Despite the near gale-force winds on the day, lots of people of all ages got a chance to try out their sailing skills with the club’s free taster sessions on May 4th. Aengus and some of the club’s keen young sailors were on hand to show future sailors the ropes and give them a taste of the fun to be had, even in challenging conditions. Taster sessions will be offered again at later dates during June and July.
The Club Open Sails are continuing throughout May on Sunday mornings, and it is hoped that that Thursday evening sails will start up again from the end of the month. Web texts will be sent out to club members and keep an eye out for updates here on the site.
Rota for Sunday sails
12th May Rick
19th May Damien – Sail to Ramelton 9am
26th May Joan
2nd June Pauline
9th June Karena
Other events to pencil into your diary include the annual Blessing of the Boats, which will be held at Rathmullan Pier on June 7th at 8pm. The club is intending to have boats out on the water by 7pm and all are welcome to sail on the night.
The annual club midsummer’s barbeque will be held on Friday June 21st. Further details will be sent out closer to the time.
So, it’s time to ignore the cool windy May weather and get out sailing!