Greystones Sailing Club announced its new officers today (Monday 18th February) and some of its plans for the 2019 season.
Speaking at the Clubs 2019 launch, the incoming Commodore, Daphne Hoolahan, said that “2019 is looking like a busy year. Greystones Sailing Club is honoured to be hosting the Wayfarer World Championships in July and we expect over 100 boats with up to 250 guests from around the world to take part in this week-long event.
Already we have entries from Denmark, Holland, France, UK, Cyprus, the USA, Canada and South Africa. It will showcase Greystones yet again, as a landmark sailing centre on the East Coast of Ireland. As well as this, the RS Eastern Championships will kick off the season in April and we will also host, yet again, the annual Taste of Greystones Regatta in August, which brings in over 500 sailors in over 100 keel boats on an annual basis, bringing welcome tourism revenue to the town.”
“Greystones Sailing Club has an active training and sailing program, providing sailing instruction to both children and adults and is open for membership. Everyone is encouraged to try sailing on our many adult or child courses, and we welcome new members to contact us, to be part of this growing, vibrant club,” Daphne added.
The Club has over 300 members sailing a variety of dinghy classes and offers exciting and enjoyable dinghy racing for all ages and abilities. It has a well-earned reputation as one of the top dinghy sailing clubs in Ireland with its sailors competing successfully in many open events over the years, both nationally and internationally. The Club also boasts an active and growing keel-boat fleet with over 30 keel-boats giving competitive racing on a twice weekly basis.