Recordings of all our evening talks

Kieran Cotter in conversation with Bryan Dobson
In conversation with the popular RTE broadcaster, Bryan Dobson, Kieran Cotter, the recently retired Coxswain of the Baltimore Lifeboat, shares his experiences from 45 years as a seagoing volunteer with the RNLI.  The conversation includes the 1979 Fastnet disaster, the rescue of former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey off Mizen Head, the Dunlough Bay drugs seizure, the Rambler 100 capsize and many more.  
Awarded the RNLI Bronze Medal for Gallantry and the Maud Smith award for bravery, Kieran will take us on a journey from his first ‘shout’ as a teenage crewmember to becoming one of the most celebrated of that rare band of men and women who put their lives on the line in the service of others.  Described by the Baltimore Lifeboat Chairman, Declan Tiernan as a “natural leader” with an “ability to instil confidence and trust”, Kieran will recall what he describes as some “hairy and scary times” and explain why he’s content to hand over to the next generation.  
 Bryan Dobson, himself, both as a boat owner and voluntary instructor with Glenans, has spent many years sailing in the Baltimore area and beyond.  He is well acquainted with the remarkable service that the Baltimore RNLI lifeboat volunteers provide.  He was, for instance, instructing on a Glenans sailing course when the Baltimore lifeboat went to the aid of the capsized 100 foot racing yacht Rambler which was competing in the 2011 Fastnet Race.  He subsequently, produced a  documentary with Donal Byrne about the rescue of the crew of 21.
The link to the conversation is: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/bMevYTxgVlUmKmfygsYMWd2OglNufkYkFwdg7S6qHNe-PvJB6DgOIFY13d3N2Yq2.K3qdlSKf-MxV30nm 
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‘Favourite Scottish Anchorages’

A recording of Frank Snyth’s talk to us on 7th April which brouight back so many memories for many of the 96 members that listened to it, is here:
https://youtu.be/a2LfOBIHyBI

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‘Weather forecasting at sea’
Here is a recording of the educational and very interesting talk given by Chris Tibbs (sailing-weather.com) and Alex Blackwell on 31st March.
https://youtu.be/f5A0bJMFJfk

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Some Portaferry Vessels’
Here is a recording of the interesting talk given by James Elliott, Chairman of the Portaferry and Strangford Trust (PAST), to us on 24th March 2021.
https://youtu.be/INpKGEmY_2k
For your further interest the website of PAST is at https://www.portaferryandstrangfordtrust.org/ where is there is a lot of interesting researched information about the area.

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‘Whales and Dolphins’
Here is a recording of Dr Simon Berrow’s really interesting and informative talk ‘Whales and Dolphins and how to record them while Sailing’ given to us on 10th March.
https://youtu.be/oTzUB3Z6GeA
– and see the ‘Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’ website at: www.iwdg.ie

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Curraghs

This is a recording of James Cahill’s interesting talk about ‘Curraghs’ that was presented on 3rd March.
https://youtu.be/AiZS-GwChjk

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Dont Give Up The Ship
The recording of this excellent seminar on Damage Control presented by the Cruising Club of American, The North Anerican Station and the Storm Trysail Club is here:  We are most grateful for being included.  https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/tXiko58pBm/ZHR1bmlja0B0dW5pY2thcnQuY29t

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To the Antarctic on a Tall Ship
Here is a recording of the lovely talk given to us by Margie Crawford on 3rd February.  (This is on YouTube,)
https://youtu.be/fDk23DtgYFs

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The Psychology of Sport
Here is the recording of the excellent talk given to us on 20th January by Dr. Kate Kirby.
Psychology of Sport 
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Nautical Ramblings
Here is the recording of the interesting talk given on 6th January by Peter Killen and Joe Phelan.
Nautical Ramblings 
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Galway Hooker Revival
Here is a recording of the lovely talk about the Galway Hooker Revival given to us on 9th November by Mick Brogan.  You will need this passcode to get in: &6srYvgg
Michael Brogan: Galway Hooker Revival 

For your added interest here is a link to the Obituary published in the Irish Times of Dick Scott who wrote the definitive ‘Galway Hookers’.

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Sailing the North West Passage and Greenland
Another talk that is well worth listening to is one given by Andrew Wilkes for the OCC.  Andrew is the husband of Maire Breathnach (ICC) the editor of our Annual.  Andrew talks very knowledgably about voyaging in the North West Passage and Greenland describing all aspects of the logistics, the climate and the interest of sailing in these remote places.
You can watch this talk, and other interesting talks from the OCC, at:
https://oceancruisingclub.org/Webinars

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Slowest Boat to China
Our first in-house talk was given by Ed Wheeler in which he described a 6 month voyage from La Coruna to Shanghai in a really decrepit old Liberty ship crewed by a diverse selection of odd ball  men.   
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Ed Wheeler: Slowest Boat to China

The sound quality of the first part of the talk is not very good and so the script and pictures of the talk is reproduced for you in this website under ‘Open Pages’ > ‘Stories from Members’ in the main menu.

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Skippering a Nuclear Attack Submarine and a yacht.
Here is a webinar arranged by the Cruising Club pf America and NAS which we were kindly invited to join.  It was a talk given by Capt Mark Lenci (US Navy Retd) in which he discussed the lessons that he learnt whilst commanding several Nuclear Attack Submarines compared with skippering a yacht.  
It can be joined at: https://vimeo.com/479593030/f51375cSThe link to the conversation is: