Powerboat Training will take place at the club 18th June
Are you over 16 and up for a challenge. Are you a parent of children that are learning to sail in the club. Here is another opportunity to learn to drive a powerboat. If sailing isn’t your thing and want to try something new. It is also another way you can get close to the action on the water. This 1 day course is subsidised by the club.
1 Day – Powerboat Training Level 1 Certificate, June 18th 2022./ 8.30-4.30 It is subsidised for paid up Club Members. @ €85.00. It is also open to non Members @ €170. queries to email@example.com
Location Cullaun Sailing Club
What’s covered ? Level 1 –
- Preparation of powerboat for going to sea or Lake
- Starting the engine and safety checks
- Basic manoeuvres and ropework, e.g. parking and tying up to a dock
- Undertaking a RIB trip
- High Speed Handling
- What to do in a Man Over Board situation
- Booking at PayPal Here or Phone Margaret at 087 94 76 753
Summer Racing Thursday Evenings
Our summer racing series starts Thursday 5th May, and we are so looking forward to it. The clubhouse is open at 1800 and first gun is at 1900 sharp every Thursday evening
Club Open Day
Come down and visit the club. Our Open day Sunday the 8th May. This is a great opportunity to see our Club which is an Irish Sailing Accredited Training Club. Learn more about the Summer Camps, Irish Sailing Course syllabus, and the sailing passport pathway. On Open day members will have dinghies rigged if visitors would like to get out for a spin on the water.
Our Commodore, Margaret Hynes and her son Sean represented Cullaun Sailing Club at the Wayfarer International championships in Florida March 7-11th 2022.
42 teams gathered in Lake Eustis SC, following long plane and car journeys, digging out snow covered boats and towing borrowed boats . Glorious sunshine and above normal temperatures of 30 degrees greeted us as we grappled to get used to the heat and overcome jet lag! Lake shores are home to alligators- waiting for feeding, so no apres swimming after sailing!
Summer Camps 2022 will run in two week blocks from beginning of June for 8 weeks ( 4 x 2 wk camps).
Camp 1: June 6th – 17th.
Camp 2: June 20 – 1st July
Camp 3: July 4 – 15th
Camp 4 : July 18 – 29th Inclusive.
Summer Camp Bookings / deposits open in March. Cost per 2 week course €320. Boat owners €290.
The club needs volunteers for lots of activities, shore duty is an essential one if there is any club activity on the lake. Its ideal if you don’t sail or have a junior member out sailing, or you are a sailor with no crew for that day.
The main duty of a shore person is to monitor VHF radio contact with the safety boats on the water. Keeping a half an eye on the compound and maybe helping with the trolleys when boats are returning to shore. Its easy, most of the time you can relax in the clubhouse watch the sailing with a coffee, bring a friend. Email our sailing secretary Chris to get on the rota for when we open back up. firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret would like thank all those who offered to volunteer their help with the (cancelled) junior Easter camps. She is setting up a Whatsapp group for parents of U16 Junior sailors in 2021, if you want to be included, click the link https://chat.whatsapp.com/IyTStbqxMsE9w6JigCsi2u . Looking forward to lots of competitive sailing with our Junior sailors. We now have four RS200s at the club following the news that three more Junior members have acquired RS 200s over the winter.
Members are an essential part of any club. And your membership fees are vital to the running costs of Cullaun Sailing Club. Please don’t forget to pay for berthage if you keep a boat in the compound.
A new sticker / space system will be in operation this season for boats that have paid berthage.
For more details on Membership Rates & Payment, please click here.