RIYC Cadet Sailing News

21/04/2022



 



Feva Inter-Club Coaching - Three more Sundays in May (2-5pm) Coaching by Hannah Leonard. 

  • Have fun with other clubs
  • We’ll teach you how to have fun and go fast!

Read Feva story in Afloat  
Prepare for Irelands Feva Nationals at RIYC July 1-3. ENTER HERE   

Friday Night Summer Series 2022 The magical Friday night series is back.

  • Starts 6pm - Two races
  • Sailed in the Harbour
  • BBQ and prize giving on last Friday 

Open to all fleets, incl. Optimist, RS Feva, Topper, Laser, PYs, and 29er

Enter here https://form.jotform.com/221083119720346 
Results - https://www.halsail.com/Result/Club/3610 

SIGN UP for Big Boat Racing 2022 - Join our RIYC members for DBSC and ISORA racing. We’ll pair you with the right crew!


RIYC Cadets Under25’s 
Fill out this form to join one of two RIYC Cadets U25 teams and compete in:

  • Dun Laoghaire Cup
  • Wave Regatta, Howth
  • Waterfront Club Regattas 

Please contact any member of the Cadet Committee with any feedback, ideas or suggestions - cadets@riyc.ie or https://www.instagram.com/riycadets

Cadet Merchandise
Here’s a sneak peek at our new merchandise, starting with hoodies; T-shirts, beanies and caps are next. You’ll be able to purchase on the Club store soon, so watch this space!


Please contact any member of the Cadet Committee with any feedback, ideas or suggestions - cadets@riyc.ie or https://www.instagram.com/riycadets

 


 


2021 Annual Junior Dinner and Awards Roundup 
Our thanks to Rear Commodore Sailing, Joe Conway and our 2021 Senior Instructor Haemish Munro who presented the RIYC Cups and Trophies to our deserving winners. Well done to the runners-up and all our Junior Cadets for taking part! 

Six New Tera’s
Massive thanks to our Commodore, Flag Officers and all our members for the investment in six new Teras, one of which we showed off in the hallway over the weekend. 

RIYC Cadets Logo
We were delighted to launch our new RIYC Cadets logo thanks to Andrew Bradley and his team at  Bradley: The Brand Agency. https://bradleybrand.ie for such great design work. Next up, we’ll reveal our new merchandise - so watch this space!

Annual Cadet Awards Trophy Winners  - See photos here

Award Trophy Winner
Best Kept Boat Robinson Cup Izy Kidney
Best Minor Shannon Costello Minors Cup Curtis Culliton
Best Optimist Brian Keane Trophy Juliette Moir
Best Feva Holloway Cup Izy Kidney & Thomas MacLand
Best Laser McCarthy Cup Louis Kelly
Best Overall Double Hander Bowers Kelly Trophy Tom Flannery & Johnny O'Donnnell
Best Male Commodores Cup Gabriel Baral
Best Female Lady Commodore Silver Plate Geneva Roque
Most Promising Oppie The Breen Trophy Holly Hooper
Order of Merit Tyrrell Perpetual Trophy Brian Carroll
Best Female Saskia Tidey Trophy Sophie Kelly

The Tyrrell order of Merit 
Thank you to Michael and Therese Tyrrell for joining us and presenting the Tyrrell Perpetual Trophy awarded to sailors who participate in the most events over the season. Equal points go to sailors no matter where they finish, so it's not just about winning! Cadets participating in lots of local events (Fri night/Sept series) can beat a top racing sailor that is competing in national/international events.

Cadet of the year - Geneva Roque : First year sailing in a few years and after a few weeks, she began to really enjoy it and improved hugely throughout the summer.

Best Cadet swimmer and pier jumper - Adam Swan : Enjoys more than most jumping off the pontoon and usually the last out of the water!

Bravest Cadet Sailor - David Neligan : Sailing with Hamish and Maurice in strong winds, helping to right the Feva when we capsized and taking over helm during big waves. (loves jumping in the water also)

Best Total Wipeout (Craziest capsize) - Alex Swan : Over the summer, Alex has proven that capsizing - and recovery - is his thing.

Most improved Cadet - Luke Dunphy : moved from an Oppie to a Tera, and thrived in the wind conditions he was sent out in, confident in the boat on his own.

Cadet Volunteer of the year - Tom Flannery : Regularly volunteered to help the younger sailors when they are struggling in stronger wind conditions.

Instructor of the Year
Congratulations to Siofra Mooney who won the inaugural Instructor of the Year Award for her passion, commitment and warmth shown to all our Cadets.

Under25’s Team Open Day 
This Saturday, 2nd April at 2pm, we are holding an Under 25’s Open day to plan the 2022 racing season. We have 12 Senior Cadets signed up so far - if you want to compete in the Dun Laoghaire Cup, The Wave Regatta and Waterfront Club Regatta's please use this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJWDtdhoy8hqk6hyew_3eO3V1BeRC9Ol4upmAR_HPmxI5Q-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Easter Junior Cadets Course 
Our easter sailing camp is filling up fast!  Sign up now to get back on the water and have fun. Cadets who want to be rated for their Irish Sailing levels can let Hannah know at the start of the week. Mon 11th – Thurs 14th April 1-5pm - Closing date for applications will be 4th April. Booking form here 

Summer Sailing Courses
Book now for ten weeks of summer sailing commencing Monday 7th June - Friday 13th August. Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Start Racing, Kites and Wires and Adventure. Booking form here 

ISORA Racing 2022 - First Race 23rd April 
A number of members including Joe Conway and David Townsend are looking for Cadets to join the first ISORA Race on Saturday 23rd April. Please email cadets@riyc.ie or direct message on instagram. You can also sign up to https://mysail.team/ and search for RIYC boats looking for crew.

Please contact any member of the Cadet Committee with any feedback, ideas or suggestions - cadets@riyc.ie or https://www.instagram.com/riycadets
  

RIYC Cadet Sailing & Social Committee
Stephen Breen | Ais Coffee | Laura Coleman | Caoimhe Donnelly | Richard Kidney | Hannah Leonard | Siofra Mooney | Jonnie Skerrit



RIYC CADET SAILING 2022

Weekend Sailing 
Unfortunately, uptake for “weekend sailing” has been low and we have decided to postpone until after Easter unless, of course, we have enough new bookings in the meantime. Any feedback or suggestions to get cadets on the water at weekends, please send your ideas to cadets@riyc.ie 
 
Easter Junior Cadets Course
We will run a four-day sailing camp (1-5pm) from Monday 11th – Thursday 14th April over the Easter holidays. The emphasis is simply to get back and have fun on the water. Cadets who want to be rated for their Irish Sailing levels can let Hannah know at the start of the week. Closing date for applications will be 4th April. 
BOOK HERE

Summer Sailing Courses
Ten weeks of summer sailing courses led by Hannah Leonard will commence Tuesday 7th June until Friday 13th August. To include Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Kites and Wires and Adventure.
BOOK HERE 

Under 25’s - 1720
The Club has offered our Cadets the use of a 1720 for the season. The plan is to compete in the Dun Laoghaire Cup, The Wave Regatta and Waterfront Club regattas. If you are interested in joining the under 25 squad - please email cadets@riyc.ie or direct message on Instagram.

ISORA Racing 2022 
RIYC member David Townsend is looking for Cadets to join his crew on Razmatazz, a fun and competitive Sigma 33 for the 2022 ISORA series, Wave Regatta, and maybe the Sigma 33 Nationals at the Bangor Regatta. For more details of Irish Sea Offshore Racing go to https://www.isora.org. If interested in joining the crew of Razmatazz please email cadets@riyc.ie or direct message on Instagram 

2021 Annual Junior Cadet Dinner & Awards 
Tickets are selling out fast for our annual dinner on Friday 25th March in the Dining room. Loads of trophy's and spot prizes, we’ll reveal our new RIYC Cadets logo, Cadet merchandise and a few surprises! Parents, please join in Drawing Room for Club Classics menu or simply have a drink at the Bar.
• 7.00 pm - Cadets Dinner  in Dining Room (Dress Code – Smart, No Jeans) 
• 8.15 pm - Prizegiving and Awards 
• Tickets €20 - per Junior Cadet
 BOOK HERE

Please keep sending feedback or contact any member of the Cadet Committee with ideas or suggestions - cadets@riyc.ie 

RIYC Cadet Sailing & Social Committee
Stephen Breen | Ais Coffee | Laura Coleman | Caoimhe Donnelly | Richard Kidney | Hannah Leonard | Siofra Mooney | Jonnie Skerrit



JUNIOR CADET MEMBERSHIP 
As we prepare for the sailing season, The Cadet Committee would like to encourage all Parents to put your children forward for election as Junior Cadets, if they are not enrolled already. 

It’s a very simple process! Please click the link and complete attached application form which can be signed and returned in either soft or hard copy.

APPLICATION HERE

Junior Cadets are aged 8-18 years old and proposed by their parent, who must be a Club Member, they are elected by Committee and there is no fee for membership.

On turning 18yrs, a Junior Cadet may transfer to Cadet Membership with a proposer and seconder by writing to the Club Secretary.

Currently, we have 63 Junior Cadets ranging from 8-18 yrs, but we would like to reach all Members children who may not be enrolled as Junior Cadets, then they too can enjoy the benefits of being valued and recognised Member of RIYC.

 





Update 3rd March, 2022

RIYC Cadets take on the Mid-Term Weather Gods and...Win!
Our first ever February schools mid-term sailing camp sold out almost immediately.

Though the weather gods conspired against us, they were unable to dampen the spirits of our sailors. Our 20 sailors were a mix of all ages and experience and with some new sailors joining the crew. Instructors Hannah, Max, Hugo and Leonie ran shore-based activities for the three afternoons and the feeling was everyone had a great time, particularly buzzing around in the RIBs and tying instructors up in newly learnt knots! 
Thanks to Drazen for supplying the Hot Chocolate and to Mark McGibney and the Boathouse team for getting the boats ready so early in the season.

REMINDER - Cadet Weekend Sailing starts this weekend, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March. Emphasis will be fun on the water and refreshing what we learnt last summer. Our Instructors will be able to rate our sailors towards their Irish sailing levels as we progress through the spring and into summer.
Sailors should be in their sailing gear and ready to sail at 2pm each day and we’ll finish at 5pm. 
You can book the first seven weeks now and that gets you sailing until Easter. We’ll shortly open up another seven weeks to Summer. Please send any queries or feedback to cadets@riyc.ie

BOOK HERE  

REMINDER - BOOK NOW
Junior Cadets Annual Dinner and Awards 2021
It's lining up to be a great event on Friday 25th March for our annual Junior Cadet dinner. Also lots of parents are joining in the Drawing Room and Bar.
BOOK HERE


RIYC Cadets - 1720 Team
Thanks to the Club for providing a 1720 for our Cadets this season. Paddy Riordan and Laura Coleman are putting together a racing program to include the Dun Laoghaire Cup, DBSC and potentially events such as Cork Week (Europeans) and the Irish Nationals.
Those interested please join our RIYC Cadets 1720 WhatsApp group, 
https://chat.whatsapp.com/F7Y6hzMRFhK2OkGFhEIh3a or contact us via Cadets@riyc.ie 

Irish Sailing Youth National Championships
RIYC Cadets get your teams together and sign up for an exciting long weekend racing in Ballyholme Yacht Club, Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th April.
The very best youth & junior sailors from across Ireland will compete in the ILCA 6, 29er, 420, Topper 5.3 & ILCA 4 classes and making a welcome return for 2022, the Optimist class.
NOR - https://ballyholme.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-Youth-Nationals-NOR-FINAL-07_01_2022.pdf

Irish Sailing Youth Nationals Update 
https://www.sailing.ie/Racing/Irish-Sailing-Youth-National-Championships




BOOKING OPEN!

Weekend Adventure Sailing - 12 to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. We’ll mix it up with 1720’s, Fevas and our new Teras! - Starting Saturday 5th March. Book here now!


February Mid-term break - The first mid-term camp for cadets took place from 21st to 23rd February. The camp was busy with 20 attendees. The weather unfortunately meant sailing was not possible so there were shore-based activities for the three afternoons. Everyone had a great time.




NEW CADET SAILING COMMITTEE FOR 2022
Overview by Stephen Breen

I'm delighted the Sailing Committee asked me to take on the role of ‘Junior Organiser’ at RIYC. Firstly, massive thanks to Siobhan Mooney, Sean O’Regan, Malcolm Moir and Gus Kelly for their tireless contribution to Junior Sailing over many, many years. 


Our focus for 2022 is to deliver on the valuable feedback from the Junior & Parent Member Survey 2021 and to build programs and activities that reflect the diversity of our Cadet Members aged between 8 and 29yrs. To start with, we have ‘rebranded’ from Junior Sailing Committee to;
 

RIYC Cadets
Sailing & Social Committee

In the 2021 survey, parents and junior members alike asked for a broader range of both on and off water activities throughout the year, increased opportunities for our Instructors and that our Cadet Members should have a greater say in curating activities at the Club. 

To deliver on Members feedback, we are organising into teams that will focus on three different age groups, (8-16yrs | 16-21yrs | 21-29yrs) each, of course, with their own different needs and wants. Finally, we will deliver on Cadet Sailing and Social activities throughout the year, not just the summer months. We call this;
 
RIYC Cadet Sailing 365

We’re delighted to welcome three RIYC Instructors and Cadet Members - Laura Coleman, Hannah Leonard and Siofra Mooney - to the RIYC Cadets Sailing & Social Committee. In addition, Hannah has recently taken on the role of RIYC Senior Instructor, you can contact her at SeniorInstructor@riyc.ie

This is the first time we’ve had our Senior Instructor on a Club Committee and additionally, I’m excited to welcome Ais Coffey, Jonny Skerritt and Richard Kidney to the team and grateful that Caoimhe Lowe is in her second year. We’ve reduced the average age of the Cadet Committee from 48yrs to 34yrs! The aim is to be under 30yrs by this time next year!

So, we’re off to an exciting start thanks to the foundational work of the previous Junior Committee, Flag Officers, Sailing Manager and Club Staff. Thank you!
 
RIYC Invests in largest fleet of RS Teras in Ireland 
The Club's commitment to Cadet sailing is demonstrated by the purchase of six brand new Teras bringing the total number to twelve now available for charter. The Tera is an exciting “single hander'' perfect to learn, race and have fun - for all sailing levels. With the largest fleet in Ireland, there is an opportunity to grow the Tera fleet in Dun Laoghaire and beyond and consider a National Championships. The Tera’s are a great addition to our fleet of eleven Fevas, four optimists, four 1720’s - don't forget we have SUPs for rent! 

RS Feva Irish National Championships 2022 - In case you missed it, RIYC will host the Feva Nationals from July 1st to 3rd - NOR soon!

RIYC Cadets nominated for Irish Sailing Youth Sailor of The Year! Congratulations to our very own Tim Norwood and Nathan van Steenberge for their nomination. A great testament to their skill, passion and an inspiration to Cadet sailors of all ages. https://www.sailing.ie/Events/Awards 

Cadet Winter Weekend Sailing - In October and November last year, we ran weekend courses for Cadets and now, with Hannah on-board, this will continue March through to end May when summer courses commence. We’ll re-start again in September through to the end of November. 

University and Intervarsity Sailing - The Club continues to support University Sailing by hosting UCD Fireflies over the Winter and we are looking at ways to ramp up our support to our Cadet members in Third level Education. Trinity and UCD are both hosting Alumni Team Racing and Dinner events in February, so sign up on Instagram.

Spring Calendar - SAVE THE DATES - booking forms to follow
 
  • February Mid-term break - The first mid-term camp for cadets took place from 21st to 23rd February. The camp was busy with 20 attendees. The weather unfortunately meant sailing was not possible so there were shore-based activities for the three afternoons. Everyone had a great time.
  • Weekend Adventure Sailing - 12-3pm every Saturday and Sunday. We’ll mix it up with 1720’s, Fevas and our new Teras! - Starting Saturday 5th March.
  • Schools Easter Holiday Adventure Sailing - Spring fun and adventure on-and-off the water - we’ll have all our charter boats ready to go. Exact details and dates to be confirmed - Watch this space!

Cadet Socials 
  • 2021 Junior Cadet Awards Dinner - Our annual dinner and awards for Cadets aged 8-18yrs will be hosted in the Dining Room on Friday 25th March. A light dinner and drinks will be available for parents in the Drawing Room, book here
  • Under 25’s Cadet BBQ - Tuesday 28th June - Sign up for DBSC Keelboat racing with a Cadet helm and then back to RIYC for BBQ.
  • Remember, if you have a party or special event such as a 21st Birthday, you are welcome to invite your friends and family to your club - catering@riyc.ie 

Please send any questions, feedback or suggestions to cadets@riyc.ie  and follow us on instagram

RIYC Cadets - Sailing & Social Committee 

Stephen Breen | Ais Coffey | Laura Coleman | Richard Kidney | Hannah Leonard | Caoimhe Lowe | Siofra Mooney | Jonny Skerritt

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