One of the founders of the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club was Moira Kearon, who has continued to set sailing headlines for many years.
In a small 23 foot long boat she has sailed round Ireland, crossed the English Channel and sailed up the Seine into Paris. Moira is now in her 70s and has made her boat, the Mol-Pol, one of the best-known yachts around the coast. She has every intention of continuing to sail the seas.
This report includes amateur footage of the Mol-Pol being lowered into the sea at Dun Laoghaire and from some of the journeys made.
Mol-Pol is arguably Ireland's leading example of how a sailing boat should be used and enjoyed.
Commenting on her voyages, Moira says
Sailing up into Paris on a small boat flying the Irish flag was special.
Moira is not alone in her travels and for many years has been joined by crewman Owen Hearty, who is a few years her junior.
When asked about people's reaction to her continuing to sail into her seventies, Moira says
My grandchildren probably think their Gran is a little mad but I get a lot of encouragement.
Both Moira and Owen have no plans to stop their enjoyment of sailing the seas.
Introduced by Michael Ryan, this report by Tom MacSweeney for 'Nationwide' was broadcast on 30 July 2001.