Our course number 6 beginning 1 August is now full…
Places available on our two remaining courses beginning 8 July and 15 July.
The Fastnet International Schools Regatta is designed to introduce young sailors to racing. Many people attend a “Start Sailing” course and learn the basics of sailing, but have no way of breaking into racing should they wish to do so. The Schools Regatta has a simple system where all classes of dinghies can race around a square course in a sheltered venue using a handicap system. Within the Bronze Fleet, Instructors are available to help sailors find their way round the course and instruct as they race.
We also have a system to prevent more experienced sailors entering a fleet that their standard exceeds and where this is the case they will be moved up to the next fleet, i.e Bronze Fleet sailors are moved up to Silver Fleet. The same will apply for more experienced Silver Fleet sailors who will be moved up to a Silver Plus Fleet
WHO CAN ENTER? The event is open to all full time students of primary and secondary level schools who were under the age of 19 on 1 January 2016. All competitors under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (Parent, Guardian, Teacher or Coach) throughout the event. Any single handed or double handed monohull dinghy with a Portsmouth Yardstick (which facilitates handicap ratings) is eligible to enter.
DO I NEED MY OWN BOAT? We encourage participants to bring their own boats – any dinghy will do, but must be insured by the owner for third party insurance. The FMOEC charter a range of dinghies for the event. However, the number of boats available is limited and will be allocated on a “first come, first served basis”. Costs for this are: Single handed dinghies €20 per day; Double handed €30 per day. We also ask for a returnable boat damage deposit of €50 for the event.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH FLEET TO ENTER – BRONZE OR SILVER?
The Bronze Fleet is basically for beginners who have never raced before, sailors that look like they have, will be moved up to the Silver Fleet.
The Silver Fleet is for sailors who have done a few races, over two years. Again sailors who perform better than this will be moved up to a Silver plus fleet. The above transfers will be done at the discretion of the race committee.
This Regatta is for BEGINNERS, so the main trophies are for the Bronze and Silver Fleet.
THE EVENT TAKES PLACE ON 19th 20th and 21st JULY IN SCHULL
at the FASTNET MARINE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE
ENTRY FORMS see here FISR ENTRY FORM 2016
REGISTRATION will be at the centre on the afternoon of the 18th between 15.00 and 18.00hrs
MORNING BRIEFING will be at 10.00 on the Tuesday morning
FIRST RACE will be at 11.00 for all fleets on Tuesday 19th July
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS will be available at Registration
Only a few weeks now until our Summer Sailing courses begin and we are looking forward to welcoming new and returning sailors. We currently have places on all courses.
Although the majority of our sailors are children and teenagers we usually have a few adults of different levels on all weeks.
And if we may be so bold as to sing our own praises… a few quotes from our sailors and their families from last year:
“I loved going to Da Island!” “Pirates and Boating and sailing races – it was so fun” “Meeting new people was definitely the best”
“All staff were excellent and most helpful and welcoming”
“Key is flexibility aspects”"
“All the people we met were easy to approach, good info and happy for them to look after our kids”
“Best sailing school I have seen”
For more info and booking please download form below
A limited number of places are available on the Dinghy Instructor Course we are running here in June.
All applicants must have completed the Pre-Entry course to qualify for a place.
For more details and application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028-28515
A few places are still available on this year’s first Powerboat Course
More info and booking form on link below or contact Lorna on 028 28515 or email@example.com
Surrounded and sheltered by over twenty islands and with a mild climate supported by the Gulf Stream, Schull is renowned for being one of the best sailing areas in Ireland.
Our Dinghy Sailing Courses run weekly right through the summer and suit all ages and abilities from complete beginner to those looking to build up their skills on the water. We usually say minimum age of eight years, however we have had some very capable and enthusiastic “almost eights” in the past….
The courses are based on the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) 5 Level Scheme and are taught by experienced and qualified instructors in a safe and fun environment. They run for five full days, Monday to Friday, however we can be pretty flexible if your time in Schull is limited and it’s difficult to commit to a full course ( although we would usually recommend a minimum of two days).
For more information and booking form please see here DINGHY SAILING COURSE INFO AND FORM 2016
We look forward to welcoming around 44 sailors and their families to the FMOEC next week for Optimist and Laser Training Camps. Wishing all sailors a successful week!
Saturday sailing always depends on the weather… to check if sailing is on each weekend , please telephone (028) 28515 on the Friday evening.
Polite reminder to all returning members … payment for membership is now overdue… please bring with completed form asap.
SCC CLUB Saturday Sailing begins again soon.
All students of Schull Community College are very welcome to come and try sailing for a couple of weeks before signing up for membership.
Membership forms are available in the College and at the Sailing School or download here
Our sailing courses finished at the end of last month after a busy and fabulous summer..
A huge thank you to all our sailors who we hope will be enjoying some newly acquired skills on the water. Details of next year’s courses will be posted mid January 2015
Also, big, BIG thanks to a fantastic team of Instructors..we’ll miss you here guys and wish you a great year of learning!
Thanks again and …. keep sailing!
Due to popular demand, we will be running an additional Powerboat Course over the weekend of 5-6 September.
More Info and booking form here POWERBOATBOOKINGFORM2015