Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

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Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby knarloid » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:20 pm

If we hadn't whetted you appetities for a trip to Ireland, here's some photos from the Club Powerboat.ie opening season meet on Lough Corrib last weekend.
Conditions could not have been better, and we had a great turnout. The only Classics from here in attendance were myself (but with engine troubles), Sean-Nos and T15 (who brought his rib). So many boats are off topic - but we're only discussing venues, so enjoy the scenery. :perfect:

West Wind had to stay at base for the weekend after we discovered she wouldn't run under load on morning 1. :cry:
Huge thanks to Mr and Mrs T15 for towing me back in and then letting me hitch a ride for the day.
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Sean-Nos looked great at speed, and took it all in his stride
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Tied up at Maam Bridge on Saturday
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Perfect conditions
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21' Sport Cat at sunset (Se7en: the guy who built this Cat owns a Hydrostream also)
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The Shetland Family Four and 21' Sports Cat line up with the Sealine S23
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On our approach to Maam Bridge for a pint and toastie
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The conditions were perfect for 95+mph
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Relaxing at Ashford castle after the day
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Re: Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby Alacrity » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:17 pm

You lucky buggers! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I think we need to try & get a few of us together from over here next year & make a holiday of it - if we are allowed in of course being of the same nationality as a certain gentleman that went by the name of Cromwell! :shock: :hmmm:
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Re: Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby knarloid » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:13 pm

You're always welcome. :thumbsup:
2 of us can always provide character references where required. :lol:

It wouldn't take much to plan a 1 week visit and pull in 2-3 locations over here. We know of 2 venues here now (this thread and the Lough Derg thread) that suit where there are good options on accomodation beside launch sites. They both suit group gatherings. ( :drink: )

As for Cromwell.......let sleeping dogs lie :pirate:

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Re: Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby Scandal » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:33 am

Hi
It looks a very nice venue, and It doesn't look like your bothered with insensible speed limits :pirate:. I would like to come across the water for a bit of quality boating, so if you can organise something, count me in. :perfect:

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Re: Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby knarloid » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:57 am

Speed limits? ....PAH - this is the wild west! :lol:
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Re: Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby Rapier » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:02 am

Looks great - very envious and seeing the pics admire you guys for the effort of coming here for rallies!
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Re: Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby knarloid » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:08 am

Rapier wrote:Looks great - very envious and seeing the pics admire you guys for the effort of coming here for rallies!


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Re: Lough Corrib, West of Ireland

Postby Alacrity » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:26 am

We shall have to have a chat about a visit when at Cardiff - BEFORE the Oirish contingent lead me astray! :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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