The directors of Dublin Under Sail are delighted to announce the appointment of Liam Quinn as Operations Manager and Skipper of the Sail Training Ketch Brian Ború. Liam started out his maritime career many years ago on fishing boats and as a young man learned to sail on Mirror dinghies. When Asgard II was launched in his native Arklow, he immediately joined as trainee on one of the first voyages and went on to be a watch leader on Ireland’s beloved sail training vessel, learning from one of the legends of Irish sailing Eric Healy. He continued his sailing career with Jubilee Sailing Trust’s tall ships Lord Nelson and Tenacious. In recent years he has been skipper of the ketch RV Celtic Mist with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, including skippering the trip from Ireland to Iceland in 2018 and research trips to the continental shelf on the Live on the Edge survey voyages. He a regular racing crew including on the gaff ketch Maybird in the Round Ireland, Dun Laoghaire to Dingle and Irish Sea races.
Liam has been on board Brian Ború for some recent voyages and says he is “looking forward to getting back into sail training and skippering Brian Ború on voyages this coming season on the Irish coast and to Scotland and the Isle of Man.” Liam will work with Engineer Hugh Byrne, Skipper/Instructor Peter Scallan and the entire crew panel to keep Brian Ború shipshape for both day trips and sail training voyages. Brian Ború is available for individual or group bookings on Dublin Bay during May and will be busy on sail training voyages from June to September as well as participating in Coastival, the Dun Laoghaire Maritime Festival from 1 to 9 July.