With racing cancelled one Sunday morning Shipman owner, Neil McSherry, decided to whip up a short video to showcase why the Shipman is such a great boat to sail! The video was featured in Afloat Magazine an article titled "Old Shipman 28s Never Die, They Only Keep Sailing Away...& Then Back Again".
Missive from the ISA re: Covid 19 and Sailing
UPDATE 15 March 2020
Irish Sailing continue to monitor and follow the HSE advice on Covid-19 on a daily basis. As always, the health and safety of our members and the sailing community is of paramount importance. The Government has now asked bars and pubs to close from this evening until 29th March and we would advise that bars in clubs should conform with immediate effect.
Since the guidelines issued by An Taoiseach last Thursday, we have been in discussions with a number of stakeholders from both competitive and training backgrounds, and have concluded that social distancing is not only difficult to achieve on shore from an organisers’ perspective, but also difficult to achieve at a personal level on the water. For double handers and/or keelboats requiring two or more crew, it is not possible. Even for organised activities involving single handers requiring safety cover (with two people in the safety boat), it is not achievable.
For this reason, Irish Sailing advises that all organised sailing activity should cease with immediate effect and will be reviewed on 29th March. We will continue to monitor Government announcements and update the advice accordingly. You can read the HSE guidelines here: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Harry Hermon Chief Executive
Lamb's Long Weekend Sailing - Shipman have been invited to participate in the the Lambs Long Weekend sailing event being held from 30 September to 03 August 2020. This looks to be a fantastic 4 days of sailing. Please check out the following page for more information.
Shipman maintenance information now available! - Looking for some tips and tricks to help you keep your Shipman at it's best? Check out the information posted in the notes from the 2019 and 2020 maintenance evenings. If you have additional information that you are willing to share with the fleet, all contributions are welcome.