A great evening was had by all at the annual Cruisers Prize giving evening on Saturday February 27th last.
Of special note was the presentation of the Challenge cup in which Philip Jenkinson, grandson of the original 1927 presentor of the cup – Molly Joebges, re-presented the cup to Sean Davis, this years winner.
16th March ’16 at 20.30 hrs. (A 2 for 1 night!)
The Sound of Sikorsky – Paul Hick
A real life Helicopter Rescue experience. Hear about getting towed backwards in a force 11 and being lifted – “the top 2/3 of the spars flared about our heads!
Followed by Sailing Videos – the excitement of sailing – a series of videos on aspects of sailing – Martin O’Toole.
30th March ’16 at 20.30 hrs
Did a 19 year German Girl sailor become an Honorary member of Skerries Sailing Club in 1950?
Hear the story of her epic sailing adventures in an 18 foot boat with her 63 year old father.
SSC Junior Section AGM is taking place on Tuesday 8th March from 19.30-20.30. Any member (incl non Junior) wishing to volunteer for the Junior Committee or to assist with the Junior Committee during the year please contact Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org – all help much appreciated.
The sound of “La Marseillaise” rang around the club on Friday night Feb 12th at our now bi-annual international social event.
A great evening of music from the ever popular Genepool entertained our French visitors and many members. Well done to Kathryn Collins for organising. And to Cliona Boylan and Kathryn for the food. A great night – pitty about the match………
The provisional sailing events and fixture list for 2016 is now available. Click on the link below. All comments welcome.
Fixtures list 2016
This will be finalised at the boat owners meeting in late March 2016 (date to be confirmed).
Our Winter Talks program commences in late January. Details as below. All talks begin at 20.30 hrs and are open to both members and non members. Invite a friend!
20th January ‘16 – The Longitude problem and the development of the marine chronometer by Barry Kenny, Commodore DMYC
Determining position east or west was a major problem for all mariners before the end of the 18th century – hear how a Yorkshire carpenter changed all that.
3rd February ’16 – Half Hull Models – the CAD/CAM of the steam age! by Declan O’Bannion, SSC
Before modern techniques became widely used, the half-hull or half-model was a key tool, used by Shipwrights, in the design and construction of ships and yachts. Hear how this early tool was made and used.
17th February ‘16 – Irish Coast Guard – the Organisation, people and resources by Jim Dowling et al, SSC
Learn about the history, responsibilities and equipment used.
2nd March ‘16 – Could SSC mount an America’s Cup Challenge? by Gerry Byrne, SSC
The America’s Cup is associated with large swanky and wealthy yacht clubs but a quarter of a century ago events which shook the sailing world to its core demonstrated that even small local yacht clubs can shove their oars into this most prestigious of contests. The SSC’s Gerry Byrne attended one of the America’s Cup’s most bizarre contests, a match which proved that clubs like Skerries are more than qualified to mount a challenge for the Auld Mug
A very enjoyable supper was held last Saturday night November 14th in the Club to celebrate the end of a sucessful season and present trophies to our many winners. Some 74 titles and 36 trophies were presented to 23 helms. Congratulations to Helen Ryan on being the volunteer of the year 2015. Well done to Donal and his team (including Conor McLoughlin) for a great meal and well organised event.
The 2015 season came to a successful end on Saturday October 24th last with the end of the October series. See newsletter – SSC Newsletter Oct 30th 2015 – for full details. (Also full list of season winners here – SSC Trophies Winners 2015) The additional edge added to that series of an inter club mermaid completion between SSC and RSC added to the overall enjoyment by all. Well done to Paul Browne for organising.
The Inis Rua craning out overseen by Neil, Jimmy and Sam.
Look forward to seeing all at the Laying Up supper next Saturday. Stay tunned for further events including a series of talks being planned for wednesdays post Christmas period.