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Team Daft on the silver screen

We've been working away on the Team Daft Round Ireland Yacht Race challenge, and as well as ticking the admin boxes, we've had some practical stuff to do too. Mick has been showing me the ropes, literally, in a 1720. I've found that helming upwind is no problem, there...

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Controlling the Controllables

After two days intensive sea survival training, myself and co-skipper Mick Liddy have completed one of the pre-requisites for the Round Ireland Yacht Race. We had to do a sea survival course and pass it in order to secure an entry in the race. And now that we've got...

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Press Coverage: Team Daft Go Off Shore Yacht Racing

Last Friday, 26th March 2010, the sailing media picked up on our plan to compete in the off-shore yacht race around Ireland... David Branigan in the Irish Times wrote an article titled "Pollock set to make history" which can be found here. Markham Nolan wrote and...

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Wind & Waves: The New Adventure Is On!

Only a few short weeks ago I had no idea who Mick Liddy was. Now I know him, I’ve been sailing with him and suddenly I find myself committing to a week-long, non-stop, off-shore sailing race around Ireland with him! To give him his full title, Capt Mick Liddy, is one...

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Fully Engage & Reap the Rewards

Over the last couple of weeks I've been speaking at conferences all over Ireland and the UK. Sitting back stage waiting to go on, I have had the chance to listen to all sorts of corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and Olympic medalists sharing their stories. The message...

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