On Saturday 14th April we took Students from Transition year in the local secondary school out for a sail to see if they enjoyed sailing and being out on the water. We had great weather and they had a ball.
Thanks to all the helpers who helped on the day especially the Junior Instructors who brough them out on the Omegas. They were Sarah Byrt, Aoife Ward, Patrick Donnelan,Roisin Fallon and Luke O' Sullivan. These were ably assisted by Margaret Hynes, Roisin Stynes, Lelia O' Shaughnessy and Coranne Heffernan. thanks to all involved the students had a great day and wrote a lovely report on thier website www.sjt.ie see below for some of the photos of the day.
Thanks to Brian Park and Mike Logan for OOD on the night
Finally, great to get some good sailing under the belt.
Conditions were great with a few blows coming through to spice things up and only one or two beats where crew had to trim to leeward to keep the main open.
Well done to all the prize winners (we'll get ye next time!).
1. Margret Hynes & Mike Hayes (**four** 1st places!)
2. Mike & Niamh Haig
3. Des McMahon & Pat Biesty
Special mention to Sean O'Dea and Mike Hynes who sailed with the grown-ups, crossing the line first in the final race and being very close on other occasions.
In the Junior section, well done to Sarah Byrt who took first place.
Thanks also to Carol Anne & Alex O'Sullivan and Samantha Harding for preparing the BBQ in Donnellan's and all those who brought a dish and helped out with the many other tasks that go in to the day:
* Chris Davies & Tom Hynes on the committee boat.
* Kevin Ryan & Emmet O'Mahony on rescue
* Roisin Stynes on registration
Thanks also to Seamus and Anne in Donnelans for loaning us the bbq for the day
Margaret Hynes taking first prize
Michael and Niamh Haig taking second place at the spring regatta
Des Mac Mahon and Patrick Biesty taking third Prize with their new GP14 it looks like its going to be a very active sailing season
Call down to Donnelons in Kilkishen and have a chat with us about coming out and learning to sail this year
4 night course introductory session spread over 4 Tuesday night Sessions from 6.30 until 9.30 Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill and excitement of sailing? Cutting across the beautiful lake in Cullaun using only the power of the wind is an amazing feeling, bringing you close to nature. Perhaps you wanted to try your hand at sailing but never taken up the opportunity? Many people believe that sailing is the preserve of the wealthy and fortunate. However, now you can discover that this is no longer the case and with access to our club boats and in the safe hands of our Instructors who will, quite literally, show you the ropes and help you to learn about sailing at a pace you feel comfortable with. At Cullaun Sailing Club we have these great sail training boats that we use for our classes and these are available to our members after the instruction classes are over. Our aim is to help you enjoy the experience of sailing in a fun and safe environment. It is a great way to meet new people and make lifelong friends.
26.05.16 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OOD Mike Byrt
02.06.16 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OOD Tom Mc Hugh
09.06.16 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OOD Kevin Ryan (2)
10.06.16 - 12.06.16
Wayfarer National Championship
Jim O'Sullivan OOD