Sadie Phelan R.I.P.

It is with great regret that we heard that Sadie Phelan passed away today 27th April, following a short illness. She was an active and supportive member of Wicklow Sailing Club for over forty years.  

Sadie held several roles in the club. In 2010, the 60th anniversary of the Club’s foundation, she was elected the first ever Lady President. She served for two terms. 

She was a hard-working Honorary Club Secretary for many years. She was also the club’s representative on ISORA and due to her strong contacts in that group, the club hosted many ISORA race finishes. These were hugely beneficial to the club in both economic and reputational terms. 

In addition, Sadie coordinated for many years the celebratory dinner and Prize Giving evening for the biennial Round Ireland Yacht Race, another event which greatly enhanced the club on a regular basis. Indeed, Sadie was friends with many of the regular Round Ireland race competitors.

Sadie loved Wicklow Sailing Club. She enjoyed meeting people there and was often a key figure in successful social and fund-raising events. In particular, she was renowned for her wonderful cheese and wine evenings!

Sadie’s passing is a great loss. We would like to extend our sympathy to Paul, to Lisa and Alan and their partners, to her sister Joan, to her grandchildren, to Theo and Orlagh, and to all her extended family.

In honour of Sadie’s dedication to the Club, our flag will fly at half mast. May she rest in peace.

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