It was with great sadness today that we heard of the passing of Ciaran Scott, in his day one of Sutton Dinghy Club finest young sailors. Ciaran crewed with Dan O’Grady through 1987 and what turned out to be a momentous international Mirror campaign in 1988. The pair won the Irish Mirror Nationals in Baltimore and followed this up with a British Open and World Championships victory at Sidmouth Sailing Club, beating none other than Ian Walker into 2nd place and creating one of the biggest shocks to British Mirror sailing at the time.
On hearing the news today Dan O’Grady commented
‘Very sad news. We won a fair few Mirror events together, including Irish and British Nationals. In fact his dad Des and Eddie arranged to fly him in to Sidmouth for the World Open and British Nationals as I had been picking up crews as I went along but we needed a ‘pro’ shipped in for the big one, and he delivered. We sailed many happy races together.’
Last summer Ciaran dropped into Sutton Dinghy Club when the kids sailing courses were in full flow. Much to his embarrassment, Hugh Gill introduced him to the kids as a former Sutton Dinghy Club racer and World Champion and he received a huge cheer and round of applause from all the young sailors.
The Committee of Sutton Dinghy Club on behalf of all our members would like to pass on our sincere sympathies to all the Scott family. Taken too soon. Ciaran Scott RIP
Removal on Tuesday morning (Mar 29th) to St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton arriving for 10am Funeral Mass followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton. Family flowers only please – Donations, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.
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