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GP14 – O’TIARNAIGH CHALLENGE (Pre Worlds) – Results

Skerries Sailing Club hosted the 2022 O’Tiarnaigh Challenge over the weekend 30th/31st July . This event has always had a different style to it than your regular event and this year is no different. Branded the Pre Worlds (for the year that’s in it) the main focus of the weekend was to get as a lot of gate start practice at the worlds venue , Results for each day as below

Skerries Sailing Club Regatta & Mermaid Leinster Championships 2022 – Results.

The 2022 Skerries Sailing Club Regatta & Mermaid Leinster Championships will be held in Skerries Sailing Club on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th of July.

Event Results:

Entry is now open here

AMENDMENT TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:

Cruiser Race 1:

Race 1 from Howth to Skerries on Saturday 9th July is being replaced with a bay race. FG 1145hrs

Amendment to the start:

Races will be started using RRS 26, amended to a 3-minute starting sequence ( Except for Cruisers and Mermaids which will use a 5 starting sequence)

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.

Official Notice Board – Optimist Leinster Championships 2022

Entry Information

  • Registration and Event information – join WhatsApp group below
    Friday 17th Registration 17:30 to 19:30
    Saturday 18th Registration 9:00 to 10:00

Groups:

Main Fleet
Regatta Fleet

Results

Click on gallery button to see the official photographs from the SSC Optimist Leinsters Championships 2022.

Bar and Restaurant Information

Friday evening 17th June

Main Bar upstairs will be open from 6pm.

Saturday morning 18th June

Scones / Croissants Teas and coffees for Parents in Club house upstairs between 09:30 & 11:30.
Donations to the RNLI appreciated.

Volunteer lunches for those going afloat will be available. (NOTE: no plastic water bottles).

Main Bar upstairs will be open from 12pm with toasties available.

Saturday afternoon 18th June

Hot chocolate and biscuits available to the sailors when they come off the water from Downstairs Wet Bar.

Saturday evening 18th June

Dinner from 5.30pm
Hot food served by Conor McGloughlin (loughandkee.ie)
Lasange/Chicken Curry/Vegetarian Chilli

Please note that meals must be pre-booked by All (including all sailors) BEFORE Wednesday 15th June.

Sailors – €3 prebooked only
Child non sailor – €10 prebooked only
Adult – €15 prebooked only

Sunday 19th June

Volunteers lunches.
Scones / Croissants Teas and coffees for Parents in Club house upstairs between 09:30 & 11:30.
Donations to the RNLI appreciated.

Main Bar upstairs will be open from 12pm with toasties available.

Soup & Rolls will be available to all sailors when they come off the water from Downstairs Wet Bar.

Willie McCormack Fruit

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.

PCU GP14 World Championships 2022 – Results

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. 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 105 boats 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.

Click here for the events Official Notice board. Here you will find sailing instructions, etc and other documents relating to event management (including online forms for seeking redress, etc). This will be the events Virtual Official Noticeboard during the event.

ACCOMODATION, MEALS & MERCHANDISE INFO FOR COMPETITORS – Latest! 

Worlds Sponsors

Without sponsors these events cannot take place. We would like to thank all our sponsors below, big and small.

All enquiries to Colman Grimes – sailsec@skerriessailingclub.com