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Great sailing with Carina, Cormac, and Delia and Fia, in strong winds and turbulent seas on 24th August 2019. 18 to 20 knot winds and metre high swells made for uncomfortable sailing, but  nobody seemed to dwell on it too much. Sails well furled down throughout. BBQ and a great Leonard/O Caoimh sing-song aboard afterwards went on deep into the night. Joined by Ken and Sas, and later by Tom and Pam (from American s/y "Stealin Time").  Photo FOC.

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Michael Flaherty aboard "Neidin" off the Bailey Lighthouse in the summer of 2018. The Bailey marks the shipping entrance to Dublin Bay and Dublin Port.  

Passing the Muglins just off Colliemore Harbour and Dalkey Sound. 

Great sailing with Carina, Cormac, and Delia in strong winds and turbulent seas on 24th August 2019. 18 to 20 knot winds and metre high swells made for uncomfortable sailing, but  nobody seemed to dwell on it too much. BBQ and a great Leonard/O Caoimh sing-song aboard afterwards. Joined by Ken and Sas, and later by Tom and Pam (from American s/y "Stealin Time").  Photo FOC.

Ken, Sas, Cormac, Delia, Carina, and Fia aboard "Neidin" on 24th August 2019. Great sailing. Great BBQ. Time to go home!

Derek, Jess, Paul, and Fia in good winds off

Dun Laoghaire on 23rd August 2019.

Fia and Georgio heading southwards from Dun Laoghaire as the sun sets over Dublin City. 12 to 17 knots of wind and flat seas made for great sailing to go with the spectacular views. Shore power unit failed prior to departure, but Georgio and Fia tracked down the fault and corrected it. 26th September 2019. Photo FOC.

Perfect conditions at the Kish in August of 2019. Michael, Martin, and Fia aboard.

Tony McGregor & Fia arriving into Dun Laoghaire in 25 knots of breeze on 1st Sept 2019.

Getting the boat off the pontoon took a little pre-planning, but parking was a cinch.

Fia and Georgio arriving into Dun Laoghaire Harbour under sail after after crossing Dublin Bay. 12 to 17 knots of wind and flat seas made for great sailing to go with a spectacular sunset. Another great night out on the water. 26th August 2019. Photo FOC.

Not always happy faces! Fia O Caoimh, Peter De Kanovic, Tony McGregor, and Michael Flaherty finding the weather offshore just a little miserable. Summer 2019,

Fia & Georgio heading southwards from Dun Laoghaire through Dalkey Sound.

The evening views as the sun sets over the city are stunning. 26th August 2019.

Exhilerating night exercises in Dublin Bay on 3rd September 2019 alongside Derek Coffee's excellent s/y "Bendemeer". 20 to 25 knots of wind and flat seas made for great boatspeeds and lots of excitement. Crew on "Neidin" comprised of Michael Flaherty, Tony McGregor, Peter De Kanovic, and Fia O Caoimh. Textbook arrival back into DL Marina in extremely high winds where we were joined aboard by the crew of "Bendemeer" (and also by my cousin Cormac Leonard). Great evening!

Peter Cassidy and Baz Sheehan with Fia in June of 2016. This passage led to the annual "Architect's

All at Sea" outing.  

Zoran Drljaca, Maja, and Peter passing through Dalkey Sound in stunning weather in April 2019.

Susan O Donohue, Lesley Willis, and Clare Dennehy (three of the infamous "Beours with Oars" Rowing Team) aboard "Neidin" racing "Bendemeer" from Dun Laoghaire to the Kish Lighthouse and back. "Neidin" won the outbound leg, while "Bendemeer" won the return passage. A really great day's sailing with lots of banter and rivalry between the two crews. 14 knot winds, and 6 knot boat speeds in moderate seas. Skipper was Fia O Caoimh.. 8th September 2019.

Crossing Dublin Bay with the "Beours", Lesley, Susan, & Claire. Two days of sailing

in great conditions. Lots of rivalry and slagging with the crew of "Bendemeer".

Fia and Derek Coffey on a night sail off Dun Laoghaire Harbour aboard "Neidin" on Sunday 15th Sept 2019. 15/20 knot winds from SE. Good boat speeds. FOC.

Lesley at the helm as we leave Dun Laoghaire Harbour on 8th Sept 2019. FOC.. 

The first of two days of sailing in Dublin Bay with the unsinkable "Beours with Oars". Lesley, Susan, Claire, Derek, and Fia on 8th Sept 2019. 

Neidin being hauled out by Miguel, Eric, and the lads at the RIYC for annual maintenance, antifouling, and anodes. We applied a two-year Micron 350 self-polishing antifoul finish this year in order to bring us up to Spring of 2021 (hopefully), and back into a spring mantainance routine.   Tues 27th Aug 2019.

Robin, Kevin Hughes, and Fia in rough conditions off Dun Laoghaire in April of

2019. The boat in the background is a converted trawler "Brian Brou". Photo. FOC.

Zoran, Fia, Mira, and Peter passing the

Muglins in June of 2019. Skipper FOC.

We cooked our engine on the way back from Wales, and ended up with such an extensive parts list that it was cheaper to buy an all-new Volvo Penta "Rebuild" engine. Joe Martin and Fia built a temporary timber floor over Neidin's varnished soul, lined the timber panelling with cardboard, and set to work. It was a daunting task throughout, from re-welding new mounting brackets, to re-building the injector pumps, to understanding the certrafugal governor system. The new engine is fresh-water cooled, a distinct improved on the original. The installation took 5 weeks in total, but was well worth the effort. May/June 2019.

Neidin's new engine is lifted into place by Miguel and the lads from The Royal Irish Yacht Club. Fia on hand below to align it with the mounts and prop shaft. May '19.

Derek Coffey, Michael Flaherty, and Fia O Caoimh approaching Dun Laoghaire in 15/20 knots of wind. A great evening out on the water. Monday 16th Sept 2019

Derek Coffey, Michael Flaherty, and Fia O Caoimh approaching DL at speed in 15/20 knots of wind. A great evening out on the water. Monday 16th Sept 2019

New factory-rebuilt Volvo Penta 2003B engine aboard and ready for installation.

JJ, Annette, Peter Kanovic, and Fia aboard "Neidin" on Saturday 14th Sept 2019. Very low winds to begin with, so we practiced "Man Overboard" recovery techniques followed by berthing exercises at the North end of the marina. The wind finally arrived and wer had great sailing off DL in approx 15 knots. Skipper FOC.

Great night exercises on the evening of Thursday 26th September 2019 with Derek, JJ, and Fia. Winds were forecast at 20 to 30 knots from the South West and they didnt disappoint. Very fast boat speeds with small sails and moderate seas. DL to Killiney Bay to Poolbeg and back. A very fast re-entry to Dun Laoghaire Harbour under big sails with Derek on helm and Fia on winches. A great evening out on the water! Skipper FOC.

Derek Coffey, Michael Flaherty, and Fia O Caoimh approaching DL at speed in 15/20 knots of wind. A great evening out on the water. Monday 16th Sept 2019

Sailing solo across Dublin Bay in near-perfect conditions on 20th Sept 2019. Poolbeg twice from DL. Good boat speeds in 15 to 18 knots of wind. 

Susan O Donohue, Lesley Willis, and Clare Dennehy (three of the infamous "Beours with Oars" Rowing Team) aboard "Neidin" racing "Bendemeer" from Dun Laoghaire to the Kish Lighthouse and back. 8th Sept 2019.

                   Fia and Georgio heading southwards from Dun Laoghaire. 12 to 17                         knots of wind and flat seas made for great sailing.  26th Aug 2019.

Maurice Cooney, Peter DeKanovic, and Fia O Caoimh off East Coast on Sunday 29th Sept 2019. Bendemere passing on oppisite direction. Great sailing in 18 knots from SW. Returned to DL after dark. Maurice's first time with us. Skipper FOC.

Maurice, Peter, and Fia out in Dublin Bay on Sunday 29th Sept 2019. The boat behind us is Derek Coffey'"Bendemeer", and we are getting steadily away!

Fia and Dave and Len aboard Len Hayes's superb Sun Oddessy "Java" off Dalkey Islandon 15th June 2019. Perfect conditions! A great sail!

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