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Boating chit chat thread.

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  • A mate shared this in a WhatsApp group….

    An update from Irish Sailing: training can resume on May 15th and racing can start on June 7th.
    I got the same




  • JamesM wrote: »
    You should not leave any boat on a public mooring over the allotted time. These berths are there to encourage tourism in the area, not for people to use as their private moorings.

    It mustn't be too rigorously enforced though is it?

    I was on a boat on the Shannon last summer and one of the marinas (Think it was Terryglass) had a big long barges taking up LOADS of space that looked like they were there permanently.




  • Is the price of boating stuff shooting up through the roof enormously?

    Was quoted 4k for retubing my rib a few years ago. Same lad is after jumping to 6.5 now

    I'm almost certain as well that this engine was about a grand cheaper last year




  • See afloat are saying that Dun Laoghaire regatta is cancelled for this year.




  • They could've let us hope/dream for another little while :(


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  • Jeez - only entered the Dun Laoghaire regatta last week, and given all the positive news, i was sure it was going to go ahead. That’s a major disappointment. Looks like we can resume racing on June 7th, so I wonder why the plug was pulled on the DunLaoghaire regatta so soon?




  • Major Dad wrote: »
    Looks like we can resume racing on June 7th, so I wonder why the plug was pulled on the DunLaoghaire regatta so soon?

    Looking at how the numbers have been increasing the last few days, I think it’s highly optimistic to think that any form of racing will resume in June.




  • Id say social side and uk visitors scuppered it. Im sure the bar take is a big earner for all the club's and would be seriously reduced this year and unviable. Plus who really wants to go to a drinking event with no drinking :D
    Major Dad wrote: »
    Jeez - only entered the Dun Laoghaire regatta last week, and given all the positive news, i was sure it was going to go ahead. That’s a major disappointment. Looks like we can resume racing on June 7th, so I wonder why the plug was pulled on the DunLaoghaire regatta so soon?




  • Sovereigns is going ahead with its 50 boat limit. Be interesting to see how they deal with the social side

    https://afloat.ie/sail/events/sovereigns-cup/item/50188-green-light-for-june-s-o-leary-insurance-sovereign-s-cup-regatta




  • neris wrote: »
    Sovereigns is going ahead with its 50 boat limit. Be interesting to see how they deal with the social side

    https://afloat.ie/sail/events/sovereigns-cup/item/50188-green-light-for-june-s-o-leary-insurance-sovereign-s-cup-regatta


    It’ll all be considered outdoor won’t it? Even if they have marquee’s up…. Just take down the sides, and it’ll probably quality as outdoor..


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  • It’ll all be considered outdoor won’t it? Even if they have marquee’s up…. Just take down the sides, and it’ll probably quality as outdoor..

    Be outdoors but I reckon it,ll be seating at tables, no standing around, no mingling, no mixing of crews. Scottish series is on soon and they are having no social gatherings, no race office or land base and boats are just there to race and go home.




  • neris wrote: »
    boats are just there to race and go home.

    Zero craic then……




  • Zero craic then……

    pretty much and alot of clubs rely on the income from bar sales to keep them going aswell.








  • https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/detached-house-long-island-schull-co-cork/3214839


    For all the Calves Week veterans, with memories of charging (or floating) up and down Long Island Sound, and scraping the rocks in the channel at the Goat Island end.....


    Be a great place to spectate from!




  • HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/detached-house-long-island-schull-co-cork/3214839


    For all the Calves Week veterans, with memories of charging (or floating) up and down Long Island Sound, and scraping the rocks in the channel at the Goat Island end.....


    Be a great place to spectate from!

    Expensive site, but lovely location.




  • HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/detached-house-long-island-schull-co-cork/3214839


    For all the Calves Week veterans, with memories of charging (or floating) up and down Long Island Sound, and scraping the rocks in the channel at the Goat Island end.....


    Be a great place to spectate from!

    Love Schull!

    Hopefully get to see sights like this again soon on the delivery!!

    Vl9U1Y6.jpg




  • rje66 wrote: »
    Expensive site, but lovely location.


    Hmm. Agreed it is totally overpriced, but the location is not great - no privacy, overlooked, a road going past the front door to a busy ferry pier. Probably would have issues with drainage for a septic tank/biomass unit. Serious issues with acceptance of design for a replacement house, permission to demolish, etc.....the list goes on. Dreamers, lots of better (including floating!) stuff out there!




  • Anyone got any clarity on whether non-Howth boats will be allowed to race in the Lambay race on June 12th ?
    The headline on Winkie’s article below suggest it might be limited to Howth boats?
    Cheers
    https://afloat.ie/sail/sailing-clubs/howth-yacht-club/item/50271-howth-s-time-honoured-lambay-race-to-be-staged-as-club-only-event-on-saturday-june-12th?mc_cid=1aa05e3fec&mc_eid=37ce546afa


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  • Club haven't clarified to members what the plan is yet. Id say if it goes ahead it'll be club only they won't want visitors in the club and with the season getting back underway can't see much interest from boats across the bay to come over




  • neris wrote: »
    Club haven't clarified to members what the plan is yet. Id say if it goes ahead it'll be club only they won't want visitors in the club and with the season getting back underway can't see much interest from boats across the bay to come over


    We always did the Lambay Race but infrequently stayed for drinks in HYC; same for their regatta. It was too much of a slog to get back to DL and for those on swinging moorings the launch service would be finished. (Not saying we didn't open a few on the way home.......)




  • Mick Tator wrote: »
    We always did the Lambay Race but infrequently stayed for drinks in HYC; same for their regatta. It was too much of a slog to get back to DL and for those on swinging moorings the launch service would be finished. (Not saying we didn't open a few on the way home.......)

    Its a slog going either way. Spent more time racing from starts in DL last year without setting footing in DL. Opened more then our fair share heading back to howth.

    Think lack of boats going across the bay goes both ways which is unfortunate




  • Howth only unfortunately
    The Lambay Races were scheduled for June 5th and just missed the bus for the permitted recommencement of competition.  The event has been rescheduled to June 12th, which fortunately has a suitable tide (HW 13.37) to fast-track boats to and from the Island.  With open air consumption of food and drink permitted on the HYC premises from June 7th, subject to restricted table sizes and social distancing, entries for the Lambay Races will be limited to HYC based boats in order to ensure that members have as much space ashore as possible to socialise.




  • Don’t see why they can’t invite Other Dublin based boats simply for the race, and instruct them to return to home port once their race is finished…..

    So the DL boats head around in the morning (with the tide), do the race and immediately return to DL (again with the tide).




  • Yeah - it’s a shame. We (and probably others from Malahide) would have done the race and come straight back to Malahide afterwards. We wouldn’t have been expecting to go into Howth for a beer afterwards.
    Anyways, fingers crossed that the Gibney Classic race will be run after this summer. Maybe by that stage we’ll be able to congregate in the yard in Gibneys afterwards.




  • Don’t see why they can’t invite Other Dublin based boats simply for the race, and instruct them to return to home port once their race is finished…..

    So the DL boats head around in the morning (with the tide), do the race and immediately return to DL (again with the tide).

    Yep. Was something similar in DL last year for the National regatta.




  • 1st sail of the year today. Isora "training" race. A miserable start to the season. Left howth at 830 in the rain crossed the bay in rain & a chop and played avoid the incoming ferries. Beat from the start out to east kish by that stage we were mostly frozen then kite up to Benett & then to virtual mark and finish. Not the most enjoyable day but great to be out and to see so many boats out doing DBSC "training" when we got back.




  • I’m looking at the boats here and trying to figure out which are the Howth boats…. I know Indian is a Howth boat…. And perhaps Outrajeous?

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  • Considering pulling the trigger on a rubber dinghy from the U.K.
    (WavEco 260 with Airmat floor...)

    As soon as I selected Ireland as the delivery, the VAT immediately dropped off, so I presume I'll be asked to pay VAT by the postman/delivery uy when it's delivered here? and at what rate? 23%?

    How does the VAT due work out on deliveries from the U.K.? Pay on delivery? I remember doing it years ago with an order from America and it was cash to the postman only...


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