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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

New Web Site – Please Register

Welcome to the new Skerries Sailing Club site. This is a new and much easier way to update club information, news, photos, events…

If it isn’t showing what you want to see, get in touch – you can add your own contributions.

Note all the old content is still available at the ‘archive’ menu item above. We will gradually transfer all pages that are still useful.

Please use the link on the left to register. Once registered, please email webmaster to be set up as an author. We need to do this to avoid ‘spam’ subscriptions.

You’ll then see a ‘New’ link above, where you can enter your own post; tell us about your season, your fleet, your plans for next year, or the winning numbers for next week’s lotto…

Stan