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Scillies or Bust!

This next Winter Wednesday Evening talk is by Brian Lennon on March 27th. at 8.30pm.

An illustrated account of our third successful trip to the Isles of Scilly on Blue Air in June 2018 with comments on getting knotted near Arklow, a different view of the watch system, aerial shots of beautiful Padstow and Dale, tidal observations off Milford Haven. Almost as good as going there yourself and a lot cheaper!

This is a free talk. Bring a friend!

Neil Cramer Retires from The Committee

After fifteen years on Committee, two years finding his feet, three  as Sailing Secretary, two as Vice Commodore, two as Commodore, two as Rear Commodore and four as Treasurer, Neil is stepping down. We thank Neil for his contribution and wish him all the best in his sailing years to come. He is not going away. 

He is seen here being presented with a memento by Commodore Kathryn Collins at the recent AGM.

Robert & Sean NOW need your support

Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove enter 2019 with 49er Olympic qualification firmly in their sights. Following a super season in 2018 that culminated in winning the U23 49er World Championships in Marseille, the pair now need your support.

Please register you interest for regular news and updates on their qualification progress to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  Link here – https://mailchi.mp/a27c828f0169/dickson-waddilove-49er-campaign

AGM – 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Skerries Sailing Club will take place in the Club House bar on Thursday, 14th March, 2019 at 8.30 p.m.

Please see below the Notice of AGM, Agenda and a blank Nomination Form for new Committee proposals for the coming year (you can contact any member of the committee directly to offer yourself for a committee spot prior to 7 March) and Annual Accounts for 2018.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

THE SINKING OF THE RMS LEINSTER (1918) – Wednesday 30th January, 8.30pm

October 10th last was the 100th anniversary of the greatest loss of Irish lives at sea when the “mail boat” (RMS Leinster) was sunk within sight of shore, ten miles off Dun Laoghaire in 1918 just before the end of World War One. Over 500 people were lost when the ship was torpedoed by German U-boat UB-123.  It remains the largest loss of Irish lives at sea ever.

How did it happen that a passenger ship was attacked so near the end of the War? Who and what was on board the ship? Why were so many lost so near the shore? Could more have been done? Are there any local connections to Skerries or North Dublin?  Why have we not heard much about this before?

Niall O’Reilly has been researching these RMS Leinster questions for a few years after finding out that a relation of his was one of those lost. He will give an illustrated talk about the ship, the people on-board, the attack, the aftermath, his journey of discovery and a tale of romance lost and found!

Niall, a native of Malahide, has lived in Skerries for over 40 years.

This is a free talk.  Club open at 8.00pm. Talk starts at 8.30pm.  Non Members Welcome.

 

GP14 Worlds 2020 – Accommodation

Skerries Sailing Club (SSC) are please to host the GP14 2020 World Championships on July 25th to 31st, 2020.

The purpose of this featured post is to provide information to all participants, volunteers and sponsors. This post is under development at this time but will grow to include information and directions on all aspects of this major event including accommodation, registration, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, social calendar, places of interest, hostelries, and other information. If the information you seek is not yet available please come back later. Urgent request/ comments/ suggestions may be emailed to webmaster@skerriessailingclub.com.

Accommodation

B&Bs in locality (as at 28/1/2019)

Other types of accommodations and campsites will be added here later.

NOTE – If any local accommodation provider would like to be listed or if any member can provide suitable rooms please email
webmaster@skerriessailingclub.com for a short confidential application form.

Members/Friends Accommodation

More to follow…….