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SSC Regatta 2019 – Full results!

With the successful completion of the full planned 2019 Regatta racing schedule over last weekend (20/21st July) the results for each classification are below. (See https://www.facebook.com/SkerriesSailingClub/ for pictures)

Congratulations to Mermaid winner and Foynes sailors #188 Darragh Mc Cormack who stole the show with 4 first places. Well done to #131 Paddy Dillon who finished second and our own #186 Brian McNally with Valerie Cronin who finished third in a competitive field of 15 boats. Visitor David Johnston won the GP14s with our own Colman Grimes finishing second. Well done to Stan Shepherd winning the Class 1 dinghy group chased closely by the Burns family (Stuart and Graham – 2nd and 3rd respectively). Finally in the cruiser class well done to Helm’s Deep Paul Harrison and crew for winning the over all Cruiser Regatta and to Paul Hick who won the Howth to Skerries race held on the Saturday. Well done to all competitors and thanks to all the many volunteers including Race Officers Liam Dineen, Micheline Shields and Helen Ryan without whose help this great annual event would not have been possible. Full results below,

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Skerries Sailing club are pleased to announce our 86th annual Regatta on July 20th/21st . Initial details below –

Woman on the Water Event Cancelled

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.

Tower Cup Results

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.

Preparing for Safe Sailing 2019!

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.

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.