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Prize Winners at our September 2015 Regatta

Written by Jim O Sullivan

First Place Overall went to Gordon Jess and Rachel Bevan

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Chris and Aisling Cahir second Place Overall

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Michael and Niamh Haig Third Place

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Terry Cook and Ralph Roberts from the UK won the best visiting Wayfarer 

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Sean Hynes and Mike O Dea  first prize in the Junior racing category

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Monica Schaeffer from  the  Irish and UK Wayfarer association  presenting  Commodore Jim O Sullivan and Sailing Secretary Margaret Hynes  with a board from the international Wayfarer  Derby and Wateryways Ireland

2015 Regatta

Written by Jim O Sullivan

Great Action at this weekends regatta

Click here for a birdseye view from Pat Biesty on his GP14 boat

September Regatta 2015

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2015 September Regatta Poster

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Cork Dinghy Fest

Written by Jim O Sullivan

A number of Cullaun sailors travelled to the Dinghy fest in the Royal Cork Yacht Club, taking part in the 198 boat regatta. Some Cullaun club members teamed up with Killaloe sailors, in both the RS 200 fleet and the RS400 fleet. Cullaun was also represented in the Laser fleet.
The sailing are for the RS fleet was outside the harbour, East of roches point, 4-5 nautical miles from RCYC S the crow flies.Conditions very tough on Friday with strong winds and bumpy seas. Sailors were hard pressed to stay upright and it was a tough day for all. Five races were sailed due to the light winds forecast for the weekend.
Saturday had the complete opposite conditions , with several boats being towed to the start line with the first gun four and a half hours after the sailors left shore!

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 The light conditions meant only two races were sailed and most boats had to be towed ashore!
Sunday dawned with light conditions and the racing was held in the harbour, with four short races. Typically the wind rose once racing was finished and weekend sailors enjoyed great conditions flying  back to Crosshaven.
There was great support and organisation on and off the water, With great comradarie, new and old aquainances made and a thirst for more sailing!

 

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Looks very windy for the bank holiday

Written by Jim O Sullivan

I have good news and bad news for you.  The good news is that Wind Guru have created a spot for Cullaun Sailing club on their site so just go to windguru.com and type in Cullaun Sailing Club and you will see the weather for this area.  The bad news is that it is force 6 gusting up to force 8 on sunday so it means that we will not be able to sail this sunday.

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 Mike Hayes, Billy O Mahony and Des Mc Mahon are in Cork this weekend studying their day skippers course so we wish them well and hope that the conditions are not as windy for them.

 

Cullaun Sailing Club punches well above its weight in the Irish National Championships

Written by Jim O Sullivan

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Ireland's biggest sailing event, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, has come to a close after an exciting four days of racing in Dublin Bay with over 400 boats and almost 3,000 sailors competing. Cullaun Sailing Club from Kilkishen were very well represented with 3 Wayfarer boats and one GP 14. Margaret Hynes and Michael Hayes came second in the Irish National Championship with her son Sean Hynes and John Wilson coming in fifth and Jim O Sullivan with his Son Luke took seventh place. Des Mac Mahon and Pat Beisty represented the club in the GP14 category

Regatta Chairman Tim Goodbody's reminder that 'Volvo Dun Laoghaire is a fun regatta, not a championship' did little to stem the fierce competition for the coveted Volvo prizes in 29 classes as the last race of the event concluded in the lightest winds of the series while there were gusts of up to 30 nauts on friday morning.

The biennial regatta is being hailed an enormous success both afloat and ashore for a combined fleet of 415 boats, the biggest on the Irish Sea. Over 250 races on five different courses were staged in a range of light to very heavy conditions since racing began last Thursday. Trophies were awarded in each of the 29 competing classes this afternoon, bringing the curtain down on one of the most successful staging's of Ireland's biggest sailing event.

LogoCullaun Sailing Club www.cullaunsailingclub.com is an active dinghy club situated between Kilkishen and Tulla and is currently running Summer camp for 24 kids and will be running adult courses and Powerboat courses over the Summer. Anyone interested in joining the club take a look at our website or facebook page.

Thanks to Cenit College for Sponsoring Jim O Sullivan at the Event

 

Jim and Luke O Sullivan

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Summer Camp 2015 first day briefing

Written by Jim O Sullivan

First Day at Summer Camp with a lovely bright Morning with Instructors and students getting ready to go out on the water. We have a few places left on our second two week course starting 13th of July or if you want to only do one week the talk to Junior Officer Maureen Hayes 087 9620499 or log onto www.cullaunsailingclub.com for full details

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