Rear Commodore Update

13 November, 2015


Greetings members,

The end of the year is fast approaching and it has been a really busy year for KYC. The Laying up Supper last Friday night was a terrific success, a big thank you to our chef Mick for all his hard work on this event, the band Atom were brilliant, the dance floor was at capacity level all night! A big congratulations to Donal Hickey our club person of the year, so richly deserved for his hard work! A big shout out to Brian Carlin for taking the photos on the night, Brian is available for photography courses for our members, if you are interested please call Brian on 087 9449469.

Now down to business! You have seen the forecast, you have seen the email from Brian Hunt PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR BOAT IS IN GOOD ORDER ON THE MARINA!

The White Sail Winter Series continues until the 29th  weather permitting of course!

The Junior Sailing Christmas Regatta will be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of December.

The KYC Kids Christmas Party will be on Sunday 13th of December, don’t  miss this one, we have organised terrific entertainment this year and of course the Big Man himself SANTA will be joining us to meet our young members. Mind you, I have always found that the adults enjoy this as much as the kids, always a great “catch up” day!

The Big Kids Christmas Party (adults) will be on Friday 18th of December, now is the time to dig out your “dodgy” Christmas jumper for this great fun night, there will be finger food and yes folks we are having a HAPPY HOUR!!

The finale of the sailing season The Gunsmoke Bell will be on Saturday 26th of December, it promises to be a great day out, both on and off the water!

OTHER BUSINESS! As you may be aware our esteemed member Paddy Bishop is toiling away in the background working on the KYC Archive, Paddy is interested in any OLD club documents, photos, sailing programs, results etc. that club members have squirrelled away in their attics! In particular events from the 1950’s onwards, please have a rummage around when you are taking down your Christmas decorations!

A plug for our resident KYC DJ Mark Wilson (Midnight Mark as we call him!) Mark is putting on his one man play next week, 17th,18th and 19th of Nov. Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, this comedy has been getting rave reviews from everyone who has seen it. Tickets at €10 from Liz in the Boathouse Gallery, the play is on in the Folkhouse, don’t miss it!

We have held quite a number of private functions in KYC this year, which is great for both the club and it’s members, our facilities are fantastic as you know, and it is a great venue for a party, as always if you would like to organise an event, please contact any member of the house social committee who are always most willing to help in any way!

Looking forward to seeing you in the club!
Dave Ross (Rear Commodore House)