Newsletter January 28th 2015

Skerries Sailing Club

Newsletter
January 28th 2015

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. If you don’t want to continue to receive it, please click on the unsubcribe link at the end.

Membership 2015

If anyone has not received the renewal for membership form, please contact Siobhan directly at membership@skerriessailingclub.com

Boat Owners Meeting

Date: Sunday 1st February at 3pm

Boat Owners meeting on for this Sunday at 15.00 hrs in clubhouse to review the provisional racing schedule now posted on the website.

Next Winter Talk

In the photo above 135 and 146 are just about to finish.  Is 135 (who completes her tack onto starboard before encountering 146) entitled to “mark-room” here?  Come along on February 17th at 8pm and find out. This interactive talk to be given by Kieran Branagan & Gerry Byrne promise to be informative & entertaining.

Lost at Sea memorial Red Island

A DVD of the ceremony is now available from Skerries News and Karl Duff price €12.50. Money to go towards the upkeep of the memorial & other sea safety applications.

Volunteers needed.

We are looking for people  to serve on a social sub- committee for the coming year. Absolutely no experience required.
We are also looking for help with the club dinghies, you would become to “go-2″ person when members hire them. Again no experience needed.
Please contact skerriesseniors@gmail.com

Do you Have Anything to Share?

If you have any news, photos or information to add to our newsletter please contact skerriesseniors@gmail.com

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2015 PARKING RATES

 

Optimist on Rack – Annual € 80
 Topper  – Annual  €130
29er  –  Annual €160
SUMMER – 1/5/2015– 30/9/2015
Stratos/Wayfarer/520/RS400 € 110
Fireball /GP14/ RS500 / Laser 2/ 420 € 90
Laser 1/Topaz/Topper € 70
Mirror € 60
Optimist on Racking € 60
WINTER – 1/10/2015–30/04/2016
Cruiser/Motor On request
(subject to space avalability)
Stratos/Wayfarer/520/RS400 € 80
Fireball /GP14/ RS500 / Laser 2 / 420 € 80
Laser 1/Topaz/Topper € 60
Mirror € 50
Optimist on Racking € 50
SHORT-TERM PARKING

(Max 2 weeks)

All Dinghies € 20

 

* €20 reduction on 2nd and each subsequent boat parked in yard

 

2015 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL RATES

 

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Skerries Sailing Club

Bayview, Harbour Road, Skerries, Co Dublin

www.skerriessailingclub.com   

2015 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL RATES

 

ORDINARY 325

FAMILY 400

(2 Adults plus all children up to 18yrs)

U30 ORDINARY 165

SHORESIDE 100

(Non-boat owner/non sailing/snooker member/social member)

STUDENT 100

CADET/JUNIOR 100

(parent a shoreside/non-member)

STUDENT + 25

(of a full member Family/Ordinary )

VETERAN 25

CADET/JUNIOR 55

(parent a full member Family / Ordinary)

OVERSEAS 45

 

Additional charges where applicable:

Punting/Racing/Rescue fee

  • €75 for Ordinary/Family/Veteran
  • €25 for Student or 2nd adult in Family

2015 DEAL FOR NEW FULL MEMBERS

(ie. Family or Ordinary)

½ MEMBERSHIP FEE, YEAR 1

(eg. Family Member 200 euro in 2015

Ordinary Member 165 euro in 2015)

 

¾ MEMBERSHIP FEE, YEAR 2

(eg. Family Member 300 euro in 2016

Ordinary Member 245 euro in 2016)

 

FULL MEMBERSHIP FEE, YEAR 3

(eg. Family Member 400 euro in 2017

Ordinary Member 325 euro in 2017)

 

 

Membership Mandate Forms 2015

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Skerries Sailing Club

Bayview, Harbour Road, Skerries, Co Dublin

www.skerriessailingclub.com

 

Dear Members

 

As you are probably already aware the banking system changed last year for setting up monthly standing orders / mandates with your bank, you have to do it personally not like in previous years where the Club could do it for you.

 

This is continuing this year and in addition to this the Club is also accepting online banking payments – you set it up yourself – (this is free).

 

Please ensure that your Membership Ref. No. (eg. Smi07) is on your payment so we can identify it (don’t just write membership or SSC!).

 

Subs may be paid in 10 monthly instalments commencing 28 February 2015 and all payments must be made by final payment date 28 November 2015.

 

If you commence your payment after February please ensure that you reduce the total number of monthly instalments and increase the monthly amount accordingly to ensure full membership payment is made in 2015.

 

The Club Bank Account details that you will need are as follows:

 

Account Name:    Skerries Sailing Club

Bank:                    AIB

IBAN:                   IE33AIBK93224810220024

Bank A/c:             10220024

Sort Code:            93-22-48

BIC:                      AIBKIE2D

 

Please return standing order set up form to your bank if you are doing it manually (it takes a week for the bank to process your form before it is taken from your account so please be mindful of this) and return the Members Statement of Account to the Club for our records so that we will know that you have paid – you can also email me on membership@skerriessailingclub.com  if you have any queries.

Provisional 2015 SSC Racing Schedule

And as the new year starts so we start to prepare for the new racing season.  In the attached link you will find our provisional 2015 racing schedule and events (junior events to be added later).  First review will be this Sunday, February 1st, at Boat Owners meeting at 15.00 hrs in the Clubhouse.  Hope all interested can attend and provide input on the schedule and in fact on any aspect of our race management and practice for the coming year.  Please click here –

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Provisional 2015 SSC Racing Schedule

2014 Junior Prize Giving

Junior Prizegiving

Hugely successful Skerries Sailing Club (SSC) Junior Annual prize-giving took place on Sunday afternoon, 7th December.

The real focus of the Junior Committee is getting all our Juniors on the water at every opportunity, and developing their skills.

30 individual mugs were presented across all fleets from our Bronze Fleet winners right the way through to representing SSC and Ireland at World events. We also presented 8 framed pictures for outstanding achievements amongst our sailors

All 26 Juniors who raced during our summer series were awarded a Certificate and 12 Perpetual trophies were presented

We also used this opportunity to thank all those parents and Senior sailors who supported us during 2014 from Safety to Race Officers. We could not make it happen without you guys!

Finally we also presented mugs to 10 of our coaches and assistants, who play a key role especially with sailors starting out.

Huge thanks to Olive Parker and Debbie McInerney for all the preparation work that went in advance of  the day, and also to our Junior Sailing Sec Brian Thornton for both running a very successful Summer racing series, and for his great work at the Prize-giving.

Spot prizes for those who attended, some finger food and deserts cooked by the Junior Committee finished off a great afternoon!

Regards
Garrett Walsh, Junior Convenor, and all the Junior Committee

Newsletter November

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Garry Owens receiving his Volunteer of the Year 2014 award from Commodore Tom Adams.

Laying Up Supper
So the boats are out of the water, sails stowed, wet-gear washed and the only thing left to do was to celebrate & re-live the 2014 season.
Over a 100 attended the annual Laying Up Supper. Guests came from our neighboring clubs of Malahide & Howth, unfortunately our good friends from Rush were unable to attend due to their celebrations the same night. We were also joined the Rugby Club and for the first time, representatives of the recently formed Rowing Club joined us as guests.
We all enjoyed the dinner catered by Conor Mc Gloughlin. The chat lasted late into the night as we ruminated on our sailing exploits & made plans for 2015.

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Prize Giving

The 79th Laying Up supper provided the usual forum for an entertaining and enjoyable prize giving evening. Club member racing in the summer and autumn of 2014 generated some 81 separate sailing titles including cups, trophies and series titles which were recognised at this much loved annual event. A quick review of the results demonstrates the adage the more you race the more likely you will win and those who sail most frequently win the most prizes. 26 boats and helms won prizes. Of these 18 were presented on the night. In the cruiser class Paul Hick of Easy-Go and his team did best winning the Clifton, Kevin Duff, Mariners and Holmpatrick Cups along with 7 series titles. The Sapphire prizes were not presented and will be held over for the separate cruiser supper. In the dinghy classes regular sailors Sam Shiels, Niall McGrotty, Colman Grimes and Stan Shepherd were presented with 14 trophies between them along with 15 separate series title wins. Farther and son mermaid competitors Frank and Paul Browne won the J Boylan and Dardis trophies. Helm of the Year was won by Colman Grimes. Congratulations also to Ross Galbraith, Alan Early, Cathal Sheridan, Noel Clarke and Don Cromer who also picked up prizes. The female sailors were well represented by the all girl crew of Easy-Go who won the Commodore’s prize, Grainne McGrotty who won the Symco trophy, and Mary Whitty winning the mermaid crews prize. Last and perhaps most important recognition of the evening was the Punch Oak Trophy for the volunteer of the year. This was won by Garry Owens for his continued work in supporting club activities in providing his well maintained committee boat for major sailing events for a number of years now, organising club talks and captaining the cruiser fleet. Thanks Garry. Special recognition was also given to the Race officers. Thanks to all volunteers through the year who help make sailing work in our club week in/week out.

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** Fun Music Night
In aid of
St. Francis Hospice, Raheny
in
Skerries Sailing Club

Saturday 22nd November at 8 pm

Auction &Monster Raffle – great prizes

A musical night for all to enjoy, from
traditional to Risky Business

All welcome – Come along and join in the craic.
No cover charge

For further information – please contact Anne Carroll 0868630554.

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