Club News

New Pontoon for Schull

The New pontoon is to open on Wednesday 1st of August. It is hoped all large Ribs and motor boats will berth here ,leaving the existing pontoon free for smaller dingy’s and tenders , as recently up to 60 Craft have been counted ,rendering the facility dangerous for boat users. The steps on the northside of the pier will become available 24/7 as the new Cape Clear ferry will in future use the head of the pier. Michael Murphy in Shelly D is photographed as the first Yacht to land on the pontoon, which is initially designed for smaller craft, due to the adjacent moorings making safe navigation difficult for larger boats.

Frank Whelans “Eleuthera” shines in Cork Week

Frank Whelans Grand Soleil 44 “Eleuthera” on her way to Schull after a fantastic weeks racing in Cork Week in which she beat a strong international class one fleet to claim victory in both IRC and Echo handicap divisions. Franks company Gas Analysis Services are once again title sponsors for this year’s Calves week which is expected to attract up to 70 boats for the four day event beginning on Tuesday 7th August

New Club Rib

The new club rib, a Whally 500, is pictured above just before being launched on July 7th.

 

Haltone and Pot Still trophy races 23rd June 2018

14 boats raced in near tropical conditions for the Haltone and Still Pot trophies. John Molloys Manzanita winning the cruiser section and Dave Waters Genaveve winning white sail. A large turn out attended the prize giving in O’Regans where John Molloy is his acceptance speech commented that it had taken him 40 years to get his hands on this Trophy!

2018 Sailing Programme

The 2018 sailing programme for the club is now available online, and can be found here. It outlines the races on given dates, what time the first gun is, and the location of the prize-giving.

Boat For Sale

‘Jasmine’, a 33 ft Westerly Storm, has just been put on the market. She is well known in SHSC and is currently afloat in Schull. If anyone is interested in further details, please contact Don Boadella on 0894 672573.

Club Cruise – June Bank Holiday 2018

Once again we have been invited to visit Glandore Harbour Yacht Club and join them for a BBQ on Saturday 2nd June. After last years effort when only one boat braved the conditions and reached Glandore, we are hoping that we can do rather better this year!

At least 3 boats are intending to leave Glandore on the Sunday for a 1 or 2 week cruise up to Dingle and maybe beyond. It is planned that they are likely to spend the Sunday night in Crookhaven before rounding the Mizen on the Monday. Any boats who would like to join this group would be most welcome.

As always, however, the weather will be the final arbiter in all these plans!