On February 17, the third Irish Sailing Cruising Conference (ISCC) 2018 returns to Dublin at the Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown, just off the M50 in South County Dublin.
In the sailing calendar, the conference is a popular event for cruising sailors to exchange stories as well as to catch new ideas ahead of their move to their destinations for the summer and beyond.
As previously by Afloat reported ‘The Adventures of Rogue Trader with sailors Claire McCluskey’ and Nick Russel sharing their tourney of buying, registering and restoring a 56 ft wooden ketch and then endeavor off sailing west in the Autumn in the ARC and returning the following year.
A Taisce will be speaking about their program of Clean Coasts and we take a look at what the sailors can do from their hand to make a difference.
The Wooden Boat Project (WBP) with Evie Conway and her single woman restoration of Saoirse, her much-loved 26ft mahogany folk boat
The Irish Marine Weather Buoy Network (IMWBN) will be narrated and how the Marine Institute fulfills the requirement of mariners, researchers and forecasters with the Research Vessel Manager, Marine Institute, Aodhan FitzGerald.
Alex Blackwell demonstrated managing offshore storms. He is an experienced offshore sailor as well as an author
Infrastructure new developments were presented with navigator Norman Kean of ICC Publications
To give a chance for small group discussions, discussion stations and workshop are organized with the professional speakers and marine experts, while Teas and Coffees are served.
‘Thanks to Union Chandlery Sponsors and Cruising Association of Ireland support we managed to keep our entry fee down to a reasonable rate. It is €25 for Irish Sailing Members and €30 for Non Members includes a Carvery Lunch at the Clayton, at the end the Irish Sailing’s Gail McAllister told Afloat.