HYC Sailors take a sail on Venom, a VOR60 boat
Author: John Deane Posted on: 16/7/07 Print Version


Crew & Guests sailing in Dublin Bay
Venom is a VOR60 boat with a history of success in ocean racing. The boat is used for crew preparation while their new boat is being built for the 2008/2009 Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo invited a number of guests from sailing clubs around the country to 'have a go' at crewing the boat during its stay at Dublin for the Dun Laoghaire Regatta.

On Saturday 14th July, sailors from HYC joined with crews from Galway and elsewhere on the West Coast to sail the boat.

Venom (Photo: Eamon Markey)
Gerry O'Neill at the Helm

Vincent Gaffney at the Helm
(the skipper on the right)
Gerry O'Neill and the Ladies from Galway
(The ladies sail a Bolero)

crew using a coffee grinder
to trim the foresail
Bernadette Costello & Fionna O'Driscoll
from Galway

John Deane (your webmaster) on the helm
(Photo: Vince Gaffney)
Gerry and Noelle Collins
at the RStGYC

'LE Niamh' at the Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Thursday 12th July
Sponsors of the Dun Laoghaire Regatta and guests from Sailing Clubs were on board 'LE Niamh' for the first day of the Regatta to view the various race fleets in action.

Gerry O'Neill and Lt. Cdr. Martin McGrath, Captain of 'LE Niamh'

LE Niamh docked in Dun Laoghaire
for the Dun Laoghaire Regatta

Ens. Ger McLoughlin, Gerry O'Neill and Cadet Niall Kelly
on a tour of the boat