Thursday, March 03, 2011

assume the recovery position

Finally managed to recover some pictures off a dodgy memory card in my SLR camera.
Here's a few shots from one of the bigger days in Louisbourg I blogged about in the last week or two. Bit grey and shaky, but you get the general idea :)

Myself and Andreas

Some nice sets on the main reef at the beach

We sailed the offshore reef, but it was too bumpy on the face

Worth a look though !

Some nice lumps of water moving around :)
Not much wind around at the moment, though the surf is good on the west coast.
I have to stay home though, as I'm nominated for ISA Sailing Achievement of the year, so it's off to the awards ball on Saturday.
Naturally for the Irish Sailing Association it's a Black Tie dinner, some I'm going to have to get a Tux... the only suit I own is a wetsuit !

From the ISA site:
And the nominees for ISA Sailing Achievement of the Year are...
• Anthony O'Leary – Winner of the Rolex Commodore’s Cup 2010
• Peter O'Leary – Winner of the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta
• Nicholas O'Leary – Only competitor to win 3 consecutive titles at the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships
• Mark Pollack and Mick Liddy – Round Ireland Yacht Race
• Oisín Van Gelderen – Irish Speed Sailing Champion

Don't know who all these O'Learys are.. but they are damn good sailors !

And speaking of which, check out my Surfdock team-mate Ryan O'Leary's blog:
He's just had some great sessions in Fuerte and Donegal.


Mathias Genkel said...

Nice post! I read "sharky" first but I'm happy you meant "shaky".

Oisín van Gelderen said...

thanks Mathias !

damian said...

Hi Oisin,
my name is Damian. I met you briefly in Surfdock as you found me wondering to myself if I should really own a sail as good as a NP Combat. (it was a 40th present!) The quality of it and the quality of my windurfing are slightly out of balance.
Anyway, you were right. It's a incredible sail, and that helps!.
Anyway, I am trying to jump a level as I have been farting around at the same standard for long enough. (can waterstart, go fast in a line!, odd gybe, odd nervous jump) So now I am looking at doing some intermediate level lessons and am thinking of Knox's place. I am trying to get better at wave stuff in and gybes. Do you rate this route?
And now that I'm on the subject, you wouldn't consider a one off lesson in the dublin area to sort out rigging/gybing? stuff so I don't get washing machined on my first day out on the west coast. No worries if this something you just don't offer, I would be keen on your any recommendation. Cheers.

Meehan Family said...

Good luck at the awards!,,