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Message from the Sailing Secretary.

First and foremost, I hope all members and their families are keeping safe and well during these distinctive times.  I want to send a quick update on the sailing season.  Clearly, we are in unchartered waters and with little or no timelines available it is hard to provide definite answers as to schedules and fixtures.

The Sailing Club will follow all guidelines from the HSE, Irish Government, and Irish Sailing as they get updated over the coming weeks. At this time, we will continue with the May schedule and I will circulate a soft copy of the fixture list to all members next week. However, the schedule will be driven by what the authorities say when a review of the current status will take place in the next week. I believe it is highly unlikely that the May series will go ahead, however for now we will wait and see.

In these tough times it is nice to look forward to getting on the water this summer, whether that is sooner or later.  I know many of the classes have WhatApps, Facebook, and email groups.  I encourage you all to keep in touch with your fellow sailors in the coming weeks and months ahead.  Or even try your hand with some online sailing through virtual regatta in the link below.

Stay safe,


Club Closed until further notice

As previously advised by Newsletter, Skerries Sailing Club will remain closed until further notice. This website remains open. Please call 083 068 5666 or email for any urgent matters. Also please see above tab “Info/Club Officers – 2020” for more contact details. At this time we wish all our members and their families every safety during this current pandemic. Liam O’Callaghan , Commodore. (

Commodore Liam O’Callaghan

Outgoing Commodore presents Commodore’s Burgee to incoming 2020 Commodore Liam O’Callaghan.

At last nights Annual General Meeting of Skerries Sailing Club Liam O’Callaghan was elected to be the 41st Commodore of our club. We wish Liam and his new committee all the best in their tenure and especially for the upcoming 2020 season which will, of course, include the Progressive Credit Union GP14 World Championships in July.



Skerries Sailing Club have a position vacant for a Club Manager and is accepting applications for this full time position, which incorporates overall responsibility for the management of the club including administration and hospitality.
The job will include management of all off water facilities and activities, direct management and training of all staff, financial management and marketing. The Club Manager will report to the General Committee of Skerries Sailing Club. Applicants must be able to work a flexible 35 hour a week which will include evening/ weekend hours.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in management with some experience in event management and the catering industry, have strong interpersonal skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office Word and Excel. A detailed job description is available on request from
The closing date for applications is Friday 27th March. If you are interested in working in an exciting vibrant Club please send your CV with a cover letter outlining why you are suitable for this position to

Reminder – Annual General Meeting Thursday, 5th March 2020, at 8.30 p.m.


  1. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, 14th March, 2019
  2. Matters arising from the minutes
  3. Resolutions
  4. Commodores Address
  5. Honorary Treasurer’s Report
  6. Election of Auditors
  7. Honorary Sailing Secretary’s Report
  8. Election of Officers:
  9. Commodore
  10. Vice Commodore
  11. Honorary Secretary
  12. Honorary Treasurer
  13. Honorary Sailing Secretary
  14. Assistant Honorary Sailing Secretary
  15. Assistant Honorary Treasurer
  16. Social Secretary
  17. Chair of the Cadet Sailing Section
  18. Committee
  19. Any Other Business