Long-time WHSC member and stalwart of the committee for six years, Kevin Brennan, departs Waterford on Friday evening, June 25 2021, for a new life on the waves.
He and his family have packed up their lives in the south east and are heading to Greece to collect their new home, Ioanna – a beautiful 40 foot Scandinavian ‘double-ender’ built in 1891 by Colin Archer, the naval architect and shipbuilder who built the first Asgard in 1890.
With his passion and knowledge of sailing and his experience in lovingly restoring old boats — including his 40-year-old GP14 Syncopation, which remains at the club — Kevin is perfectly placed to be her next guardian.
The family’s first destination is Greece, followed by Crete for the winter, and somewhere in the Mediterranean in 2022. After that, they’ll go where the wind takes them.
Kevin has been a helpful, cheerful and hands-on part of the club and the committee for many years who introduced countless members to sailing on Try Sailing Tuesdays. While we’ll miss his many contributions (not least his IT assistance, organisational skills and his ever-friendly and enthusiastic approach) we’re looking forward to hearing more about the family’s extraordinary adventure.
On behalf of committees past and present, we’d like to wish Kevin, Nafisa and family well on their adventure of a lifetime. Good luck from all at WHSC and stay in touch.