Winter Talk – The Longitude Problem

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…

Winter Talk – The French Trip to Nantes

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,…

Winter Talk – Stories Behind the Pictures

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…