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2020 Junior Summer Training Programme

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Junior Committee are delighted to open registration for the SSC 2020 Junior Training Programme.

We have carefully reviewed government phased reopening guidelines, as well as Irish Sailing Association’s ‘Return to Sailing’.   We will continue to review the plans as we receive further advice from the government and ISA.
In order to get the sailors on the water we have organised 3 parts as follows:

  • Part 1: June – online (tutorials, quizzes and games) – Getting Ready to Sail
  • Part 2:  July (replacing the cancelled April spring training) – Sailing for Fun
  • Part 3:  August –  Summer ISA Courses (hopefully for all levels)

Please see 2020 Junior Summer Sailing Programme for full details.

If you have questions about the training content, please contact  Junior Training Officer: Olive Parker at

If you have questions about registration, payment or Zoom links, please contact Junior Convenor Nora Pyne at or 0862296647

Happy sailing!

optimist RACK tidy

The Junior Committee hopes you and yours are well in these difficult times.  Following COVID guidelines, our junior spring training had to be cancelled this year.  We are eager to get SSC junior sailors on the water as soon as it is safe to do so. You can follow updates on the juniors section of the SSC website.

The Optimist racks are getting a tidy and we need your help identifying boats, trolleys and unclaimed sails/masts. If you recognise any of the boats in  Optimist Rack Photos , please let us know, either by email or call Nora (0862296647).

We’d like to make arrangements for all boats, either for ongoing storage or collection after COVID restrictions have lifted.  Right now, we are asking only that owners contact us; collection or storage arrangements can be made later. Owners have the next 90 days to be in touch.  After that (Saturday, September 12th), we’ll assume you’re happy for us to dispose of anything left of the racks. This may include gifting to SSC for junior sailing, gifting to a junior sailor, selling or disposal.

Thanks very much for your help.

Again, the contact details are either by email or by calling Nora (0862296647).

Regards, the Junior Sailing Committee