In light of Level 3 restrictions, Skerries Sailing Club has made the decision, effective immediately, to close all training activity for the next three weeks, including adult racing, adult Just Sailing and junior autumn training.
Congratulations to Mermaid winner and Foynes sailors #188 Darragh Mc Cormack who stole the show with 4 first places. Well done to #131 Paddy Dillon who finished second and our own #186 Brian McNally with Valerie Cronin who finished third in a competitive field of 15 boats. Visitor David Johnston won the GP14s with our own Colman Grimes finishing second. Well done to Stan Shepherd winning the Class 1 dinghy group chased closely by the Burns family (Stuart and Graham – 2nd and 3rd respectively). Finally in the cruiser class well done to Helm’s Deep Paul Harrison and crew for winning the over all Cruiser Regatta and to Paul Hick who won the Howth to Skerries race held on the Saturday. Well done to all competitors and thanks to all the many volunteers including Race Officers Liam Dineen, Micheline Shields and Helen Ryan without whose help this great annual event would not have been possible. Full results below,
Following a review by Skerries Sailing Club, in conjunction with our national and international stakeholders, we have decided that, in light of the current pandemic and with the consideration of the safety and welfare of all who would be involved, to postpone the GP14 World Championships 2020, originally scheduled for July 25th to 31st this year. The new date is the last week in July 2021. More details will be available at a later time.
Skerries Sailing Club (SSC) are please to host the GP14 2020 World Championships on July 25th to 31st, 2020.
The purpose of this featured post is to provide information to all participants, volunteers and sponsors. This post is under development at this time but will grow to include information and directions on all aspects of this major event including accommodation, registration, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, social calendar, places of interest, hostelries, and other information. If the information you seek is not yet available please come back later. Urgent request/ comments/ suggestions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our JUST SAILING program is designed to introduce adults to sailing in a fun and relaxed way. 2020 season is about to commence (see post April 13th on main page). It essentially involves going out on the water (weather permitting) each Saturday morning (commencing at 10.00am) and returning for coffee and cake at 11.30am to discuss the outing. If you would like to join us please contact Gerry Byrne at email@example.com.
2020 Free Sailing Theory Course this year is online and commences April 22th.
On this course, with the aid of film, slides and diagrams, you will learn the parts of a sailboat, boating safety, wind awareness, rigging a boat and steering and tacking and gybing (turning) a boat.
(If weather permits some of the above, including hoisting sails, will take place outside).
We will demonstrate how the wind drives a boat upwind, as well as downwind and show you how to sail a triangular course.
You will also learn how the weather affects sailing, what drives the tides and currents and how they affect sailing.
We will also cover safety, launching a boat and leaving a slipway or beach, as well as making a competent return. How to anchor and moor a boat will also be covered.
We will explain a bit about racing and, for those who prefer more leisurely boating, there will be an introduction to the wonderful world of cruising. There will also be a short module on basic pilotage and navigation.
Participation is freeand also open to non-members.
This course will cover similar topics up to the Irish Yachting Association’s Level 3 curriculum although ISA exams will not be held as part of this course.
It will provide an ideal background for taking part in Skerries Sailing Club’s Just Sailing programme where new members can join the club at a reduced (50%) rate and go sailing every Saturday morning.