“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)
Last Weekend was one of the busiest that Cullaun Sailing club has experienced in a long time we had 27 Boats on the water on Saturday and 21 on Sunday It was a good sailing and social weekend with Visitors from Killaloe Sailing Club, East Down Yacht Club, Greystones and Ramor Watersports in Cavan there were perfect wind conditions for the sailors on Saturday and changing to very light conditions on Sunday. There was no disputing the outright Winner being Monica Schaefer with 4 firsts out of Seven races. She was followed closely by Henry O Freill in second place followed by Trevor Fisher in third. Margaret Hynes and Michael Hayes were the best Cullaun Club boat over the two days followed by Brian Parks and Chris Caher. We had a mixture of Wayfarers, Enterprises, RS 400, RS200, Lasers and not forgetting our solitary GP14.
Hugh Ward and Paddy Donlon sailed very well on the Saturday but seemed to slow down a little bit on Sunday letting Mike O Dea and Sean Hynes take the lead. They were the best Juniors and excluding Trevor Fisher they were the best in the RS Fleet. The best Improver without any doubt has to go Tommy Scott who’s racing skills have improved no end over the last few months if he can get that boat to point a fraction higher he will be giving us all a run for our money in the cooler series.
Obviously a weekend like this is not just run off with people turning up for the event so we have to thank the following people for all of the work that they put into running the event and getting the place ready for our visitors. A special Mention of thanks has to go to Tom and Paula Donlon who worked tirelessly on the BBQ and fed our hungry sailors at the end of Saturday.
OOD Chris Davis helped by Tom Hynes and Kevin Ryan
Safety 1 Emmet O Mahony, Samantha O Brien, Chloe O Mahony
Safety 2 Peter Rahill, Sean Edwards, and Thomas Drayton from Killaloe
BBQ Tom Donlon
Photos, Marco Cavaleri, Michael O Brien, Sean Edwards
Facebook Updates, photos and lovely buns Maureen Hayes
Site works in Preparation of the event, Michael Hayes, Brian Parks, Hugh O Malley, and Tom MC Hugh
If I haven’t included you please forgive me and thank you.
Below is a link to the photo Gallery with some of the pictures on the day there will be more to follow so check back after a few days. Cooler Series starts on 28-9-2014 and Foynes yacht Club have a junior dinghy regatta on that weekend so details to follow over the next few days.
Finally we still have a few places available for the September Cruise so if you are interested in coming on a 40ft sailing boat in west cork on Friday week for then give me a shout. You don’t need any experience at all just a sense of adventure. These places are open to the parents of the Junior sailors so if your available Friday 19th,20th and 21st and interested then give me a ring on 087 6601016.
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.
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.