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Fastnet and other maritime matters on Seascapes

7th August 2009
Fastnet and other maritime matters on Seascapes

With the next Fastnet Race getting closer, Tom MacSweeney and his crew on Seascapes look back (Friday, August 7th, 2009) at the Fastnet of 30 years ago, when a storm wreaked havoc and caused 15 fatalities. Also on the show, Courtmacsherry Lifeboatmen recall how they saved lives in the disaster.

Also on Seascapes this week:

•    First Northern Irish sailor to take part in the Fastnet Race reports from Cowes what he expects in this year’s race.

•    The mystery of the worst Australian Naval tragedy is solved.

•    Central Fisheries Board and Regional Boards to be abolished

as well as the latest angling and other marine news and views.

And don't forget: The Seascapes book has been published by Mercier Press to mark 1,000 editions of the programme.

Seascapes, presented by RTE's Marine Correspondent Tom MacSweeney and produced by Marcus Connaughton, is broadcast at 10.30pm each Friday night and repeated at 5.02am on Monday mornings on RTE Radio 1. The programme is also available as a podcast and is broadcast twice a week on the digital station, RTE Choice, on Wednesday mornings at 7.30am and Saturday lunchtimes at 12.30pm.

24-hour recording line 1850 715 170, Email: [email protected]   Maritime Desk 021 480 5828
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