Below are details of a conference organised by RYA NI.
Saturday 24 January 2009
Royal Ulster Yacht Club, Bangor
Stuart Carruthers, RYA’s Cruising Manager, will start the day with an overview of the crunch issues for cruising sailors. Top yacht designer, Nigel Irens, who among other things is famous for designing record breaking racing catamarans for both Ellen McArthur and Francis Joyon and the Westernman cruising yachts as currently sailed by Tom Cunliffe, will discuss boat design and development. Professor David Last of the Royal Institute of Navigation will speak about electronic navigation while Capt Robert McCabe of Irish Lights will talk about more traditional aids to navigation. Further sessions will cover safety, and ‘Smelling the Roses’ – about voyaging further and/or keeping one’s boat abroad.