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DVD Screening of the Brendan Voyage Educational Event at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club

  • SHYC 32 Water Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States (map)

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will host a screening of the Brendan Voyage with an introduction from John Ackley and discussion following the movie. The Brendan Voyage documents what is described as the greatest epic voyage in modern Irish history. Tim Severin and his companions built a boat using only techniques and materials available in the sixth-century A.D, when St. Brendan was supposed to have sailed to America. The vessel comprised forty-nine ox hides stitched together in a patchwork and stretched over a wooden frame. This leather skin was only a quarter of an inch thick. Yet Severin and his crew sailed Brendan from Brandon Creek in Dingle to Newfoundland, surviving storms and a puncture from pack ice. "The Brendan Voyage" is Tim Severin's dramatic account of their journey. Brilliantly written and impeccably researched, "The Brendan Voyage" is a classic of modern exploration and has been translated into 27 languages. It conveys unforgettably the sensation of being in a small, open boat alone in the vastness of the North Atlantic, visited by inquisitive whales, reaching mist-shrouded landfalls, and receiving a welcome from seafaring folk wherever the crew touched land. Cost to attend this event is $5 for members of SHYC and $10 for guests. The Clubhouse will be open for dinner following the screening and feature Irish themed specials. Reservations are requested by calling Tricia Walsh at 860-535-0112 ext. 0 or emailing office@shyc.us

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is open year-round and offers a variety of activities both on and off the water including educational programs, arts and entertainment nights, family fun and fine dining. We are proud to welcome new members and showcase all the club’s many offerings. For more information visit us online at www.shyc.us