Our December 3rd talk is being given by Barry Kenny, on the topic of “The Longitude Problem and the development of the Marine Chronometer”. Early sailors had developed the magnetic compass, and had for centuries used the elevation of the pole star to establish latitude, using cross staff, back staff, quadrant, and finally the sextant, still…Details
Our opening talk for 2015 is being presented by John Mac Aree. A novice in the world of cruising, he was bitten by the bug last year, and this is his tale of a journey in a Malö 36 to Nantes in the summer. The talk will focus on the outbound trip, covering pre-trip planning, costs,…Details
Award-winning Irish Times photographer and pictured editor Frank Miller looks back over several decades of picture-taking in this unique presentation to DMYC members. Miller who has covered everything from the opening of an envelope to the genocide in Rwanda will talk about his work and reveal some of the back-stores behind the images, including the…Details
The DMYC welcomes Liam Coyne to talk about racing around Britain and Ireland in “Lula Belle”. He will talk about the technical and mental preparation required before and during the race. With the inclusion of video excerpts he will describe the challenges both he and Brian faced and how they dealt with them. This talk…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
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. Keane obtained the compensation and acted as his own contractor for the rebuilding. His grandson now lives in the house.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.