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Ed Ginn – 1967 circumnavigation of Wicklow

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wednesday 6th February @ 7.30pm.

Ed Ginn, a long standing member of SLYC, talks about a 1967 trip from Newcastle down to Dublin in a 23 foot yacht where they dropped the mast and entered the Grand Canal. Through Dublin, turning south down the Barrow canal and river, it was similar venture to the African Queen story towing the boat by rope due to the weed undergrowth and shallows until escaping out to Dunmore east. With the mast restepped they sailed back up the Irish sea only to be caught in a horrendous thunderstorm off Bray before returning to Newcastle. All in a fortnight’s holiday Ed tells his story with a good degree of humour and much overcoming of adversity.

all welcome, bring guests, bar open


February 6
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Killinchy, Co Down BT23 6QA United Kingdom
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