With the new season just months away Ross Galbraith, our Hon Sailing Secretary, has issued a draft fixture list for the summer. The final list will be agreed at the Boat Owners meeting in early March. Please click on the pictures below –
Put into practice what you have learnt during the summer months and enjoy getting out on the water before the boats are put away for another season. Our Autumn Training starts this weekend for all classes. Forms below – download and return to Oliveparker69@yahoo.ie today 8th September.Autumn Training Form 2016
Our junior regatta will take place on 17th September. Whether you are new to sailing or more experienced we cater for all with coaching provided for the regatta fleet. Early entry ends on 14th September and the entry form and NOR can be downloaded here. Come sail with us and have fun on the water.
Hope to see you there – SSC Junior Committee
SSC Regatta – 2016 – Regatta Report
The 83rd Annual Skerries Regatta took place over last weekend (July 23rd/24th) with over 37 dinghies and 10 cruisers competing. The weather was untypically friendly (except the last lap of the last race as Gerry Byrne discovered!) allowing all 4 dinghy races being completed in F2/3 but typically variable enough to provide challenging conditions. Liam Dineen and his team (Micheline and Helen) on Brian Lennon’s cruiser provided excellent courses for all. The cruiser class completed the annual Howth to Skerries race for the Rockabill Cup which was won by Sean Davis. Well done to our regatta fleet winners – Sam Shiels in Mermaids, Darragh Kelleher in Lasers, Stuart Burns in Class I and Fionnan O’Connor in the Optimists – full results below. 18 mermaids competed in the Regatta – this was the fleet’s biggest turn out this season to date as they gear up for their championships in two weeks in Howth. As always the regatta was supported by many many club volunteers who gave up time on the water to assist – in particular thanks to Ronnie Horan and Olive Parker as Safety officers and Grainne McGrotty in the Race office. Good job by Donal Lynam in looking after the house and the BBQ function. Many thanks to all the Rib drivers and assists and of course the sandwich makers who gave up their time. Our thanks to our sponsors – Blakes Cross and Paul Browne (and for organising the band on Saturday night) – for their support and the vice commodore, Kathryn Collins for organising the refreshments. Well done to Ross on his first regatta as Hon Sailing Sec.
A special prize was presented by Sinead Leahy – the Brian Leahy Memorial Trophy – and her daughters Aisling, Emma and Rachel in memory of their father Brian, a fond laser sailor in our club for many years. We also welcomed his parents Michael and Jean Leahy for the occasion. This will be a perpetual prize for the best single handed (adult) boat in the SSC Regatta. Thank you Sinead and congratulations to Darragh Kelleher on willing the inaugural race.
|Cruisers||Howth to SSC – overall – Rockabill Cup||Sean Davis – Symi||n/a||n/a|
|Cruisers||Howth to SSC – 1st SSC boat – Rockabill Trophy||Sean Davis – Symi||n/a||n/a|
|Cruisers||Regatta||Sean Davis – Symi||Paul Hick – Easy Go||Robbie Keys – Siamsa|
|Mermaids||Regatta – Brown Cow Trophy||Sam Shiels – Azezzy||Brian McNally – Gentoo||Paddy Dillon – Wild Wind|
|Mermaids||Red Island Cup – 1st SSC boat 1st race||Frankie Browne – Cara II||n/a||n/a|
|Lasers||Regatta||Darragh Kelleher||Darach Dinneen||Graham Burns|
|Lasers||Brian Leahy Memorial Trophy||Darragh Kelleher||n/a||n/a|
|Class I||Regatta||Stuart Burns||Liam O’Callaghan||Finn Kelleher|
Our courses are filling up fast – the first two weeks in July are nearly booked out. We still have availability for all levels for last 2 weeks in July. Please contact – Juniors@skerriessailingclub.com for more information. I attach our ISA forms below.
SSC are hosting a TRY Sailing day in the club on the 21st May from 14.00-17.00 for kids aged between 8-18years. The cost is €5 for those interested. Attached below is the registration form. Those interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SSC is proud to host the ITCA Topper Leinsters which will take place on the 18&19th June. Entry forms and the Notice of Race will be published soon. We look forward to welcoming you to Skerries.
Registration night for our ISA summer courses will take place in the club on Thursday 19th May between 19.30-20.30. Please complete the attached form and bring it down on the night or email email@example.com or Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information