Fastnet memorial

THIS is the 25th anniversary of the ill-fated Fastnet yacht race in 1979.

Lifeboat Day on Cape Clear will have a Fastnet theme this year. As many as possible of the 1979 lifeboat crew, along with the present crew, will visit the island for a fundraising day.

To commemorate the 1979 race, a stone with the names of those who perished will be erected in the harbour area of Cape Clear.

I wish to contact the relatives of the 15 men who will be remembered and any sailors who took part in that fateful race.

Any memories of the day and the events would be greatly appreciated.

Mary O’Driscoll,

North Harbour,

Cape Clear Island,

Co Cork.

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