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Dun Laoghaire's Royal St. George Yacht Club is seeking to recruit a Boathouse Manager.

The position is a permanent full-time position with some weekends and evenings subject to seasonal demands.

Who we are:

Located in Dún Laoghaire, the Royal St. George Yacht Club was founded in 1838 and is one of Ireland's premier yacht clubs. With Sailing 7 days a week throughout the sailing season and most weekends throughout the winter, there are always activities taking place.

Job Description:

The Boathouse Manager leads the Boathouse Team in the facilitation of the smooth and professional operation of the Club crane, its Boatyard/ Club deck, sailing activities and Club member marine services along with the management of the Club's marine facilities, associated equipment and assets.

Essential Skills:

Extensive marine, boatyard and crane expertise, knowledge, and experience. Boat maintenance and repair skills. Moorings expertise and experience. A proven high level of customer service and people management skills.

The Ideal Candidate:

Will have marine, maintenance and crane experience along with proven people management/ team lead experience.

Marine experience should include:

  • Boatyard/ Yacht Club equipment maintenance and repair
  • Moorings/ marina management and maintenance
  • Relevant Health & Safety training and certifications
  • Vessels operation, maintenance and repair

The successful candidate will be responsible, hardworking and able to work on their own initiative and manage a professional marine team.

Strong interpersonal and customer service skills are important as is the ability to work to the demands of a seasonal position in the leisure industry that will involve working outside normal office hours and on some holidays and weekends.
Benefits:

  • Bike to work scheme
  • Flexitime
  • Food allowance

Salary: Dependant on experience

Detailed Job Description, to apply or further information available upon request from: [email protected]

Published in Jobs

The Royal St. George Yacht Club is looking for a new Sales and Events coordinator to join a busy, vibrant team in the Club.

The position is designed to support and expand the Club's social activities across a wide range of groups, with a view to bringing the great news that is the George to a wider audience.

If you are energetic, enthusiastic and have some experience in the hospitality management industry we would be delighted to hear from you.

All of the details are here;

Summary;

A full-time sales and events coordinator is required for a Dun Laoghaire Yacht Club to oversee the planning, administration, and management of key events and club functions.

A central part of the role will be the procurement of outside corporate events and weddings through marketing and contact with Event Managers and companies. The ideal candidate will have experience in the events field, both at the negotiation of terms and the execution of the operation. Competitive terms and conditions.

Roles and responsibilities;

  • Planning and implementation of all Club events, co-ordination with the Executive Chef on menus and prices, to include production of Function Sheets for each event.
  • Selling, advertising and negotiating for outside large events in the Club, using as many communications platforms as possible, with a view to significantly increase corporate events in the Club.
  • Meeting event hosts regarding upcoming events.
  • To book and attend wedding fairs with a view to attracting at least 10 weddings to the Club each year. Meet and greet prospective clients and showcase the Club to them.
  • Meeting budget targets for banquet and catering events
  • Management of data, invoices and notices regarding events in the Clubs Management System.
  • To assist with all administration duties.

Skills and Qualifications;

  • Exceptional Communication and Customer Service Skills.
  • A proven track record in a public facing role (sales, events, hospitality)
  • Ability and confidence to negotiate terms with event hosts.
  • Familiarity with social media and digital marketing techniques.
  • Strong Attention to Detail.
  • Excellent Time Management Skills and ability to multitask.
  • Energetic, motivated, enthusiastic.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office and excel

Position details

  • The position is full time.
  • Flexitime is available.
  • Occasional evening / weekend hours required with time off in lieu.
  • Bike to work scheme available.
  • Daily Food allowance.
  • Salary commensurate with experience and competencies.
  • The commission system in operation for large events to be negotiated.

The deadline is Monday, 15th January.

Please contact: 

Jamie Egan, [email protected] and phone: 01 280 1811

Published in RStGYC

Royal St. George's Tom Higgins is fighting for a semi-final place at the 2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship in Australia.

The Harken-sponsored Championship is hosting some of the World’s best youth match racing talent, with competitors travelling from across the world, including the UK and Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Brazil, as well as a strong representation from across Australia.

Racing commenced Tuesday and is running through until Friday, 8 December, in Pittwater, NSW.

It has been an action-packed season for Higgins, an Irish ILCA ace from UCD that saw him compete at the USA's Governor's Cup in July, as well as a historic team race win at BUSA in April and the 75th ITRA title on home waters.

At the end of the first day of racing, with nine flights completed, RPAYC’s team of Daniel Kemp (skipper), Isabella Holdsworth, William Hough, Lachlan Wallace and Charlie Verity were top of the leaderboard.

2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship Leaderboard

The teams from Rutland Sailing Club (Great Britain) and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (AUS) were in joint 2nd place with the rest of the competition spread out among the remaining places.

Experienced Race Officer Ted Anderson commended sailors for their conduct during the first day of competition, “The Crews have excelled and are really well behaved, both on and off the water, which made Race Management that much easier for our team”.

Flags of the competing nations flying at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club for the 2023 International Youth Match Racing ChampionshipFlags of the competing nations fly at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club for the 2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship

Leading into day 2, the course was set at the top of Morning Bay, and the afternoon continued to pump a Southerly down Pittwater, which had the start of racing in 14knts before dropping slightly by midday, averaging 9-11knots.

The southerly tested boat handling skills, especially with kites hoisted when screaming in to round the gate marks, with some teams using their spinnakers as sea drogues.

Established in 1992, the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship has grown into a world-renowned international youth event.Established in 1992, the HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championship has grown into a world-renowned international youth event.

Round Robin 1 finished with 4 teams on 7 wins heading into Round Robin 2. At the close of racing, Ben Tylecote from Rutland Sailing Club, UK, was the stand-out leader. Tylecote and his crew achieved 12 wins from 14 matches.

Round Robin 2 will be wrapped up tomorrow, with the top four Skippers hoping to qualify for the Stage 3 Semi Finals.

Published in Match Racing

Royal St. George's Tom Higgins will compete this December at the 2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship in Australia.

It has been an action-packed season for the ILCA ace from UCD that saw him compete at the USA's Governor's Cup in July as well as a historic team race win at BUSA in April and last weekend's 75th ITRA title on home waters,

The Harken-sponsored Championship will once again host some of the World’s best youth match racing talent, with competitors travelling from across the world, including UK and Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Brazil, as well as a strong representation from across Australia.

After receiving over 20 applications from teams to compete, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport, NSW, had a tough decision to select the final 10 teams. The 2023 lineup sees an exciting mix of developing and experienced Match Racing teams, looking to have their name etched on the Rockin’ Robin Perpetual Trophy.

The 2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship Rockin’ Robin Perpetual TrophyThe 2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship Rockin’ Robin Perpetual Trophy

The 2023 edition sees five skippers taking part in their first event at RPAYC. International entrants include Nicolas Bernal from Santo Amaro Yacht Club in Brazil, Ben Tylecote from Rutland Sailing Club in Great Britain, Jack Frewin from Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Tom Higgins from Royal Saint George Yacht Club in Ireland, and Richard Rychlik Jr from Oakville Yacht Squadron in Canada.

RPAYC’s Senior Head Instructor commented on the lineup of teams for this year's Championship. 'The excitement is building as we look forward to welcoming emerging youth match teams from all over the world to Pittwater. To have 6 different nations, and nine clubs represented is a testament to the global recognition of this world-class event'.

The 2023 lineup sees an exciting mix of developing and experienced Match Racing teams compete int he RPAYC’s fleet of Elliott 7 yachtsThe 2023 lineup sees an exciting mix of developing and experienced Match Racing teams compete int he RPAYC’s fleet of Elliott 7 yachts

Leading the local talent competing this year are two teams from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Daniel Kemp finished in 5th position in the 2022 edition of the Youth Match Racing Championship. 'After competing last year, it is awesome for myself and the team to have the opportunity once again to represent our home club RPAYC at this prestigious event – we can not wait for the racing to begin!'.

Hugo Butterworth, also from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, was a crew member in last year's event, but is now stepping up to lead a team. 'This year’s will be my first Grade 3 event as a Skipper, and the suspense is very intense! As a team, we are super excited about the fierce competition and experience that lies ahead of us'.

Not only will the 2023 Championship attract sailors from across the world, but RPAYC is also thrilled to once again welcome an experienced Race Management and an international cast of Umpires, with club stalwart Ted Anderson returning as Race Officer, and Richard Slater heading up the Umpire team.

The regatta commences with official proceedings on Monday 4th, December, with four days of Match Racing on the RPAYC’s fleet of Elliott 7 yachts from Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th December.

Published in Match Racing

The Irish Team Racing Association’s 75th National Championships concluded Saturday in the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The round-robin event was truncated to a day’s racing as the forecast showed winds gusting to 30 knots Sunday morning.

Eighteen teams competed in the event, and after sixty races in two round-robin leagues, the top four teams progressed to a semifinal knockout.

Tight racing at the ITRA 75th Anniversary team racing at Dun Laoghaire HarbourTight racing at the ITRA 75th Anniversary team racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Baltimore, comprising UCC alumni, was the top team in League A, with Georges Street clear second. George Jesters, the UCD alumni team, topped League B but with Lunsters edging Bunkers on % wins.

The league toppers progressed from the semis to the final, although Lunsters took a race off Baltimore, having suffered a capsize in the first race.

The best of three finals started in the fading light of dusk with a brisk breeze with intermittent strong squalls.

Control off the startline was to be critical. Baltimore emerged into a winning combination to take the first race. Jesters struck back to even the score and forced a decider in failing light.

An ITRA Finals race at dusk in Dun Laoghaire HarbourAn ITRA Finals race at dusk in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Jesters controlled well off the start line in the final race and sailed into a one-two combination which they didn’t yield, taking the 75th anniversary event and adding it to their BUSA crown.

ITRA Silver Medalists Baltimore Sailing Club= Johnny Durcan, Fionn Lyden & Mark Hassett. Crews: Trudy O'Hare, Rosa Lyden & Adam HylandITRA Silver Medalists Baltimore Sailing Club= Johnny Durcan, Fionn Lyden & Mark Hassett. Crews: Trudy O'Hare, Rosa Lyden & Adam Hyland

The Petit Final was won by Georges Street, defeating Lunster's sudden death. Prestige Worldwide won the youth event, and Holy Child Killiney were awarded the all-girl team prize.

ITRA Bronze Medalists Georges Street, Peter Fagan, Toby Fowler & Noah McCarthy Crews - Emma Gallagher, Fiona Ferguson, & Rosemary TyrrellITRA Bronze Medalists Georges Street, Peter Fagan, Toby Fowler & Noah McCarthy Crews - Emma Gallagher, Fiona Ferguson, & Rosemary Tyrrell

At the event dinner in George, John Sheehy presented ITRA outgoing Chairman Ailbe Millerick & outgoing ITRA Secretary Eunice Kennedy jacket awards for their long service to Team Racing in Ireland.

John Sheehy (centre) presents ITRA outgoing Chairman Ailbe Millerick & outgoing ITRA Secretary Eunice Kennedy with ITRA jacket awardsJohn Sheehy (centre) presents ITRA outgoing Chairman Ailbe Millerick & outgoing ITRA Secretary Eunice Kennedy with ITRA jacket awards

2023 ITRA Champions George Jesters

Jack Fahy, Liam Glynn, Tom Higgins
Crews: Kathy Kelly, Emilly Hill & Cian Lynch

Silver Medalists Baltimore Sailing Club
Johnny Durcan, Fionn Lyden & Mark Hassett.
Crews: Trudy O'Hare, Rosa Lyden & Adam Hyland.

Bronze Medalists Georges Street
Peter Fagan, Toby Fowler & Noah McCarthy
Crews - Emma Gallagher, Fiona Ferguson, & Rosemary Tyrrell.

First Youth - Prestige Worldwide
Russell Bolger, Max Cantwell, and Peter Williams
Crews - Lilley Dwyer, Patrick Foley and Ella Dempsey

All-girl team prize  

Olivia Ryan, Zita Tempany, Nora Jane Sexton, Orla Casey, Molly O'Flaherty, Ameline Hennessy, Lily Donagh, Lucia Cullen and H.C.K. Principal Caroline O'Brien

A team racing party piece at the Royal St. George Yacht Club ITRA dinner A team racing party piece at the Royal St. George Yacht Club ITRA dinner 

Published in Team Racing

Almost 90 junior and youth Royal St. George sailors came together on Friday evening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay to celebrate a season of sailing successes.

Despite the formal dress and elegant surroundings of the RStGYC dining room, there was raucous laughter and fun as stories were shared of a great summer of sailing. With large fleets of Optimist and ILCA, a thriving Team Racing programme, and growing participation in Waszp, Feva, Toppers and 29ers, there was much to celebrate.

Much of the camaraderie amongst this group has been forged by the annual Elmo Team Racing trophy, which attracts almost 200 sailors, and the numerous national and international events the junior sailors travel to.

Irish Junior Champions Cup, currently underway in Schull in West Cork, and many of the RSGYC top performers were unfortunately unable to attend the dinner. Congratulations to Max O’Hare, Russel Bolger, Lucy Ives, Lily Donagh, Lucia Cullen and Patrick Foley who represented the RSGYC at the event, previously called the “Junior Helmsmans”.

This table of (mostly) TY sailors were particularly vocal at the RSGYC Junior dinner!This table of (mostly) TY sailors were particularly vocal at the RSGYC Junior dinner!

Mark Hennessy (Commodore), Robbie Walker (Junior Organiser) and Cian Lynch (Senior Instructor) managed proceedings on the evening with the participation of an enthusiastic group of 13 instructors who worked with the junior section over the summer.

The evening culminated with impromptu karaoke, led by the instructors, to the great amusement of all!

Almost 90 junior sailors congregated in the dining hall of the RSGYC to celebrate their annual Junior Dinner on Friday, 28th October.

PERFORMANCE AWARDS:

Manna Cup – Best Asset to Junior Sailing: awarded to Max O’Hare, for both his excellent performance in Optimist and Team Racing this season and his infectious smile and endearing attitude. Team Racing has grown exponentially at the RSGYC in recent years and special mention was made of the contribution of 3 teams who did particularly well in the recent Elmo Trophy: Prestige Worldwide, SAC 4 Cup and Forget Me Knots. In particular, Trevor Bolger was thanked for his contributions to driving the development of team racing at the club.

Cox Trophy – Best international Result: awarded to Lucia Cullen and Alana Twomey for winning the 29er European Championships. This is the second year that this amazing crew have been awarded for their performance in the 29er skiff. Special mention was made of sisters, Emily and Jessica Riordan, who finished second in the 29er world championships, and of Fiachra McDonnell for his excellent international performance in ILCA 6.

Reggie Lee Trophy - Best Laser at European or Worlds: Awarded to Ava Ennis, for the second year in a row. The RSGYC has a particularly strong ILCA fleet, and special mention was made of Seth Walker, Emily Cantwell, Kate Flood, Sam Ledoux, Daniel O’Connor, Krzysztof Ciborowski, and Brian Carroll, who all participated at world championships in 2023. Further congratulations were given to Patrick Foley and crew Marcus Shelly, who was selected to represent the ILCA fleet at the Irish Junior Champs Cup.

Junior Organisers Cup / Clare McKenna Cup - Best Intern: awarded to Sadbhb Sheehy for her tireless and enthusiastic work over the summer. In her acceptance speech, Sadbh highlighted the great TY program that is offered by the Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs and outlined the pathway that sailors can take to achieve their instructor certification.

 Sadbhb Sheehy (left), receiving the Clare McKenna Cup for her role as intern on the RSGYC summer programme; awarded by Robbie Walker (middle), and Mark Hennessy (right) Sadbhb Sheehy (left), receiving the Clare McKenna Cup for her role as intern on the RSGYC summer programme; awarded by Robbie Walker (middle), and Mark Hennessy (right)

Millennium Trophy - Best Optimist at Worlds or Europeans – awarded to Jules Start. In his acceptance speech, Jules spoke of the pathway he has followed from Optimists, to Feva, to Team Racing and ,most recently, to ILCA 4. He highlighted the importance of sailing in both single handed and double handed boats and how much he enjoys the social element to sailing and in particular, the fun of the Feva fleet.
Special Mention was made of Caoilinn Geraghty-McDonnell who has over the recent years dominated the podium with her winning results Optimist.

SUMMER SAILING AWARDS

Basic Skills - Toby Cup: awarded to David and Jack Williams

Improving Skills - McCarthy Cup: awarded to Finn Foley

Advanced Boat Handling - Arthur Chadwick Cup: awarded to Holly Cantwell

 Summer course award winners pictured with Senior instructor, Cian Lynch (Centre).  From left:  David and Jack Williams,  Cian Lynch, Finn Foley, and Holly Cantwell Summer course award winners pictured with Senior instructor, Cian Lynch (Centre).  From left:  David and Jack Williams,  Cian Lynch, Finn Foley, and Holly Cantwell

Published in RStGYC

The Royal St. George Yacht Club is running an inaugural Melges 15 'Sprint' championship this Saturday with ILCA/Laser dinghies invited to the Dun Laoghaire Harbour event.

The Grant Thornton sponsored Melges 15 & ILCA ‘8-Race Championship’ is open to Laser Standard (ILCA 7), Laser Radial (ILCA 6) and Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4) and the new Melges 15 fleet.

Up to nine of the Melges 15 dinghies are entered, and up to 40 plus ILCAs are excepted to compete with the biggest fleet expected to be the ILCA 6 or Radial.

To live up to its event billing, Race Officer Barry O'Neill is aiming to run eight races on the day, even though the weekend forecast shows light winds.

Published in RStGYC

A 19-boat entry will contest the Waszp and Moth Irish National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Royal St. George Yacht Club this weekend (August 19th and 20th).

For the first time in the burgeoning class, the entry list includes a strong Northern Ireland entry as the foiling fleet builds at Ballyholme on Belfast Lough, as Afloat reported here.

At least 30 Waszps are in Ireland this season, with a number of boats competing in Europe.

As both boat types need approximately ten knots to fully foil, all eyes are on the weekend weather forecast that looks promising for the Dublin Bay race track with plenty of strong southwesterly winds for Saturday at least.

The championship will consist of a maximum of eight races but up to a maximum of six races may be scheduled on any one day.

The target time for each of the Waszp National Championship races is approx. 20 minutes. For the Moth National Championship, the target time is approx 25 minutes.

Published in Waszp

After success at the Portuguese Grand Slam earlier this month, Michael O’Connor was already up to speed in the SB20 class, but with only two wins from seven races, the Royal St. George Yacht Club ace did not have it all his own way in a tightly fought 14-boat Eastern Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday afternoon.

The entire championships were reduced to one afternoon after losing Saturday and Sunday morning to no wind on Dublin Bay.  

Despite the time constraint, Race Officer Barry O'Neill ushered in a new championship format of short sharp racing in five to 10-knot conditions. The longest race was 23 minutes, and the shortest 19. All the boats finished within one and a half minutes of the winner in all races. 

A start at the 14-boat Royal St. George Yacht Club SB20 Eastern Championships on Dublin Bay Photo: Orla FineganA start at the 14-boat Royal St. George Yacht Club SB20 Eastern Championships on Dublin Bay Photo: Orla Finnegan

O'Neil told Afloat there had been a 'superb' response to the new format from the fleet superb but was unsure how it might work in 20 knots. 

Seven races from a possible 12 were completed, with one discard applied.

Sailing with Davy Taylor and Keith Staunton, O'Connor ended up on top with 13 points, but just a point adrift in second were Stefan Hyde, Jerry Dowling and Jimmy Dowling on Bàd/Kilcullen. 

Third, again by a single-point margin, was Royal Cork Yacht Club trio Mel Collins, Aidan Mac Sweeny and Kieran Dorgan in Gold Digger.

The new SB20 course format deployed for the 2023 Eastern Championships on Dublin Bay includes the option of stopping a race after one round with 'no drama'.The new SB20 course format deployed for the 2023 Eastern Championships on Dublin Bay includes the option of stopping a race after one round with 'no drama'.

Published in SB20

Race Officer Barry O'Neill will try and get the first races of the 16-boat SB20 Easterns underway this Sunday lunchtime after cancelling Saturday's programme due to lack of wind on Dublin Bay.

O'Neill says there is no point in planning an earlier start as the forecast for the morning is poor. 

O'Neill and his race committee went to sea on Saturday at 9.30 hours but kept the fleet ashore using a rolling AP. 

Even though a gentle five-knot breeze filled around the Bay's East Mark at noon and the fleet came out, it was to no avail as, by the time they got to the race track, the breeze had turned off.

The fleet returned to shore without racing at 2.30 pm as per the Sailing Instructions.

Royal St George Yacht Club event organisers had planned to run more short races in a new format Championships, but this looks likely to be curtailed by the light winds.

A change to the sailing instructions has been made to extend racing until 4 pm on Sunday to give some chance of completing a series.

Published in SB20
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