With the new Sailing Season just about to kick off, our final Off-Season Winter Wednesday Evening talk this week is by Stan Pyke, our club safety guru. And what better topic than safety preparation for the upcoming sailing season. Stan will remind us of the dos and don’ts of staying safe in the bay. Stan will also assess your life jackets and advise on the best ways to maintain. Bring your lifejackets along and any questions you might have. Lets have a safe summer sailing or indeed in any water sport this year!
Wednesday 24th April, 8.30pm. This is a free talk. Club opens at 8.00pm. Talk starts at 8.30pm. Non Members Welcome.
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 Islesof Scilly on Blue Air in June 2018 with comments on gettingknotted near Arklow, a different view of the watch system, aerialshots of beautiful Padstow and Dale, tidal observations offMilford Haven. Almost as good as going there yourself and a lot cheaper!
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 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.
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.
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
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
This is a free
talk. Club open at 8.00pm. Talk starts at 8.30pm. Non Members