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SRC Radio Course – Sunday 16th May

If anyone is interested, I have been asked to let you know that there are a still a few places available for this course:

The course fee is £50.00 and includes a light lunch, the RYA charge is £30.00 for the license.

You also need to provide a recent passport type photo (of yourself) for the license.

Pre course reading is suggested and RYA books G22 and G26 are recommended for this.

Course topics include:

• the basics of radio operation

• the correct frequencies (channels) to be used

• distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures

• making ship to shore telephone calls

• Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators

• Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

• Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)

• Search and Rescue (SART)

The course will be taught using radio simulators and will be examined by a short written test.

Gordon Deas RYA Radio Instructor for the Ardclinis Team

Contact 02821771340 or or

Laser Trailer Mix up

Information below:

“At the end of Laser Ulsters in Cushendall on Sunday someone took my single Laser trailer and left behind their almost identical one.
The trailer left behind is a single Laser trailer manufactured by Rapide with green sticker displaying “R150C Laser2” on left and right side of bar near the tow hitch.
The trailer taken is identical or similar but it has the name “OCallaghan” written in large faded black market on top of one of the curved metal wheel mudguards.
My trailer and ther trailer left behind were positioned just inside the Farm Shop pen to the right of gate on the grass.

The trailer type is the “Rapide Laser Gunwale Hung Trolley” displayed here

If you are the other half of this trailer mix up can you please contact me by mobile on 00353-86-8262205 or by email


Results – Ulster Laser Championships

Thanks again to all the competitors who made the journey to Cushendall this weekend.

Thanks also to all our club helpers  both on and off the water.

It was a very successful event and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support from all of the CSBC members.

Although light winds made conditions difficult at times, the sunshine made it all worthwhile.

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Congratulations to:

Conor Murphy winner of the 4.7 class
Tiffany Brien winner of the radial class & the Ladies championships
Ryan Seaton winner of the standard class.

Click here for the full list of results

Ulster Laser Championships

We are currently finalising preparations and look forward to welcoming visitors from all over Ireland to Cushendall for the Ulster Laser Championships incorporating the Ladies National championships.

This will be a major event for the club and we are relying on the help of all our members to ensure that the event runs smoothly. It will be an early start on Saturday with bacon butties being served from 9am. Therefore it would be appreciated if all volunteers can turn up early to assist in a variety of tasks both on and off the water.

Let’s hope for good weather and fair winds and let’s show what Cushendall has to offer!

Laser Training

In preparation of the Laser Ulster’s on the 8th & 9th May, James Farrell is running free Laser training to members in the club every Saturday morning this month from 10.00am – 1.00pm. It’s the perfect opportunity to get up to speed for the event. Non members are also welcomed along.

Details from James: 07808860704

Easter @ CSBC

Friday night proved to be a great success in the club; Skerryvore played an excellent set and impressed a great turnout of the club members and the more than welcome visitors. On Saturday, yours truly, Emmet Connon has taken over the position of Commodore from Barry Emerson, with John Lowry announced as Vice Commodore.

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Barry Emerson & Emmet Connon

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Emmet Connon & John Lowry

CSBC has got an action packed Easter weekend lined up for both on and off the water, so let’s hope that the forecasted snow and high winds doesn’t materialise and we can kick the season off to a flying start.

Saturday 3rd April

  • 10:00am – Laser Training: taken by James Farrell.  All are welcome to get some practise in and see where you stand before the Laser Ulster Championships in Cushendall on the 8th & 9th May.
  • 9:00pm – Music in the bar: with Fergal Lynn.

Sunday 4th April

  • 2:00pm – Emily Tankard: First dinghy race of the season. The interested numbers look encouraging already so lets see who can claim the first prize of the season. Soup and Toasties will be available in the Bar from 1230 onwards.

Monday 5th April

  • 2:00pm – Easter Egg Race: Let’s see if Richard can finally get his hands on the coveted egg that he so generously sponsors year after year.
  • 8:30pm – Italian Night: Lasagne, Spaghetti Bolognese, Garlic Bread, Tiramisu, Sambuca… Italian Night, Done! Followed by music in the bar with Cliff McKenna. £12.50 per person. Please book with Michael McLaughlin on 07803115294.

Dinghy Sailing

New Season

There is a great buzz around the club in anticipation of the first dinghy race of the season, which takes place in less than two weeks.

If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to resurrect the sailing gear, check the boat and prepare yourself for the 2010 season. There are unconfirmed reports of undercover tuning and sneaky practise, be sure not to miss out!

If you are new to the club or an old member wanting to get involved in the dinghy sailing, contact us here and we’ll compile a list of willing names, there is always someone looking for crew! There is also a real need for people to help out with rescue and race officer cover. You don’t need any experience to help out, so please either turn up on the day or let us know you are keen.

To try and make this season our busiest yet, we are in the process of assigning fleet captains who will be given the responsibility to try and get as many boats out as possible.

The years sailing fixtures can be found here.

Laser Training

James Farrell has kindly offered to provide FREE laser training to all club laser sailors on SATURDAY 3rd APRIL 2010.

This is a great opportunity to brush up on your skills for the forthcoming season and the laser Ulsters which take place in CSBC on the 8th & 9th May.