From being a vibrant and active model yacht country in the 90’s, model boat activity suffered from the Celtic tiger years as people progressively moved to different and bigger things. First the Marblehead class disappeared, then IOM nearly suffered the same faith. But for 3 stubborn and passionate individual in Gilbert Louis, Jeff Kay and Des Dwyer, the class not only survived but steadily grew over the years.
Now this new class of magnificent boats are coming to Ireland. Brian O’neill who joined the IOM fleet just a few years ago has been driving the model boat activity in Northern Ireland to be precise. Now we have 5 A-