SOME PHOTOS OF OUR TRIPS TO
Commodore Joe Behan sporting shades and a German motorbiker's moustache (theres an old joke there) as we head out into Dublin Bay in near freezing conditions. Behind him is the iconic East Pier Lighthouse, and the battery which once protected the harbour. 23rd Dec 2018. Photo FOC.
Fia O Caoimh sailing (solo) alongside the fabulous tall-ship "Atalya" in July of 2018. FOC
Len Hayes Derek Coffey, and Fia in very rough waters off Dun Laoghaire. August 2019. Photo by FOC.
Michael Flaherty, Joe Behan, Mona Lawlor, and Fia enjoying some fast sailing across Dublin Bay. |Lots of swell, noise, and wind in near freezing conditions. Great to be out in perfect conditions. October 2018. Photo FOC.
Fia rounding the Kish Lighthouse with Tony McGregor in August of 2018. A really great passage. Photo FOC
Carina and the girls from the "SIMS Gang" putting Neidin through her paces. The annual SIMS evening is always great fun. July 2018.
We can never understand why so few boats sail through the winter months, and we take particular pride in preparing well for our forays out into the winter unknown. We study the forecasts in great detail, dress in full Atlantic suits, wear lifelines, set storm sails, confine ourselves to the cockpit zone, and sail defensively at all times. As the saying goes, "Prepare well to sail safely". FOC. Dec 2017.
Derek Coffey, John Farrer, Callum Coffey (on helm) as we approach the Irish Navy "LE Eithne".
Cormac and Delia Leonard, Mum, Dad, Fia and Carina. Dinner and music aboard in Aug 2018.
Mum, Dad, Ead, Jim, Cormac, and Delia joined us (Fia and Carina) for a BBQ in Dun Laoghaire in Mid August 2018. A wonderful evening which turned into another "O Caoimh/Mc Namara" sing-song!
Michael and Mona stand to better absorb the rough swells off Dun Laoghaire.
Joe Behan is on the helm. October 2018. FOC.
Dad sailed "Mermaids"in his day, racing (if I remember correctly) from Dun Laoghaire up the Liffey.
Ken, CaraIosa (my God Daughter) Dave Delahunty, Fiachra, Sas, and Caoimhe, aboard Neidin in the early days. Fia, Ken, Carinma, Josh, and Aimee would be aboard also. Summer 2011. FOC.
Derek Coffey, John Farrer, Callum Coffey, and Fia, as we approach the Irish Naval vessel, "LE Eithne".
Joe Behan, Margret Mc Gregor, Fia, Lydia Behan, Tony Mc Gregor. August 2018.
Carina is rather chuffed to record the highest boat speed for the evening. Sailing with SIMS, August 2018.
Mikey on the helm. Carina on the winch. Off the 40 foot in June 2018.
West Pier signal lamp in July of 2015. Photo. FOC.
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