Lecture 5Mar15 – Stay in the Boat



Stay in the Boat

How not to lose the run of yourself crossing the Atlantic

Theo Dorgan

Thursday 5 March 2015



Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club


Entry €5 in aid of RNLI

Theo Dorgan

Theo Dorgan



Theo Dorgan is a poet, novelist, translator, editor and broadcaster. A late vocation sailor, he has also written two non-fiction books recounting Atlantic crossings. In ‘SAILING FOR HOME’, he tells how he and three others sailed the 70ft schooner, SPIRIT OF OYSTERHAVEN, from Antigua to Kinsale. Some years later, in a similar-sized boat but with, understandably, a bigger crew, he made the crossing from Chile to South Africa, telling that story in ‘TIME ON THE OCEAN, a voyage from Cape Horn to Cape Town’.

Dorgan is a Shoreline supporter of the RNLI, and always glad to help with fundraising and with publicising their much-admired work. He will read extracts from both his sailing books, from his novel which is set at sea in the Mediterranean, and from his new collection of poems, NINE BRIGHT SHINERS, in which the sea features prominently

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