Quentin Gargan and Lorna Burrow are making preparations in Dublin Port for their round the world trip in their 34 foot yacht ‘New Leaf’.

RTÉ reporter Tom Kelly catches up with the Kinvara couple before they set sail, to find out how they will cope during the voyage.

Quentin Gargan says that during the trip there will be some things they would like to do separately and they may leave the yacht now and then to travel on bicycles. He says it is easier to handle the boat with two people, so he would not like to make the trip single-handed.

There is plenty of room in the yacht for two, but not for any more than that. The yacht has a saloon with a table and chart table. There is also a kitchen area with a sink and two burners. Lorna Burrow jokes that if the couple have an argument, she will have to hide in the after-cabin.

After bad weather forced their voyage to be postponed on two occasions, the couple finally set sail from the Poolbeg Yacht Club on the third attempt. Their voyage is expected to last three years and will take them to the Canaries, West Indies, Panama Canal, Galapagos Islands, Tahiti and other Pacific islands, before arriving in Australia. Their return trip will be via the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

An RTÉ News report by Tom Kelly broadcast on 7 October 1990.