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#1 corkob

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:17 AM

The Volvo 70 Green Dragon is entered in the Round Ireland race starting on Sunday the 24th June. Apparently has been chartered by an amateur Crew from Dublin. ICAP Leopards record at risk????

http://www.roundirel...-round-ireland/

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

The Volvo 70 Green Dragon is entered in the Round Ireland race starting on Sunday the 24th June. Apparently has been chartered by an amateur Crew from Dublin. ICAP Leopards record at risk????

http://www.roundirel...-round-ireland/


Amatuer crew in a VOR 70 looking to beat a 100" canter. No chance.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:54 PM


The Volvo 70 Green Dragon is entered in the Round Ireland race starting on Sunday the 24th June. Apparently has been chartered by an amateur Crew from Dublin. ICAP Leopards record at risk????

http://www.roundirel...-round-ireland/


Amatuer crew in a VOR 70 looking to beat a 100" canter. No chance.

I think they stand a pretty good chance

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:06 PM

Define "amateur". Bunch of beer can racers taking a break from the Hunter 37 or ex-pros.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:06 PM

Would be nice for a somewhat Irish boat to beat the record :)

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:32 AM

as per the link
"She will be raced by a regular amateur crew alongside the boat's seasoned professional crew."

Perhaps in with a good chance? Whats the forecast like.

*Edit record looks safe..

"Even a few days out from the start, this year’s Round Ireland looks set to provide a typical tactical challenge of all boats in the fleet. With the start of the race to be dominated by light to medium S to SW winds, no records are predicted to be broken this year."

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:31 AM

Wasn't there some youth team being put together to race the boat?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:21 AM

Wasn't there some youth team being put together to race the boat?

There was, but not so sure if anything has came of it yet... The boats sponsored by Dubai 2020 expo

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:36 AM

The boat is operated by the Green Dragon Academy and has a crew of a few talented young Irish sailors, and a young Kiwi alongside some pros to oversee safety. I had the privilege to sail with the team from Lisbon to Dublin a few weeks ago. Both watch captains were under 21, and did a great job of managing the boat and crew for 1000 miles of upwind sailing, most of it in 20-30 kts. More to come from this program, and I hope to be a part of it!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:49 PM

The Round Ireland yellowbrick tracker is available here. Light winds seems to have hampered them so far. Tonnerre is on top of them. The VOR 70 to be fair is designed for offshore where they can sail to the weather, not a coastal race.

http://www.roundirel...e/race-tracker/

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

Jeez the Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners (the Ex Altana Chieftain) is only 3.75nm behind the Dragon and their about a third of the way round.....

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:03 PM

Inismor, a Ker 39 leading in IRC. Green Dragon currently 28 out of 36 in IRC. 2nd in canting keel behind the Cookson 50. On estimated corrected time will be 24 hours adrift at the finish in the Canting Keel class behind the Cookson.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:45 PM

Jeez the Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners (the Ex Altana Chieftain) is only 3.75nm behind the Dragon and their about a third of the way round.....


I know :L

Seems to me that the seventy really, really, really hates the light stuff..

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:28 AM

Under 10, she's like driving a dump truck without power steering. If there's enough breeze and angle to make the Zero work, though, it's a while new game. The dragon is doing a good 11 knots now and pulling ahead. The goal was an outright record, not an IRC win, but that is in the hands of the winds......

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:37 AM

Who do I send my resume to? Hehe.

Go the kids!!!

No matter how they do it'll be a great learning experience for everyone on the crew.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:03 PM

Hey LH you can fuck right off.... you might need an Irish passport and a cúpla Focail ;)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

They're now pulling ahead at 17.1 knots

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

Hey LH you can fuck right off.... you might need an Irish passport and a cúpla Focail ;)


So you're telling me there's a chance....




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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:43 PM

Yes.

You just have to get your parents to admit you're the lovechild of an Irish sailor/pilot/gigilo ;)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

Yes.

You just have to get your parents to admit you're the lovechild of an Irish sailor/pilot/gigilo ;)


Wait til St Paddy's day, EVERYONE'S Irish then!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

Who do I send my resume to? Hehe.

Go the kids!!!

No matter how they do it'll be a great learning experience for everyone on the crew.



international requests are welcomed. Check the website

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:11 PM

Yes.
You just have to get your parents to admit you're the lovechild of an Irish sailor/pilot/gigilo ;)


Isn't everyone?

Actually I'm about as irish as an american can be. Without the red hair or ridiculous accent of course.


Who do I send my resume to? Hehe.

Go the kids!!!

No matter how they do it'll be a great learning experience for everyone on the crew.



international requests are welcomed. Check the website


Neato, I'll knock something up and send it their way... and I don't mean a chick either (though an un-knocked-up-one couldn't hurt).

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:01 PM

I'll knock something up and send it their way... and I don't mean a chick either (though an un-knocked-up-one couldn't hurt).


:lol: :lol:

Only person in the office laughing my ass off

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:10 PM


Yes.
You just have to get your parents to admit you're the lovechild of an Irish sailor/pilot/gigilo ;)


Isn't everyone?

Actually I'm about as irish as an american can be. Without the red hair or ridiculous accent of course.


Who do I send my resume to? Hehe.

Go the kids!!!

No matter how they do it'll be a great learning experience for everyone on the crew.



international requests are welcomed. Check the website


Neato, I'll knock something up and send it their way... and I don't mean a chick either (though an un-knocked-up-one couldn't hurt).



As Irish as an American can be? Yeah... keep telling yourself that......

Seriously, walking around Erie Pennsylvania talking, some woman stopoed my to inform me that she was Irish...four fucking generations back.

Another asked me were Leprecauns real.

Nah only messing with you, go for it, would be myself only the parents would disown me if I told them "hey thanks for paying for college when I'm about to start, I'm joining greendragon....

Need any info on Ireland just PM

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:17 AM

Have the potatoes come back yet? I heard there was a blight a few years ago... ;)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:33 AM

Níl aon leaba le haghaidh tú ar an mbád glas

#27 corkob

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:36 AM

Phrotastúnach Meiriceánach

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

Tonnerre has past Green Dragon overnight

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:22 PM

The Ker 46 is a real weapon! Painful race, maybe I'm glad to be watching online!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

The Ker 46 is a real weapon! Painful race, maybe I'm glad to be watching online!


Very....

My ride fell through at late notice, lucky escape!

Tonnere is still only 3 miles or so behind, And it's an upwind race to Wicklow now. Seems to me it'll finish this way, or very close to it.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:25 PM

Have the potatoes come back yet? I heard there was a blight a few years ago... ;)


Hey..... Fuck You.


Had a lovely few spuds for dinner, will miss them when I emigrate to America..

Now emigrating to the states, you can't get any more Irish than that!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:44 PM


Have the potatoes come back yet? I heard there was a blight a few years ago... ;)


Hey..... Fuck You.


Had a lovely few spuds for dinner, will miss them when I emigrate to America..

Now emigrating to the states, you can't get any more Irish than that!


When is that happening?

Sounds like a good time for me to leave. :P

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:24 PM



Have the potatoes come back yet? I heard there was a blight a few years ago... ;)


Hey..... Fuck You.


Had a lovely few spuds for dinner, will miss them when I emigrate to America..

Now emigrating to the states, you can't get any more Irish than that!


When is that happening?

Sounds like a good time for me to leave. :P

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Ah fuck it, suppose my dark skin and hair will have to come in to play.


Reckon the fact I weigh approx 100lbs less than the average american will help my prospects ;)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:56 PM

Níl aon leaba le haghaidh tú ar an mbád glas

Hard to argue with that, though one might be of the belief that the Pet Shop Boys had a greater vocal range, and their reportoire offered more diversity

#35 corkob

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:51 AM

Green Dragon Line honors this morning..... Just.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:00 AM

Well done to the Dragon, just squeaked it! Hell of a job by Tonnerre, well sailed as always. Inis Mor is having a hell of a race too 1st on IRC Overall and 1st in IRC 1.

Gotta feel for Ocean Tango, Dehler 34...just passing Eagle Island on the West Coast and 320miles to go, oof!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:23 PM

Reckon the fact I weigh approx 100lbs less than the average american will help my prospects ;)


Especially if you end up selling your ass on a street corner

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:51 PM


Reckon the fact I weigh approx 100lbs less than the average american will help my prospects ;)


Especially if you end up selling your ass on a street corner


A job's a job....

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:55 PM



Reckon the fact I weigh approx 100lbs less than the average american will help my prospects ;)


Especially if you end up selling your ass on a street corner


A job's a job....

and then you'd get to meet Gator :P

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:24 PM




Reckon the fact I weigh approx 100lbs less than the

average american will help my prospects ;)


Especially if you end up selling your ass on a street corner


A job's a job....

and then you'd get to meet Gator :P


Well fuck that!

#41 corkob

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:12 AM

I wonder will the protest go ahead next Monday or will they retire gracefully?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

I wonder will the protest go ahead next Monday or will they retire gracefully?


Details?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

http://forums.sailin...howtopic=137003




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