|Local Fleet Captains|
|Solent||ADAM HARVEY|| Southsea, Hants, England
tel. 07545 586709
Adams sails Egret Sail No E-175
Ray sails Escapade Sail No E-155
|ANTHONY HORRIGAN||Skerries Sailing Club
Anthony sails Eejit Sail No E-118
The E-Boat is a fun boat to sail, neither a tub nor a money pit, but a really good cruiser-racer that does what it is told yet behaves in a blow. It’ll even do a tight 360 to finally get the mooring you missed the first time… I’m the owner of E-175 Egret, I’m relatively new to the E-Boating, having previously raced Finns, International 14s, 505s and other dinghies at club and open level from the tender age of 14.
I’ve taken on the mantle to ‘gee up’ E-Boating on the south coast of England – I’ve recently sent out a snail mail drop to those who aren’t ‘electronically endowed’ to encourage all of us out of our living rooms, onto the water and into a local bar, all in the name of teambuilding, of course! If you’d like to join us on water or licensed premises, please drop me an email and you’ll receive an invite.
This season (2006) I’m looking to get at least a few ‘cruiser meets’ together – possibly one on the Solent the weekend prior to the RTI and a few afterwards on the Solent or Near Poole. The main focus is to gather, cruise in a competitive manner and to ‘unwind’ at a local bar on the Saturday evening. Teambuilding if you like, but not real racing – but good enough to tune-up to!
Drop me an email, letter or call me – I’m relatively approachable and have even found an insurance co, that doesn’t require a survey. 2006 promises to be a great year for E-Boats on the south coast – it would be great for you to be a part of it too!
Tel: 07545 586709 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from the Irish E Boat fleet
I suppose that you heard that we had a bit of a disaster in September. We were hit be a force 10 gale which lasted only 3 hours, but Eraser broke her moorings and was destroyed. Emotion and Eala were capsized on their moorings, dismasted and sunk. We recovered both hulls and hope to restore both for next season.
The Clontarf fleet now stands at 16 (counting Emotion and Eala) and the Skerries fleet has grown to 7 boats. Skerries has voted E-ejit skipper, Anthony Horrigan as class captain and they have been given a one-design start for club racing for next year. Watch this space!!
We produced a short documentary film on DVD of the '06 Irish Nationals and they are available for 10 euro (or special rate of 6 sterling for any UK residents), all money collected is going to the Simon Community (Homeless people). Perhaps you could put a short notice on the website?
Class captain - Skerries Sailing Club (SSC)
The E-boat fleet in Skerries, Co. Dublin is growing fast, now with a fleet of seven boats.
2007 session will see scratch racing for the E-boats, with racing on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. We are very active within the sailing club, and now the E-boat is the boat to have.
I have a No2 jib (foil), which is now retired from racing, therefore if anyone needs it - Free of charge, please contact myself.
Attached is a picture of Eejit 118 at the Irish nationals 2006.
Anthony Horrigan - Eejit 118
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