“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)
Please see listed below Photos from this great day and also the overall results. The Pictures were taken by Michael O'Brien and anyone interested in Purchasing a copy of themselves they are available for 10 euro each in high quality without the watermark
On Sunday 13th July we will be hosting an event with Junior Sailors from Cullaun Sailing Club, Killaloe Sailing Club and Foynes Yacht Club. This will be great time for the Juniors as they will be able to mix and race with Juniors from the other clubs and see how there reacing skills coompare to others of the same age. It Promises to be a great day and will finish off with a BBQ at the clubhouse.
Good sailing on Thursday night; it looking like there would be very little wind, however,
in the end a nice breeze came up.
Margaret and crew were first over the line in both races with Jim O'Sullivan and crew in
close contention. There was some good close racing in both races which always helps to
improve sailing skills.
On the Thursday nights a personal handicap applies; this means that even though you are
not one of the fist few boats over the line you can still win the race. The personal
handicap system gets adjusted throughout the series and is designed to give everybody a
good chance to do well in the racing. Assuming there are suitable weather conditions for
sailing on each Thursday then there will be discards; this means you will have the
opportunity to discard some of your "less good" results or if you happen to be away for a
We had 10 boats on the water for the first race and then 9 for the second. I really hope
that we can get more boats out next Thursday, as with the long evenings it's just perfect
conditions for sailing.
Remember, adult training starts this Tuesday 10th June and then runs for four weeks; there
is also an adult training weekend at the beginning of July. There are two Junior training
courses in July - one for the first two weeks and another one for the second two weeks.
One other thing - can anybody who has not yet paid their annual subscription talk to our
treasurer Kevin Ryan.
The Club has organised are two Summer Sailing Camps for children aged 10-18yrs, each course is two weeks long ,
Course 1 will run from Monday the 30th of June.
Course 2 will run from Monday the 14th July.
The Cost Of Each Course is 280 Euro per child.
If you only have one weeks holiday to spare and would be interested in this then we will also be running camp for one week starting 14th July or the 21st of July. The cost for this is 150 euro. Our Facebook competition will be for one place on the week course starting 14th July and the winner will be notified on the friday before this. There is no cash alternative for the Prize and to be in for the facebook competition then you will have to like and share our Page before Friday 11th of July
These are 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
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.
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.
Last Thursday night was a quiet affair for the OOD Chris Caher on the water with winds only getting up to force 3 for a while but tomorrow night looks like it might be a bit fresher and Seamus Harrold and Brian Connoly may have thier work cut out for them as Race Officers. Congratulations to Jim O Sullivan and Kevin Donlon. who took two firsts for the first time in a long time. ( thanks Luke and Michael Hayes) they were followed closely by Brian Parks in the first race and Margaret Hynes in the second Race. Philippe Barbotin came in third in the second race when his handicap was taken into account. It was good to see some new faces on the water who are only coming back sailing from last week and this week hopefully we will have a few more on the water
This Saturday weather permitting we will be entertaining the Tulla Scouts, Beavers and Cubs. They are coming for a visit to the lake so if the wind dies down a bit it will be great to take them for a sail and show them our wonderful lake and facilities. This Sunday then some of us will head over to KillaloeSailingclub for their regatta. See below the results after our first race in May. There are 5 thursdays this month and as some of the lucky ones will be away for one of the weeks then there will be room for discards so if you havent made it out last week dont be disheartened and come out tomorrow for some fresh sailing.