Dinghy sailing started this week with our first training race on Wednesday. Dinghy captain Conor Cronin set straightforward windward – leeward course to start on a gusty evening. It was great to see people taking the opportunity to get used to the new starting sequence.
This Saturday afternoon there will be training racing again, with first gun at 3pm. So for those who didn’t get a chance on Wednesday, make sure to get the boat down and get some practice in.
Please make sure that you get your membership and parking paid, which can be done through your membership portal on the website, and be certain that you have your boat insured before you go racing.
The weather looks beautiful for our first hugely popular Water Time, which returns on Sunday at 11. Water Time is open to all members who can make their way safely to the sail area and back. This is a great way to get out blow out those cobwebs and practice your sailing skills. This is a family oriented session, so kids, please drag your parents out and show them what it’s all about. There are a limited number of club boats available to rent every week. Many thanks to Stuart Harris for his work organising it, and all the volunteers helping out on rescue and on shore. Please join the Water Time WhatsApp group (text 087 969 6564) if you’re not already on there – registration closes on Thursday evenings at 8pm every week to make sure there’s enough time to organise rescue.
Crew on a Cruiser
If anyone is interested in trying out cruiser racing, skippers are always looking for crew. This is a great way for sailors to meet other members and to learn the ropes on something a bit bigger. Racing takes place Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Julian Hughes is our cruiser captain. Send him a message if you’d like to know more: 086 813 4336
Sea Legs is coming back on Saturday July 3, and will run from 12pm to 1.30pm. It will be open to members’ children only this year due to continuing restrictions, and there has already been a huge response from members.
We accept children from ages 6 to 9 and introduce them to sailing and other water craft in a fun and safe environment. They will learn water safety, boating terms, a little sailing and will make loads of new friends. We’ll be looking for lots of parent volunteers for these sessions too.
Text Sheenagh at 086 174 3772 to register your interest.