to Sutton Dinghy Club.
We are situated on the sunny side of the Howth peninsula overlooking
The club organises cruising, training, coaching and racing
activities throughout the year, alongside a very active social
programme. Sutton Dinghy Club is an ISA Approved Training
Center providing sail and powerboat training for adults and
Come to Sutton and learn to sail!
for Junior Club Member courses now available
with great sadness we mourn the passing of Nick Spalding,
one of Sutton Dinghy Clubs longest serving members. Nick
passed away on Friday evening after a short illness. In
2012 Nick celebrated over 40 years continuous service to
the Club and was still fulfilling his results keeping role
right up to last November with the Clubs Frostbite series.
All our sympathies are with his family including Tim, Bridget,
Ben, Sophie and Matt. Reposing on Monday at his residence
from 5pm. Funeral is on Tuesday with refreshments back in
Sutton Dinghy Club after the Crematorium.
DINGHY CLUB wishes its members and friends a very happy new
year and a season of fantastic dinghy sailing at Sutton and
at other clubs around the country.
the following Levels are now being accepted for the 2014
Go Racing, Advanced Boat Handling, Kites & Wires and
submit CV by email or post to Sutton Dinghy Club at the
Open Frostbite Series
Frostbite Races abandoned due to lack of wind. Sailors went
ashore and watched defeat being snatched from the jaws of
victory by the Irish Rugby Team
Big thank you to Kanoodle who generously provided food to
sailors and volunteers
Dinghy Club's Regatta was an outstanding
success with 85 boats and 115 sailors competing. Strong
winds provided a great challenge to many sailors fresh from
summer sailing courses and many impressed with improved
racing skills. Multiple capsizes ensured that rescue boats
and personnel were kept busy. Our thanks and appreciation
go to neighbouring clubs who supplied additional rescue
boats without which the event could not have been run to
the same level of success and enjoyment.
novel feature of the regatta was the appearance of the Kona
fleet of winsurfers, visiting from Malahide Sailing Club
who found fresh challenges on the open sea.
Optimist Crosbie Cup was a great success. The weather was
fantastic. A big thank you to all competitors and especially
to all volunteers who helped make it such a special event
enjoyed by all.
ALL JUNIOR MEMBERS
would be delighted to hear from our younger members who have
news, photos, gossip or reports
on their sailing experiences to be included in
our new Junior Members page.