ISA COURSES

Just to advise that ISA Courses are booking up quickly.  If you haven’t booked your week please do so asap:

Week commencing
  • Start Sailing (Level 1) Fully booked,  Basic Skills (Level 2)  few places, Improving Skills (Level 3) few places
  • Week of 6th July, fully booked with exception of Improving Skills we have a few places.
  • Week 13th July – all courses have one or two places left – Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Kites & Wires
  • Week 20th July – Cara na Mara – almost booked, Basic Skills – 2 places.
  • Week 27th July – Basic Skills – few places, Fun Week for Improving Skills plus – few places left.
  • €50 non-refundable deposit will secure your place.  Provisional bookings taken by email or over phone.   See booking form attached.

Thanks

Junior Committee.

Weighhouse Cup 2015 Handicaps

Weighhouse Cup 2015 Handicaps

 Update……  Congratulations to Liam O’Callaghan and Jim Dowling who won the Weighouse Cup on Saturday.  Well done!  Thanks to all who entered and ROs Micheleine and Helen and Rescue Crews.  (This Saturday June 20th, weather permitting, we will be running the popular Weighouse Cup which has the unusual format of a Corinthian Start.  Check your allocated handicap in the attachment below – this will indicate, based on 2014 results, what time you are to start.  Thanks to John Knox for preparing this data.  The starting sequence will be 5 minutes sequence (and not the usual 3 minutes) and the table indicates the number of minutes you start after the 5 minute start.  If you find that you are not listed please advise the Hon Sailing Sec – txt at 087-9849813 (email at kjbranagan@gmail.com).  Note warning signal on Saturday is 15.00hrs.

Click here ……>  Weighouse Cup 2015 Handicaps)

EBoat National Championships – July 3rd, 4th and 5th

Notice of Race

1.    RULES

Racing will be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing, prescriptions of the ISA and Irish E Boat Class Association rules, including owner driver rule.

2.    ELIGIBILITY

E Boats may be entered by current members of the Irish E Boat Class Association.

3.    FEES

€75 per boat together with completed entry form.

4.    SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Sailing Instructions are available on payment of entry fee and entry form in SSC race office from 12.00hrs on Friday July 3rd.  Event briefing will be at 13.00hrs in SSC clubhouse on Friday.

5.    CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted 1.5 hours before the scheduled warning signal for the first race on the day it will take effect, any change in the schedule of races will be posted by 21:00 on the day before it will take effect. Flag L will be displayed to indicate that a change has been made.

6.    SAFETY

An effective personal flotation device shall be worn by all on board, at all times.

7.    SCHEDULE OF RACES

Races            Date                           Warning                    High Water  

1 & 2               Fri. 3th .                     14.30                         13.09

3 & 4              Sat. 4th                       13.00                          13.55

5 & 6               Sun. 5th                     11.00                       14.42

8.    RACING AREAS

Will be held to the West and North West of Skerries Harbour. One race will be sailed around the three islands east of Skerries.

9.    CLASS FLAG

The class flag is E.

10. SCORING

Six races are scheduled of which three shall be completed to constitute a series. If fewer than four races have been completed a boats series score will be the total of her race scores.

11. PRIZES

A prize will be awarded to the first placed boat in each race, in addition a first, second and third prize will be awarded overall. A perpetual prize shall not be removed from Ireland.

12. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The Club or Class Association will not accept any liability for material damage, personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after racing.

13. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance, with a minimum cover of 1.25 million euro.

14. Crew.

The number of crew on each boat shall be not more than four and not less than three.

ISA Application Form 2015

Skerries Sailing Club Application for Junior ISA &
Summer Courses 2015

Details of the up coming ISA Sailing Courses which the Club is running this Summer are available on the attached link below.

E-mail juniors@skerriessailingclub.com for more information.

We will accept a €50 deposit to hold any course place once the balance is paid before commencement of the course.

Print off , complete and return this form……

ISA Application Form 2015 FINAL June July

Sailing …. at last

 

Finally the 2015 season got underway with two dinghy cup races on Sunday morning May 3rd.  After poor weather on the both the previous Wednesday, for the practice race, and on Saturday forced cancellation of sailing on both days, it was with some relief that lighter airs (F4 SW) allowed Liam, Micheline and Helen, our ROs, do some catch on the Sunday morning by running the Paddy Hand Trophy and the McGowan races consecutively. 7 boats took the challenge of these early races. Congratulations to Niall McGrotty for winning the Paddy Hand Trophy and to John Fitzgerald for winning the McGowan Cup. As is traditional the Paddy Hand Trophy was presented in the clubhouse after racing.

Wednesday May 6th, weather permitting, will be the start of the points competitions for cruisers and dinghies. Remember Cruiser warning signal will be at 19.30 hrs while dinghies warning signal will be at 19.45 hrs.

St Patrick’s Day Parade  – Skerries Sailing Club

Optimist boat being towedThe theme of SSC’s entry in this year’s parade was ‘Come Sail with Us’.  We even had a new banner made by Image Depot especially for the parade which we will see on the balcony soon.  To highlight our theme we showcased two boats that are sailed frequently in the club, an Optimist representing the Junior members and a Mermaid for the Senior’s.

We had a great turnout from our Junior members who came down in their club hoodies and sailing gear with plenty of green on their heads and faces.  The floats were a colourful affair and they had plenty of fun waving and distributing the lollipops to the crowd.

The Optimist was towed by a Leaseplan Jeep to signify their sponsorship of the upcoming Leaseplan Optimist National & Open Championships 2015 which the club is hosting in Mid-August. We expect over 180 young optimist sailors, all under the age of 15 from Ireland, UK, Europe and other nationalities such as India and Bermuda. It is a prestigious event and we hope the club and the town of Skerries will benefit from this 5 daylong event and help us to welcome over 150 families to Skerries. It is a really exciting time for Junior sailing in Skerries and we are looking forward to a great summer on the water.

Mermaid sailing boat Sam Shiels very kindly provided his Mermaid ‘Azeezy’ to be part of the float and we packed the Juniors into this. I would like to thank Aidan Boylan for the use of his trailer, Sam Shiels for providing his very glossy mermaid,  George O’Connor (Snr & Jnr), Garrett Walsh, Tom Adams, Andrew Frazer, Tom Connell, Claire Arnold, Duncan O’Reilly, Stephen Crowley and of course to all the Junior members who came out in support of the club. A great day was had by all and we retired to the Club afterwards to continue the festivities.

Racing Tactics talk this Tuesday 10th March

Paul Hicks has gathered together a group of experienced  racers to guide the rest of us around the course.

Colman Grimes – The start
Ross Galbraith – Upwind
Sam Shiels – Downwind
Robbie Keys – Leeward Mark

There will also be contributions from Stan Shepherd & Sean Waddilove.

Everyone welcome, skippers, crew, beginners, experts.

Cruiser Prize Giving and Laying Up Supper

The 2014 annual Cruiser Prize giving and Laying up Supper was held in the club last Saturday night, February 28th 2015.

Over 70 cruiser folks and guests and friends enjoyed a pleasent meal of smoked salmon, roast beef and crumble for desert.  Kathryn Collins, the new Cruiser Class Captain, oversaw the presentation of the Sapphire Cups as:

  • The Carlingford and Boland Cups to Sean Davis,
  • The Matt Davis and Challenge Cups to Paul Hick / Bernie Alcock,
  • The Wicklow Trophy to Declan Higgins / Bernie Lynam and
  • The Poolbeg Cup to Morris Creegan.
  • Sean Davis won the overall Sapphire prize.

A raffle was run, generously supported by a number of sponsors, which collected over €400 towards a weather station which hopefuly will be installed before the next season start.

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