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Recent Round Ireland Challenges

On Monday 1st May 2005, David Parker set off at 1310 hours from the Kish Lighthouse in a Northerly direction to break the “Single Handed” record for the fastest time around Ireland, “all alone”. David sailing under the Bray Sailing Club Burgee, hopes to beat the previous record established in October 2001of 7days, 10 hours, […]

CityJet takes 3/4 of a day off the Round Ireland speed record

Friday 6th May 05:

Crossing the finish line at the Kish at 0414 on Fri 6th May 2005, skipper 7Jean Philippe Chomette and his 7 man crew brought the 60-footer in in 57 hours, 41 minutes taking a full 17 hours 46 minutes off the previous monohull record, set in 2002.

Thursday 5th May 05:

CityJet had a […]

Cruising Group Update

The cruising group’s winter programme concluded on Thursday 3rd of April with a talk on Weather at sea by Willemien Van Hoeve (see below). Frank Cassidy’s talk on his involvement in the ARC race was so popular that we had to run it twice.

Equally successful was the talk by Barbara & Frank Fitzgibbon on their […]

Experience a High!

What memorable weather! The trade-off for seemingly endless weeks of sun was less wind than normal. Sales of diesel rocketed. Those who cruised the Irish coast, in August especially, found themselves in Cote de Glandore or Porta Kilmore – it was wonderful!

Wives, partners and bank managers were confronted by brazen, bronzed, bewitched skippers confidently justifying […]

Weather workshop

Our recent speaker supper with Willemien van Hoeve was very successful. As a topic for a speaker supper weather was rather technical and notwithstanding a deliberate policy of “lightening it up” the risk of the topic becoming disconnected from the audience remained. This was a tricky task well delivered by Willemien. – Our thanks to […]

“Irish Independent”

At 01.31 hours Sunday morning the 30th November 2002, the National Yacht Club Commodore Chris Moore, and Rear Commodore Ronan Beirne were proud to witness from the bridge of the Dun Laoghaire Life boat, “Irish Independent Challenger” cross the finish line at the Kish Lighthouse after it’s successful breaking of the Cork Dry Gin Monohull […]