Opening Day Activities

June 18, 2021 4:59 pm

On Saturday 12th the club began its on the water activities. In the morning a total of 13 junior sailors in 5 boats took to the water for the regular Saturday Morning Taste of Sailing sessions which will continue until the end of August.

 

In the afternoon 11 Cruisers came to the line for the opening race of the Cruiser season which is traditionally for the 1st Commodore Trophy. Conditions were ideal with sunshine and light to moderate Westerly winds with the course of 12 miles length around Goat Island and club marks providing a gentle reintroduction to sailing on all points of sailing . The Echo division was won by Gaby Hogan’s Growler while the experimental IRC/Standard Echo division was won by Flor Riordans 3 Cheers.

 

Next Saturday’s Race is for the Applebe Trophy.

 

Finally, a special thanks to UK Sailmakers who are again sponsoring the Harbour Mark this year. The UK Sailmakers loft in Cork is run by Schull native and Club member Barry Hayes who provides a full sail making and repair services as well as canvas work as well as making the iconic McWilliams bags