Manannán will resume Friday meetings from 9 August. Meeting times will remain at 1900-2130hrs until the end of the boating season in late September. As usual, all Scouts must have full uniform and boating gear at every meeting.
As we are now approaching the Sea Scouting competition season, please note the dates of the competitions detailed below. As part of the commitment to the Manannán troop, all Scouts are expected to attend additional training sessions for all competitions they are eligible for, and to be available to be selected for a team if required.
31 August: Sea Scout Rowing Regatta, Dún Laoghaire. Teams of 4 race East Coast Skiffs in each age category from under 13 to over 18. Punt and kayak races are also run.
14 September: Long Distance Skiff Race, Dún Laoghaire to Dodder Sea Scouts. Troops race their East Coast Skiffs from Dún Laoghaire Harbour across Dublin Bay to Dodder Sea Scout Den. The race is a relay, with u17s rowing from Dún Laoghaire to Costello Slip on the South Wall, u15s then rowing to Poolbeg Yacht Club, and finally u14s rowing as far as Dodder Sea Scout Den.
15 September: Sea Scout Triathlon, Malahide. Teams of three (one swimmer, one runner and one kayaker) compete against each other in u13, u15 and u17 age categories.
6 October: Sea Scout Sailing Regatta, Malahide. Teams of six (which must include two Scouts in each the u13, u15 and u17 age categories) compete in a team racing tournament. Each team has three Topaz or Pico dinghies with two Scouts in each.
12 October: Hamill Cup, Howth. Teams of five Scouts in the u13-14 age categories, Scouts are tested on their seamanship skills (including topics such as rowing, water safety, first aid, boat maintenance, sailing).
19 October: Fry Cup, Dún Laoghaire. Teams of six Scouts in the u15-17 age categories, teams are tested on their seamanship skills (including topics such as rowing, navigation, sailing, water safety and communications).