Rear Commodore House Update

04 December, 2018


Season’s Greetings to one and all!

I am leaving the management committee this month after five years, so this will be my final house update! I would like to thank Brian Hunt and all the club staff for all the help and effort over the years, they have been wonderful and always went that extra mile to help me out in any way they could. I would also like to thank the club members who supported me along the way and to those who did not, I hope that in time you will recognise that the members of the management committee work extremely hard on your behalf to ensure the smooth running of the club and that this is a voluntary position that takes quite a bit of personal time! I would also like to thank the management committees past and present for their support. THANK YOU ALL!!

And so with that said and done, the club AGM will be on Thursday 13th of Dec @ 8pm and we look forward to seeing you there.

SAILING STUFF: SOVEREIGNS CUP UPDATE: Sovereigns Cup entry online is now open. Avail of early bird reduced fees and be entered in a draw for €200 Good Food Circle voucher. JUNIOR SAILING: Christmas Regatta will be held this weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of December. GUNSMOKE BELL TROPHY will be on the 26th Dec FG @ 13.25

HOUSE STUFF: I’m not sure that many of you are aware of the existence of the “Club Burgee Bible” which lives behind the bar and is available for your perusal at any time, Dave Boyd has put a huge effort into cataloguing the burgees and mapping out where they live in the club, it’s well worth a look and we thank Dave for this ongoing work!

I would encourage our berth holders to LIGHT UP YOUR BOAT FOR CHRISTMAS, when the various boats are lit up it looks amazing and contributes to the festive atmosphere in Kinsale!

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! THE KYC KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY IS ON THIS SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER FROM 2.30PM AND SANTA WILL ARRIVE AT 3PM. I can’t wait, I would like to thank Santa for coming to the club again this year when I know he is very busy and I would also like to thank Pat Bertoletti for doing Santa’s Helper for so many years, I know that everyone in the club appreciates the effort you have put in!

THE BIG KIDS DODGY JUMPER NIGHT IS ON FRIDAY 21ST OF DECEMBER this is a great fun evening and a great way to catch up over the festive season, don’t miss it!!

THE TUESDAY MORNING COFFEE GANG CHRISTMAS LUNCH IS ON TUESDAY 18TH DECEMBER @1PM, lots of hard work going on with this group in organising this event (I think there are around 60 going!!) I’m really looking forward to this one!

And so finally, as always, I would encourage you to support the club in any way you can, we have the finest location in Kinsale for parties and functions and these functions keep the doors of the club open for us, they are vital to the club in a time when bar takings are slipping on a monthly/yearly basis and also help keep our fantastic chef employed!

I would like to wish my successor all the very best with the Rear Commodore House portfolio, it has been so educational and enlightening to do this for me personally and I really enjoyed it and as I keep saying “What could possibly go wrong?”

See you all soon, Sue Horgan