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2022 Community Activities Funding

SSC is delighted to have been awarded funding from the 2022 Community Activities Fund. The club will receive €3,250 towards the Junior section’s operating and running costs. This funding is much needed and greatly appreciated at a time when all our costs are increasing.

In addition, the club has been awarded €1,962 in capital costs for external works, as part of the Community Enhancement Programme. This will part-fund the replacement of the section of uneven paving in front of the club. The Junior section of the club is now organising sailing for children with additional needs, and this work will make this area of the club more accessible to wheelchair users and other people with mobility impairments. It will also provide a level surface in front of the club where many community events are hosted.

The Community Activities Fund is managed by the Department of Rural and Community Development with Fingal allocated €301,042 in funding for groups across the county. It is administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area, and is part of the wider Community Enhancement Programme, which has funded over 8,000 projects in urban and rural communities throughout Ireland since first being launched in 2018.

Laying Up Supper 2021

We are delighted to announce the return of our Annual Laying Up Supper, hosted on Saturday 20th November.

The evening begins at 19:30, greeting you with a glass of Prosecco, then sitting down to a 3 Course Dinner, provided by Conor McGloughlin and followed by our Annual Prize Giving.

Tickets are €50 per person and only available for purchase online in advance, clicking here:
https://ti.to/skerries-sailing-club/laying-up-supper-2021

We have a reduced capacity this year, tickets are on a first come first served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment. Closing date for purchasing your tickets is strictly Wednesday 10th November.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the night and celebrating our fantastic year of sailing. This event will be run in compliance with current government guidelines, to keep all our members and staff safe.

Progressive Credit Union GP14 World Championships 2022

Skerries Sailing Club are excited to be hosting the Progressive Credit Union GP14 World Championships 2022 which will take place August 14th to 19th 2022.

Worlds Sponsors

We last hosted this event in 1997 and memories of a great week are still alive by locals, club members & GP14s sailors that attended. We are expecting in the region of 120-130 boats to our club and the sailors are really in for a treat. We boast a top class sailing area directly off the Harbour of Skerries and the week long event should see varying weather conditions.

Off water a full social programme is being arranged at the club all week. The town is also awash with some great restaurants and in mid August will be in the height of the summer season. Being on a peninsula we get some beautiful sunsets across the bay in the summer and Skerries is a popular tourist destination with some fabulous beaches in the town. This event is the ideal family holiday. A host of events will also be arranged for non sailors. Dublin City Centre is also just 30 minutes on the train so there is plenty to see within close proximity to Skerries.

Please help us organise the event and get your entries in early. We look forward to hosting you at our club very soon.

How to get to Skerries

By Plane – The Airport is conveniently located approximately 23 km from the town of Skerries. Regular buses, coaches and taxis will get you here. 

By Ferry – Dublin Port is a 30 minute drive from the Skerries giving easy access from the UK. See Irish Ferries & Stena Line websites.

Official Noticeboard

Click here for the events Official Noticeboard. Here you will find notice of race, links for entry and payment, event information. This will be the events Virtual Official Noticeboard during the event.

Accommodation

Accommodation in the town mainly consists of B&Bs & Guesthouses, with a few Hotels available withing 10-15 mins drive. There have been alot of private homes offered to rent for the week of the event also. If you already secured accommodation for the 2020 worlds, please contact them first. Please contact us at any stage and we can email you the most up to date accommodation list.

Camping & Motorhomes will be accommodated within walking distance to the club. More details will follow on this. If this is your plan please advise us of your requirements by email and we will reserve your place and be in contact with you prior to the event with details and payment.

All enquiries to: cgrimes@colmangrimes.ie

Fireball Leinster Championships 2021

FINAL Results after 6 races (Sat 3rd/Sun 4th July 2021)

Press articles:

Skerries Sailing Club will be hosting the Fireball Leinster Championships 2021 on Sat 3rd July – Sun 4th July.

Organised Adult Sailing Starts Wed 12th May

Following meetings this week with Irish Sailing we are given the go ahead to commence Recreational Training and Race Training for Adults as of May 12th in compliance with the latest Governmental Covid Guidelines.

We are planning on the following for Skerries Sailing Club

  • Wed 12th May:  Recreational Training and Race Training for Adults, Course Marks will be laid in the water, Safety & Committee boats will be in attendance, training starts at 19.45. 
  • Sun 16th May: Recreational Training and Race Training for Adults, Course Marks will be laid in the water, Safety & Committee boats will be in attendance, training starts at 11.00
  • Subsequent Wednesday and Sunday  Recreational Training and Race Training for Adults will commence at above times up to 6th June.
  • Formal Club Racing commences Wed 9th June.

Changing and shower rooms are off limits until further notice, toilets will be available.