Da rockin SHAMROCK

I have changed the name of my yacht from Susan to Shamrock

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17 July 2009 | Dublin
Hi Guys, back on line again after a two week trip to Europe partially on business and partially on a holiday. I took my 8 year old daughter with me and left her with my Mum in Ireland while I went to Belgium to attend a customer review. During the week in Belgium our customer a major international shippling company, took us for dinner at a lovely yacht club in Antwerp. The setting was incredible, riverside and the marina chock full of boats mostly yachts although Antwerp is about 30 Kms from the sea. Great company in a wonderful setting with great food in a yacht vlub, what more could you ask for.
After the work element of the trip ended I went to Dublin and spend soem time mooching around various coastal towns close to Dublin and throughly enjoyed myself immersing myself in my past.
I did drag my daughter along to Dun Laoghire south Co. Dublin to attend the Volvo east coast regatta (see pic) and was delighted to see so many boats of all shapes and sizes competing there. Sailing is becoming more and more popular in Ireland these days.
Well is back to Cape Town, which isnt a hardship and was delighted to find my roller furling fitted. Have to sort out the sail and rope work tomrrow and give it a test spin.
The weather is also excellent here for the weekend and the beer is cheap again after Europes inflated prices, so roll on Friday afternoon.

Vessel Name: Shamrock
Vessel Make/Model: Fortuna 37
Hailing Port: Simon's Town, Cape Town
Crew: Mike Connolly
About: My daughter Storm and Wife Niki
Extra: I am starting to restore a Fortuna 37 here in Cape Town. I have been involved in the refurbishment of several yachts working up from a 22 foot Viking to a 23 Foot Buccaneer to a 25 foot Flemenca (and also a 20 Foot Vivacity) to end up with Susan a 37 foot Fortuna
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Shamrock's Photos -

Restoration of my Fortuna 37

Who: Mike Connolly
Port: Simon's Town, Cape Town