Lunch followed by a talk

Thu 26th April 2018 at 13.00 - 14.00

After lunch, there will be a talk by Tim Dawson on "Surviving the 1979 Fastnet Race".

Fastnet Race 1979

Force 10 gales whipped up 50-foot waves to turn the Fastnet yacht race into a terrifying fight against the elements for 2,500 sailors aboard some 300 yachts. Only 85 yachts out of a starting fleet of 303 boats reached the finish line; at least 75 boats flipped upside down, five yachts sank and 24 crews abandoned ship ... and 15 died.