What an amazing start to the season! This morning saw 43 new young sailors dip their toes in the water and participate in the Beginner Sessions led by Darren O’Keeffe. There were a few sailors missing so it is expected this number will increase next Saturday!. They were all afloat by 1130 and came ashore around 1300 – all with smiles on their faces having spent time in an Optimist with one of our more experienced optimist sailors. It was wonderful to see so many of our experienced sailors turn up to help out with these sessions.
This afternoon the April/May League commenced for the Gold/Silver and Bronze Fleets. Twenty two sailors took to the water and raced two races on the Curlane Bank. The afternoon started with the fleet waiting for wind with but ended with sufficient breeze to see all the sailors head home up the river under sail.
Buy & Sell – 9th May
Have you got sailing gear that your sailor no longer uses? Grown out of? Sails/boat parts etc in the garage? The Annual Buy and Sell will take place on 9th May.
IODAI Munster Championships – 16/17 May in Kinsale Yacht Club – please note that the closing date for entries is 30th April, 2015. Full details on www.iodai.com