Our Summer Sailing course are now full for all weeks except for Week Number 9 beginning 21 August. Huge thanks to all sailors – new and returning – for joining us.
The FASTNET INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS REGATTA 2017 will take place at Schull Sailing Centre (FMOEC) on 18-20 July. The focus is on Junior Fleets, Silver and Bronze.
School aged sailors are invited to take part in this fun Regatta and get an introduction into what dinghy racing is all about. There are a limited number of boats available for the event from the sailing Centre, however competitors are asked to bring their own dinghies where possible.
Notice of Race and entry form below
Our summer sailing courses will now begin on 26 June and run through until the week beginning 21 August.
Booking form and further information is available here SAILING COURSE FORM AND INFO 2017
We are currently working on an on-line booking and payment system for our summer sailing courses which begin on 19 June. We hope to have this up-and-running by early April
Meantime, we continue to accept bookings in the usual method as outlined on our information sheet and booking form SAILING COURSE FORM AND INFO 2017
Our summer sailing courses will begin on 26 June this year, running through until the week beginning 21 August.
More information and booking form is available here:
We also continue to offer family/group day and half-day sails with an instructor on the Centre’s 1720 yacht.
We look forward to welcoming new and returning students and are happy to discuss any aspects of our courses/activities in more detail either by telephone (028 28515) or by email email@example.com
Winter sailing has arrived, with sailing every Saturday for all Schull Community College members, Transition year this year has again big numbers with 25 sailors along with the Academy sailors sailing two and a half days a week.
ISA ALL IRELAND JUNIOR SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS
25 & 26 SEPTEMBER
This weekend we look forward to welcoming 16 top nominated representatives from Irish Junior Classes for the ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships, sailng the TR3.6 dinghies designed and built here at the FMOEC.
Best of luck to all for a great event.
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