New Cullaun Sailing Club clubhouse to be officially opened

New Cullaun Sailing Club clubhouse to be officially opened

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Cullaun Sailing Club to open new clubhouse

Cullaun Sailing-Club has been a hive of activity over the last number of weeks as they put the finishing touches on their new clubhouse which will open this Saturday 27th April at 2.00pm.

Posted by The Clare Herald on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cullaun Sailing Club has been a hive of activity over the last number of weeks as they put the finishing touches on their new clubhouse which is opening this Saturday 27th April at 2.00pm.

Based in east Clare between Tulla and Kilkishen this small dinghy sailing club has been in operation for 40 years and has an active mixed fleet of Wayfarer, Enterprise and Gp14 sailing boats.

This new development is a fantastic facility and it is a huge improvement from the portacabin that they  were using for the last few years.  The club have been actively fundraising for the last number of years and we were very lucky to secure grant aid from the Department of Tourism and Sport in the form of a sports capital grant and funding from Clare Local Development Company in the form of a leader grant.

Community Finance Ireland have helped us with a bridging and a term loan so that we can pay back for these wonderful facilities. Members have also been instrumental in helping us to get this far and without their donations and fundraising ideas we wouldn’t have such a great facility.

Tulla Pipe band will play at the opening ceremony followed by blessing of the boats and the new clubhouse and with speakers from the Irish Sailing Association, Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Local Development Company.

The club caters for adults and junior sailing with Easter and summer camps for the juniors and racing and training for the adults.  Racing is every on every Thursday evening with beginners on Tuesday and open sailing at the weekends. There will be a demo of sailors on the lake before the event and after the opening there will be TRY sailing which is an open event for all sailors or people who are interested in learning to sail.  If you bring your wetsuit or an old change of clothes, then you can be taken out for a sail on the lake and try it for yourself.

Two weeks after the official opening Cullaun Sailing Club will host the GP14 Munster championship two day event where there could be up to 30 travelling boats descending on the club racing for line honours.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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