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Poolbeg 2003

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FOLKBOAT RALLY POOLBEG, DUBLIN 13th - 17th July, 2003

The 2003 rally was hosted by the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club which can be found on the south bank of the Liffy opposite the Port of Dublin. The club threw there heart and soul into the organisation which resulted in the most fantastic week being had by all. The racing was very well organised, with all the races being competitively fought. As often as not the results of the races were waiting for the skippers on their return to the pontoon; many thanks to RO's John Alvey, and Damien Rafferty.

The purpose of Folkboat week is twofold, one to have competitive racing and two to have good time. Well Poolbeg YBC is the place for the latter. The clubhouse had been extended with a large marquee, in which the numerous social events were held. The many sponsors ensured that the food and drink flowed in great quantities, we were entertained by bands, Irish dancers, not to mention the Poolbeg members. A memorable week was had by all the participants. The photographs below will I hope bring back happy memories to the participants, and let the non-participants see what they missed.

 

Results

Award
Boat
Skipper
Trophy
1st Overall Neomys R. Pinner Irish Sea Trophy
1st Handicap Mistrix J. Dillon City Centre Cup
1st Irish Boat Alar P. Killeen McAusland Memorial Trophy
1st Wooden Boat Neomys R. Pinner B&I Trophy
Best Newcomer Talisman J. Whyte Folkboat Plate
Crews Race Neomys M. Maguire Port St Mary Trophy
Winner Race 1 Talisman J. Whyte GRP Trophy
Winner Race 2 Neomys R. Pinner Swellies Trophy
Winner Race 3 Neomys R. Pinner Guinness Cup
Winner Race 4 Gibbon E. Daniels Folkboat Cup
Winner Race 5 Serenader G. Parker Spinnaker Cup
Winner Race 6 Neomys R. Pinner Dublin Bay Cup
Winner Race 7 Alar P. Killeen Waterford Rose Bowl
Winner Race 8 Footloose D. Berney Manx Millennium Cup
Best Blunder Neomys R. Pinner Camaes Bay Hoe


Poolbeg 2003 - Photograph Album

   
The Trophy table
 
 
Gordon Parker charges the cup
Helen steps out with Mike (does Beryl know?)
Make a nice couple don't you think
I'll sell you the negative Gordon
 
Someone should have told Gordon it was not formal dress
 
Award for the longest serving Folkboat Groupy.
 
The victorious Bernies
 
     
"Starboard"
In Gibbon's cockpit
 
The Dun Laoghaire boys are out again
Our Chairman
"I've heard it all before"
   
Ah! sailing uphill
 
   
       



This year the Irish Sea Area Rally will be held in Poolbeg ,Dublin, Ireland. We will be the guests of the Poolbeg Sailing Club, who have very kindly agreed to host our event. We will be berthed on pontoons in the River Liffey, just outside the sailing club,and will have the use of the facilities of the Clubhouse. The Sunday start to the official programme has been chosen so that boats travelling from the north, south and east can sail on the Saturday. Boats nearer at hand will be welcome at Poolbeg from Saturday onwards.

The programme has not been finalised yet, but the intention is to have a mix of racing and social events including a barbecue and prize-giving dinner.

The entry fee will be 20 or Eur30, which will cover the prizes, mementoes and admin. costs. The dinner and barbecue will be extra but will be reasonably priced.

We are always pleased to welcome "Folkboat Groupies and 'Traitors'" and their boats, but since they benefit from all the organisation that goes into a Folkboat Rally, we have decided that a charge of Eur15 (10) will be made for each non- Folkboat to help cover costs.

Last year the crews of 15 Folkboats said that they would be attending the rally in Arklow and the catering and prizes were made on the basis of those numbers. For a variety of reasons, only 8 boats got there and the organisation made a loss. We do not have any funds in the Irish Sea Area and each rally has to be self-financing

Therefore please make a firm commitment if you wish to attend, by sending your entry fee to Johnny White or me (see addresses below) by 1st May, so that we have an accurarate number of boats

If you know of anyone else who would like to come please pass on this information.
I look forward to seeing you all,

Robin Pinner, Chairman Irish Sea Area


Entry Form
IRISH SEA AREA FOLKBOAT RALLY - POOLBEG 13 - 17 July, 2003 

I wish to attend the rally and enclose an entry fee of 20 or Eur30

Name.....................................................Total number of crew (including skipper)...........

Address...............................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................

Post Code................................ Tel. No.................................................................

Name of Boat ...................................... Sail Number .......................................................

R. Pinner, 5, Bradley Fields, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1SP. Tel. 01691 65 3230
or:
J. White, 84, Parkview Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin 13. Tel 01 8321516

 

To submit new information contact Eric Daniels

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