Virtual Lecture Night
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|Date||Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm|
Virtual Wednesday Lecture
This week we will be hearing from Merfyn Owen with a talk titled 'Cruising in Norway and exploring in Greenland'.
Join us on Zoom at 7 pm;
Meeting ID: 891 9780 1867
Merfyn Owen is a graduate of UCL, Fellow of the University of Glamorgan, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and a chartered engineer. He is a founding partner of Owen Clarke Design where his roles have historically been racing yacht design and development of new projects such as the high latitude cruising yacht, Qilak. Merfyn served on the committee that created the Volvo 70 rule and sat on the IMOCA 60 technical committee for 5 years. He is a double Cape Horner and former round the world race skipper himself of the 96/97 BT Global Challenge, as well as co-skipper in the 2005 Transat Jacques Vabres and numerous Class 40 events. With over 250,000 miles of offshore sailing experience including three voyages to the Arctic, his input is also very much as 'hands-on sailor'.
Cruising in Norway and exploring in Greenland#
The talk will focus on two recent sailing trips by the presenter; three weeks north of the Arctic Circle in Norway in 2020 and somewhat more adventurous sailing in Newfoundland and West Greenland in 2019. Two quite different voyages, the first comfortable high latitude cruising on a custom 20m aluminium yacht, designed for the Arctic.
The second, double-handed on a 9m racer-cruiser, adapted for the role. The presentation will include some great photos of local fauna, flora and geography, pilotage and sailing notes, as well as thought on seamanship, boat preparation and design.