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|'What's On' in May|
|2013 Membership Application Form||Click here|
|Class 1 and 2 Dinghies
1. May league. Tuesday/Thursdays.
2. East Ferry cup
3. Commodores Cup
1. Maypole trophy May league (Thursdays).
2. Marlogue Trophy.
3. NSYC MBSC Cruiser Race
Class 1& 2 May league Week 3 (Thursday)
Results for sailing on a Thursday night are now online.
Class 1& 2 May league Week 3 (Tuesday)
Results for sailing on a Tuesday night are now online.
OD for the night Alan Fleury ran a long race with no mercy shown (The blue flag stayed in the hut). The breeze was good and steady at about 12kts until just before the finish when it blew up to 18kts.
Class 1& 2 May league Week 2
Sailing on a Thursday night in forecast gales in Monkstown Bay? Surely not! The South coast may have be battening down the hatches this evening but on the Sand quay in Monkstown there were eight eager Class 2 sailors awaiting a race so who were we to deny them.
OD for the night Alan Fleury assisted by Sean Mc Carthy and Debbie Power ran 2 races for the enthusiastic up and coming future of our club. While tides were strong and winds were a little blustery on occasion all boats completed both races without injury or damage, there may have been one or two crews got a little wet but apparently the water was lovely and not the slightest bit cold!!
Our Class 1 sailors will have to return to the sand quay next week with more vigor so as not to be shown up by the skill and eagerness of our younger members.
Results to follow tomorrow.
Class 1 & 2 May league Week 1
Sailing has got off to a fantastic start in the bay so far this season, from our 1720's & National 18's April league, to our class 1 and 2 dinghies now back racing every Tuesday and Thursday night. We had a great start last Tuesday night with 5 class 1 and 2 class 2 boats on the first night of the season. This was followed on Thursday night by a mixed fleet of 6 - the great sign was that it was not all the same sailors from Tuesday so numbers are good. As the East Ferry cup was cancelled last Saturday the National 18's held a new "not the East Ferry Cup race" in the bay to provide a day on the water for those that needed some water in the bones. OD David Barry ran 4 races in brilliant conditions in the bay - footage and photos are here on the site for all to see with more photos to follow.
Tonight we had to unfortunately cancel racing for class 2 but a very enthusiastic bunch from class 1 took to the water for what was later described as "fun- tiring and blind from salt because of the speed". Four class one boats had 2 races in lively conditions and we had a Feva with a very advanced coach passing on his knowledge to two up and coming class 2 sailors.
All results from the league will follow tomorrow on the site. I am asking again for any interested people to contact me in relation to assisting with racing for the season. (Results here)
Ciaran Mc Sweeney
The "Not East Ferry Cup" for National 18s footage (Posted 05May13)
Thanks to Ronan Kenneally and Brian Wolfe for supplying great footage of the National 18s in action yesterday. Footage here
CH Marine 2013 Glandore Classic Regatta
Classic boat owners may be interested to know that the CH Marine 2013 Glandore Classic Regatta will run from the July 20th to July 26th. The provisional schedule of events for the regatta are on the Club website at http://www.glandoreyc.com/classic/classicprogram.html
The "Not East Ferry Cup" for National 18s (Posted 04May13)
A great day again on the water for the NOT East Ferry Cup held in the bay. The breeze was blowing at 16kts with the odd shifty gusts. Two wiremen went for unplanned swims and one team managed to wash their sails in salt water (no names will be mentioned). Thanks to Tom, David, Vonla for setting four nice courses and Ciaran McSweeney and Brian Wolfe (cameraman) in the rescue boat.
Results here . Photos here
BBQ AFTER SAILING 4th MAY IN CLUB
BBQ after sailing on 4th of May in the club at 18:30. All are welcome.
National 18 April League final Results (Posted 27Apr13)
What a great day for the final week of the April league. Thanks to Tom, David, Vonla and Big Barry for managing to set a nice long beat using laid mark even though it was low water.
Results here .
Parents Roster for Oppies (Posted 26Apr13)
The Oppies page has been updated with the parents roster for May/June.
National 18 April League Photos (posted 21Apr2013)
The photo album has been updated with photos by Brian Jones of the National 18 April league. Click here or go to the April 2013 album
National 18 April League (Week 3) (posted 20Apr2013)
Great day out on the water today. 4 close races with Colin & crew in 358 showing everyone a clean pair of heals with 3 wins.
Thanks to Tom, David, Vonla, Big Barry & Kieran Murphy for their time & skills today ... it's much appreciated by all.
See you all next week for the final day of the league ..... there will be a prizegiving afterwards in the club.
Results here .... Colin and his panel of crew in the lead, followed by Myself/ Stan & Dion then Raz, Robbie, Simon & Brian Jones/ Charlie McCarthy/ Frosty & Ainslie in 4th.
Hopefully we will have Hasso & crew & Davy in Ball & Chain on the water next week.
FG time change
The 1st warning signal has been moved forward by 30 minutes to 1400hrs this Sat.20/04/2013
Photography workshop captures 1720 sailing (Posted 13Apr2013)
Renowned international photographer Rick Tomlinson,
who has shot in the most stunning locations around the world – from the
Arctic to the Antarctic – to the Caribbean – graced Monkstown Bay with
his presence last weekend (6 & 7 April), as part of a 2 day
photography workshop organised by RCYC.
In keeping with our erratic weather conditions, Saturday was sunny, but windless. But like the talented sailor who will always find a result in light airs, the lack of wind did not stop Rick, or his participants from capturing some of the racing action at Monkstown, as well as taking time to shoot some beautiful reflective shots at Drake’s Pool in Crosshaven.
Sunday was wild with gusty easterlies whipping up the sea at Monkstown and we arrived just in time to catch the last leg or two of MBSC’s 1720 Sunday league. Great day on the water!" (Cathy Mullan)
MBSC Optimist Open Sessions 2013 (Posted 09Apr2013)
The Optimist page has been updated with details and application form for the open sessions. Click here to go to the page.
National 18 April League (Week 1) (posted 06Apr2013)
The race committee (Tom Browne, Vonla Good and David Barry) on board Tom Brownes boat along with Barry O'Sullivan (mark laying and rescue) had a busy day today resetting the race course in light shifty easterly winds (5 to 8kts). However they managed to get three windward/ Leeward races in before calling it a day. The results are as follows:
Good Bad n D'ugly
The Three Bears
Ball and Chain
EASTER BAR OPENING HOURS (posted 26Mar2013)
Thursday 28th March 17:00 – 11:30
Friday 29th March CLOSED
Saturday 30th March 17:00 – 00:30
Sunday 31st March 17:00 – 00:30
Monday 1ST April 17:00 – 21:00
Please note that Sunday 31st March is the final day for payment of your subscription.
Out of Port €100
Over 65 €100
Under 26 €125
To those members who have already paid your subscription thank you for your timely payment.
Club open this Thursday
Please note the club bar will be open this Thursday 21st March from 18:00
RBS 6 Nations Ireland V France
Saturday 09th KO 17:00 CLUB OPEN FROM 16:45
Shave or Dye (posted 07Mar13)
Once again our own Ken Murphy is Dyeing his hair in aid of the Irish Cancer Society
Venue: Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
Date: Sat 9th March 2013
Time: 20:00 HRS
PLEASE COME ALONG AND GIVE KEN THE SUPPORT HE NEEDS FOR THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
Friday 1st March 21:00hrs. Tables of 4 €20. Contact Alan on 087 8252855 to book your place.
RBS 6 Nations Scotland V Ireland
Sunday 24th KO 14:00 CLUB OPEN FROM 13:45
2013 I.S.A. Junior Training Courses
The date of the sailing course is Monday 24th June 2013 to Friday 12th July (Minimum age 10 years at start of course). This year MBSC introduces the ISA Cara Na Mara sailing programme for 7-10 year olds. This course is for one week only and will commence on Monday 1st July and end on Friday 5th July. Click to open the application form.
Level 1 - START SAILING
1st July to 12th July
Level 2 - BASIC SKILLS
Level 3 - IMPROVING SKILLS
Level 4 - GO RACING 1
Level 4 - ADVANCED BOAT HANDLING
24th June to 12th July
Cara Na Mara –Otters
1st July to 5th July
A Discount of €25.00 will be given for the 2nd and subsequent child.
photos of October League 2012
Cathy Mullan has supplied more photos of the October League
2012. Click on the Gallery to view all the photos.
to all mooring holders
Port of Cork hereby give notice that it is the intention of the. Port of Cork Company to remove all unauthorized, unpaid or illegibly marked moorings over the coming months commencing on the 11th March 2013.
There are just a couple of days now before our first major gathering of the New Year – our James Bond Night! So dust off the Tuxedoes, press the best Cocktail Dresses and come on out for a great evening of laughs, tall stories, gossip and refreshments. Friday Evening 22nd from 20:30.
6 Nations Ireland V England
This Sunday 10th February, KO 15:00. The club bar
will open at 14:45.
RBS 6 Nations Wales v Ireland
If wish to avoid the result and spend the afternoon doing
something else we will be showing a recording in the bar at 1800 hrs.
sailing in Tenerife
O’Beirne, RSGYC, was recently contacted by Barbara Murray, who is based
in Tenerife and is heavily involved in sailing (IOC Judge).
is currently the International Secretary of the Laser Class association
and some of you may have met her while in Ireland during the past year
as a Juror in our Youth Nationals and the ISAF's.
Barbara has proposed facilitating a TY programme in Tenerife this year. While the notice period for the trip is unfortunately very short we are going to see if we can pull it off as we have a number of people already committed. As Barbara is also a teacher (from Co. Wicklow) she would incorporate French and Spanish lessons in the programme in the mornings. Read More
Calling all Feva Sailors. 2013 planning for the season
are having a meeting about Feva sailing in the harbour, we want to find
out who is interested and plan for the year 2013. Everyone
welcome, parents, buyers/sellers, potential helms/crews and anybody
with ideas that will help kids enjoy their sailing. Meeting
the RCYC at 7.30 pm Thurs 24/01/13. Contact Eddie Rice at
League (National 18)
planned for Monkstown each Saturday afternoon in April. Takers so far
Happy Days, good bad n d'ugly, ball and chain, moonshine and new class
members Brian Jones and Gary Frost in borat 367.
3 races each week with quick turn arounds.
All welcome... Let me know if there are any other interested boats?
Regards Ewen Barry