Wednesday 17th October

Rosemary and Alfred Alecio




Rosemary and Alfred spent 23 years cruising the world in their gaff rig steel sailing boat Ironhorse, visiting Africa, New Zealand and the Americas. This almost unrivalled cruising experience has allowed them to overcome many sailing challenges over the years.   Eventually their luck ran out in the ocean south of Madagascar, when Ironhorse suffered multiple problems with steering, engine and standing rigging. They will tell us about some of their good and bad experiences sailing and how they were brought to safety after having to adandon Ironhorse at sea.