Schull Harbour Sailing Club officials presenting a cheque to Baltimore RNLI for €2,500.00 raised by club members during the 2016 season
Schull CRBI crew on scheduled rota for the regular Wed. exercise.This Wed. our crew, under the vivacious, and, ever-smiling helm, Jackie O’Reilly, saw the crew plot course for the beautiful North Harbour of Cape Clear, on a calm and clear evening. On board with Jackie were Aidan Coughlan, Dave O’Brien, and, Michelle Looney. Shore crew was provided by Launch Authority, Tom McCarthy. The occasion was marked by a presentation to Schull Community Inshore Rescue by Niall O’Regan of An Siopa Beag, Cape Clear. This was a donation from the proceeds of the Schull Harbour Sailing Club BBQ held on Cape Clear in July. Normally this BBQ, organized by Tadhg Dwyer of SHSC, follows the annual weekly league race Schull –to- North Harbour, Cape Clear. Unfortunately, due to the pea-soup conditions at the time, the race was abandoned. Not to be outdone by the weather, a ferry was organized and an excellent turn-out from the Sailing Club, saw upwards to 60 members and friends dis-embark at North Harbour, for an excellent BBQ, laid on by Niall O’Regan and staff Our thanks to Niall O’Regan of An Siopa Beag for this kind, and, thoughtful, gesture.
SHSC entered the above team in the Schull harbour regatta annual 'Tug of War' comptition on Sunday!
Click here for the club racing and social schedule for 2016.
Pictures of the boats racing in a stiff breeze in the Club Race for the Haltone and Pot Still Trophies (courtesy of Mick Murphy) and one from the back of the fleet.
A great weekend was had by the record number of crews on this year's trip to Kitchen Cove and onto Lawrence Cove. The weather was astonishing, particularly on Saturday which was a peach of a day, and the winds were kind on each leg. May we be blessed like that every year!
Ted Buckley on Tete a Tete and John O'Mahony at Lawrence Cove
The Club Boats at anchor in Kitchen Cove on Saturday night.
The WW2 EIRE symbol on Sheep's Head, recently whitewashed
The cruisers at dinner on Bere Island on Sunday night
If you missed the AGM, click here for the Report.