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Winter Newsletter

With 2020 drawing to a close, it will be remembered by all as the year COVID-19 hit.  We hope that 2021 will be a kinder, healthier & happier year for all.
It was wonderful to see so many people logged on to our first AGM delivered via Zoom, even with the Vodafone network issues.  We can all be very thankful that we had a successful season, albeit a bit different from the norm and we should be proud of our instructors & junior members for keeping the virus away from our Club during the training season and our well attended and managed dinghy sailing sessions. It was was fabulous to see so many cruisers out on the water enjoying this difficult racing season. Due to the restrictions it was sad that we were unable to enjoy our club house this year, we have all missed the social gatherings, particularly at this time when we should be enjoying our annual carols and mince pie evening by the fire.
Confirmation of your Committee for 2021

President:                                                        John Johnson
Commodore:                                                   Kyran O’Grady
Vice Commodore:                                           Michael Sheridan
Rear Commodore Cruisers:                            Ken Glover
Rear Commodore Dinghies:                           Patrick Billington
Rear Commodore House:                              Hilary Fisher
Honorary Treasurer:                                       Sue Snow
Honorary Secretary:                                       Karen Kissane
Membership & Merchandising:                       Louise Cherry
Centre Principal/Junior Organiser:                 Sinead Godden
Centre Principal/Junior Organiser:                 Tammy Billington Dynes
Communications:                                            Oonagh Healy
Committee Member:                                       Fergus Somers
Committee Member:                                       Isobel O’Grady
  
Welcome to our new committee members.
Thank you to Denise, Mark, Joanne & Esvy, who have stepped down from the committee, your hard work and dedication to the Sailing Club has been amazing.
Remembering members and past members who sadly passed away this year,
Jilda Brennan and more recently Stuart Daunt-Smyth, who was buried last week. Our deepest condolences to their families on the passing of their loved ones and our thoughts are with them at this time. 
 
Recognition & Awards in 2020
 
Honorary life membership was awarded to Theo Phelan & Fergus O’Conchobhair.
Life membership was awarded to Derek Stewart.
Club person of the year was awarded to Adrian O’Connor.

 
Dinghy Awards
Club Dinghy Champion of the year was awarded to Charles Heather.
Club Dinghy Sailor of the year was awarded to Josh & Nathan Reynolds.
Pico sailor of the year was awarded to Holly Martin & Abbie Spalding.
Instructor of the year was awarded to Jack Cummins
Assistant instructor of the year was awarded to Tara McCaul

 
Congratulations to you all.

Dinghy Instructor Applications 2021


If you are interested in working with us next Summer as a dinghy instructor or assistant instructor, we would be delighted to talk to you. Application closing date is Friday 22nd January 2021.

As an initial step, can you please click on the link below to complete the form and please attach a brief CV listing your Instructor qualifications, sailing qualifications and any relevant work experience.

We shall be holding interviews in early February and will contact you shortly.

https://wicklowsailing.com/wp/dinghy-instructor-application/

If you have any questions, please contact our Rear Commodore (Dinghies) Patrick Billington on 087 992 7394.

 

On behalf of our Commodore & The Committee, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Throw off the bowlines,
Sail away from the safe harbour,
Catch the trade winds in your sails,
Explore, Dream, Discover.
Mark Twain

 

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