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Irish Sailing Cruising Conference Nearly Booked Out

Irish Sailing Cruising Conference Nearly Booked Out


Seats Are Selling Fast

The 2020 theme of "Exploration and Discovery" is proving to be popular with, only 30 seats remaining available – if you had planned to join us go straight here and book your seat.

The spot prize for the Cruising Conference thanks to Union Chandlery will be a Seago 190 Pro Lifejacket currently valued at €210.

The 3Dynamic 190Pro incorporates the Rapid Buckle, Cylinder Safe and S Design lung together with LED multi flash light, spray hood and pocket for your knife. That should keep you safe out there.

Here is a taste of a few of our speakers ...

JIM WILSON is a wildlife writer, international wildlife tour leader and broadcaster. He is a former chairman of BirdWatch Ireland and a former director of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. His publications include the best-selling The Birds of Ireland, A Field Guide (2013) and Ireland’s Garden Birds (2008) and he also wrote the first field guide to the Whales and Dolphins of Ireland. He has been to the Antarctic over 30 times and recently co-produced a phone app called ‘Antarctic Wildlife Guide’, the first photo-ID guide app to the birds, whales, dolphins, and seals of the region.

Jim is sharing the story of the discovery of Antarctica by Irish man Edward Bransfield and will treat us to some amazing photography from his tours in Antarctica.

SARAH GALLAGHER is a marine meteorologist in the Research Division at Met Éireann. In her current role Sarah has responsibility for the Marine Unit, which gathers and disseminates marine observations data, carries out wave modelling research and provides support for marine operational weather forecasting activities. In 2014 she completed her Ph.D. at University College Dublin entitled “The Nearshore Wave Climate of Ireland: Past, Present and Future”. This research included running high-resolution wave simulations to assess the present and future wind and wave climate and energy resource of Ireland. 

Sarah will be talking Wave - how we forecast them and how they affect our shores.

JAMIE YOUNG says he is somewhat surprised at reaching the age of 67 after many adventures, He still retains an interest in sailing long distance and in particular solutions to the most pressing matter of climate change that currently are causing us to come close to 'boiling'. From sea kayaking around Cape Horn - OSTAR '76 - South Aris - Ice Kites - Rockall Race Single Handed - etc, he has seen first hand the apparent devastation of the natural world, and our part in it.

"The next phase of my life I wish to explore these solutions in a practical way and use my companies to spread this agenda. I will be proposing one of these - sailing - solutions at this event."

Jamie invites you to come with questions and solutions for discussion.