40 years on from the famous rescue in the Fastnet Race, Mathew Power returned to Dunmore East with his family.
From Left to right John Walsh (RNLI), John Murphy (RNLI) Matthew Power (Rescued from Yacht Autonomous) Patrick Glody (RNLI) and Joseph Murphy (RNLI)
Mathew returned to Dunmore East with his family for the first time after 40 years since being rescued by this crew who went out to sea when they were called for, in one of the most horrendous seas encountered of the Irish coast.
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club during that night opened its doors, looked after many sailors by feeding them , supplying dry clothes and putting them up in their homes. WHSC is well remembered by many sailors from this event.