THIS week sees the launch of a new book at Skerries Sailing Club which takes an irreverent and witty look at the world of yachting.
'What's that Hanging from the Starboard Bow?' by Cork author, Rom Hyde and designed by Skerries man, Steven Hope takes a sideways look at sailing and the characters that drive boats as well as the boats with character. For those that don't like to laugh, there is a health warning. Readers will not need to be 'yachty' people to enjoy this book as an idiot's guide is provided with each chapter to help those that don't know their bow from their stern.
The author will be at Skerries Sailing Club on Wednesday, November 7, at 8 p.m. to introduce the book and perform some readings from it. It should be an interesting evening and an ideal opportunity to buy a different Christmas present for the sailor in your life.