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Sailing Instructors Wanted

Would you like to workon Sligo Bay this summer? Join our great team of instructors for the 2024 season. We are taking applicaitons now for Senior, Advanced and Dingy instructors. Email your CV and letter of applicaiton to training@sligoyachtclub.ie before the closing date of 9th February 2024.

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Job Available:Sail Training Centre Manager

We are currently recruting for a sail training manager for the 2024 season.

This job is fixed term and part time.

Please visit the link below for details.

https://ie.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=b85e32f72418957c

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2023 Nationals

We had a great start of our championship week with the Nationals running on Friday and Saturday. 32 entries from from countries, and great race organisation under the PRO Bill O’Hara. The club has a lot to be proud of both on and off the water with the top three Irish Boats coming from the club and lots of compliments about our hospitatility and organisation.

Fingers crossed the Worlds Championship with continue in the same vein.

Results from the nationals are available here.

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Gus Henry- An Appreciaton

It is with a heavy heart that we have heard of the passing of our Sligo Yacht Club Honorary Life Member, Former Commodore, GP14 Sailor, Mentor and Father to Niall, Aoife and Conal. Husband of predeceased Anne and of course a friend to all.

Our good friend Gus was a founder member of Sligo Yacht Club and guided the club to where it is today. For many many years he was the mainstay of SYC, from the 1950’s on Lough Gill to recent times, with his wise words. Even today his GP14 “Winki”, which he built in the early 1980’s, is still in use and on loan to new members for training and racing. This encourages sailing to continue in Sligo Bay. 

Gus won Irish Sailing’s Volunteer of the Year in 2004 and hewas inducted into the Sligo Sporting Hall of fame in January 2007. These award was well deserved for his many years of dedication to Sailing for Sligo and Nationally.

I am delighted to note that Gus was able to visit the Clubhouse renovations, which I think he approved of. 

His legacy is that Sligo Yacht Club is continuously growing. 

Gus has left our Sligo Yacht Club in a better place than when he got it.

Karl Kerins – commodore.

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Sailing Season Underway

It has been a busy start to the season. Our Junior Sailing Courses are in full flow. Our GP14 Course for adults went well with 5 full nights of sailing. We had to postpone a follow up weekend course which is now taking place on July 8th-9th. And of course preparation for the Mirror Worlds are continuing apace.

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Ladies Cup 2022

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GP14 Spring Open

Sligo Yacht Club hosted a very successful Spring Open on the Saturday and Sunday of the May bank holiday weekend. 28 boats with 56 sailors sailed 6 races in great conditions.

Results are available here.

Well done to everyone involved in running the event.

The next event the club is hosting is the Mirror Northern’s on the 26th and 27th June. We will need all hands on deck for this one too.

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AGM

The AGM will be held online on Tuesday March 15th at 7pm. All members should have received notice via e-mail.

If you did not receive notice please contact Luke.

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J24 Notice of Race

The Notice Of Race for the J24 National Championships is now available under the event page.

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Senior Instructor of the Year 2020

What a night for Sligo Yacht Club at the Irish Sailing Awards. First up was Sarah Nicolson winning Senior Instructor of the Year. All of us at Sligo Yacht Club were grateful for Sarah’s hard work and competence last summer. She pulled out all the stops in a very difficult year to deliver a fantastic programme of sailing. It was lovely to see her abilites being recognised at a national level.

Congratulations also to Dave O’Connor member of Sligo Yacht Club and winner of Sailing Centre of the Year with his training centre Wild West Sailing.