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Howth Remembering Fastnet 30 Years On

6th November 2009
Howth Remembering Fastnet 30 Years On
Matt Sheahan was only 17 when he entered the 1979 Fastnet race on his father's yacht, Grimalkin. The 608-mile (978 km) course started in near perfect conditions, but for the crew of Grimalkin it ended in tragedy as they battled to survive one of the worst storms to hit an ocean yacht race. Matt – now a noted yachting journalist and racer – is the main guest speaker at Howth Yacht Club's Fastnet Lunch on Friday the 11th of December 2009. More surprise speakers are lined up to ensure this will be an event to remember. Tickets cost €70, €30 of which goes to the RNLI. Further details on


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