The 2015 Sailing season kicked off recently at Kinsale Yacht Club. The annual ASM Frostbite Series commenced in lighter winds than forecasted. Race Officer John Stallard succeeded in running 3 races for each fleet. He described conditions as being ideal with an average wind speed of 11 knots in the first race with gusts of 15 knots, the second race averaged 13 knots gusting to 18 knots; however the wind
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The 2015 Annual General Meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club was held on Sunday, January 11th in Rathbarry Hall. Following a review of the past seasons activities on and off the water, the new committee was elected. The new line up is as follows: President: PatJoe Harrington Chairman: Donal Hayes Secretary: Patrick Harrington Treasurer: Breeda Hayes PRO: Sandra Hayes Senior Club Captain: Sean Keohane Junior Club Captain & Child Protection Officer:
2014 – GalleyFlash Rowing Club – a year in review As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the season that was. It is often said that blood, sweat and tears win races, matches and jobs. However, for the rowers of the GalleyFlash, it involves much more than that. With training starting as early as winter 2013 for some; the dedication, commitment and determination of these local heroes
It was another successful year for the annual Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Christmas Swim. People from all around gathered in the sun on Christmas morning on Garrylucas Strand. The event kicked off at 11:30 and saw an excess of 150 participants braving the cold winter sea.
THE ISA Junior All Ireland Championships is a competition of the top sailors from each junior fleet. Twenty sailors from nine classes and out of eleven clubs (including two wild cards) were chosen to compete this weekend in Kinsale, out of Kinsale Yacht Club. The Youth event in Kinsale was full of uncertainty as the wind left the contestants waiting for wind on both days. The slack winds on day
The South West Coast Yawl Rowing Association (SWCYRA) is delighted to announce the launch of its much anticipated Discount Card scheme for rowers. Generous support by local businesses in the South West region mean that South West coastal rowers can now take advantage of significant discounts on products as diverse as electrical goods, clothing, car repairs, jewellery, restaurants & sports massage. All current registered members of local coastal rowing clubs
End of season celebration for Kilmacsimon rowers and supporters Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club held an end of season bbq with music and kids entertainment last Saturday evening September 6th at Kilmacsimon Quay to celebrate a very successful 2014 rowing season which saw them accumulate 10 sets of All Ireland medals; 13 sets of County medals and 13 sets of SWCYRA Championship medals.
Bigger Dragon fleet at Glandore for this years South Coast Dragon Regatta, we had 15 entries, 6 from Dublin Clubs, 5 from Kinsale and 4 from the home club GHYC, this is up from last year and bodes well for the Glandore fleet with the prospect of up to three more dragons joining the club for the 2015 season. The Club was delighted that Richard Leonard of RCYC was again
While the All Ireland finals usually heralds the end of the coastal rowing championship calendar, the earlier date this year meant that the crews of the GalleyFlash were back on the water soon after their All Ireland success. On Saturday, August 23rd, the final ‘fun’ regatta of the year was held in Kilmacsimon. Five Galley crews competed in six races on this occasion. The crews were as follows:
All Ireland Glory for Kilmacsimon at Coastal Rowing Finals 2014 Waterville, Co Kerry looked splendid in the late summer sun as the 2014 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Finals kicked off on the weekend of August 15th – 17th. Overall, Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club became All Ireland Champions 2014 in 3 categories bringing home the Gold; U16 ladies(Emma Scannell, Emma Davidson, Robyn O’Mahony, Ciara Weldon with cox Tadgh Collins); Masters ladies(Marian