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Green Dragon leads the way from Galway!

 Green Dragon got a flying start at Galway - on the line doing 20 kn + and leading the fleet! She passed within a few metres of my fantastic vantage point aboard the Volvo Race Start Boat - Peter Crowleys "Spare Time" Glaway was a fantastic success and everyone had a ball - but the best bonus was to see Green Dragon getting such an amazing start! 

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The big B B Q for SailCork 35

SailCork -learning sailingWe couldn't have asked for better weather on Saturday - we took 50 people afloat in the afternoon, some of us even got to Balinacurra with the dinghies. There was a great buzz for the Leinster game and what a result! The sunshine obliged and the beer flowed as we relaxed on the patio at the Marlogue Inn in preparation for a long night of great music and a wild, wild party!


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SailCork 35 celebrations begin!

35 years is a long time!! - but more about the past in the future- for now it's now we will talk about. Our year of celebration was opened last night with fun racing at East Ferry - we continue today with fun afloat and are looking forward to a treat of rugby on screen and lots more later!

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SailCork celebrates 35 years training afloat!

 From humble beginnings in 1974 "Eddie English's Sailing School" grew to "Cork Harbour Sail Training Centre"  to "International Sailing Centre" to "International Sailing" and finally to "SailCork"! Follow our story on line and if you are part of our past come and celebrate with us! See our blog and follow the "Holy Grounder" up and down the South Cork coastline. Learn about our coast with pilotage plans. Follow the cruises of our team and pupils at home and abroad. Hear stories of past pupils and instructors as they ply the seven seas. Get tips on improving your sailing,  powerboating and navigation skills. Come aboard and sail with me aboard our blog!

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Blog to have new face

 The SailCork blog from Eddie English  - (That's me!) takes on a new face. Keep an eye on the site as first proper blog comes later this evening. It will outline some future blogs and will have information on the SailCork  35th birthday celebrations coming up in less than 2 weeks - 22-24 May

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New SailCork website

 The new SailCork website is almost ready and will be live on Friday 8th May- we will welcome any comments on the site. It is a complete redesign and new build and its functionality has been improved. The graphics are far more exciting and it has a CMS enabling us to update it very easily. It will handle on line bookings and is search engine friendly - we know it is going to be a great success!!

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Eddie’s SailCork blog comes alive again!

The blog is about to get moving again! Our new website should be up and running before Fri 8th May - make sure you have a look and catch up with what we are doing. Please feel free to make comments as we do want to have the best site out there!

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Scillies story postponed.

Story on Scillies must wait.................Scillies tomorrow....................

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“Holy Grounder” Beneteau 36.7

The "Holy Grounder" went to work immediately after joining the SailCork fleet - a delivery cruise from Dun Laoghaire to East Ferry in May 2008 with Mike Hines as skipper.

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The story of Holy Grounder - SailCorks flagship

Cobh Wed Jan 28 - foggy morning, sunny afternoon with light southerly winds- but more breeze coming!

The town of Cobh has been an important seaport for centuries. The eastern part of the town was very populous and was the major venue for shoreside socialising - it earned the name of "The Holy Ground" Most sailors would be familiar with the words of the famous song - "......and still I live in hopes to see the Holy Ground once more ..... fine girl you are!! Cobh people are often known as "Holy Grounders".

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