‘…..As an ISA recognised Training Centre and Category 1 Club, Sutton Dinghy Club supports our 2020 Vision to make sailing & boating more accessible to all. This club has been providing numerous facilities and programmes to a variety of community groups, schools and people with disabilities in the Fingal Area for a number of years now. The ISA use this club as a Flagship example to the rest of our clubs throughout Ireland as to how to involve the community other than its own members…’  Irish Sailing Association

Final Supervised Sailing of the Summer

We had our last supervised sailing evening of the summer last night. Our own 12  club optimists and 2 mirrors were joined by 8 guest ‘Taste of Sailing’ sailors and 11 visiting Malahide Yacht Club juniors over for inter-club fun sailing.  We were lucky to get a window of dry and sunny conditions with light winds. For some of the above sailors from MYC juniors it was their first experience of the open sea. On the other hand our ‘Taste of Sailing’ sailors have become established sailors with SDC over the summer.  Thanks to all Sutton Dinghy Club teenagers who offered their time and skills to make the night a success. Home made pizza and BBQ were on offer after their on the water activity. A good evening had by all. Mandy Kelly (Junior Affairs... read more

Final Update – 2015 IDRA14 Championships

The IDRA14 Championship were concluded on Saturday in Lough Ree YC and Sutton’s Alan Henry & Simon Revil reclaimed the trophy they last won in 2011. The victory, Alan Henry’s 6th Championship following his first way back in 2002 in Galway Bay was decisive with 5 wins out of 5 raced. With the wind dying away altogether on Saturday afternoon the PRO had no option but to bring proceedings to an early conclusion without getting 6th race underway. The weekend got better with Simon Revil taking the Championship Crew Race which made the 4 months of hard work getting 14/134 in shape all the more worthwhile. An event that had heavy winds to light saw last years winner Pat O’Neill (CYBC) finish in 4th, with Philip Hackett & Fiachra Collins (CYBC) in 3rd with Sutton Dinghy Clubs Alan Carr & Ian McCormack runners up after a very consistent 5 races. Our Commodore Jim Lambkin and Wendy Rudd left their best till last taking a 3rd in the final race to finish 7th over all. Sutton Dinghy Clubs 4th representative Charles Sargent & John Lynch finished 10th with a couple of capsizes in heavy conditions on Friday. The Crew Race, as mentioned was win by Simon Revil with Suttons Callum Maher finishing 2nd with his greatest rival Wendy Rudd taking 3rd. A great family weekend in tents and mobilehomes was had by all despite the rain and a superb dinner in Lough Ree... read more

Final Update – 2015 Mirror Nationals

Our fingers were crossed going into the last day that Sutton might bring home the 2015 Mirror National Championship for a second year running following the McLoughlin/Langan victory in Sligo in 2014.  With 2 races to conclude the event, Sutton Dinghy Clubs Conor Twohig & Brian Sheehy were tied on 9pts with pre-event favourite Jack Ryan and Ben Graf from Lough ReeYC. A 2nd in race 9 on Sunday morning behind the LRYC pair meant they needed a top 2 finish with Ryan & Graf out of the top 5 in the final race. A very difficult ask in the ever lightening conditions. An OCS meant it was irrelevant and the Sutton pair had to be content with runners-up spot in a Championship which yielded 4 race victories. Sutton Dinghy Clubs other representatives in the Silver fleet Oscar Langan & Lugaidh Craosdell kept the best to last with 5th in final race and finished 10th. Well done guys. -2015 Mirror... read more

Day 2 – 2015 Mirror & IDRA14 Nationals

Day 2 in Lough Ree and the Sutton Dinghy Club sailors have had a mixed bag. Despite conditions being far more agreeable than Thursday, there were still plenty of thrills and spills. Our own Charles Sargent in Smurfette ended up in the drink in 2 of the 3 races at the gybe marks. Despite having to abandon the first race, PRO still manged to get 3 races in on the day with SDC’s Alan Henry & Simon Revil taking 3 more bullets to take a clear lead in the event. Club mate Alan Carr & Ian McCormack lie in 2nd place with Charles and John Lynch waiting on the discards to kick in. Results after 4 races here.     Meanwhile down in Cork at the Cork Dinghy Fest 2015, Conor Twohig & Brian Sheehy had a good day in the Mirror Nationals with 2 wins and a 7th to lie 1pt ahead of Jack Ryan & Ben Graf from Lough Ree YC. Oscar Langan & Lugaidh Craosdell remain 10th. 2 more days of racing in Cork so still all to race... read more

Day 1 – 2015 Mirror & IDRA14 Nationals

Sutton Dinghy Club sailors got the weekend of Championship racing off to a fantastic start today with race victories at both the IDRA14 National Championships in Lough Ree YC and the Mirror Nationals held in Royal Cork YC as part of Cork Dinghy Fest. In windy conditions, Alan Henry & Simon Revil took victory from fellow SDC sailors Alan Carr & Ian McCormack. Julie Ascoop from Dun Laoghaire was 3rd with current National Champion Pat O’Neill (CYBC) in 4th. Charles Sargent & John Lynch from Sutton took 5th. Conditions saw gear failure, a fair number of capsizes and a few retirees including our own Commodore Jim Lambkin with Wendy Rudd. Racing continues Friday & Saturday.  Down in Cork, the Mirror fleet managed 2 races in windy and tough conditions. A 1, 2 for Conor Twohig & Brian Sheehy leaves them tied for the lead with Lough Ree YC Jack Ryan & Ben Graf. Suttons other representatives Oscar Langan & Lughaidh Croasdel lie 10th. Racing continues  through to Sunday. Results from... read more

‘Dear Dinghy club,
My son has just completed two weeks sailing camp at your club. I’m writing to thank you for such a wonderful camp. Carl has benefited enormously from his experiences with you over the last two weeks, he has been full of chat and enthusiasm about his sailing and has really enjoyed the comradery and fun atmosphere of the camp.
 
He will definitely be back for more sailing and thank you for introducing him to a new sport on such a positive note!’
 
All the best,

Joyce R.

June 2015

GP14 Championship of Ireland - You have been warned - the Gills mean business next season. This photo taken at end of the final race yesterday is the last we will see of Hugh & Dan in Tai-Chi. The boat is gone to a good home and rumour has it another boat is well on the way!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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GP14 Championship of Ireland - Final results from Newtownards. ... See MoreSee Less

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GP14 Championship of Ireland. - Conor Twohig & Sinead Dickson finished the event with a superb 13th in final race having reached the weather mark 2nd in a very strong fleet. Conor's first GP14 event, the pair finished 3rd in Bronze Fleet. ... See MoreSee Less

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