Water-skiing is just about the only waterborne activity for which the Afloat.ie style-book permits the use of exclamation marks (or screamers as we call them in the trade, and there are much rougher words with crude canine associations, but we won’t go there now). However, here’s a little screamer-worth story we came across in putting together tomorrow’s Sailing on Saturday, which is about how the great and long-established Irish sailing organisations such as Dublin Bay Sailing Club the Shannon One Design Association have proven to be towers of strength in helping Irish sailing get a meaningful season in this pandemic-plagued year. The top photo shows SODA Hon Sec Naomi Algeo and the old fellow in pre-covid proximity at the LRYC Regatta Week in 2019. The lower photo – which you’ve seen before – was taken ten days ago as the formerly old guy is transformed into a stylishly-dressed athletic youth as he celebrates the successful completion of the Lough Ree YC 250h Anniversary Regatta with a spot of water-skiing - as one does.
Water-Skiing Makes You Young!
About The Author
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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