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I just received word from a rider in Ireland about the successful efforts of a kiteboarder named Colly from Dollymount Beach, Dublin and others in Ireland to preserve access. Colly is a hands on guy with an eye on promoting Safety & Sustainability of our sport at his launch and throughout Ireland. My source, not Colly, tells me that kiteboarders actually get preferential treatment over windsurfers because they go out of their way to "liase with the authorities and let them know that we're not a bunch of kids with big kites." He told me that they are to have a designated, flagged launch with the sign shown above this summer. Add that to a nation wide adoption of launch signs along with procedures by the Irish Water Safety Association and it sounds like serious progress toward maintaining access and public acceptance.
So, here is just one more example of how getting organized and involved can benefit Safety & Sustainability. So, well done guys, thanks for passing the news along and have fun shredding this summer!