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Belfast′s maritime festival drew more than a hundred thousand visitors to the city but, with Coiste an Asgard facing the axe, did it give a lie to the future of sail training on this island? Voice your opinion on our Soapbox forum .
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Misplaced thrift now could cost dearly when the next sailing season starts. Our 7-page guide to winterisation canvases the top boatyard experts for advice, and includes a checklist of all those jobs that need to be done. Need the right gear? Check out our Marine Directory .
Almost 500 boats, great racing, frenetic partying and even some sunshine — why Dun Laoghaire Week came of age this year. Watch the VDLR promo video for the 2011 event.
Dag Pike looks at when GPS goes bad; VOR race officer Bill O′Hara talks about his globe-trotting year; our inland waterways round-up and Winkie Nixon on one skipper′s Great Escape from Galway. Pick up a copy at your local newsagent today or subscribe in seconds here .