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.

Pat O’Rourke R.I.P

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing of former member, Pat O’Rourke. Pat was instrumental in the development of the slip way and contributed greatly to our club for many years. 

The club flag is flying at half mast in memory of Pat and our condolences go to his family and friends.  

May Pat rest in peace.

Sympathy Notice

Sad News

It is with regret that we inform you of the sudden passing of Rynagh O’Grady, sister of our Commodore.

Our thoughts are with Kyran, Maeve, Isobel, Ken and their extended family at this time. 

May Rynagh rest in peace. 

Club and Bar Closed

Dear Members,

In light of the Government’s announcement this morning and their recommendations in order to curb the spread of Covid 19, The Committee have taken the decision to close the Club and Bar with immediate effect until 29th March.

This decision has been made taking into account the many groups and ages using the Club, and also with our vulnerable members in mind, to whom we have a duty of care.

The closure will be reviewed after this period of time.

Look after each other and follow the health guidelines.

WSC Committee

Junior Sailing Course Induction Evenings

Junior Sailing Course Induction Evenings

This year we are holding two induction evenings in the club the first ‪on Sunday 16th June‬ & the second ‪on Sunday 14th July‬ both ‪at 6pm‬ for all those enrolled on junior courses this Summer. 

Please feel free to attend either evening, however if your sailor is enrolled on our later courses ‪from 15th July‬ onwards, it might suit you better to attend ‪the 14th July evening‬. 

It very important that you and your sailor attend one of these induction evenings before their course commences. We will outline what kit you will need to have for the course, what is involved in the courses, some safety guidelines and particularly what to expect if it is your first time involved.

These evenings are a great opportunity to meet the team, other parents & trainees and to have a chat over a drink as the bar will be open too.