Monday, May 04, 2009

Fleadh Sheoil

Well we spent the entire weekend in Dublin at the Irish Windsurfing Festival.
The first day was light winds and sunshine, and most of the action was on SUP boards and generally enjoying the weather and chilling out.

Then Sunday brought nice wind for 6.1m Freestylin', or slalom blasting on 6.0-7.5m, and the sun stayed all day. We did a few fun races, some GPS speedsailing, and also some coaching at all levels. There were so many people sailing - all day. Great to see so many happy faces, new and old. Also congrats to Stevie Flanagan, who sailed almost non-stop from Dawn (5am) till Dusk (9.30pm) in aid of a cancer charity of a UK Windsurfer (sorry, I forgot the details right now).
Anyway - well done Stevie!
Today, the wind kicked in a bit stronger again, and was perfect for 5.1m freestyling for me, and later on 4.8m. Also got a chance to post the quickest time in the GPS speed (35.5), though cos Im a sponsored sailor... I don't win the title of King of the Estuary! booo! Aah well.

I expect to get loads of pictures of this event in the next couple of days, so I will post them up and links to galleries. For now though, back to work tomorrow, before bunking off and going to the UKWA Wave event in Brandon, which starts on wednesday, and the forecast looks sick!
Stay tuned here for updates, and also on Boardseeker Magazine.

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