Racing Update 19/08

A busy weekend of racing for members of Sutton Dinghy Club got underway on Thursday. The Irish Optimist Nationals in Royal Irish Yacht Club and the IDRA14 Championships in Galway Bay Sailing Club kicked off their racing on Thursday. In addition the GP14 are holding...

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IDRA14 Championship Day1

With 18 competing boats and 17 launched for Race 1 into a forecast Force 5-6, and the casualties mounted even before the start line! Pat O'Neill (CY&BC) broke his boom and returned to shore, followed by 2 others, so that left 14. The race started at 2.30, three...

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‘Geraldine, Thank you for all your efforts – my girls had an absolute blast at the sailing course. The atmosphere alone was just amazing. Really wonderful. Thank you’


Aideen O'B.

July 2017

A massive thanks to all the team at Sutton Dinghy Club who accommodated ISA sailors on their boot camp over last 3 days. Without the support of clubs and training centres we would not be able to bring home the medals.
The last few days were about mental fortitude and singing


ISA Performance

23rd Dec 2016

‘ A big thank you to everyone in Sutton Dinghy Club who helped in any way this weekend at the All Ireland Inter Schools. Hope to see you all again next year. Marist College Athlone team.


Hilary D.

Sep 2016

‘ We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at SDC. This is the third year that the children have sailed with you and it gets better every time. We are delighted they are learning a life skill and they are thrilled to be having so much fun in an environment where they feel at home. We have visited lots of sailing clubs and it would be difficult to find one as welcoming and encouraging  to children as SDC. Teamed with a fantastic location and wonderful staff and instructors you have made more wonderful memories for us and the children. ‘


Fiona & Karl H.

Aug 2016

‘To Geraldine, Hugh and all at Sutton Dinghy Club. Many thanks for giving our children a wonderful summer of sailing.’

Maria & Karl D.

Aug 2015

‘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 - Other Sutton Dinghy Club placings saw Peter Boyle take Top Junior Helm. And on their first GP14 event and having survived the F6 on Saturday Shane Mcloughlin & Rory Murdoch went on to win the Bronze Fleet. Congratulations guys. ... See MoreSee Less

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GP14 Championship - Congratulations to Ger Owens & Melanie Morris for reclaiming the title today in Ballyholme Yacht Club. It wasnt to be for Sutton Dinghy Club Alan Blay & David Johnton in their efforts to make the podium as they dropped back to 6th. World Champion Shane Mac Carthy & Damian Bracken (2nd) with Southports John & Joel Hayes taking 3rd. Bang in form Keith Louden & Alan Thompson from Slligo were 4th overall and 3rd Irish to take the Bronze ISA medal. This follows their superb 9th at the British Championships last week. Hugh Gill & Conor Twohig had a good last day annd jumped upto 8th overall. The tented village is looking deserted and lonely. ... See MoreSee Less

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GP14 Championship - Sutton Dinghy Clubs Alan Blay & David Johnston head into the final day on 9 points sharing 3rd with Shane Mac Carthy & Damian Bracken. They are only 2 points behind Championship leader and former National Champion and Olympian Ger Owens. Race management in hands of Robin Gray & Ruan O Tiarnaigh hope to get 3 races in today. All to play for. ... See MoreSee Less

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‘…..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