Galway to L'Orient chart

TNT TUESDAY NIGHT TALK 9th JUNE 19:30 HOURS ~ Galway to L’Orient

Hi ,

Firstly welcome to our next Tuesday Night Talk (TNT!) Please login early to check your connection and chat with like minded friends, new and old alike. Please remember that John will open Zoom at 19:00 hrs for member chat and test audio.  Remember too, to mute your microphone for the duration of the talk. Should you wish to ask questions afterwards, there is a RAISE HAND facility on every device under “participants” and the secretary will invite you to speak in turn.
We continue our series of Tuesday Night Zoom talks which have now moved to every second week until we get back properly afloat, when we will suspend them until the Autumn. Throughout these recent lockdown months we have found them so far to be a great way to staying touch on a Tuesday evening. No doubt when summer ends we will resume them with an array of interesting speakers and topics. 

John Leahy
Hon Sec., CAI
email honsec@cruising.ie

Please see the link below to our member meeting to which all fully paid up members are invited. 

Cruise in Company 2019 Galway to L’Orient

A one off special for Tuesday 9 June 1930 hours (Note Time)

Our narrator and presenter is Cormac Mac Donncha of Galway Bay SC who helped to organise a rally of boats from Galway to L’Orient in 2019 The event turned out to be a cracker of a cruise in mainly good weather with an astonishing assortment of boats taking part. There had been a tradition of cruising between the two ports dating back to 1975 when they were “twinned” but in recent years the events had become a fond memory.  Enda O’Coineen worked with   JeanGab Samzun from Lorient and Cormac, our narrator from GBSC to join forces last summer in an effort to revive the event. Sailors all over the west of Ireland really took this on board and provided a great turn out for the cruise

Cormac sanding at the quayside

John Killeen, who was very involved with bringing the Volvo Ocean Race to the Galway, was behind this initiative to revive the tradition started so many years ago.

Other well-known Irish sailors taking part  were Michael Brogan from Kinvara and Jarlath Cunnane from Westport and.  Johnny Shorten,  then Vice Commodore, and now Commodore of Galway Bay Sailing Club, was also a major help in organising the event

Galway to L'Orient chart
Chart of the route taken to L’Orient

Our policy is clear. SAIL SMART – SAIL SAFE.
Apply the same rigour to Covid Regs, while going out on the boat as you would normally in terms of weather and tide and seamanship. 

We hope to see you out in the Bay very soon, at a safe distance of course!
John Leahy on behalf of the Commodore Vincent Lundy and the committee.

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We look forward to seeing you there.

John Leahy
Hon Sec CAI
honsec@cruising.ie