Twas a grand day……………………….when even the Commodore took to the water (well, someone has to come last!)
With many, many thanks to everyone who participated on and off the water, all our guests from the sailing clubs around Belfast Lough and Lady Sylvia Hermon. Particular thanks too to our Regatta Sponsors Pier 36.
Everyone wanted to win one of the lovely hip flasks……………………………
Sam Wilkinson Michael Rutherford Cruiser Unrestricted : Squawk
Conrad Parkinson Cruiser Whitesail (1021 to 1075) Cruiser White Sail (1076&above)
Blue Squirrel : BYC/RUYC Kaju II : CAYC/CSC
Ryan Charteris Our wee Daniel Steven & Daniel Nelson(it’s only for Ribena!)
Spot the Joker! Finishing off the goodies….
Friday Nights for all 24th & 31st August from 6.30pm
Monday Night Progression for Level 4/ Competent Helms from 6.30pm
Saturday 25th August 6.00pm Support RYA Pirates Day in aid of Sailability & win Percy the Pirate Parrot (currently residing in the Clubhouse entrance…whose a pretty boy then!)
Saturday 8th September 5.00pm
Remember that you can participate in the RYANI’s Open Pathway Training sessions for racing Toppers and Lasers…..
Toppers Saturday 22nd September
Lasers Saturday 8th & 23rd September
The RYANI Open Pathway Training (OPT) is open to all Northern Irish sailors under the age of 16 in Topper, Optimist and Laser 4.7 classes. Training may also be provided for U19s in the Laser class. www.ryani.org.uk for further information.
Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th September
Ballyholme Yacht Club, Bangor
Your opportunity to try out for the RYANI Youth Squads.
Our many congratulations to the following Juniors who have completed instructor training courses; it means that the Club is building a great team of instructors for not only our RYA training courses but our Friday Nights and Improver Classes. Their support is essential to retaining and progressing our Juniors….it is they who can truly inspire a generation and we thank them for their support
Oisin McClelland Dinghy Instructor
James Dowling Senior Instructor
Sara Parkinson Dinghy Instructor
Lucy Burrows Dinghy Instructor & Race Coach
Rory Butler Dinghy Instructor
Patrick Butler Dinghy Instructor
This training also includes Power Boat and First Aid qualifications. In addition we also have a number of other Juniors who have acquired their PB qualifications through the CCF
Annie Skeats PB Level II & Advanced Lifesaving Award
Anna Aitken PB Level II
If I have have missed anyone please let me know on S56_Millar@Hotmail.com and could I again ask everyone who hasn’t had a chance yet to leave a copy of their qualification(s) into the office (marked for Shirley’s attention) asap please? This includes Darren, Mark, David, Danky….and anyone else who hasn’t had a chance yet!
RYANI is running a Dinghy Instructor Pre-Assessment Course on Sunday September 9th with the DI Course from October 29th 2012. www.ryani.org.uk for further information
Remember that DSC will support Club members interested in doing instructor training courses in return for working on training courses in the Club to the value of the support given. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Commodore’s Day Saturday 15th September Morning & Afternoon Races
Prize Giving & Tea in the Clubhouse
……….more details to follow