Full Results of GP14 Nationals at SSC – click on below
Skerries Sailing Club are pleased to host the 2016 GP14 IRISH & MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP on August 27th, 28th and 29th of this year. This event is sponsored by BACHARACH. NOR, SIs, entry form, and Safety Plan are listed here:
GP14 CLASS – IRISHMASTERS – SSC 2016 NOR
GP14 CLASS -IRISHMASTERS – SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Revised Aug 19th
GP14 CLASS – IRISHMASTERS – SSC 2016 ENTRY FORM
SAFETY PLAN SSC GP14 IRISHMASTERS 2016
SSC look forward to welcoming all GP14 sailors and friends to our club and wish them every success in their event.
SSC Regatta – 2016 – Regatta Report
The 83rd Annual Skerries Regatta took place over last weekend (July 23rd/24th) with over 37 dinghies and 10 cruisers competing. The weather was untypically friendly (except the last lap of the last race as Gerry Byrne discovered!) allowing all 4 dinghy races being completed in F2/3 but typically variable enough to provide challenging conditions. Liam Dineen and his team (Micheline and Helen) on Brian Lennon’s cruiser provided excellent courses for all. The cruiser class completed the annual Howth to Skerries race for the Rockabill Cup which was won by Sean Davis. Well done to our regatta fleet winners – Sam Shiels in Mermaids, Darragh Kelleher in Lasers, Stuart Burns in Class I and Fionnan O’Connor in the Optimists – full results below. 18 mermaids competed in the Regatta – this was the fleet’s biggest turn out this season to date as they gear up for their championships in two weeks in Howth. As always the regatta was supported by many many club volunteers who gave up time on the water to assist – in particular thanks to Ronnie Horan and Olive Parker as Safety officers and Grainne McGrotty in the Race office. Good job by Donal Lynam in looking after the house and the BBQ function. Many thanks to all the Rib drivers and assists and of course the sandwich makers who gave up their time. Our thanks to our sponsors – Blakes Cross and Paul Browne (and for organising the band on Saturday night) – for their support and the vice commodore, Kathryn Collins for organising the refreshments. Well done to Ross on his first regatta as Hon Sailing Sec.
A special prize was presented by Sinead Leahy – the Brian Leahy Memorial Trophy – and her daughters Aisling, Emma and Rachel in memory of their father Brian, a fond laser sailor in our club for many years. We also welcomed his parents Michael and Jean Leahy for the occasion. This will be a perpetual prize for the best single handed (adult) boat in the SSC Regatta. Thank you Sinead and congratulations to Darragh Kelleher on willing the inaugural race.
||Howth to SSC – overall – Rockabill Cup
||Sean Davis – Symi
||Howth to SSC – 1st SSC boat – Rockabill Trophy
||Sean Davis – Symi
||Sean Davis – Symi
||Paul Hick – Easy Go
||Robbie Keys – Siamsa
||Regatta – Brown Cow Trophy
||Sam Shiels – Azezzy
||Brian McNally – Gentoo
||Paddy Dillon – Wild Wind
||Red Island Cup – 1st SSC boat 1st race
||Frankie Browne – Cara II
||Brian Leahy Memorial Trophy
A great evening was had by all at the annual Cruisers Prize giving evening on Saturday February 27th last.
Of special note was the presentation of the Challenge cup in which Philip Jenkinson, grandson of the original 1927 presentor of the cup – Molly Joebges, re-presented the cup to Sean Davis, this years winner.
16th March ’16 at 20.30 hrs. (A 2 for 1 night!)
The Sound of Sikorsky – Paul Hick
A real life Helicopter Rescue experience. Hear about getting towed backwards in a force 11 and being lifted – “the top 2/3 of the spars flared about our heads!
Followed by Sailing Videos – the excitement of sailing – a series of videos on aspects of sailing – Martin O’Toole.
30th March ’16 at 20.30 hrs
Did a 19 year German Girl sailor become an Honorary member of Skerries Sailing Club in 1950?
Hear the story of her epic sailing adventures in an 18 foot boat with her 63 year old father.
The sound of “La Marseillaise” rang around the club on Friday night Feb 12th at our now bi-annual international social event.
A great evening of music from the ever popular Genepool entertained our French visitors and many members. Well done to Kathryn Collins for organising. And to Cliona Boylan and Kathryn for the food. A great night – pitty about the match………
The provisional sailing events and fixture list for 2016 is now available. Click on the link below. All comments welcome.
Fixtures list 2016
This will be finalised at the boat owners meeting in late March 2016 (date to be confirmed).
Our Winter Talks program commences in late January. Details as below. All talks begin at 20.30 hrs and are open to both members and non members. Invite a friend!
20th January ‘16 – The Longitude problem and the development of the marine chronometer by Barry Kenny, Commodore DMYC
Determining position east or west was a major problem for all mariners before the end of the 18th century – hear how a Yorkshire carpenter changed all that.
3rd February ’16 – Half Hull Models – the CAD/CAM of the steam age! by Declan O’Bannion, SSC
Before modern techniques became widely used, the half-hull or half-model was a key tool, used by Shipwrights, in the design and construction of ships and yachts. Hear how this early tool was made and used.
17th February ‘16 – Irish Coast Guard – the Organisation, people and resources by Jim Dowling et al, SSC
Learn about the history, responsibilities and equipment used.
2nd March ‘16 – Could SSC mount an America’s Cup Challenge? by Gerry Byrne, SSC
The America’s Cup is associated with large swanky and wealthy yacht clubs but a quarter of a century ago events which shook the sailing world to its core demonstrated that even small local yacht clubs can shove their oars into this most prestigious of contests. The SSC’s Gerry Byrne attended one of the America’s Cup’s most bizarre contests, a match which proved that clubs like Skerries are more than qualified to mount a challenge for the Auld Mug
A very enjoyable supper was held last Saturday night November 14th in the Club to celebrate the end of a sucessful season and present trophies to our many winners. Some 74 titles and 36 trophies were presented to 23 helms. Congratulations to Helen Ryan on being the volunteer of the year 2015. Well done to Donal and his team (including Conor McLoughlin) for a great meal and well organised event.