Lecture13Oct16

Glenua & Friends

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015

How Malahide Father & Son Won the Double-handed Division

by

Dermot Cronin

Thursday 13 October 2016

At 20:00
in

Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Ringsend

Entry €5 (In aid of RNLI)

The Annual 608 mile Rolex Middle Sea Race is the Med equivalent of the Fastnet. Every October it attracts a large international entry to Valetta in Malta, the starting point of the 608 mile race where skippers and crew experience a diversity of landscape and varying sea conditions defined by frustrating light airs to sail-splitting storms.

In his illustrated lecture, Dermot Cronin of Malahide Yacht Club, will bring us the inside story of how his son Paddy and himself won the Double-handed division of the 2015 Middle Sea Race in their yacht Encore, a First 40.7. Apart from the tactical challenges, it was an energy–sapping race with frequent sail-changing and variable winds reaching 42kts+.
 
Ever since his first sailing course with Glenans in Bere Island in 1979, racing around islands has attracted Dermot. Being an active racing member of Malahide Yacht

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