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Progressive Credit Union GP14 World Championships 2022

Skerries Sailing Club are excited to be hosting the Progressive Credit Union GP14 World Championships 2022 which will take place August 14th to 19th 2022.

Worlds Sponsors

We last hosted this event in 1997 and memories of a great week are still alive by locals, club members & GP14s sailors that attended. We are expecting in the region of 120-130 boats to our club and the sailors are really in for a treat. We boast a top class sailing area directly off the Harbour of Skerries and the week long event should see varying weather conditions.

Off water a full social programme is being arranged at the club all week. The town is also awash with some great restaurants and in mid August will be in the height of the summer season. Being on a peninsula we get some beautiful sunsets across the bay in the summer and Skerries is a popular tourist destination with some fabulous beaches in the town. This event is the ideal family holiday. A host of events will also be arranged for non sailors. Dublin City Centre is also just 30 minutes on the train so there is plenty to see within close proximity to Skerries.

Please help us organise the event and get your entries in early. We look forward to hosting you at our club very soon.

How to get to Skerries

By Plane – The Airport is conveniently located approximately 23 km from the town of Skerries. Regular buses, coaches and taxis will get you here. 

By Ferry – Dublin Port is a 30 minute drive from the Skerries giving easy access from the UK. See Irish Ferries & Stena Line websites.

Official Noticeboard

Click here for the events Official Noticeboard. Here you will find notice of race, links for entry and payment, event information. This will be the events Virtual Official Noticeboard during the event.

Accommodation

Accommodation in the town mainly consists of B&Bs & Guesthouses, with a few Hotels available withing 10-15 mins drive. There have been alot of private homes offered to rent for the week of the event also. If you already secured accommodation for the 2020 worlds, please contact them first. Please contact us at any stage and we can email you the most up to date accommodation list.

Camping & Motorhomes will be accommodated within walking distance to the club. More details will follow on this. If this is your plan please advise us of your requirements by email and we will reserve your place and be in contact with you prior to the event with details and payment.

All enquiries to: cgrimes@colmangrimes.ie

Adult Sail Training Program – Just Sailing 2022

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 Free Theory Course to launch Just Sailing Programme for 2022.

Our popular annual Just Sailing Theory of Sailing Course starts on Thursday April 7 and continues on April 14, 21 and 28. Sessions commence at 8.00 PM and continue until 10.00 PM each evening and will be held upstairs in the Club with the bar open on the night.

This course is ideal for newcomers seeking to prepare for our Saturday morning on-the-water Just Sailing sessions which will commence in early May. Both courses are also ideal for parents and/or spouses of members thinking of giving this sailing lark a go themselves. Everyone seeking to take part MUST reserve a place in advance by emailing byrnegerardf@gmail.com.

There is no charge for the Theory of Sailing course and non-members are also welcome. However, to take instruction afloat you must be a member of the club.

Just Sailing is designed to provide basic sail training for adult newcomers to sailing. You must be a member of Skerries Sailing Club to participate. Just Sailing is free for new members. To join the club click here http://skerriessailingclub.com/join-us/.

We meet on Saturday mornings at 9.30 am and, weather permitting, tuition and practice takes place in a variety of club owned boats. Members may also use their own boats. A safety boat is always in attendance and instructors will help you improve your technique. Tuition is provided ashore when it is too windy or rough to go afloat. A series of free recorded Zoom talks on the Theory of Sailing, which accompanies the programme, is available on YouTube (see below).

For more information contact Gerry Byrne at byrnegerardf@gmail.com.

YouTube Videos for Just Sailing

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbAjNtrfiZc&t=421s

Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxzZ0FY5QJs&t=380s

Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zs-iQFzcwU

Video 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPGjUOEDdwQ&t=2s

Video 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjFpjoSNphg&t=81s

Video 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEllg6C3myg&t=2s

Video 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIYV7hMrAhQ&t=44s

Video 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhwJoBVelrI&t=103s