Work continues on 14/166, mainly on an evening or two if lucky per week, having to compete again with sailing time and work on the team’s own boats, 14/ 71 Atomic in particular getting a lot of attention.
The last two months has seen the completed fitting of the centreboard casing. The casing is made with laminated plywood inside and mahogany laminated strips outside. Further strength and water-resistance is added by 3 coats of sanded epoxy resin.
Some photos from the Club after some windy sailing (but unfortunately not a lot of racing) last Saturday.
Our thanks to Paul Hendricken for the photos.
Following on from the popularity of the Try Sailing day at Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, we are running a special introduction to sailing course for adults at the end of July.
We are on a mission to get as many people using our fantastic facility as possible. We have an active club only 4km from the city centre. We want people to experience the wonderful sport of sailing and see Dublin from a different perspective.
If you have always wanted to sail a dinghy – now’s the time! How about trying to sail a bigger boat? You can sail on one of the cruisers!!
As you know the Junior Course started on 6th July and we have in excess of 50 people using the water daily. We have been approached for lockers for people to use and after checking the locker rooms we have no lockers available. However, our records show that the annual locker fee has been received for only 10 lockers in total.
The CY&BC Junior Regatta sponsored by Kanoodle will be on Friday 31st July - first gun 1215. Class starts for Optimist, Laser 4.7, Mirror, Topper and Sundry Dinghies (PY)
The entry form is available to down load in the full article.
The RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse on Saturday where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups and businesses from across the country that have made a significant contribution to the RNLI in Ireland through their commitment, dedication and support.
Three CY&BC members received awards: Basil & Louise McMahon and Helen Doogue.
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.
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.