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In other sailing news: SpaceX's Next Launch Will Carry NASA Solar Sail Experiment
posted by homunculus at 10:56 PM on June 30, 2008

The Sea Stallion From Glendalough? The name alone would have caused their enemies to die from sheer terror.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:57 PM on June 30, 2008

About time. They had enormous trouble crossing the North Sea on their way over. Took them the help of a motorized tug boat if I remember, because they began to fear for the health of some of the crew due to the open weather nature of the boat.
Also, alot of the time (months) they spent waiting for the right wind and climatic conditions.
If nothing else, they have demonstrated how difficult it can be to do what they attempted.
posted by Catfry at 1:16 AM on July 1, 2008

The last link is very interesting.
posted by Catfry at 1:25 AM on July 1, 2008

Actually, all the main links are very interesting, so thank you for this post.
posted by Catfry at 1:38 AM on July 1, 2008
That topmost video gives a really good look into the life onboard doing the trip out. I'd recommend watching all seven minutes.
posted by Catfry at 1:55 AM on July 1, 2008

Pity. I was looking forward to this turning up on the south coast of England this summer.
posted by Leon at 3:47 AM on July 1, 2008

posted by Afroblanco at 5:36 AM on July 1, 2008

Why does the Smithsonian site have better photos of the boat than the official site? The web is multimedia, people. If your designer doesn't know that, fire him/her and hire one that knows what the img tag is for.
posted by caution live frogs at 5:56 AM on July 1, 2008

My Comments sank the Longboat.
Recent Activity keeps it sunk, kind of.
posted by caddis at 6:35 AM on July 1, 2008

Oh boy! Glendalough! That's where I'm a Viking!
posted by mwhybark at 8:18 AM on July 1, 2008

This thread is worthless without picts.
posted by Eideteker at 9:19 AM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

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