he is doing.

    Are they keeping it at lakeside?

    Robbin is still working away on the boats and a lovely man he is too I could talk to him all day.:) They will be keeping her in Wineport at the workshop and launching from that little slipway.

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