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GP14 Fun Event in Skerries

A special GP14 get together today in SSC when 11 boats had an enjoyable days racing (4 races) on the water, lead by their doyen, Curley Morris, pictured below. W are sure will have an even more enjoyable evening to come. Thanks to all who organised – Doire Shiels, Olive Rooney, Sam Shiels,  David Cooke, Colman Grimes, and Stuart Burns)

Sailors and Officials.

Sailing Club Branded Merchandise

Looking for something for the Christmas stocking, we have SSC hats, scarves, snoods, ties & hoodies available for sale in the club – please enquire with the bar staff on prices. Also RNLI Christmas cards still available for the last minute posts. Club open this weekend – Friday/Saturday/Sunday – see newsletter for times. Come and see the new glass balcony!

World 49s (U23) Champions – Presentation by SSC

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove were presented with two framed pictures of them sailing in Skerries by SSC Vice Commodore Liam O’Callaghan on Sunday December 2nd last to celebrate their great victory as World Champions. Liam in his speech noted that this was a first for SSC and was the result of great effort and hard work by the boys and their many support teams comprising their parents, coaches and the respective junior sections of both SSC and HYC. Robert and Sean, in a Q&A session after the presentation, spoke to the challenging program of training in Ireland and abroad (7 countries in the next 12 months!) as they complete their campaign to get to the Olympics in 2020.  Many members of the SSC junior section attended and Jack McInerney presented them with a check to support their campaign from the SSC Junior section.  See photos of the event and see Robert and Sean below with members of the junior section present – all aspiring Olympic metal winners!  We ask all members and friends to support them by purchasing their 2019 calendar (available for €5 in SSC bar).

Laying Up Supper Photos 2018

A great night was had by all!  Well done to Commodore Kathryn, Sailing Sec Ross who was MC and all who worked hard to prepare for this successful event.  Congratulations to all trophy winners.  Special thanks to Mick O’Connor for these memorable photos.

Sailing full Circle – Next Wednesday Evening Talk

Wednesday 28th November, 8.30pm

By popular acclaim our annual talk by SSC humorous sailor Garry Owens – a man of many accomplishments.  In this presentation Garry covers family adventures and misadventures in a series of boats over 45 years, sailing around the Irish and UK coasts and occasionally further afield. Full Circle refers to starting off with a 19′ day boat in 1973 and ending by downsizing this winter to a slightly larger cabin version of the same.  An attempt to regain lost youth ?  


This is a free talk.  Club open at 8.00pm. Talk starts at 8.30pm.  This is our last talk before the New Year.  Non Members Welcome.

Next Wednesday Evening Talk ==> Charting the Shannon

Wednesday 14th November, 8.30pm

A presentation by Les Saunders from the Charts Special Interest Group (CSIG) project within the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland in Skerries Sailing Club.  In the past our waterways were chartered in a rudimentary fashion and with the many changes that time brings – farming/industrial runoffs, dredging, changing water levels, etc – it has long been understood that there is a need to establish a much more reliable data set.  To this end Les and his team have been running the project for over 6 years now, and have over 7 million soundings, covered from Limerick to Beleek, the canals and Barrow, and other off navigation lakes.  Les will talk to this project and perhaps how the approach used may be extended to the shores off the north county.  Les has held the role of PRO in the CSIG since its formation in 2011. He is an elected Council Member of the IWAI and represents the CSIG on the IWAI Executive. He is also the current Commodore of Gortmore Boat Club in Terryglass.

Club open at 8.00pm. Non Members Welcome.  Bring a friend!