Skerries Sailing Club Woman on Water event this Saturday (8th June)is cancelled, unfortunately, due to forecasted adverse weather conditions. We hope to rearrange for a date in September. We are very disappointed as are the many people who applied to participate, but we don’t want anybody to have a bad experience – such are the vagaries of an outdoor sport. Contact Cliodhna at 086 852 4628 if you have any questions. We will advise in plenty of time when the rescheduled event will take place.
12 boats participated in this special annual around the Islands (to starboard) last Saturday in pleasant moderate winds. Congratulations to Brid Colman of the Just Sailing group who with her husband Colman won by just 9 seconds from Gerry Byrne. Special acknowledgement to Juan Hernandez who finished third with two Just Sailors on board. Full results below.
A very useful booklet from RNLI on lifejackets. Well worth a read if you are on the water in any form this summer. Thanks to Stan Pyke for advising. Click on download icon below.
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 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!
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.
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
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.