Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove enter 2019 with 49er Olympic qualification firmly in their sights. Following a super season in 2018 that culminated in winning the U23 49er World Championships in Marseille, the pair now need your support.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General
Meeting of Skerries Sailing Club will take place in the Club House bar on
Thursday, 14th March, 2019 at 8.30 p.m.
Please see below the Notice of AGM, Agenda and a blank Nomination Form for new Committee proposals for the coming year (you can contact any member of the committee directly to offer yourself for a committee spot prior to 7 March) and Annual Accounts for 2018.
October 10th last was the 100th anniversary of the greatest
loss of Irish lives at sea when the “mail boat” (RMS Leinster) was sunk within
sight of shore, ten miles off Dun Laoghaire in 1918 just before the end of
World War One. Over 500 people were lost when the ship was torpedoed by German
U-boat UB-123. It remains the largest loss of Irish lives at sea ever.
How did it happen that a passenger ship was attacked so near
the end of the War? Who and what was on board the ship? Why were so many lost
so near the shore? Could more have been done? Are there any local connections
to Skerries or North Dublin? Why have we not heard much about this
Niall O’Reilly has been researching these RMS Leinster
questions for a few years after finding out that a relation of his was one of
those lost. He will give an illustrated talk about the ship, the people
on-board, the attack, the aftermath, his journey of discovery and a tale of
romance lost and found!
Niall, a native of Malahide, has lived in Skerries for over 40
This is a free
talk. Club open at 8.00pm. Talk starts at 8.30pm. Non Members
A special GP14 get together today in SSC when 11 boats had an enjoyable days racing (4 races) on the water, lead by their doyen, Curley Morris, pictured below. W are sure will have an even more enjoyable evening to come. Thanks to all who organised – Doire Shiels, Olive Rooney, Sam Shiels, David Cooke, Colman Grimes, and Stuart Burns)
Looking for something for the Christmas stocking, we have SSC hats, scarves, snoods, ties & hoodies available for sale in the club – please enquire with the bar staff on prices. Also RNLI Christmas cards still available for the last minute posts. Club open this weekend – Friday/Saturday/Sunday – see newsletter for times. Come and see the new glass balcony!
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove were presented with two framed pictures of them sailing in Skerries by SSC Vice Commodore Liam O’Callaghan on Sunday December 2nd last to celebrate their great victory as World Champions. Liam in his speech noted that this was a first for SSC and was the result of great effort and hard work by the boys and their many support teams comprising their parents, coaches and the respective junior sections of both SSC and HYC. Robert and Sean, in a Q&A session after the presentation, spoke to the challenging program of training in Ireland and abroad (7 countries in the next 12 months!) as they complete their campaign to get to the Olympics in 2020. Many members of the SSC junior section attended and Jack McInerney presented them with a check to support their campaign from the SSC Junior section. See photos of the event and see Robert and Sean below with members of the junior section present – all aspiring Olympic metal winners! We ask all members and friends to support them by purchasing their 2019 calendar (available for €5 in SSC bar).