New Years Message

16 January, 2017

Dear Members,
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

2017 promises to be a very successful year for Kinsale Yacht Club, as it is a Sovereign’s Cup year. We have a very talented Sovereign’s Cup Director in Kevin Murray and I have every confidence it will be an excellent event.

“Meridian” has already entered and the web site is now available to accept your booking.It would great if you could book early and show your support for this event. Let’s make it the best Sovereign’s Cup regatta yet by entering now and getting the entries up to a good level. There will be prizes for the 20th entry etc.
No doubt you will have received your membership renewal forms in the mail at this stage from Caroline Forde. I hope you can renew your membership for 2017.

If you intend to do that please remit your application form and subscription soon as you will avail of the more attractive rate. If you wish to avail of the monthly instalment option please do so and remit sooner rather than later. We hope to grow the membership this year and as a committee we are confident that we will.
I look forward to seeing you in the club in the near future for some of the many activities that are now scheduled.Sue Horgan, our Rear Commodore House, has been working hard to provide a very full programme for winter entertainment at the club.
I am very excited about the sailing programme for 2017 which is available on Google calendars. The first event is the Frostbites which starts on 5th of Feb. “I will be out on the water with “Pulpo” with its new colour scheme!! So please keep away!!”

I want to thank the Class Captains, the Sailing Sec and Vice Commodore for getting the calendar fully prepared and available so early in the season.
Bravo Zulu to them. (Naval Code for Well Done). 

A very special welcome to Mike Walsh as a new member of the Management Committee. Mike is a very able and enthusiastic club member being a two times past Sovereign’s Cup Director.

Fergal O’Hanlon served for the last year on the committee and work now takes him out of the country a lot so he has to move on. On behalf of all the members I want to thank Fergal for his loyalty and hard work for Kinsale Yacht club.
I wish you and all your family and crew great sailing for 2017
Tom Roche
Lt NS (Ret’d)
Commodore Kinsale Yacht Club”