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Flossie embarks on Dublin Bay sailing adventure

Friday, 24th August, 2018 6:00pm
Flossie embarks on Dublin Bay sailing adventure

Flossie and solo sailor Joan Mulloy are offering the public the chance to go sailing with them on Dublin Bay.

Flossie embarks on Dublin Bay sailing adventure

Flossie and solo sailor Joan Mulloy are offering the public the chance to go sailing with them on Dublin Bay.

TWO ambassadors of the ocean have teamed up to offer the public the chance to go sailing with them on Dublin Bay.

Eleven-year-old beach cleaner, blogger, and Seabin champion Flossie Donnelly, and solo sailor Joan Mulloy, have a number of places left on their exciting Indiegogo ‘Spend a morning sailing’.

Purchasers of this perk from Mulloy’s #FirstIrishWoman Indiegogo campaign will not just spend a morning sailing with these two ocean experts, they will also learn about Flossie’s beach cleaning club and Joan’s upcoming Solitaire du Figaro race in France, where she will be the firs Irish woman to compete.

Guests will be treated to an inspirational short talk about the ocean and keeping it clean, followed by a sail around Dublin Bay on Joan’s racing yacht ‘Taste the Atlantic - A Seafood Journey’. 

Joan is a professional solo offshore sailor from Clew Bay in Mayo. She has been sailing since the age of eight and launched her solo career at the beginning of 2018. Since then, she has competed at the top of her sport. Joan's ambition is to be the first Irish woman to compete in the internationally famous Vendée Globe race non-stop around-the-world. The last edition of the Vendée Globe race in 2016 had no female competitors. You can help to change this for the next edition in 2020.

Flossie Donnelly, an 11-year -old beach clean activist, led a crowd of several hundred enthusiasts through the streets of Dún Laoghaire recently to call for an end to plastic pollution.

Flossie’s March for the Oceans was one of dozens of events to take place around the globe in recognition of World Ocean Day.

Flossie is a dedicated beach cleaner.

“We can make a big dif-ference to the health of our oceans by making a few small changes,” she states. “Use reusable coffee cups and drinks bottles and refuse plastic straws. We should also ask our politicians to do more to reduce plastic packaging.” 

Speaking about the sailing opportunity with her young companion, Joan said: “Flossie is an inspiration to all of us. So many people sail past rubbish in the ocean and walk past rubbish on the beaches and talk about how bad it is. The difference is Flossie actually does something about it and you can see companies and people are joining in with her to make a real difference.”

Flossie added: “I can’t wait to go sailing with Joan. She’s amazing! It’ll be nice to speak to other people about the ocean and to hear about Joan’s sailing. We can visit the Seabin in Dun Laoghaire Marina as well to see how much plastic it has caught.”

Joan and Flossie are encouraging anyone who wants to learn more about keeping the ocean clean or simply want to go sailing on Dublin Bay to sign up. Places cost €75 per person.

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