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This just in.
Was only going to be a matter of time, in fairness.
The world’s largest sailing ship – the 187m, 5-masted Wind Surf in Dun Laoghaire Harbour – en route to Belfast, Edinburgh and the Scottish islands.
It’s not all upturned collars and gin-fuelled bores.
Niamh Rabbit writes:
One of the Irish sailing associations (the IRCA) have set up a series of training sessions around the country so that people can try out sailing on boats owned by their members. It’s a great chance to get out in the middle of Dublin Bay (or off any coast), and really experience the sea.
I took up sailing last summer and it’s incredible. Seriously, you can leave work in Dublin City Centre at 5.30pm and by 6.30pm be sailing with dolphins in Dublin Bay (photographic proof here). Then you come in as it gets dark and get
drunktalk about the sea with the rest of your crew. This is a great chance to try out the sport.
(Pic via Niamh Rabbit)
Closing ceremony of [the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships] a great week for all in Dun Laoghaire, amazing the amount of team and support members saying they are coming back to Ireland due to their stay here this week.