Last weekend's popular documentary series on RTE Radio One dealt with the 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race disaster. 21 people died, many boats were dismasted, abandoned or sunk as the race became a fight to stay alive.
RTE's Back To The Rock is a gripping and evocative adventure story, told from a unique perspective. A story of hurricane winds and waves the size of houses, it is also a story of fear and courage, survival and disaster, and the power and allure of the sea.
The docu interviews many from Irish sailing who sailed in the race that fateful year and who are still very much involved in the scene today such as Cork Harbour's Donal McClement, Sally O'Leary and Neil Kenefick.
The podcast is available here.