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Gregor McGuckin Talks Golden Globe Drama At Howth Yacht Club This Thursday

23rd March 2019
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Gregor McGuckin with his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance in Dun Laoghaire, months before drama unfolded in the Souther Ocean Gregor McGuckin with his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance in Dun Laoghaire, months before drama unfolded in the Souther Ocean Photo: W M Nixon

#HYC - Gregor McGuckin will be bringing his lecture on his experiences in the golden jubilee Golden Globe race to Howth Yacht Club this coming Thursday 28 March.

Last month McGuckin talked Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club members through the eventful solo offshore race that became even more so when both he and fellow competitor Abhilash Tony were caught up in a violent Southern Ocean storm.

Both vessels were rolled and lost their masts, and Tomy was left seriously injured in his boat.

As rescuers made their way to Tomy’s position, McGuckin abandoned his race to join in the effort — no mean feat with a jury-rigged mast and a boat using 1960s-era technology.

From 8pm this Thursday evening, Howth Yacht Club members (non-members are also welcome) will hear the whole story from McGuckin himself, from the rescue drama to the fate of McGuckin’s own abandoned yacht.

MacDara Conroy

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