Wicklow Sailing Club announced as Mitsubishi Motors Club of the Year

Wicklow Sailing Club has been announced as Mitsubishi Motors Club of the Year for 2017. Full Afloat article here:

http://afloat.ie/blogs/sailing-saturday-with-wm-nixon/item/34645-wicklow-sailing-club-are-ireland-s-new-mitsubishi-motors-club-of-the-year

Congratulations to all of our members, who are our club, and without whom this would not have been achieved!

 

Sailing Passports

The ISA has introduced the ISA Sailing Passport for all those taking its Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS). The ISA Sailing Passport is an On-line logbook, using the ChecKlick platform, in which each sailor will be able to record their individual sailing activities whether racing, cruising or just having fun on the water, and which, when used in conjunction with ISA Training Courses and ISA Clubs / Training Centres, will also allow participants (and their Instructors) track their progress in acquiring and developing the skills required for that course. Watch out for an email from Checklist asking to sign up to terms and conditions of use.

New Committee

The AGM elected the following officers and committee for the coming year: President: Gerry Nolan; Commodore: Denise Cummins; Vice Commodore: Roisin Hennessy; Rear Commodore Cruisers: Eugene Lynch; Rear Commodore Dinghies: Mark Redmond;  Training Centre Principal: Paul Fleming; Honorary Treasurer: Kyran O Grady; Honorary Secretary: Peter Shearer, whilst Charlie Kavanagh & Robin Heather,  joins Angela Ballesty, Fergus Somers & Hal Fitzgerald on committee. See full committee here.

Safeguarding Children Course Report

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Ciaran Murphy from the ISA delivered a very successful cause to 14 members, or parents of members, along with Inbhear Dee Athletics Club coaches, Wicklow Sea Angling coaches, and a Swimming Club coach.

The course challenged those attending to think about the type of club we want for our young sailors, that its ok to have clubs based on participation for all and to have an elite group within the group. To think about abuse, and what is considered abuse, mild hyperthermia? Should we have a phone usage policy, given the media capability on phones? Healthy discussion took place and all left thinking about the challenges of the night.

This course will feed into the review of the Child Welfare Policy within the club that is currently ongoing.