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OK Dinghies – fun but not really for two

A glorious Easter Sunday saw no racing, most people concentrating on chocolate and mass, and only a few boats out on Dun Laoghaire Harbor. But the OKs were out there.

While “Beastie” did some proper practice, the skipper of “MBK” concentrated more on messing with his kids. Fun, but there really isn’t space in an OK Dinghy to have two people on board so eventually they went back to their own boat. But not until they tried a couple of man-overboard exercises, various ways of tacking and gybing and a couple of other adventures.

A great day.

(p.s. we applied faceblur to the video ‘cos the kids are in it. faceblur ain’t pretty…but it seemed sensible.)

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