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Lecture: “North Sea Odyssey-3,607nm in a Shipman 28"

1st April 2019

#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.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore. 

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.

 

At A Glance – Dublin Bay

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south

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