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

A New ASILE

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