11am ….Optimist Beginners Sailing for new and some not so newcomers…. All welcome and as always, Darren O Keeffe will oversee this outing.
11.30am…. Coffee & Scones served in the club house for all parents new to the class & Linda O Keeffe will be on hand to answer any queries or questions.
11.30 to 1.30pm Optimist Buy and Sell Event…in the green room of the club house. We would strongly urge you to support this event as it has been organised on foot of consistent feedback from optimist class members who wish to buy and sell all relevant gear (and boats) through such an event. Please bring all your surplus sailing gear to the club (clearly labelled and priced) next Saturday morning or contact Sue Walsh in advance and collection can be arranged.
2.30pm – First Gun – April League (see below)
This year the Saturday leagues will be run as separate leagues for each month and within reason, the less experienced kids who are learing to race will be coached/encouraged while racing by those optimist parents who are manning the safety ribs. The key objective is to show support where feasible without directly interfering with any race . The success or otherwise of this will be reviewed each month.
Sunday 3rd :
The winter coaching programme continues in Kinsale on Sunday with a later start of 11am to facilitate transporting the boats back there again. However, for those that are not doing the trials and who do not wish to make the trip back to Kinsale, there will be coaching in Crosshaven on Sunday morning as well. This will start at the usual time of 10am. Michael McCann continues to organise and co-ordinate the coaching programme and please contact him with any queries or questions on this email.
April 8th – 10th :
First leg of the IODAI trails which will be hosted by Kinsale Y.C. ,with some 18 sailors from the club having been invited to attend and signifies a very strong representation.
Saturday league racing continues on Saturday 9th & 16th while coaching commences again on Sunday April 17th for the main fleet. Further details will follow around plans for Easter weekend
Finally, please sign up to the duty roster over the coming weeks as it is imperative that we have enough resources in place to run events.