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,
Registration is now open for the Junior Summer Sailing Courses that will run during July in Skerries Sailing Club. Details of the courses are in this document. We have courses available for all levels of experience, we also have club boats, buoyancy aids and wetsuits for hire, subject to availability.
For booking please submit the registration form which can be found in the document above. Courses are filling up fast and places are strictly limited.
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.
Blue Air sailed out of Skerries on Saturday 2nd of June with its crew wondering where on earth we would get to. The fact that the Isles of Scilly had been the intended destination for the previous eight months was no guarantee we would ever reach them, given the previous year’s frustrating experiences. In fact, one club member said, with tongue in cheek, that he would probably see us in Scotland!
Our JUST SAILING program is designed to introduce adults to sailing in a fun and relaxed way. 2019 season currently underway. 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.
Free Sailing Theory Course at SSC is now complete. Just Sailing commences 10.00hrs on Saturday May 11th. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
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.