Please join us on March 22nd, when Christopher Craig will give a verbal & photographic presentation of the restoration story of the Dublin Bay 24 ‘Periwinkle’, currently on a DMYC mooring, and the current status of the lifetime project to complete the restoration of the entire fleet of these historic yachts from Dublin Bay.
On March 15th, Gregor McGuckin will be talking to us about his entry in the Golden Globe race. He’ll be embarking on this race in June of this year, and the journey will take about 9 months, and cover over 55,000 km as he sails around the world. Gregor is the only Irish entrant in…Details
Please join us on March 8th for a night of opera at the DMYC. Joe Csibi will be your host.
On February 22nd, Harry Sterling of Sterling Sails will give a presentation discussing sail construction from a sail maker’s perspective. The talk covers sail shape and dynamics, the slot effect, sail balance, and general sail trim. The talk will review how the full suit of sails are constructed, and how they should work and perform…Details
Using still images and film footage taken over thirty years ago, photographer Joe St Leger tells the story of photographing the last of the hooker boatmen of Connemara. For centuries Galway hookers sailed the waters of Galway Bay transporting people, goods, and animals, and connecting remote coastal communities like the Aran Islands, Galway city…Details
This week, on Thursday 26th, we continue our Winter Talks series with a talk by Frank Miller on “The Stories Behind the Pictures”. Frank is an award-winning Irish Times photographer and picture editor, who was covered everything from the opening of an envelope to the genocide in Rwanda. He’ll be talking about his work and…Details
Racing Two-Handed around Britain and Ireland requires all round skill, great seamanship and tenacity. This Thursday March 12th, come and listen to Liam Coyne talk about racing around Britain and Ireland, two-handed, in “Lula Belle”. More details can be found in the event; all are welcome, and we start at 8 PM.
This Thursday, March 5th, Cormac Lowth will be talking to us about the sailing trawlers of Ringsend. From 1819 to the immediate aftermath of the First World War, a large fleet of sailing beam-trawlers, known as smacks, existed in Ringsend and Dublin Bay. Many of these fishing vessels and their crews originated in Brixham in Devon…Details
This Thursday, February 26th, Glascott Symes will be presenting a case study of the Civil War burning of Cappoquin House, Co Waterford the home of an Independent member of the first Free State Senate. All are welcome, and the talk will start at 20:00.
Our Winter Talk for February 19th is on the subject of the Costa Concordia. This talk will be presented by Brian McAllister, who has been involved in the diving and marine business since 1975 working in the oil, gas and salvage business principally as a diver. More details are in the event. As per usual,…Details