Welcome to the 2018 Courtown Sailing Club season on the water.
Saturday 5th May - Boatyard clean up 10.00 to 11.30
Some of the task that may need to be completed:
All Rescue boats need their hulls painted with antifoul
A rescue boat prepared for launch for Sunday sailing.
Clubhouse and office prepared and checked for season
First aid kits checked for compliance with ISA guidelines
VHF Radios checked
Yard tidied and made safe and ready to receive the dinghys.
Club boats rigged and a list of parts needed.
Sunday 6th May - yard open for dinghy arrivals 10.00
Outline of the season
Issues we see
Available help to run the season
Questions from members
The meeting on Sunday 6th is mandatory for all dinghy sailors and their parents - both those doing dinghy courses and those participating in dinghy sailing during the sailing season.
CSC Commodore Derek O' Shea, Dinghy Officer Phil Moloney and Safety Officer Ian MacWilliam will be in attendance.
Mariners are advised that Pier Head Lights have been established at the entrance to Courtown Harbour in positions;
Courtown Stbd 52 38.588’N 006 13.442’W
Courtown Port 52 38.586’N 006 13.431’W
Cruiser sailing generally takes place every Saturday from mid April to the end of September each year. Exact details of racing can be found on our Calendar.
The dinghy area of the Club has grown beyond all recognition since it was started off the beach in nearby Ardamine in the 1980's.
The Cruiser section of Courtown sailing Club is where the club initial came into being, at present it is made up of approximately 20 sailing boats varying in size from 18ft to 36ft. All of these yachts are skippered by their owners, some for racing others for the pleasure of a simple cruising day out.
The skippers are always on the lookout for crew members, some of the larger yachts need a crew of 7 while the smaller yachts need a minimum of 3. If all the yachts were to go out at the one time we would need a lot of people.
The club has racing on Saturday afternoons which last for about 4 hours in total although some of the races are longer and start earlier but in general they finish about 5pm, most of our trophy races are held on Saturdays.
A new series of races commences this year with the introduction of Wednesday evening racing, these races will have a duration of about an hour and a half, with a start time of 7pm, a person needs to be ready to leave at 6.30 for these. The idea behind these races is to get more people involved with the club and more new members. If you’re new to sailing this is a great place to start.
The cruiser officer also runs a introductory course to sailing in early June for interested participants , this course explains the basics of sailing and will try to bring people out in the cruisers to give a little bit of experience to one and all.
The club also needs people to run events, these are generally land based keeping times for racing and starting and finishing races.
Remember, safety first, always wear a life jacket while on the water.