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  • Title: Welcome to the Sailing Academy of Ireland | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Latest News.. Sailing Courses.. Firefly Gallery.. Web Links.. Find Us.. Contact.. Menu Links.. Partners.. More Info.. The Firefly.. Team Racing.. Sailing Videos.. Cork Harbour History.. Cork Harbour Wildlife.. Safety.. Met Éireann Map.. Sailing Academy of Ireland.. Current Weather.. Sunrise :.. Sunset :.. Welcome to the Sailing Academy of Ireland.. Tue, 10/08/2010 - 16:13 — Patrick Deffense.. We offer sailing to anyone who ever wanted to give it a try.. No previous experience is necessary as our top trainers offer a safe and fun environment.. Sailing Academy of Ireland also offers sailing to the yachting pros.. The avid sailor can come and learn all the formulas to a  ...   Intervarsity Events.. Our base is at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy in the heart of Lower Cork Harbour.. The NMCI is a flagship of maritime excellence and is among the top maritime colleges in the world.. At this World-Class Facility we offer a host of corporate activities and events giving clients the thrills of the sailing experience, while ashore hosting corporate and team building functions.. Boat.. Boat Trips.. Boating.. Cork Harbour.. Cork Ireland.. Learn to Sail.. Sail.. Sailing.. Sailing in Ireland.. Sailing school.. Yachting.. All content for this site is Copywrite by law.. If you whish to use this content please contact us.. Like us on Facebook..

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  • Title: Sailing Courses | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Tue, 10/08/2010 - 16:11 — Patrick Deffense.. The Sailing Academy of Ireland offers the opportunity to give every type of sailing a try.. Just finish work, drive down to the base put on your wet-weather gear and go sailing The boats will be ready and waiting.. Don’t have the kit? A set in your size will be available for purchase.. No Previous Experience Necessary.. Go Sailing!.. Run as drop in classes on mid-week evenings and Satrudays.. Its a hassle free way to give the sport a try or to take part in a league.. Classes Cost €40.. 00 for a 2 hr lesson.. Start Sailing!.. Liked the sport? Then take it further, Sailing Academy of Ireland is fully accredited by the Irish Sailing Association and offers the full complement of ISA sailing courses.. All courses are available to Adults on request and  ...   courses on how to improve the performance of your boat.. These courses will deal with sailing tactics, boat handling, sail trim and maintenance of your boat.. Take it Further!.. Learn the fun ways to enjoy the weekends with your boat.. See what you can do and how far you can go.. Explore Cork Harbour, the South Coast of Ireland or take a trip to France.. Organised tours, hired boats, chartered and skippered voyages are all available for the ones who just want to take it easy and go explore.. No previous experience necessary but experienced sailors are welcome to lead.. Good weather not required, sailing foulies will keep you dry and warm, only a safe harbour, a cozy pub and a fire place at the end of the day a must.. classes.. novice advanced sailing.. private boat tuition.. sailing adventures.. sailing courses..

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  • Title: Sailing Academy of Ireland | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Mon, 03/01/2011 - 01:18 — Patrick Deffense.. Sailing Academy of Ireland photos..

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  • Title: Web Links | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Tue, 10/08/2010 - 15:47 — Patrick Deffense.. National Marine College of Ireland.. www.. nmci.. ie.. Irish Sailing Association.. sailing.. Tide Times: Cobh.. mobilegeographics.. com.. Met Éireann Weather Forecast.. met.. Wind Guru.. windguru.. Peoples Republic of Cork.. peoplesrepublicofcork..

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  • Title: Find Us | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Tue, 10/08/2010 - 15:34 — Patrick Deffense.. We are located at the National Maritime College in Haulbowline, County Cork on the N28 between the Ferry Terminal (for Swansea/Roscoff) and the Naval Base.. The slipway and facilities are at the back of the college and there are plenty of parking spaces.. Directions From Cork City - 25 mins.. From the city centre take the South Link Road South to the Kinsale Road Roundabout.. Take the N25 East and following signs to Ringaskiddy.. After 3 kms you will take a slip road on to the N28 and  ...   Ringaskiddy.. When you reach Ringaskiddy drive you will eventually pass the ferry terminal on your left.. The.. National Maritime College of Ireland.. is 500 metres beyond this, also on your left.. Follow the road around to the waterfront at the back of the college and look out for our sails!.. Bus 223.. There is a limited bus service from Cork City to Haulbowline/Ringaskiddy from the bus station on Parnell Place kin the city centre.. This service also runs via Rochestown, Passage West and Monkstown.. You can see the most up to date timetable by clicking.. here..

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  • Title: Contact | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Call +353 87 746 6387 (leave a message if we are out sailing!) or leave a message using the contact form below and we will get back to as soon as possible.. Your name:.. *.. Your e-mail address:.. Subject:.. Message:..

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  • Title: The National Maritime College of Ireland annouces partnership with Sailing Academy of Ireland | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: The National Maritime College of Ireland annouces partnership with Sailing Academy of Ireland.. Wed, 20/07/2011 - 16:35 — Patrick Deffense.. The National Maritime College of Ireland are delighted to announce a partnership with the Sailing Academy of Ireland.. They will have full use of the facilities at the National Maritime College of Ireland including changing rooms, showers, slipway, floating pontoon and theory class rooms..  ...   through all levels of experience.. Corporate Sailing Days, I.. S.. A.. Courses, Youth Development and Coaching for School Sailing are some of the services they offer.. They also coach develop Corporate Sailing Teams to take part in evening and weekend sailing leagues.. Summer sailing classes are available for children and adults.. For full information on the Sailing Academy of Ireland visit.. ie/sailingcourses.. or.. sailingacademyofireland..

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  • Title: The Firefly | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Tue, 10/08/2010 - 15:29 — Patrick Deffense.. The Firefly is a two-sail, wooden or GRP sailing dinghy with no spinnaker, designed by Uffa Fox in 1938.. Although designed as a double hander, it was selected as the single handed class for the 1948 Olympics but was subsequently replaced by the Finn class.. The class then became popular as a double hander, as was originally intended.. It has become particularly successful as a team racing boat in the UK, thanks to its high maneuverability, easy handling, and low cost.. Another benefit is the use of smaller mainsail which enables sailing in stronger winds.. The class has become particularly popular for the British Universities Sailing Association team racing events, thus all universities that team race will have a fleet of Fireflys, taking advantage of the benefits above.. The Firefly ideal was to produce a one-design dinghy at a low cost; this is why the class celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006 and continues to grow.. The Firefly appeals to all ages and is raced by both men  ...   crew skill.. They are also designed to be very simple, thus all parts are uniform, e.. shackles and pulleys, helping to cater for a wider range of clients.. All boats are the same with the exception of sail colour (some universities have team colour coded sails) and certain accessories such as sheet colour and edge protectors.. However some owners have, contradictory to class rules, modified certain aspects, such as the u-bolt's.. This is a particular design fault because the hull is constructed of a lower half created in a mould separate to the top deck.. This is then glued/screwed together after manufacture and then the 2 u-bolts that anchor the shrouds are fixed in place by 2 nuts.. However when being sailed by heavier crews and strong winds, the u-bolts have a tendency to pull through the bottom section and not the upper, consequently tearing a hole in the bow tank.. Therefor many competitive boats have carbon blocks put in between the hull and 2 securing nuts thus spreading the forces over a larger area..

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  • Title: Team racing | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Team racing.. Tue, 10/08/2010 - 15:54 — Patrick Deffense.. Team racing, also known as teams racing, is a popular form of sail boat racing.. As opposed to fleet racing where boats are scored on an individual basis, in team racing teams consisting of 2, 3 or 4 boats compete together.. As in fleet racing the low point scoring system is used.. A boat is awarded points based on the place it finishes a race.. For example a boat that finishes 1st earns 1 point, a boat that finishes 2nd earns 2 points, etc.. In team racing the winning team is decided by adding together the places of all the boats in each team.. The team with the fewest points win.. Team Racing Tactics.. Team Racing is a very tactical and technical branch of sailboat racing, combining the need for boat speed with good teamwork and communication.. Consider the following situation for 3-boat teams (the most common format): If one boat is in 1st place and his teammates are in 5th 6th then his team's entire points, upon finishing will be 1 + 5 + 6 = 12 points, whereas the opposition will have 2 + 3 + 4 = 9 points.. Therefore to win the race, the boat in 1st will have to try and maneuver his vessel in such a way as to hinder the other team's progress to let his teammates overtake them.. He can do this by using the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including Appendix D, to his advantage – e.. , positioning himself in such a way that the opposition has to get out of his way, or they are the keep clear boat.. If one boat feels that another has breached the Racing Rules of Sailing she may hail protest..  ...   to hopefully be able to sail faster, or tack without the middle boat being able to tack simultaneously.. The mark trap is slightly more complicated.. It involves stopping at a mark in a position where the opposing team's boats must sail into a position where the original boat can use the racing rules of sailing to incapacitate the other boat, allowing friendly team members to sail ahead.. Team Racing The Firefly.. Team racing is growing in popularity among sailors who enjoy the fast-paced action and challenge.. Team Racing regattas are often held amongst universities and secondary schools that field teams in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association and the Interscholastic Sailing Association.. Additionally many yacht clubs field teams and compete against each other in team racing regattas.. Because team racing must be conducted in equal boats the most popular boats for team racing are one-design dinghies or keelboats.. The 420, Vanguard 15, Firefly or Flying Junior are the dinghies most frequently used for team racing.. Also, for keelboats, the Sonar is becoming popular and is used in the yearly team race format Kirby Cup regatta.. The Firefly , a 12 foot, 2 sailed dinghy, designed by Uffa Fox, is the most commomnly used boat.. Fireflys are ideal to use due to a lack of a high performance features e.. spinnakers and trapezes.. Initially there were issues with these boats not being robust enough; many regarded the GRP construction and poor fittings as a liability.. However a series of subtle but effective reinforcements were introduced under the guidance of Spinnaker Sailing Club Bosun, Allenyne Copstake, as he found himself regularly repairing the boats after and even during events! These reinforcements were later adopted by other important team racing clubs in the UK including West Kirby Sailing Club and Sevenoaks School..

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  • Title: Sailing Videos | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Tue, 10/08/2010 - 15:39 — Patrick Deffense.. Here's some of our favourite sailing videos.. Firefly Tacking Demo.. Tacking means turning the bow of the boat.. through.. the wind.. Dolplins in Cork Harbour.. You never know who you're sharing the water with!.. Sailing Speed World Record.. Watch the amazing Hydroptere sail at an incredible 51.. 36 knots!.. Favourite Sailing Videos..

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  • Title: Cork Harbour History | www.sailingacademyofireland.ie
    Descriptive info: Tue, 10/08/2010 - 15:44 — Patrick Deffense.. Cork Harbour 1600- 2010 AD.. Set in the second biggest natural harbour in the world (after Syndey, Australia) The Sailing Academy of Ireland nestles between the Ferry Terminal and Ireland's naval headquarters at Haulbowline.. Prior to independence from the United Kingdom and the transfer of the treaty ports in 1938, Cork Harbour was an important base for the British Royal Navy.. The first fortifications were built in Cork Harbour in the 17th century, although these were primarily to protect Cork City.. In the 18th century, fortifications were built on Haulbowline Island to protect the anchorage in Cobh.. Fort Camden and Fort Carlisle at opposite sides of the harbour entrance were built during the American War of Independence.. Haulbowline Naval Base: the sailing academy's slipway is just out of picture to the right.. At the time of Irish independence, Cork Harbour was included, along with Berehaven and Lough Swilly, in a list of British naval establishments that would remain under the control of the Royal Navy, although, the naval dockyard on Haulbowline Island was handed over to the Irish  ...   at the time of their construction, nobody had considered the possibility of air attack and as they were unable to expand, there was no possibility of adding adequate air cover.. Finally, if the Irish Free State was hostile during any conflict, the treaty ports would have to be supplied by sea rather than land, wasting resources.. British Handover Cork Port.. In March 1938, the British government announced that the treaty ports would be handed over to Ireland unconditionally.. On July 11, 1938, the defences at Cork Harbour were handed over to the Irish military authorities at a ceremony attended by Taoiseach Eamon de Valera.. Since, being handed over to the Irish military most of the military installations have become unused.. Fort Carlisle was renamed Fort Davis and is used by the Defence Forces for FIBUA training but is in a neglected state.. Fort Camden became Fort Meagher and has gone out of use.. Fort Westmoreland became Fort Mitchell Spike Island prison, but is currently out of service.. However, the fortifications on Haulbowline Island have been maintained and are now the headquarters of the Irish Navy..

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