SKERRIES SAILING CLUB NEWSLETTER –30th January 2014.

WINTER TALKS

Fancy coming to the club this winter to listen to tall tales of derring do on the high seas. Some of our members’ activities will be relived on the following dates at about 8pm each evening – Wed 5th February; David Jackson and Anthony Doyle will tell it like it was, nothing left out, to compete in the 2013 Fastnet Race. Sun 9th March; Terry McCoy & Monica Alcock describe ‘The Gathering’ cruise in company to Cork and Kerry, plus a sentimental pilgrimage up the Kenmare River. Wed 2nd April; Two in One - Brian Lennon shares his expertise on yacht instrumentation and shows highlights of his cruise to South Wales and the Bristol Channel. Everyone is welcome to come along and listen to tall tales of derring-do on the high seas.

NEW HONOURARY LIFE-MEMBERS.

Your committee would like to announce that, in recognition of the significant contribution made to the Club over many decades, Ms Sylvia Hogan, Mr Joe Boylan & Mr Sean Rooney will be awarded Honorary Life-Membership. We hope to present them with their awards at a ceremony on Friday 7th February next at 7:30pm and would like to invite all of our members to attend.

ICC COURSES

If you ever fancied chartering a cruiser abroad of if you simply would like to learn more about big boat handling then this course is for you! The International Certificate of Competency course will be run by Paul Hick starting on Feb 11th and each Tuesday through 11th March. Exam and practical exam will follow. Fee is only €100. To book your place contact Paul on 086 855 2641.

CRUISER ANNUAL DINNER

This is the big social event of the year for all you cruiser sailors and friends. Sating place on Saturday 22nd Feb, tickets are only €25. Book with Donal at donallynam@hotmail.com

ATTN SAILING INSTRUCTORS

Senior/Dinghy/Advanced Boat Handling/Kites & Wires/Adventure instructors required for summer courses during June/July/August. Please apply in confidence to oliveparker69@yahoo.ie or Juniorconvenor@skerriessailingclub.com before 15th February. Further info contact: Olive Parker @ 087 2664202

FLOTILLA SAILING

If you are thinking of a sailing holiday for 2014 then some of the major players have 2014 prices out now with discounts for early booking –

Sailing Holidays http://tinyurl.com/ngwmrk8
Sunsail www.sunsail.com
Cosmos www.cosmosyachting.com
MEMBERS INFORMATION

Renewal forms will be dispatched shortly so if you want to change any details of your membership (type, boats, emails etc.) then let Siobhan know ASAP – membership@skerriessailingclub.com.





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