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Successful boatbuilding workshop with Relatives for Justice

Work continues on this brilliant project - restoring a clinker dinghy from the Ballyholme Yacht Club 'Insect' class. Traditional boatbuilder Ricky Le Bloas (second from right) been leading the repairs.


You can find out more about the history of the Ballyholme 'Insect' class in this great article "Irish Youth Sailing's Selection Process is a Serious Business" by W M Nixon for Afloat.ie where he reminisces about the Insect's hayday in the 2nd half.

Great stories about day trips to Groomsport and life jacket fenders, but a very different youth sailing landscape from what we have today!

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