Simon Parker

Retired computer programmer enjoying sailing, live music and good beer

A week cruising West Cork in August 2021

Our first talk of the year is presented by a new member, Jonny Sedgwick. He is an experienced sailor and an RYA trained Yachtmaster Commercial. He has been a skipper on the Brian Boru which is a familiar sight in local waters. Having grown up in the Lake District, UK,

ASILE under sail


ASILE is our Westerly Pentland ketch. She was built in 1973 and despite careful owners she was showing her age. During the last few years Sue and I have undertaken a series of renovation projects to make her attractive and reliable for our retirement cruising. I’ll describe some of the

Liffey Cruise 2018

Three Bridges 2021 – Come see the show!

Dublin’s city centre will witness a rare spectacle this Saturday afternoon. Three of the bridges that span the Liffey will open to allow a fleet of boats to sail up the river as far as the IFSC. Parade of Sail On the afternoon of Saturday 11 September the Samuel Beckett

Three Bridges 2021 – Time to commit

With eleven days to go, we have bookings for 38 boats with 128 sailors aboard. That’s a great turnout for the last sailing event of our season, and we look forward to seeing a big spectacle in the Liffey.Unfortunately the Clayton Hotel can’t accommodate us this year. We’ve arranged for