This Friday, 6th January 2023 - TALK: “Three Years Building Boats in the Basque Region by Orlagh Thompson

By January Orlagh will be halfway through her third and final year learning the skills of traditional boatbuilding at Albaoloa, the “Sea Factory of the Basques" in northern Spain.  How can you resist?

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"South till the butter melts and turn right"; A voyage from here to the Cape Verdes, to Barbados and through the Caribbean to Cuba, then up the Eastern US seaboard and from Belfast Maine to Nova Scotia before returning down to Florida, out to the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Puerto Rico. Back down through the Caribbean to  Grenada and the ABC islands before returning to Puerto Rico and the Spanish and US Virgin Islands, then to Bermuda and the Azores, finally home to Ireland after Covid.  The voyages of Ian McCrum and the yacht "SHADOWMERE", a 1979 Hallberg Rassy 41 foot ketch. 


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