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    Try Sailing
    Try Sailing

    Try sailing event at Youghal Sailing Club September 4th at 2pm.

    If you are interested in sailing and want to try ut come along to Nealons Quay were we will be taking anyone out for a spin. Please let us know in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NB: Lifejackets are compulsory for everyone. We may not have a spare, so if you have one, please bring it.

    Our 4th Annual Blackwater Cruise is on Sat 6th and Sun 7th August 2016. Cruise in company with sailing boats of all types along the beautiful river Blackwater from Youghal to Villierstown. Camp overnight at the Villerstown Sailing Club grounds and then race (or cruise) back down the following day. There's a fabulous BBQ on the Saturday night and there will be Race Prizes on the Sunday. This is a full two day experience, and great fun. The racing will be intense and challenging, but there will be plenty who just love to cruise along in company.

    Entry €10 per boat for YSC members.
    Entry €20 per boat for non-members

     

     

     

    BIG NEWS: Youghal Sailing Club is now officially a part of the ISA, the Irish Sailing Association which is the official body for Irish Sailing Clubs.

    Our membership was approved at the December meeting. Lots more information to follow. Merry Christmas one and all.

    Dont' forget that Membership of Youghal Sailing Club is only €20 for 2016, and that includes your membership of ISA!.

     

    Quoting from the ISA website

    "ISA Board Update The Board met for the 12th and final time this year in Royal Cork Yacht Claub and, amongst many other items on a full agenda, were pleased to approve the application of Youghal Sailing Club to become a Category 1 club. The club’s aims are to promote sailing in the Youghal area and surrounds with a focus on youth participation, and to develop Youghal as a premier location for recreational and competitive sailing in Ireland. The club will initially focus on GP14, Fireball, Laser, Wayfarer and various 20+ foot keelboats. The Club Commodore is Patrick Buttimer. Further details are available on sailing.ie/clubs. - See more at: http://www.sailing.ie/board-update/#sthash.DtkGls81.dpuf"

     

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    Being safe and confident on the water is a key goal for us all in the Sailing Club. You can't have fun without confidence, and we all care about safety. Confidence and Safety are a result of Training: Training is all important but its not something that the Club can offer at present.

    Thankfully a solution is close at hand as Sail Aweigh a Youghal based sailing training company will have a course to suit you. Most of our members (nearly all) have been trained by Sail Aweigh's excellent staff.  

     

     

    We probably get asked about Summer Camps more than everything else we do, and we'd love to say that we are offering a Summer Camp program ... but we can't. And we are really sorry. We just can't offer Summer Camps, not this summer at least.

    We are such a new Club, and we are building from the ground up. We've had great support from the Community of Youghal but the town has no premises or facilities that we can use; so we are having to start from scratch. So for now, the boats we are using are owned by our members, insured by them and stored and moored by them. Without spare boats, somewhere to store them and a base to call our own, we are not (yet) in shape to welcome temporary members or Summer Camps.

    We really hope that we can offer a Summer Camp program in the future - maybe even in 2016.

    What we can offer is a full membership, an Annual Membership. Most members have their own boats, but not all. Sailing is a life skill, it takes time to become proficient, safe and confident. Annual members buy themselves some extended time to start learning the ropes - and having some fun!

     

     

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