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CAI Regular Tuesday Night Talk, Next Up Pat Murphy 14 April 2020

  Please note the later start time of 20:00hrs

Our next presentation is by Pat Murphy who needs no introduction. Pat sailed around the world in 7 years with his wife Olivia. This presentation at 2000 hours features a TV interview with Pat and his wife – about 25 minutes. Followed by a chat with Pat on any aspect of his adventures. This will welcome the opportunity to do a bit of virtual sailing and recalling happier times afloat.

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Pat and Olivia Murphy Talk Desciptions

Part 1. Ireland to New Zealand via Atlantic Ocean, ARC Rally, Caribbean, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama Canal, Galapagos, Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia, Cook Islands and Tonga. The 4 years planning the adventure, searching and finding the suitable boat, the departure, two close encounters with crocodiles and a night spent turtle watching are an example of the many stories included in this talk.

Part 2. New Zealand to Australia via Fiji, Vanuatu (New Hebrides) and New Caledonia. 9 days storm bound in the remote Minerva Reefs, Pat’s initiation into a tribal family during a pig killing ceremony, Olivia’s medical emergency etc. etc… Ends with a very unique 30 min. DVD Pat made of local tribal customs and traditions.

Part 3. From Brisbane through the Great Barrier Reef to Darwin, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Avoiding crocodiles off Northern Australia, Komodo Dragons and Orangutans in Indonesia and Borneo, being lucky to avoid serious damage to Aldebaran in Malaysia, losing our dinghy and outboard are only a small portion of the stories and experiences in this talk.

Part 4. Sailing and back-packing in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma) & Vietnam. If you have never been or plan to go to any of these Asian countries we promise our stories with high quality slides will whet your appetite. The restoration of the 118 ft ketch Cariad built in Southampton in 1896 is part of this talk.

Part 5. NEW: Covers our experiences sailing from Thailand to Galle in Sri Lanka where we were escorted by armed guards, Cochin in India, The Indian Ocean, Salalah in Oman, 5 nervous days transiting “Pirate Ally” off Somalia, Aden in Yemen, the good and the bad of the Red Sea, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, the Suez Canal and Cyprus to Turkey.

Details courtesy of afloat.ie

Any difficulties or assistance required please contact our Hon Sec. John Leahy

John Leahy
Hon Sec.|cruising Association of Ireland