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!
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
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.
To kick off the new season we have secured the well known Scottish band Skerryvore for one night only. Please come along this Friday 26th March for some good music and company. The band starts at 9.30pm and tickets are available at the door priced at £5.
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.
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.
The Annual General Meeting takes place this Saturday 27th at 4pm.
There is a planned work party at 11am beforehand to finish off the spring cleaning, so please help out if you can. Thanks to all those who helped with the last work party, it was great to see a big turnout and a real club spirit.
Reminder of the work party tomorrow, Saturday 6th March at 2.00pm.
Followed by the open social meeting at 5.00pm.
Please come along and lend a hand to tidy up the club.
The members discount card system went live at the weekend with a great success. Get yours now!
6 Nations Rugby
The club has once again proven itself to be an excellent venue to watch the rugby. Come along this weekend and join in with the supporters in front of a cosy fire. This weekend’s fixtures, all shown in the club:
Friday 20:00 – Wales v France
Saturday 13:30 – Italy v Scotland
Saturday 16:00 – England v Ireland
Work Party & Social Meeting
Saturday 6th March 14:00. Please come along and help with the clean up and stay on for the open social meeting at 17:00.
Laser Ulster Championships
If you haven’t already heard, we have secured the Laser Ulster Championships for the weekend 8th/9th May. We will need as much help as help possible, so it would be great if all our members could get involved in some way. Please let us know if you can help by talking to Andy or dropping us a quick line on the contact form here.