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“Great Sailing , in a fantastic location, in the company of the VERY best people “. If you can find a bottle big enough and squeeze that into it & sell it on the shelves then “Cullaun Sailing Club” will be the richest club in the world !!!! BUT……..Please, Please, Please don’t do that……….call me selfish, but I want to keep your little piece of paradise all for myself and a few Chosen friends !!!!!!!! Gordon Jess 2011 (EDYC)

2014 Spring Regatta Mixed Fleet

Racing Announcements

Introduction to Sailing for Adults

Club NotesJust a quick reminder that our new sailing season is kicking off this weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you out on the water. We have been busy getting everything ready. We had a good turnout for the spring clean up and have spent a bit of time updating our website and facebook page. One of our tasks this year is to grow the membership so if you haven’t been out with us for the last few years then why not come back to the club and join up again. We would be delighted to see both old and new on the water this weekend.

If you are just on the mailing list and not an active member in the club then why not try our adults introductory sessions which we are going to run over four Tuesday nights in May this year to give you a taste of sailing. Why not sign up for yourself or enrol a friend.

There are a few places on the easter camp for Children which is running holy week if you are interested in booking then contact Margaret on 087 9476753. Don’t Forget Like us on face book and feel free to forward this to whomever you think will be interested. Like us on Facebook

Payment for the "Introduction to Sailing for Adults" course
can be made by Clicking Here

Cullaun Junior Sailing

Club NotesCullaun Junior Sailing

The First Junior Sailing Camp for children aged 8-17yrs takes place this Easter at Cullaun lake and will run for the week beginning 14th april. This is an ISA certified training courses run by ISA qualified Instructors who follow the relevant national syllabi, ISA Young Sailors Scheme (YSS) & the ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS) and lots more!

This camp is designed primarily to teach children the life-skill of sailing in a safe, supervised environment. Every day from 10:00 am to 5.00 pm, a whole new world of experiences is opened up for them as ISA qualified instructors gently and patiently explain the mysteries of the water and the wind and how best to use them together to command their boat. The theory that is taught onshore is put into practise on the water and with that comes knowledge, ability and camaraderie with other children that builds over the course.

Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Advanced Boat Handling (ABH) & Go Racing

Start Sailing

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing in light wind conditions with assistance from their instructor. It is their first formal sailing course.

Basic Skills

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing on their own in light wind conditions without assistance from their instructor. This means that at the end of this course they will be capable of rigging, launching, sailing and recovering their boat in light conditions without any assistance. It is important that as well as having the skills; they understand the circumstances in which it would be safe to do this.

For the more advanced sailors, the emphasis is on achievement of further sailing skills and confidence building leading to competing on the national racing circuit, cruising the lakes and beyond and qualifying as ISA instructors to teach sailing worldwide.

Sailing is a lifetime sport! There is no retirement age unlike many other sports. And, it’s a sport in which THE ENTIRE FAMILY can participate. It means quality time for all the family and it could be the sport in which your child shines and Mum & Dad are there to see it.

We Still have limited Places on the course so anyone interested in securing a place then please Contact Margaret Hynes

Easter Camp Payments can be mad by Clicking Here

Upcoming Events

Club NotesHI All we have a few busy weeks coming up and I have listed a quick note to let you Know what is happening

March 1st ISA National Conference Venue Dun Laoghaire

March 6th Club Talk (Rescue and OOD duty) Venue Donnellons Kilkishen Presented by Tom Mc Hugh

Tom Mc Hugh will give us a talk and video presentations on OOD, rescue duties and dinghy rescue techniques. Anyone involved in doing OOD during the course of the year should attend and anyone who is driving a rescue boat should also attend. This is also a good night to get together and prepare for the upcoming season. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

March 8th Cullaun Sailing Club Annual Spring Clean up 11.00 Venue Cullaun

March 11th Killaloe Sailing Club have asked Jack Roy to give a talk on sailing in the 2012 olympics and regattas ( See Attached)

March 23rd Sunday Spring League Starts Cullaun Sailing Club

April14th , Easter Holidays Childrens Sailing Camp for 1 week of the easter holidays

Committee 2014

Club NotesAs voted at the AGM, the 2014 Committee will comprise of the following :

Brian Parks : Commodore
Kevin Ryan : Treasurer
Hugh O'Malley :Secretary and PR
Jim O'Sullivan : Sailing Secretary
Tom Bourke : Bosun and Property Manager
Emmet O'Mahoney: Social Secretary
Margaret Hynes : Junior Officer
Seamus Harrold : Safety Officer

Notice of AGM 2014

Club Notes The AGM takes place on Wednesday 29th January at 8.00 p.m. in Donellans pub in
Kilkishen; please make every effort to attend.
- If you would like to propose someone for a specific position on the 2014 committee then
please fill out the nomination form that was attached to the original notice that Mike
Byrt sent out. When you arrive at the AGM, just give your nomination form to any committee

Talk on the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Hi all,

Welcome to a New Year and Sailing Season...

Killaloe Sailing Club have invited Brian Griffin to give a talk on his particpation in the 2006

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/about-the-race/ as crew member aboard
Cookson 50, Chieftain, winners of class Zero, the biggest fleet, & the first Irish boat to take honours in the 66 year old event".

Date and time is Tuesday 11th February at 20:00hrs. Location will be
The Pipers Killaloe.

Hope to see you there.

Ho Ho Ho.. Santa is on the way

Non Specific newsIt looks like we will have mild weather for Santa's visit to the club.
I just want to remind you to wear warm clothes and please bring torches.
We are expecting a good crowd. Santa will have lots of time to take photos. We usually
play games before he arrives. If someone would like to volunteer to do a pass the parcel
that would be great. All parents, I think know how Santa is so clever at knowing what to
bring each child. If in doubt please contact me. All families bring goodies to share so we
look forward to a nice party. We will start to gather about 4-4.30 pm.
See you there (Sun 15 Dec 4pm)
Margaret Hynes

Club Calendars

Club NotesPlease support the club by buying one of our 2014 Calendars. This is a great fund raiser and also make a handy stocking filler.

The calendars feature photos from the 2013 sailing season.

To purchase a Club Calendar Click Here

Online Cost : €10 each+ €1 post and packing.
Please note : Calendars are also available directly from committee members.

Juniors -- Bowling+Quazar

Club Notes Santa will visit the lake this Sun 15th Dec.,and the juniors get a chance to have a Christmas gathering again on Thurs 19th Dec in Ennis for bowling/quazar which all promises to be fun !!

Bowling+Quazar ,half hr.of each
Thurs 19th Dec 7.30pm Leisure World,Showground Rd.,Ennis
Cost 10euro each
Confirm if you can make it with Cillian /Lelia

Cooler Series Results

Cooler Series ResultsCongratulations to Margaret Hynes on winning the Cooler Series Out right followed closely by Jim O Sullivan and Tom Mc Hugh. Second and third were only seperated by a whisker with both boats getting the same number of points after their discards were taken into effect but Jim O Sullivan had 1 extra win compared to Tom Mc Hugh who he pipped into third place.

The Cooler series was a great success with over 18 different boats being on the water over the course of the competition.

Im looking forward to the Laying up Supper on Saturday the 23rd of November and the Prizegiving it promises to be a great night. Anyone looking to book a spot for the dinner then Please contact Emmet O Mahony with your details.
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