Tag Archives: Hal Sisk

A special arrival in Cowes

As Irish and Scottish sailing teams based at Cowes, Isle of Wight, this week attempt to carry off the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s prestigious Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, little do they know, we imagine, what an important role some of … Continue reading

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The yachting firsts of Dublin Bay

In a response to W.M. Nixon’s Sailing on Saturday blog post for Afloat Magazine last week, Peggy Bawn Press publisher and author, Hal Sisk, contributed a fascinating, myth-busting comment on the earliest days of sailing… as a sport… or was … Continue reading

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Martin Black wins the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the 2014 Classic Boat Awards

Martin Black, author of  G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, was tonight presented with the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the 2014 Classic Boat Magazine Awards event in Mayfair, London. It’s the first time … Continue reading

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Clyde Classic

Clyde Classic, the first of three very special Scottish and Irish classic yacht regattas this summer, survived a blustery weekend at Rhu on the upper Firth of Clyde – not least because events off the water, at the associated Design … Continue reading

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Sparkling Dublin Bay

What is the definition of a yacht club? One might think of a plush clubhouse, a bit stuffy maybe – especially if long established – and strict dress codes… But in the sometimes strange world of yachting tradition there are … Continue reading

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The Weekend Watson – Charles Henry Ashley

Charles Henry Ashley really is a G.L. Watson for the Weekend – you can sail and row in her… or should it be row and sail… “To a reader today, it may seem strange that men would elect to use … Continue reading

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Summer of ’42

Water Wag dinghy class historian Vincent Delany has uncovered more remarkable vintage sailing regatta footage at Dublin’s Irish Film Archive – this time in colour – showing vibrant regatta activity off Howth Harbour, County Dublin, in the summer of 1942. … Continue reading

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