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Welsh Rib Run Makes Best of Dublin Bay Heat Wave

7th July 2013
Welsh Rib Run Makes Best of Dublin Bay Heat Wave

A Donegal based Redbay 6.1m RIB, Deep Six (the 'welcome wagon') along with another RIB from Belfast ran out to the Kish lighthouse on Dublin Bay on Saturday to escort a 10–boat RIB fleet from Wales up the river Liffey and into the heart of Dublin city.

The RIBs had departed the Welsh coast on Saturday morning and the fleet was on its second annual RIBnet Caernarfon to Dun Laoghaire cruise. 33 ribbers were involved. 

After arriving on Dublin Bay the crews proceeded to the city centre for a spectacular run up the river on one of the best days of the summer so far.

Navigation up the Liffey was easily handled even though the Ribbers encountered a new bridge that gave an air draft clearance of roughly 2.2 metres for boats/a-frames.

According to reports, the crews had a ball and were 'impressed' with local hospitality at Dun Laoghaire marina and the nearby Purty Kitchen pub. 

A third run to Dublin is planned again next year.IMG 1600-2

 Donegal ribbers Richard (left) and Danny provided a welcome for ten Welsh RIbs in Dublin at the weekend. Photo: Afloat.ie

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