Spring is in the air - and you all know what that means - time for the CY&BC Eurovision BBQ!! The barbeque will start at 7pm with a cost of €12 per person.
Feel free to come down earlier for a apertif. Or three... You should book your choice of steak or salmon at the Club bar. As ever your choice of protein will be accompanied by the usual fantastic array of salads.
The fabulous Bryan Smyth*, singer and entertainer is performing next Friday night 15th May from 9pm promising an evening of entertainment, music and fun. If you love songs from Sinatra, Cole Porter, Deano, Elvis, and many more and if you love to dance, don't miss this night!! Admission Free.
Two steel presses approx. 6 feet x 3 feet x 18” deep with three shelves to be installed for Member's tools, parts & kit storage in the Boat Shed.
This pilot scheme is being introduced to meet the changing needs of members e.g. apartment living where tool etc. storage can be an issue.
Also it may suit different Classes to take a press to store common ownership tooling & kit on site where they can be easily accessed, rather than sitting in someone's garage.
Please support the Annual Lifeboat Auction at Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club on Friday 24th April, 2015.
Free cheese & wine from 2030 to 2130.
Auction will begin at 2145 approx.
Please bring along or donate items to be auctioned - unwanted Christmas presents etc.
Lifesaving charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), has commissioned Substance to undertake new research with yacht sailors in Ireland. This is to understand their approach to yacht sailing and their approach to safety.
The research is in partnership with the Irish Sailing Association and supported by a range of other organisations including the Cruising Association of Ireland and the Irish Cruising Club.
The survey can be accessed and completed online at this link: http://www.rnliyachtingireland.substance.coop/
The survey remains open until April 30th and it is important that as many sailors in Ireland as possible take part.
This Friday Paul Mooney and a group of local Musicians are holding a session in the Club. They play a selection of Folk , Rock, Blues and Ballads.
All welcome - no cover charge!!
It’s been full steam ahead (literally) since our last update. We’ve been flying through the ribbing, and it’s been fantastic to see progress as each station is removed to allow for more space to put the next ribs in.
In our quest to find the perfect way to steam the ribs, we’re now on version 4: a bicycle tube cut open and straightened out.
Due to operational reasons with Waterways Ireland, our only option to accomplish this trip in May is to depart from Dublin on Sunday morning 3rd May and finish the trip in Belturbet the following Sunday, 10th May. This may not be suitable to all however we ask you to look at the situation and let us know how you are fixed to travel the trip in reverse.
We will be gaining access from the Liffey at the City lock at approx. 7.30 a.m. and proceeding to Newcomen Bridge for lifting of the Railway bridge.
As we all should be aware, it is legal requirement for operators of VHF radios aboard vessels to hold a valid Radio Operator's Short Range Certificate of Competency, commonly (but incorrectly) referred to as a "VHF Licence". To help members comply with the law, there will be a VHF Operator's one & a half day course run in the Club on a Thursday evening & Saturday at the end of March. Every member who successfully completes the course & examinations will be issued a Radio Operator's Short Range Certificate of Competency from the Department of Transport.
One evening and one full day: Thursday 16th April 1930 to 2200 Saturday 18th April 0900 to 1600 + Test Time. The course provider will be David Gerard of Sea-Craft.
Traditional Irish music sessions take place on the first Friday of February (6th) and March (6th) at CY&BC. All musicians singers and dancers are welcome, and there'll be set dancing too, with a set dance teacher to show us some steps. All welcome, bring family and friends for a fun night and get some exercise too!