Seascapes Friday 18 June 2021
The Americas Cup in Cork and a replica of The Saoirse
Could the America's Cup, really be on the way to Cork. We heard from Oliver Lee in New Zealand about an audacious bid by Ireland to host the event, and the visit to Cork by an assessment team from the organisation last weekend. (pic from NZ Herald.)
Lorna Siggins is on board a new ferry service from the Galway docks to the Aran Island, with skipper Shane McCole.
And we visit Hegarty's boatyard in Oldcourt in Cork, to hear about the building of a replica of the historic ship, The Saoirse, which was the first boat to carry the Tricolour around the world 100 years ago.
About The Show
Seascapes, the RTÉ maritime programme with Fergal Keane. Seascapes brings you around our coasts and onto traditional and modern boats and yachts for a taste of the great outdoors. Whether you are a trawlerman or a yachtie, Seascapes will be of interest to you.