“Celtic Challenge” – St Michael’s Rowing Club

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailDear fellow mariners,  I write to you with a request for assistance from your local coastal rowing club. No doubt your members and ours have crossed paths in Dun Laoghaire harbour (at a respectable distance, no doubt), but now we’d like to offer the opportunity to put oars and sail to a common purpose.  This May bank holiday weekend, 24 of our intrepid rowers, men and women, will attempt to cross the Irish Sea in traditional east-coast wooden skiffs, in what is considered to be the world’s longest rowing race. To do so, we need to secure the services of 2 support boats and 2 RIBs. We would appreciate if you could offer your members the opportunity to accompany us on this adventure. All costs will be paid by us, and we will be raising money for Crumlin Children’s hospital.  Attached to this email, you should find a letter (pdf) giving contact details and information about the crossing. If this could be circulated by email, or posted on a notice board in your clubhouse, we would be very grateful. If it would help for one of our members to call around with a paper copy and some drawing pins, we would be happy to do so. By way of information, time is against us on this task, and we realistically need to finalise this aspect of our arrangments over the coming fortnight.  Regards, Ger Ryan, Club Secretary, St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire .  yacht shout-out – late march – pdf   icon_PDF