WONDERFUL SPEAKERS SUPPER HEARS TALES OF TOM DOLAN’S FIGARO SOLO RACE
NYC members and guests were spellbound listening to Solo sailor Tom Dolan give a blow by blow account of his recent Figaro single handed race experience.
This is one of the series of exciting Speakers Suppers being run by your House Committee – Peter Doran, Larry Power and team.
The 30-year-old from Kells, County Meath, notched up numerous wins and podium finishes during his time in the Mini Transat class, earning him the nickname L’Irlandais Volant – the Flying Irishman.
His long list of achievements culminated in finishing sixth overall out of a fleet of 56 entries in the iconic Mini Transat Race last year, for which he was shortlisted for the title of Volvo/Irish Sailing/Afloat.ie Irish Sailor of the Year.
Dolan, has now teamed up with eco-friendly packaging giant Smurfit Kappa to launch his bid for the 2019 Figaro season and jointly promote a message of sustainability and innovation.
At the end of the evening we were joined by Joan Mulloy from Westport who also has done some amazing solo races