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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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Battery-powered team-mates

For years I’ve been banging on about the importance of getting the right team around you…and this post is not going to dispute that. However, over the last week I added an electronic team-mate to the group. A talking heart rate monitor from Oregon Scientific - the...

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