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  1. I seriously doubt the Irish negotiators will be gullible.
  2. Emma Wilson (GBR RS-X) is Penny Wilson (Way's) daughter. Three times Women's World Racing Champion in the 1980s/90s. British windsurfers of a certain age will remember. Eilidh McIntyre (GBR 470) is daughter of Mike McIntyre, who won a Star Gold in 1998 and remains an active sailor, sometimes as a father-daughter team. Amid all the cynicism the Olympics can bring, I love that family aspect.
  3. Doesn't really answer the question, SR was asking about quarantining in Rome, not in England. That's up to the Italians. If this is still correct, yes SR would have to self isolate. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements Possibly however the Italians have different rules for transiting passengers, I don't know. The UK does.
  4. You are right but let's not debate it here, there's a never-ending Brexit thread on the main Sailing forum for those who want to. I know I made a comment myself, kind of regretting it.
  5. Yes. They were not so stupid as to leave.
  6. Warmer in the winter I think. IRL has the gulf-stream, England has the beast from the east.
  7. Yes they could. UK dinghy sailors manage to sail 12 months a year. Ireland is a bit warmer (and a lot wetter).
  8. Apparently not. Read Cube's link above.
  9. Yes. Cork Week in it's glory years, when it was a huge meet-up for the British sailing community and you'd keep meeting people you hadn't seen in years. You could walk into the Royal Cork and buy a drink and a meal, try that in most clubs in Cowes Week. I still have trouble figuring how there's a club called Royal Cork in an area that was a Republican stronghold but Irish friends just shrug at that.
  10. OK, I was talking about Haulbowline Island, which was the original home of the Royal Cork YC. Sounds like they plan to be based instead at Cobh (for non-Gaelic speakers, pronounced Cove).
  11. There is a large disused ex-naval dockyard area inside the harbour. When there were sportsboats in Cork Week, they brought in a building-type crane and craned them in there. Maybe they have that in mind. It's a bit godforsaken, is not charming Crosshaven. The harbour is maybe big enough - just - in WSW-SW which, OK, is the most common direction. Otherwise it's surely too small. Outside is proper Atlantic Ocean which isn't necessarily a happy place for AC75s. But if they ran it in Cork, I dare say I'd go.
  12. Not a consumer brand but it does need planning consents and the media exposure it gets tend to happen when its plants blow up. For instance https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/crime/ineos-handed-ps400000-fine-for-explosive-cloud-incident-at-grangemouth-3225944 Petrochemicals giant Ineos has been fined £400,000 after gas leaked from a cracked pipe creating a potentially explosive cloud over its Grangemouth site. Or https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13205775.revealed-catalogue-health-safety-breaches-ineos-grangemouth/ Oil and chemical plants run by INEOS at Grangemouth have br
  13. I don't think so. I remember the first boats, as I sailed Merlin Rockets at the time and they were perceived (at that time) as appealing to similar sailors. Always an RS boat as far as I recall. Have you specific reasons to say otherwise?
  14. Which obviously, at some point it will. People will be double-vaccinated or have immunity after infection or avoid situations in which they could be infected.
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