Chasing the wind

A cruise down the river Lee from Cork city to Kinsale brings with it all manner of tricky weather and changeable climate, writes Jasper Winn.

25th May, 2014
Cruising down the river Lee in Cork. Picture: Jasper Winn

A modern cruising yacht is part medieval time-machine, part spaceship and part city-centre apartment. Down below, you have all the domestic comforts that a crew needs to live at sea for days or weeks on end, while up on deck, ropes and sails perform the miracle of harnessing the wind to push something the size of a small house around the world’s watery regions at a fair rate of knots.

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