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John Tormey

Nov 3, 2005, 11:55 PM

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A letter from Scuttlebutt 1960:

* From Dennis Cooke, Dangar Island, OZ: Your item from The Irish Department
of Communications in Scuttlebutt 1958 (No Sleeping Allowed) reminds me of
the First Single Handed Round Ireland Race. The first guy over the finish
line was disqualified, for using both hands!

Any more on this story?


Nov 4, 2005, 9:17 AM

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Don't think there has ever been a single-handed Round Ireland race. Double-handed boats have taken part in the bi-annual Round Ireland. There is a single-handed Round-Ireland record though which was broken twice in the last few months. Looks like the last record will stand for a while.
The Irish department of the marine has been tightening up on safety over the last few years after an upsurge in boating realted deaths. A lifejacket law was introduced a couple of years ago which makes it compulsory to wear lifejackets on boats below a certain size and compulsory to have one for everyone on larger boats. A water park may get in trouble for not making people wear lifejackets on small row boats in about 1-2 feet of water.
The lookout IRPCS rule may stop future Mini-Transat visits. They were already in Crosshaven this year. We'll see who wins out.

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