#lectures - ‘North Sea Odyssey –3,600nm in a Shipman 28’ by Christine Heath is the title of the next Friends of Glenua presentation to be held in Dublin in aid of the RNLI.
The Presentation on Thursday 4 April at 8pm will be held in the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Pigeon House Rd, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry contribution of €5 in aid of the RNLI.
Lecture Background: Setting off from Dun Laoghaire in 2016 in Gusto, her Shipman 28, Christine Heathand friends sailed via the English Channel to Friesland in the Netherlands. They continued in 2017 to Oxelosund in Sweden. From there they crossed Sweden via the Gota Canal, then to Norway and finally to Inverness.
Her North Sea Odyssey is the latest chapter in a long and adventurous cruising life,extending to Iceland and beyond the Arctic Circle to the ice-strewn waters of Spitsbergen and Novaya Zemlya. She has been involved in sail training since she was 15 (in Coiste an Asgard) and later with Glenans. Hence her support for the Watersports Inclusion Games which will be held in Kinsale, 24 and 25 August.
This will be a FREE event celebrating sailing, rowing and canoeing for people of all abilities from the physical, sensory,intellectual and learning ability/disability spectrums. Johanne Murphy, Irish Sailing Watersports Inclusion Games Officer, will provide further details before Christine’s presentation.