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Go Algeo! Lough Ree’s Water-Skiing Former Commodore Keeps up Appearances on Lough Derg

13th August 2020
Alan Algeo, former Commodore of Lough Ree YC, feels he has to dress properly when water-skiing on strange waters, and we’re assured that’s his Lough Ree YC tie he’s wearing while cutting a dash on Lough Derg, with the Tipperary Riviera looking its luscious best Alan Algeo, former Commodore of Lough Ree YC, feels he has to dress properly when water-skiing on strange waters, and we’re assured that’s his Lough Ree YC tie he’s wearing while cutting a dash on Lough Derg, with the Tipperary Riviera looking its luscious best Photo: Naomi Algeo

Once a Commodore, always a Commodore. And though it’s quite some time since Alan Algeo was Commodore of Lough Ree Yacht Club, in this its Quarter Millennium Year he feels that the frustrations of the COVID-denial of the full celebrations makes it more incumbent than ever upon everyone to keep up appearances, particularly when performing special ambassadorial duties on other waterways.

So when he was challenged the other day to a spot of water-skiing just down the road on Lough Derg, while he did abandon the reefer jacket in order to accommodate the lifejacket in more comfort, there was no way he was going to be seen in a semi-public setting without his club tie. And in a week when every other part of the country seems to have been under a perma-cover of grey near-fog, or smothered in full cloud burst downbursts, or worse still knocked out by mighty thunderstorms, Lough Derg was most appropriately looking particularly beautiful with the Tipperary Riviera along by Kilgarvan at its luscious best as the Algeo acceleration took off in style.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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