INSIDE TH IS ISSUE
1 Yes the lunatic fringe are back at it again
2 New Members
3 Boat Booking
4 Upcoming events
5 Small Adds
1. Is it possible? Why not.
Yes the lunatic fringe are back at it again. After the last AGM anything is possible. The SCGSC has a new Commodore going under the alias of ‘Paddy Allen’ AKA ‘The Rock’ for obvious reasons for which we wont go into at this point in time. Suffice to say that his argument for a larger boat is on the grounds of health & safety. The further back you are from the point of impact the safer it is. I wonder why he thinks this.
The committee elected by the membership at the AGM is as follows:
Commodore : Paddy Allen
Hon Sec : JJ O’Keeffe
Treasurer : Tony O’Riordan
Committee Members :
Eoghan Allen who now takes over responsibility for ‘Explorer’
Victor Shine with responsibility for safety and training.
Dave Moore responsible for membership
Helen O’ Leary will assist Dave in the membership position.
Mick Murphy will take responsibility for interior work on Explorer.
Mick Coughlan who is the outgoing Commodore is taking responsibility for electrical work and advising the current committee.
Paul Hogan who did not go forward for election has taken over the major job of cleaning/ polishing the hull and anti-fouling below the waterline. This is a major piece of work and as Explorer is due to be launched on the 2nd April, it is requested that members make contact with Paul to lend their assistance.
The engine has been serviced at great expense by the 3rd Engineer from the ULCC ‘Alrehab’. The expense included overnight hotel accommodation in Hong Kong and mileage (return). I wonder where this engineer got his experience at submitting claims! In the course of the engine service it was found that the only spare part the club possessed was an impellor. This was great except that we did not possess a spanner small enough to do the job.
Mick Collins who again is not a committee member has taken in hand the job of having the central heating system overhauled and repaired. This system has not worked effectively since the boat was purchased.
This highlights the fact that this is your boat and every member not just the committee has a responsibility. If any member feels he or she can play a part please contact any member of the Committee.
2. New Members.
On your behalf the Committee are delighted to welcome into the South Coast Garda Sailing Club the following:
Claire Kennealy, Watercourse Rd Garda Station. Jim Morrissey, Fermoy Garda Station, John Moriarty, Brittas, Co Dublin, Cian O’ hIarlaithe, Fermoy Garda, Station.
This now brings the numbers in the club to a recent all time high of 40. Further entrants are in the pipeline which should bring the number to mid to high 40’s
If you know of someone who might wish to become a member of the club contact Dave Moore at 087-2328487 who will supply application forms and any other relevant information.
3. Boat booking.
| Explorer is your boat and it is up to you as members to arrange cruises be it, day, overnight, or longer. All that has to be done is to book the boat with the booking officer through the Committee. The only requirement is that it is open to members of the club of which you are part owner.
Your Boat – Your Club – Use it!
Further Information on how to book the boat will be contained in the next News Letter
4. CALENDAR OF EVENTS
PLACE : R.C.Y.C
TIME : 8PM 28TH OF MARCH 2007
SAFETY AT SEA EXERCISE WITH THE IRISH COASTGUARD. THE DATE FOR THIS IS THE 28TH OF MARCH 2007 AT 20.00HRS MEETING OUTSIDE THE RCYC. THIS WILL INCLUDE LIVE FIRING OF FLARES, VIDEO AND LECTURE ON ISSUES PERTINENT TO SAFETY. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE AN ENJOYABLE EVENING FOR ALL AND NO DRINKING UNTIL ‘CRONIN’S’.
PLACE : NAVAL BASE, HAULBOWLINE
TIME : 9AM ISH 2ND APRIL 2007
LAUNCH DAY FOR EXPLORER. MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED EVEN IF ONLY FOR AN HOUR OR TWO ON THAT DATE. THE BOAT IS LYING AT THE NAVAL BASE, HAULBOWLINE AND WILL GO FROM THERE TO ITS BERTH IN CROSSHAVEN.
PLACE : SCOUT HALL COBH
TIME : TO BE ANNOUNCED
LECTURE AND TEST ON LIGHTS, DAY MARKS WILL BE GIVE BY EOGHAN ALLEN AT THE SCOUT HALL COBH. THIS WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF YOU BUDDING SAILOR WHO THOUGHT YOU HAD YOUR FILL WILL WITH LIGHT WHEN YOU RECEIVED LECTURES IN TEMPLEMORE ARE IN FOR A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM……..CONSTRUCTION , EQUIPMENT AND USE!!!!!! DOES IT EVER STOP?
PADDY ALLEN AND PAUL HOGAN (AKA: PULSE IS GREAT) ARE TRYING TO ORGANISE A TRIP CONSISTING OF TWO LEGS EITHER SAIL OUT AND SAIL BACK OR FLY OUT AND SAIL BACK. MEMBERS INTERESTED SHOULD CONTACT EITHER OF THESE MEMBERS TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF INTEREST. NO ROUT IS RULED IN OR OUT AT THIS STAGE. LAST PADDY HAD AN ENJOYABLE TRIP (WHAT ABOUT THE BUTTER) LAST TIME.
THE COMMITTEE ARE CURRENTLY EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF MEMBERS GAINING COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATION BY UNDERGOING OTHER COURSES LIKE FIRST AID AND SEA SURVIVAL. THESE COURSES MAY BE NECESSARY IF WE ARE TO PROGRESS AS A VIABLE AND PROGRESSIVE SAILING CLUB. FURTHER COURSES ON MARINE VHF, NAVIGATION WILL BE HELD THIS SPRING OR NEXT AUTUMN /WINTER.
5. Small Adds
FOR SALE: COLVIC WATSON 26 ft MOTORSAILER
Current Price: €29,500
Located in East Ferry Marina, Cobh, Cork Harbour
Hull Material: Fibergalss
Engine:3 GM 30 Yanmar, 27HP, year 2000.
If you want your advertisement included here please contact the editor.
THE EDITOR PADDY ALLEN CAN BE CONTACTED AT 087 2786794 OR PDALLEN@EIRCOM.NET. HE TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMMISIONS IN THIS NEWS LETTER OR (ADMIRALTY CHARTS FOR THAT MATTER)