From dreaming of sailing, to dream sailing. I have built boats, sailed boats and read about boats. My other passion is photography. There are possibly too many sailing & photography blogs already, so one more can't hurt…
Our present craft is Thisbe, a Nicholson 32, based in Poolbeg Marina, on the River Liffey.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ruffian Match Racing on the Liffey

Poolbeg Marina recently acquired a few Ruffians. A very popular 23 ft keelboat one design, with several fleets in such place as Dun Laoghaire & Hong Kong.

So what do you with a few closely matched race boats ?  You start Match Racing !

Over a few weekends, the wrinkles were ironed out.  Last Saturday morning 12th November, The East-Link Bridge was raised and the newest racing fleet of Ruffians in the world went up from Poolbeg.

A start line was dropped across from the pontoon between The East-Link Bridge and The Samuel Beckett Bridge.  Windward and leeward marks positioned and for the first time that I know,  Match Racing was held on the River Liffey.


To be Continued ...

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