so, I signed up for a rowing race across the Atlantic – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2020. A friend of mine, Kev O’Farrell (top right) and I will row 5000km from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean.
We’re doing this for both the amazing adventure of it and hoping to raise some good money for the Childrens Medical Research Fund who raise money for childrens hospitals around Dublin. Kev is a social worker in Crumlin Childrens Hospital…
It’s not all upturned collars and gin-fuelled bores.
Niamh Rabbit writes:
One of the Irish sailing associations (the IRCA) have set up a series of training sessions around the country so that people can try out sailing on boats owned by their members. It’s a great chance to get out in the middle of Dublin Bay (or off any coast), and really experience the sea.
I took up sailing last summer and it’s incredible. Seriously, you can leave work in Dublin City Centre at 5.30pm and by 6.30pm be sailing with dolphins in Dublin Bay (photographic proof here). Then you come in as it gets dark and get drunk talk about the sea with the rest of your crew. This is a great chance to try out the sport.
Closing ceremony of [the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships] a great week for all in Dun Laoghaire, amazing the amount of team and support members saying they are coming back to Ireland due to their stay here this week.