The winter season was interesting for the Dun Laoghaire OK Dinghies for a bunch of bad reasons. First, the skipper of “Beastie” was out of action for the season due to unrelated injuries. Then the “Milky Bar Kid” suffered damage and was out of action for a while as repairs were done so Beastie stepped in as the backup boat. And then as the skipper of Beastie got ready to return to action the skipper of MBK broke a toe and was out of action for the end of the season, dropping Beastie – which he’d been sailing – off the podium for the year due to a series of DNCs counting in the score.
Despite all this, it was a busy sailing season. Beastie was on the water a lot and finally took 4th place overall in the 27 strong PY fleet of the DMYC Frostbite series. (Results here) Plus, she was the prettiest boat on the water by a long way!
The summer season starts in a month which should give time for all the skippers and boats to be repaired. We hope – finally – to see both boats on the water at the same time on a regular basis.
See you out there!