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  • Title: Dinah
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Where is Dinah?.. Press Media.. Suppliers.. What s in a Name.. Links.. Dinah Sails into Galway Docks.. 12 July 2012.. Posted in.. General.. |.. Comments Off.. The Round Rockall Race 2012.. Rockall is a small rock, measuring just 25 x 31 meters and 21 meters high.. It is located some 423kn northwest of Tory Island.. Ownership of the island is disputed among Ireland, Great Britain, Iceland, and Denmark.. The first of Dinah s big races this year is the.. Round Rockall Race.. , from Galway, around Rockall, and back to Galway again.. The race was organised by Larry Hynes and Aodhan Fitzgerald from Galway Bay Sailing Club.. Unusually, the race was to have a solo class, so Barry saw it as a good opportunity to get back out in North Atlantic waters solo for the first time since the OSTAR a few years ago.. The race started on a really nice Sunday evening with 17knts of breeze from the west creating a true beat in flat water all the way out of Galway Bay, before turning North to head straight for Rockall.. The photo below shows Dinah just after the start, powering upwind.. Two and a half days later, Barry successfully rounded Rockall, and at that point in time the predicted corrected times showed Barry two hours ahead of his nearest rival, who was a 54ft carbon fibre racing boat from Germany called Bank Von Bremen (BVB), crewed by nine experienced offshore sailors.. On the way back south again the breeze died to nothing for several hours, while BVB was still making good progress towards Galway, being further south on the racecourse.. Sure enough, the Malin Head checkin showed Dinah had lost 4hrs, and was now well  ...   that the whole event was a huge success.. Thanks a million to all involved!.. Northabout Dublin to Galway.. At the beginning of June we brought Dinah around from Dun Laoghaire to Galway to get her ready for the.. later in the month.. Barry and Tom did the delivery double handed over a long weekend.. They went northabout to get better weather and to see some of the fantastic scenery along the shoreline.. Leaving the east coast early on Saturday morning we took advantage of the end of a storm to make great distance on the first day.. By Monday we had run out of breeze and ended up motoring past Tory Island and Bloody Foreland.. But for the last 80nm or so a beautiful 14knt sea breeze delivered us to Galway just before the lock gates shut.. A quick snooze before heading back to Dublin on the train, and Dinah was safely tucked up on the docks in Galway ready for her next adventure.. Fastnet Race 2011.. 22 May 2012.. Previous Entries.. Dinah is affiliated with these clubs:.. Categories.. Ballast Tanks.. (11).. Electronics.. (2).. Ellis Island to Cobh.. (21).. Exterior.. (5).. Fitting Out.. (3).. (44).. Interior.. Newport to Manhatten.. (6).. OSTAR 2009.. (22).. Racing Events.. Rules Regulations.. Archives.. July 2012.. May 2012.. April 2012.. July 2011.. June 2011.. May 2011.. March 2011.. February 2011.. August 2010.. July 2010.. June 2010.. March 2010.. February 2010.. August 2009.. July 2009.. June 2009.. May 2009.. April 2009.. March 2009.. February 2009.. November 2008.. October 2008.. August 2008.. July 2008.. June 2008.. May 2008.. April 2008.. March 2008.. February 2008.. Meta.. Log in.. Dinah is Powered by the Wind and.. WordPress.. and let's not be having any negative waves!.. Website built by.. Silver Breeze..

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  • Title: Dinah » Where is Dinah?
    Descriptive info: You can track Dinah when she is underway via an AIS tracker such as Marine Traffic.. com.. Click this.. link.. to find her.. You ll see the tracker display such as this, where Dinah is ashore in the MGM Yard in Dun Laoghaire until April 2011..

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  • Title: Dinah » Press & Media
    Descriptive info: RORC Cherbourg Race.. 6th September 2010.. Following the Irish domination of the RORC Commodores Cup 2010, September saw further Irish success in the annual RORC Cherbourg Race.. Nick Martin and Barry Hurley co-skippered “Diablo-J”, a J-105, to not only win the RORC trophy for the Two–Handed Division, but took home the Yacht Club de France trophy for IRC 2 and the Cherbourg trophy for IRC Overall.. The RORC race report is available here.. A full page article on the Evening Echo followed later that week, thanks to Tom McSweeney.. Part 1.. Part 2.. Afloat magazine also reported the acheivement in both their.. online.. and printed editions.. And.. heartwarming congratulations.. came from the.. Irish shorthanded sailing group.. Cove Sailing Club: Cobh Hero Returns.. Friday 14th August 2009.. OSTAR 2009 Class winner, Barry Hurley and Dinah arrived off Roche s Point, with unnerving punctuality, at 1PM on Sunday 2nd August.. They were met at Roche s Point and escorted back to Cobh by a flotilla of boats from all over the harbor that had come out to welcome them home.. It was great to see so many and such variety of boats out to meet them with many flying flags and bunting to add to the occasion.. read more.. from the Irish Times.. Hurley sails Dinah to class  ...   Independent/Afloat.. ie.. Sailor of the Month.. , having hit the spot on June 22 with his class win in the OSTAR the Original Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race.. Highlighting Hurley s achievement among so many successes during a remarkably busy sailing month has been a demanding task for the adjudicators, but the consensus is that everything about his win it included taking line honours in the IRC division was an example for every sailor in these economically challenging times.. AFLOAT Magazine.. July/August 2009 edition, page 4.. (click to enlarge).. RTE s Marine Correspondent Tom McSweeney.. has broadcast his radio programme Seascapes for 20 years.. During the 2009 OSTAR, Tom contacted Barry by satellite telephone every Friday noon time for an interview which was broadcast later that evening.. Listen to their conversations via MP3 podcasts.. (right click then Save As to download).. Friday 29 May.. (4.. 10 minutes).. West of the Fastnet and diesel blues.. Friday 05 June.. (3.. 33 minutes).. Fairy Liquid and pedal to the metal.. Friday 12 June 2009.. 23 minutes).. Grand Banks and where s the barbecue?.. Friday 19 June 2009.. Finished! and planning for home.. For RTE television news, Tom interviewed Barry in Dun Laoghaire and the package was aired on Six One News on Friday 25 May.. Previous press items are in.. this Post..

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  • Title: Dinah » Suppliers
    Descriptive info: The work on Dinah has drawn material and support from a number of suppliers and supporters.. In no particular order:.. The.. Royal Irish Yacht Club.. for their ongoing support, use of the crane, deck and all the other wonderful facilities.. Ingrid Abery.. for photography and PR.. Under Armour.. for technical clothing.. Sean Walsh at.. Dun Laoghaire Marine Services.. for Yanmar parts and general diesel engine tips and advice.. Des McWilliam at.. One Sails.. for dressing the boat.. David Branigan from.. Oceansport.. who has been a great support in terms of press coverage and photos.. Acky at.. Galway Maritime.. for his advice, help, support, and sourcing parts.. Brian Carlin at.. cubeimages.. for the use of his photos.. Viking Marine.. for general chandlery items.. Tony Brown at.. Yachtronics.. and Raymarine.. Force Four  ...   bi-axial fibre glass tape.. Navylec.. for customised switch panels.. Pigbags.. for bespoke guardrail covers, hatch curtain, and my prized beanbag/bed.. Paul Cunningham at.. Marine Electrics.. for batteries and marine grade cable.. All at.. Petit Bateau.. for giving me this daft idea in the first place.. All those at.. Bluqube.. for their sponsorship of the qualifying race in 2008, and their help with lots of little things along the way.. SurveyOne.. for the pre-purchase survey.. Although they did miss that rather painful crack in the mast!.. Jabsco.. for pumps.. Expedition Foods.. for survival rations.. (You ve gotta try the chocolate chip mousse!).. David Andrews of the TM Forum for coming up with the Dinah logo.. Richard Dalton for fabricating the stainless steel tiller.. And the many others I ve probably forgotten !..

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  • Title: Dinah » What’s in a Name
    Descriptive info: Dinah is taken from the folksong The Holy Ground.. Irish lyrics to the tune of Old Swansea Town Once More.. The Holy Ground is a quarter of Cobh (once known as Queenstown), which was inhabited mainly by fishermen.. The tune is also referred to as The Cobh Sea Shanty.. It was popular on the docks of Cork and Cobh as well as on the ships.. The tune was originally a capstan shanty a song sung as sailors turned the capstan to raise the anchor.. The Holy Ground.. Fare thee well, my lovely.. Dinah.. ,.. a thousand times adieu.. We are bound away from the Holy Ground.. and the girls we love so true.. We ll sail the salt seas over.. and we ll return once more,.. And still I live in hope to see.. the Holy Ground once more.. Chorus:.. You re  ...   raging.. and we are far from shore;.. The poor old ship she s sinking fast.. and the riggings they are tore.. The night is dark and dreary,.. we can scarcely see the moon,.. But still I live in hope to see.. It s now the storm is over.. and we are safe on shore.. We ll drink a toast to the Holy Ground.. and the girls that we adore.. We ll drink strong ale and porter.. and we ll make the taproom roar,.. And when our money is all spent.. we ll go to sea once more.. Originally recorded by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem in 1962 on their album The Boys Won t Leave the Girls Alone.. Performances available on YouTube:.. November 1967 studio.. The High Kings have a.. version.. The Dubliners have a.. (nice photos of Cobh) and another.. here..

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  • Title: Dinah » Links
    Descriptive info: Bob Hobby at.. sail.. Solo Offshore Racing Club.. Irish Double and Solo Racing Group.. Royal Ocean Racing Club.. The talented.. Luca Zoccoli.. Marco Nannini Ocean Racing.. Hannah White.. Katie Miller.. Oscar Mead.. Vijaya.. Bart and De Franchsman.. Ostar skippers blogs at.. blOgSTAR.. Other JODs.. Ninjod.. GBR8956T.. Jocker.. FRA15044.. Spindrift.. SWE15004.. Bastard.. GER4854.. Ave Maria.. POR5107.. Blue Note.. GER (Transatlantic crossing and return).. Astrapi.. GRE01.. Mainstay 5.. USA 43917.. JOD Related Items.. JOD35.. Rudder Repair.. Yanmar  ...   click and Save as direct to your hard drive.. David Morris carried out detailed analysis of Dinah s transatlantic logs resulting in detailed VPP data.. The resultant polar diagrams can be found by clicking.. , and David goes on to validate his own VPP algorithm.. JOD35 One Design Class Rules can be downloaded here.. JODs were used in the World Match Racing Tour in Croatia, 2006.. part 1.. part 2 bumper boats!.. part 3.. part 4..

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  • Title: Dinah » Blog Archive » Dinah Sails into Galway Docks
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am and is filed under..

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  • Title: Dinah » General
    Descriptive info: Archive for the General Category.. Thursday, July 12th, 2012.. Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012.. You are currently browsing the archives for the General category..

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  • Title: Dinah » Blog Archive » The Round Rockall Race 2012
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 10:39 am and is filed under..

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  • Title: Dinah » Blog Archive » Northabout Dublin to Galway
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 10:38 am and is filed under..

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  • Title: Dinah » Blog Archive » Fastnet Race 2011
    Descriptive info: Fastnet 2011.. This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 7:53 am and is filed under..

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