Rear Commodore's Update

22 September, 2015


Hi All, With dark Autumn nights fast approaching, it is once again time to change over our club opening hours, from next week the 28th September the club will remain closed on Mondays. We will open on Tuesday mornings for the ever popular coffee mornings from 9am to 1pm and reopen at 16.45 thereafter for the remainder of the week. Weekend opening hours will remain as usual.

This Friday night the 25th September is our END OF SUMMER PARTY! This was a very popular night last year and is our last opportunity for an informal club gathering before the October Leagues disperse us! This year the party will also be a Junior Sailing Fundraiser so it’s important that we support this event. The inflatable Palm Tree will return for fun on the dance floor so dig out your “Flowery Shirts” and bring along your friends. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS ASAP! Music by “Midnight Mark” The food this year is Tapas and More!

Saturday the 26th and Sunday 27th September we are hosting the ISA Junior Helmsman we would like to wish all the competitors the very best of luck in this event.

Sunday 27th September Ireland are playing Romania in the Rugby World Cup Kick off 16.45 finger food will be served during the Irish World Cup Matches. The White Sail Autumn League is also starting this Sunday!

Sunday 4th October Ireland V Italy 16.45

Sunday 11th October Ireland V France 16.45 It is also the Cimarron Trophy and we are organising casual dining for €10 on that day.

Sailing photographer BRIAN CARLIN of Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind (who gave us a fantastic presentation night earlier in the year) is organising a photography course for our members, each course will be in two parts and Brian will take only four to six members in each course. He is hoping to hold these courses, one for beginners and one for the more advanced of us in mid October, the cost of the course will be €200 Brian is donating €50 of this to Junior Sailing. This is a fantastic opportunity to see how the pro’s do it! Check out his information on our website for more.


SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER The club is hosting “TRAD FOR TROCAIRE” at 3pm Join Darren and Roisin Donohoe and friends for this really worthy cause.

Further dates for your diary Laying up Supper Friday 6th November, we will notify you when tickets are available and I would again remind you that as tickets are limited they must be paid for at the time of booking, this is only fair to all members and will avoid disappointment to others.

The Kids Christmas Regatta will be either late Nov or early Dec. dates to be confirmed. The Kids Christmas Party will be on Sunday 13th December.

The Adults Christmas Party will be on Friday 18th December.

AUTUMN/WINTER SUPPER CLUB Our chef Mick is hoping to hold a supper club over the autumn/winter probably twice a month, he is open to suggestions re food (Asian night, Italian night etc.) To make this commercially viable he would need to have at least 40 people eating on these nights, in order to gauge this, we are requesting that you contact the club to voice your interest in this.

As always, if you would like to book a private function in the club, please contact any member of the social committee, we are only too willing to help!

That’s it for now, SEE YOU ALL FRIDAY!

Dave Ross

Rear Commodore House