House Update

05 April, 2017

REAR COMMODORE HOUSE UPDATE APRIL 2017

Greetings Members,

Spring is upon us for sure and so as we usually do at this time of year, the clubhouse is getting “her nails painted” so to speak! A bit of sprucing up, some painting and any other jobs we can afford to do on a shoestring budget! We have just had the bay window in the Old Bar refurbished by Peter Crowley and he has really done us proud, it looks fantastic, this window was in very poor condition indeed and estimates to replace it were beyond the club financially, I suppose old buildings can be a bit of a money pit to maintain so we have to keep tipping away at it bit by bit, it’s like eating an elephant, you can only do it one bite at a time!!
PRESENTATION NIGHTS: We have two more presentation nights lined up for April….
STARBOARD 2017 PART 2: International Judge and cool dude Mike O’Connor has agreed to return to KYC for another instalment of his “Interactive Rules” night, these are really popular with our members and frequently requested, Thursday 13th of April at 8pm, no work on Friday folks so should
be social as well as informative!!

NEIL PRENDEVILLE DOUBLE PRESENTATION FRIDAY 21ST OF APRIL:
SAIL AROUND THE WORLD WITH SAOL EILE! Paraic O’Maolriada and his wife Myra have sailed around the world under the KYC Burgee, this follows their journey on board and should be fascinating! And following this, see below!
COMMISSIONER OF IRISH LIGHTS: Ms Deirdre Lane MSc MNI Master Marniner of the Navigation Services will take us on a journey around Lighthouses, Navigation Aids, Weather Buoys etc. This promises to be a most interesting night, don’t miss it!
MARINE DIESEL MAINTENANCE COURSE:
John Stallard is organising the above course to run over two evenings 26th and 27th of April. James Lyons will give the course at a discounted rate of €125 (normally €145), this course is an essential “get out of jail card” for mariners, all essential topics will be covered, don’t end up out at the Old Head scratching your head and wondering why you didn’t bother to learn about the basics of your
engine! Anyone interested should contact John Stallard to book a place 086 8209042
SAILING STUFF:
TRIANGLE RACE 2018 NOR now available on RTYC website, changes are afoot for the next race socheck it out!
JUNIOR SAILING: John Stallard tells me that there will be a meeting of the TOPPER PARENTS on Saturday next at 14.30 in KYC to discuss the sailing season, if your child is sailing a Topper we would encourage you to attend. TOPPER COACHING is now on Saturdays at 14.30 please contact John
Stallard, his number is above.

OPPIE MUNSTERS IN KYC 13TH AND 14TH OF MAY

MATTHEWS HELLY HANSEN SPRING SERIES SUNDAY 9TH OF APRIL FG 11.55

SOVEREIGNS CUP: We held the launch of Sovs Cup in KYC last week and it was a terrific success launched by Minister Simon Coveney, check it all out on the website! We wish Kevin Murray a speedy recovery from his recent illness. Next cut off date for reduced entry fees is 21st of April, 60 boats now entered!

TGIF 1: Friday 5th of May FG 18.55

MIDWEEK CRUISER RACING: Will commence on Wed 3rd of May

SQUIBS, LASERS AND DRAGONS on Thursday 4th of May

KEELBOAT REGATTA KYC 6th and 7th of May

SAILABILITY will commence in May dates to follow. Club Catering: Bar food and light bites will commence shortly, full update will follow in due course, keep an eye out for updates from our catering team!

PRIVATE FUNCTIONS: We have quite a few private functions already booked in for the coming weeks, so limited availability for dates available, the club depends on these types of events to keep our bar finances going, so if you are thinking of arranging a party, bbq, function etc., please contact me or Chef Mick Glynn, we are always happy to help in any way we can!

So there you have it! Plenty to keep us all going for the next few weeks!

Looking forward to seeing you in Kinsale Yacht Club.

Sue Horgan