Sunday 27 June 2010

Class Day Of Wave Action

It took about 7 hours driving and the pain and tiredness tomorrow are probably going to be something else, but it sure was worth it!!

The 20 or so sailors who joined the DMG - Surfdock Surfari to Cross Strand were treated to a 7 solid hours of waves, wind and sun. Most people were on 4.7 - 5.2 sails, with nice head to logo high sets rolling in all day. Most unusual of all for wave sailing in Ireland it was 20 degrees and sunny all day.

It was great to get a days sailing with the crew, Ali B, Oisin, Colin & Jeff as well as all the others who made the trip from Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Sligo. Quote of the day has to go to Cross Strand first timer and young hot shot from Dublin Ryan O'Leary "it's like the best ever day at Dollymount times a hundred!"

Hopefully this is just the first of a few more nice Surfaris before the summers out, and now time for some sleep!!!!

Friday 25 June 2010

1 Place Left for Kids Windsurfing

After the success of our first camp and the glorious weather we have just one place left for our second camp starting on Monday June 28th. The camp runs 10am - 1pm Mon - Fri and costs just €150 including all equipment and tuition.

The office is closed over the weekend so if your interested in getting your kids out and involved in some fun & healthy activity call the windsurfing school directly on 087-2169075 to get the place.

Thursday 24 June 2010

Sunday Funday Surfari Special!!!

It looks like Sunday is going to provide us with some much needed wave action out west so the DMG and Surfdock crew are looking at doing a little Sunday Funday Surfari Special. Most likely destination is Cross Strand just outside Louisburg Co. Mayo as it’s just over 3hrs (caressing the speed limit) from Dublin and is a relatively easy location for newcomers wave sailing.

Myself, Oisin and no doubt a couple of others will be on hand and will be only too happy to offer tips and advice to any newcomers (or even not so newcomers) who want to come along, look for the vans or IR48 / IR777 so don’t be shy come up and ask

Keep and eye on the DMG Sailsports or Surfdock Facebook pages for updates on the weather and location, Final call will be made around Saturday lunchtime.And yes I am just a little bit excited


Round Ireland Challenge For Haiti

Frank Coughlan here,
I recently spent 2 weeks volunteering in Haiti, as result of experiencing the poverty firsthand and the resilience of the Haitian people I am undertaking a circumnavigation of Ireland in a 20ft open boat by sea to raise much needed funds for the Children of Haiti and I need your support; there are many ways you can get involved they are as follows.

Donate directly to Haven by contacting (round ireland for Haiti)
Attend our launch party the tickets ?20 are available by return post or e mail
Corporate sponsorship/ full sponsors of the 1000 miles @ ?1euro per mile will have your logo on a flag on board for the trip / 5 stopovers around the coast will have media coverage
Come along for a leg about 200 miles onboard the boat (not for the fainthearted) ?500euro
Sponsor 500 miles @ ?1euro / gets your logo on boat
Sponsor a voucher or gift for our raffles to be held at fund raining events
Pass this e mail along to your circle of friends

I thank you in anticipation of your generous support, and remember any support is greatly appreciated; ?5euro will educate a child in Haiti for 2 months.
Kind Regards

Monday 14 June 2010

Full House for First Kids Windsurf Camp

Our first kids windsurfing camp for the summer kicked off this morning with a full house. The camp runs 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday and caters for young windsurfers of all levels.

Places for our next camp running June 28th to July 2nd are filling fast so if your interestred in getting signed up don't delay to avoid dissapointment.

As well as our camps supervised windsurfing practice sessions are also available every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 4:30pm and cost just €25 including all equipment. These sessions are open to anyone who has got to grips with the basics.

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Kids Windsurfing Summer Courses

Get the kids out having fun on the water this summer with our annual windsurfing summer courses on the following dates:
-> June 14-18th
-> June 28th - July 2nd
-> July 12-16th
-> July 26-30th
-> August 9-13th

Ages from 12 to 17 years. Courses run from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, at a cost of just €150pp. This includes use of equipment, wetsuit hire and tuition. To book, simply email or call our office at 01-8456946.

Dave Garvey is now a Qualified IINLP Life & Business Coach

Congratulations to Dave who is now a fully certified Life & Business Coach with the IINLP!

Over the past 2 years Dave has trained with the Irish Institute of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) as a Master Practitioner and Coach. During this process he came to realise that the fundamental issues faced by those looking to change are often very similar regardless of the context. NLP is a set of tools and strategies which allow you to master your emotions, achieve powerful states of mind and become a more powerful and effective communicator. NLP has the potential to give you the self-determination needed to overcome learned limitations and will emphasize well-being and healthy functioning. The skills learned through NLP coaching can be used by anyone to improve effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Coaching is a process of setting focused achievable goals that are realistic for the individual and identifying the pathway to achieving them.

During a session Dave will work with you to clearly identify your desired goals and the actions required for you to successfully meet them. Unlike therapy, coaching is about looking to the future, so past issues are rarely explored in any depth.

If you would like to contact Dave to organise a business, life or sports coaching session, please email or phone our office at 01-8456946.