Thirty years ago, Dinny Hayes, PatJoe Harrington and Barry McSweeney traveled to Baltimore to collect “The Rising Sun” from boat builder Billy ‘Andy’ O’Driscoll. Little did they know that the club would become the success story it now is. In its first year, in 1985, the GalleyFlash Junior crew won the SWCYR championship. This was to be the first of many West Cork titles. In the years that have followed
Sailing / Rowing
ASM Frostbite Series 2015 KYC, Day 5 The forecast for the penultimate day’s racing indicated that there may not be any racing as winds of up to 40 knots were predicted. Many competitors failed to show up as they were convinced that racing would be abandoned.
Ardfield Rathbarry Parish Party A party has been arranged for the Ardfield Rathbarry community to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of GalleyFlash Rowing Club. This is a party for everyone; rowers, former rowers, supporters, sponsors and the general community. It gives the people of the area the opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal success that has been enjoyed by a club from what is one of the smallest parishes
Day 2 of the ASM KYC Frostbite Series saw typical frostbite weather, cold, bright, sunny with near perfect sailing conditions. The wind was 10 knots gusting to 12.5 from NNW. Each of the 5 fleets got 3 great races in shifting conditions which made it a great test for all competitors. Each of the fleets had close racing, especially the ever popular Squib Fleet.
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
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