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EASTER JUNIOR SAILING CAMP ON 30th MARCH AT CULLAUN LAKE

We are just starting sailing this weekend so if anyone is interested they could call down to the sailing club from 1.00 on Sunday.

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Easter is coming fast and we already have bookings for junior Sailing course in Cullaun. This course will set you up to take part in the Spring and Early Summer leagues.  It starts on Monday March 30th for five days, 10.00-1630. It is ideal for those who have already started sailing.  The summer sailing courses are starting on June 29 th and July 13th. Bookings Are now been taken by our Junior Sailing Officer or you can book online here

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The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp for children aged 8-17yrs takes place this summer. The ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camp (JSSC) is ISA certified training courses run by ISA qualified Instructors who follow the relevant national syllabi, ISA Young Sailors Scheme (YSS) & the ISA Small Boat Sailing Scheme (SBSS) and lots more!sail_1

This summer camp is designed primarily to teach children the life-skill of sailing in a safe, supervised environment. Every day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, a whole new world of experiences is opened up for them as ISA qualified instructors gently and patiently explain the mysteries of the water and the wind and how best to use them together to command their boat. The theory that is taught onshore is put into practise on the water and with that comes knowledge, ability and camaraderie with other children that builds over 2 weeks.

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As children grow in knowledge and skill they also grow in confidence and pride in themselves as they become more proficient and ‘master of their ship’. They’re outdoors, in the fresh air, socialising and learning with other children, a skill that will last a lifetime. It is a thrilling and exciting experience that can give your children memories for life as they develop a love for and confidence in, the water.

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Equally popular are our beginner sailing camps for children who are slightly older aged 11-17 years. The following ISA Junior Sailing Summer Camps 2015 will be run this summer for Juniors aged 11-17 : Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Advanced Boat Handling (ABH) & Go Racing 2 (GR2) subject to demand.

Start Sailing

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing in light wind conditions with assistance from their instructor. It is their first formal sailing course.

Basic Skills

By the end of this course sailors will be sailing on their own in light wind conditions without assistance from their instructor. This means that at the end of this course they will be capable of rigging, launching, sailing and recovering their boat in light conditions without any assistance. It is important that as well as having the skills; they understand the circumstances in which it would be safe to do this.

For the more advanced sailors whose sailing courses the emphasis is on achievement of further sailing skills and confidence building leading to competing on the national racing circuit, cruising the lakes and beyond and qualifying as ISA instructors to teach sailing.

Click on the booking form to guarantee your place today

Bookings can be made online here or alternatively please contact 

Maureen Hayes (087) 9620499 Ballyblood Kilkishen Co Clare

 

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The Shannonside Winter Music Weekend 2015 is here.

smb_mus_fest_2015_1The Shannonside Winter Music Weekend has been going from strength to strength over the last few years and next January’s event marks another step forward
for this eclectic festival of the best in acoustic music.

Between Thursday and Monday almost 80 concerts, pub gigs, sessions, and shows will keep the villages of Sixmilebridge and
Bunratty buzzing and bouncing with acts from far and wide, as well as the cream of local talent.

The 16th Festival will feature at least 70 acoustic music events at over 15 venues from 15th – 18th January 2015 in Sixmilebridge and Bunratty, Co. Clare.

 

Sixmilebridge Music Festival Sunday 18th January Notice.

Music for the Festival mass will be provided by Vocalist group “The Acafella’s” and classical guitarist Brendan Walsh. The Athenry Youth Orchestra will perform a free concert in the Church at 1.30pm.

Shuttle bus operating between Shannon, Newmarket & Sixmilebridge all day Sunday from 10am to 10.30 pm 1st Departure Supermacs Shannon 10am, Newmarket 10.30 for 11am Mass in SMB.

 

Click here for the GIG Guide.

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Christmas Market Getting Us Into the Festive Spirit.

THE Annual Christmas Market was held on Thursday 4th December 2014 at the local Mart and was a great success boosting local business and resulting in a large influx of customers to the area. The market, now in its third year, kick starts the traditional Christmas season in the area with seasonal food and arts and crafts based vendors on display.

 “The Christmas Market was a great success again and this is down to the support of local businesses by so many local customers and by a great many more people from outside the area. Its success is also down to a great deal or hard work on behalf of the local Mens Shed Group and other committee members and volunteers and We wish to sincerely thank everybody concerned for making the Christmas market the success it was.”