Brown, Ferguson Ltd., recognised as one of the leading specialist maritime publishers In the world, has published “BROWN’S GUIDE TO SURIVAL AT SEA,” written by Capt. Cormac MacSweeney of Crosshaven. “For seafarers, knowledge is key and this book is essential in understanding the basics of sea survival,” the publishers say.
Capt. MacSweeney is much involved with the club in the organisation of the Optimist Class, with whom his son Oisín sails. Dad, Tom MacSweeney, another well known Royal Cork member and also an author, broadcaster and marine journalist sails the well known ‘Scribbler’, a Sigma 33 cruiser, and both Oisín and his Dad also sail with him and the family also sail a Mirror dinghy.
Captain MacSweeney having commanded ships at sea for several years, is now a Lecturer at the National Maritime College in Ringaskiddy and is married to Sinead Reen, herself, like her husband Cormac, a Master Mariner and she holds the position of President of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners. Capt. Reen too lectures at the National Maritime College in Ringaskiddy. A family truly immersed in matters marine and now in their third generation of seafarers.