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During a magical weekend in May 2014, a door into another world was opened for a group of teenage students from Cork city. The setting for this adventure into the world of sailing traditional boats was Poolbeg in Dublin and the hosts were Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association (DBOGA) and Poolbeg Yacht and Sailing Club.

The OGA fleet hit the headlines in Hoorn, 7 August 2014, during the Dutch OGA Cross Country Tour celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Read the translation into English and find out a little more about the two boats in the photograph.

We hear from Tim Magennis, Dublin Bay OGA President, about the success of the inaugural Youth Training Programme for a group of ten students from Mayfield Community School, Cork. The brainchild of OGA President, Sean Walsh, and implemented by members of DBOGA, there is coverage of this event in the September Gaffers Log, but we bring a short overview here.

Solent OGA members spent an enjoyable afternoon with Mark and Rosie Hickman. They enjoyed boating history (and afternoon tea) in this small part of the town's old coal wharf and yard.

We hear from Mary Gibbs, new owner of 'Molly Cobbler', a 19 foot gaff cutter, about her determination to cross the North Sea for the Dutch 'Cross Country Tour'. With young crew-member, Jolyan Lumai, she ignored those who said it was 'lunacy' and is now safely moored in Breskens. Read more about the Netherlands Tour in the September Gaffers Log.

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