Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Canadians have arrived at lough Derg

We arrived yesterday (Saturday) after spending Friday night in Dublin, but with only half our luggage.Somewhere between  Windsor and Dublin are 3 suitcases with all of Liz's and my stuff, life jackets, sailing wear, and all the special Canadian gear we were bringing.It has been frustrating trying to shop for new clothes, since Ireland has had a heat wave and all the summer clothing has sold out. I have been running around in a pair of flowery swimming trunks, the only short pants available in two of the "big' stores here. Everyone here has been extremely helpful and we are ready to start the Nationals tomorrow.We spent the day getting the boats measured and rigged with time out for shopping for essential clothes and food. The weather has been hot with light variable winds and the same is expected tomorrow. Nearly all the boats here are fibre glass with Bermuda rigs, but there are a few wooden hulls still around.The club facilities are great and we have been loaned a huge tent and enough equipment to be comfortable.


  1. Sorry to hear about your bad luck so far. Things will only get better now. Good luck. Show them what great sailors Canadians are.

  2. Good luck!! We are excited you are there and competing! We look forward to hearing how things are going!!


  3. Go Team Alp!!!! Can't wait to hear how you are doing.

  4. Good luck! We look forward to hearing further reports.