RIYC HOME TOGETHER - series of virtual talks


Series of Virtual Talks

The RIYC will bring a series of weekly Webinars via Zoom to you in your home as per the schedule below. In advance of each talk the Club Secretary will issue an invitation to all RIYC Members via email so that you may register to attend.  All talks include a Q&A session.
Wednesday 27 January 1930 hrs
'Prof' Maurice O'Connell

"Winning races in Dublin Bay - top tips from North Sails Ireland's Prof."

Maurice "Prof" O'Connell from North Sails Ireland never misses a DBSC race with his customers unless he is out of the country. Over the years, he has raced in 100's of DBSC races in everything from the biggest IRC Cruiser 0 yachts to the smaller one-designs. He has put together his "10 Top Tips for racing in Dublin Bay" which he will share with RIYC Members

Thursday 4 February 1930 hrs
Enda O'Coineen The Unsinkable Kilcullen

“ Across the Atlantic by Inflatable and Other Ways to Get Wet”

RIYC Member Enda O’Coineen recounts the extraordinary story of his epic transatlantic solo voyage onboard his 16 foot inflatable, the Kilcullen just over 35 years. Having first made landfall in Dunmore East, upon arriving finally in Dun Laoghaire Enda promptly sold the Kilcullen. It subsequently changed hands several times before Enda finally bought her back and restored her, reviving memories of some extraordinary adventures, long submerged and almost deliberately forgotten. 
They start with Enda’s first attempt to cross the Atlantic by inflatable at the age of 22 and almost making it before capsizing off the west coast of Ireland – and rescued by the NATO war fleet. Then seven years later Enda attempted the voyage for a second time and this time made-it into the record books.
Enda’s talk will feature old footage and memories from his incredible adventures including the development of a sailing life raft, an original motivator for the voyage. As a taste see this old RTE Archive Material  http://www.rte.ie/archives/collections/news/21198023-atlantic-crossing-in-dinghy  
Wednesday 10 February 1930 hrs
Professor Maurice Bric, talk on Daniel O'Connell
Wednesday 24 February 1930 hrs
David Beattie, Battle of Jutland
Thursday 18 March 1930 hrs
Dr Matthias Strohn