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2016 Calendar

Written by Jim O Sullivan

Thanks to our friends in Just Print we have a new calendar for 2016 Click on the attached file if you want to download the full copy. We still have a few left if you would like one then let us know on facebook


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New Officers at the Club

Written by Jim O Sullivan

Our new Committee was elected on thursday  28th January in Kilkishen Cultural Centre and the following were duly elected.


Commodore Jim O Sullivan
Secretary Margaret Hynes
Treasurer Samantha Harding
Sailing Secretary Billy O Mahony
Safety Officer Des Mc Mahon
Bosun Mick Laffan
Property Manager Tommy Scott
Public Relations Officer Pat Biesty
Social Secretary Emmet O Mahony
Junior Officer Sarah Byrt
Asst Junior Officer Maureen Hayes
Junior Liason officer Sean Hynes


We wish them well for the upcoming year.

There was a great overview of the clubs activities given and  an overview of our accounts for the year 2015.  There was a lively discussion from the building group and a few ideas on what we can do to help us with our developement fund.  We need to set up a fundraising developement committee and will be looking for a few volunteers to help with this over the next few weeks. If anyone wants to be part of this or has any ideas as to how we raise some money over  then we would be delighted to hear them.  Please contact one of the committee members and we will have a meeting very soon to start the ball rolling with this.

2016 AGM Notice

Written by Jim O Sullivan


2016 AGM Meeting. This will be a very important meeting as we will be discussing new developements regarding the club and the new clubhouse. Please feel free to share so that we can have all of our members past and present attend.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

Written by Jim O Sullivan


On behalf of the sailing Club we want to wish all of our Club Members, Sailing Camp Trainees,Junior members and Facebook friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. I hope Santa is as good to you as the sports capital grant fairy was to us and that you all get what you are wishing for. Next year will see lots of new changes for the better for our club and thanks to our building committee ( Tom Mc Hugh, Tommy Scott, Mick Laffan and Mike O Sullivan) we will have our new clubhouse up and running hopefully for the September Regatta. Its going to be very exciting times ahead.

Santa arrived last week to a flooded compound but thanks to Mike Mc Carthy we adjourned to Donnelons where the stove and fire was lighting and all the children were eagerly awaiting Santa Claus who surprised them by turning up in the side car of a Harley Davison Motorbike with the help of one of our club members Des Mc Mahon. 

The 28th of January is the date for our AGM in Donnelans Kilkishen and we would like to see as many members, potential members and old members to turn up and discuss our next steps in the building of the clubhouse. We will have an update on costs and anyone with any good fundraising ideas then dont be shy turn up and help us.

Have a nice break and looking forward to seeing you all in the new year


Jim O Sullivan

Prizegiving and Laying up Supper

Written by Jim O Sullivan

Due to the weather forecast for Tomorrow with wind forecasts to gust up to 70kmh we are not taking any chances and are cancelling sailing for Tomorrow. We are looking forward to the Prizegiving and Laying up Supper next *********** Friday Night****** 20th. If you haven't let us know your coming already please text Emmet 087 2680316 or click the link here http://goo.gl/forms/WzceZTNRoJ 


Cooler Series, Laying up Supper and Prizegiving

Written by Jim O Sullivan


The first of November proved to be a quiet day on the water, with light winds and a small fleet of only six boats. Margaret Hynes and Mike Hayes finished first followed by Chris and Aisling Caher , and then Brian Parks and Mike Logan. The wind died down for the second race but Margaret and Mike came in first followed by Brian and Mike and then came Mike and Sami.

There was a nice slow sail home in the setting sun.
A special thanks to Kevin, Oonagh and young Micheal, for doing OOD.
Well done to Aoife and Niamh in their first race in a RS 200.

We have only two Sunday's left and are hoping for a big turnout as we want to do a bit of publicity so see you all on the water. Thanks to all the extra helpers who have "volunteered" to do rescue. All help welcome.

This Years Laying up supper and prize giving  will be in Durty Nelly's Bunratty on Friday the 20th of November and Emmet would like to have an idea of the numbers attending. Please confirm your attendance for the laying up Supper by clicking onto the link here.

This is a great event and is open to all members and Junior Members 


Our own First Junior Instructors

Written by Jim O Sullivan

Congratulations to Aoife Ward, Niamh Edwards, Roisin Fallon, Sami Benfreji and Sean Hynes from Cullaun, and Loughlin from Lough Ree Sailing Club. This is the first time the training course has been run in Cullaun with 6 juniors going through their final paces to qualify as junior instructors Well done to everyone

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