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Skerries Sailing Club Junior Regatta 17th September

Our junior regatta will take place on 17th September.  Whether you are new to sailing or more experienced we cater for all with coaching provided for the regatta fleet. Early entry ends on 14th September and the entry form and NOR can be downloaded here. Come sail with us and have fun on the water.

Hope to see you there – SSC Junior Committee

SSC Junior Regatta 2016 ENTRY FORM SSC Junior Regatta 2016 Notice of Race SSC Junior Regatta 2016 Revised Sailing Instructions v2

GP14 IRISH & MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 = Full Results

Full Results of GP14 Nationals at SSC – click on below

GP14 SSC Results

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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.

 

Skerries Sailing Club Regatta 2016

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.

Class Race Winner 2nd 3rd
Cruisers Howth to SSC – overall – Rockabill Cup Sean Davis – Symi n/a n/a
Cruisers Howth to SSC – 1st SSC boat – Rockabill Trophy Sean Davis – Symi n/a n/a
Cruisers Regatta Sean Davis – Symi Paul Hick – Easy Go Robbie Keys – Siamsa
Mermaids Regatta – Brown Cow Trophy Sam Shiels – Azezzy Brian McNally – Gentoo Paddy Dillon – Wild Wind
Mermaids Red Island Cup – 1st SSC boat 1st race Frankie Browne – Cara II n/a n/a
Lasers Regatta Darragh Kelleher Darach Dinneen Graham Burns
Lasers Brian Leahy Memorial Trophy Darragh Kelleher n/a n/a
Class I Regatta Stuart Burns Liam O’Callaghan Finn Kelleher
Optimists Regatta Fionnan O’Connor n/a

2016 Leinster Toppers – RESULTS

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Toppers at SSC

Skerries Sailing Club – Junior section – are pleased to run the Leinster Toppers annual event for 2016 on June 18th and 19th.  Below are requisite information and application form.

  1.   TOPPER LEINSTERS 2016 Notice of Race Final
  2.   2016Topper Leinster Sailing Instructions Final (1)
  3.   Topper Leinster’s Entry Form SSC
  4.   INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS ARRIVING AT SKERRIES SAILING CLUB TOPPER LEINSTERS 2016
  5. Topper Leinsters Support Boat Rescue Boat registration forms
  6.   Trailer Parking at Skerries Mills Park Field

We look forward to welcoming you to Skerries for this event and hope everyone enjoys taking part.  Skerries is holding a Water Festival the same weekend from the Friday to Sunday so there will be plenty for the non sailors to do but it will also be that bit busier so bear that in mind. We ask that you download a copy of the entry form and email it to juniors@skerriessailingclub.com so that we have an idea of numbers.   We don’t have the facility to take credit cards so please bring the exact entry fee on the day.  Also as well as the competitor food we will be serving BBQ food each day for a very reasonable sum.  Safe traveling.  SSC Junior Committee