Hey Guys, sorry a Paddy got there first many years ago when we all thought he was a loon. At least I did, on reflection and reading his book, it was amazing including the big difference between North Cont. Drift and Atlantic cold water. I seem to recall that he mentioned the NCD was like a river whoose waters did not mix.
Enda o coinin is his name and he has made serious dough by now with Radio Prague or Warsaw or whatever.
He started the mag "afloat" for Irish yachties.
I believe it was a small rib but he wrote a book which I did a google on and brought me back to 2003 to some of the lads Jackeens etc as follows:
Its called the unsinkable kilcullan
I hate to burst your bubble but the Paddy came first.
A good read for serious ribbers. He actually made a few attempts at it that failed then suceeded.