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Round Ireland Voyager Jedi Off Coast of North Connacht

18th April 2017
Light breeze sailing for the INSS’s J/109 Jedi, currently off the Connacht coast on a round Ireland voyage to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis treatments at Galway University Hospital Light breeze sailing for the INSS’s J/109 Jedi, currently off the Connacht coast on a round Ireland voyage to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis treatments at Galway University Hospital

The round Ireland voyage by a Galway crew with the Irish National Sailing School’s J/109 Jedi has seen some good sailing, despite unseasonably light winds or even total calm over much of Ireland.

However, on a venture sailing clockwise from Dun Laoghaire to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis services at Galway University Hospital, the crew of Mossie Reilly, Paddy Shryane, Dave O’Connor, Louis Cronan, Sophie Skinner and Jonathan Curran had agreed that if speeds fell below two knots they would use the engine, as there’s the matter of being back at work by next Monday.

They’d spectacular scenic sailing around the Kerry coast, but since the Blaskets the wind has been less helpful, and it has been full of holes off their own home county of Galway. So they used the motor to get them into Inishbofin at lunchtime today to top up the tank courtesy of Sweeney Oil for free, and have now headed on towards the Mayo coast and the hope of better breezes up towards Donegal.

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