2021 Hamill Cup

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2021 Hamill Cup

The Hamill Cup is the Junior Seamanship (U14) Competition in Sea Scouting Ireland

When and where

Date and time


Howth Sea Scouts Harbour Road Howth Ireland

Map and directions

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

The Hamill Cup is the Junior Seamanship (U14) Competition in Sea Scouting Ireland. The competition has been run since 1975 and takes place each Autumn, as preparation is over the last several months of the boating season. The challenge is to compete as a team.

The competition involves:

- Rowing as a crew while also demonstrating teamwork and the appropriate exercise with respect to entry/departure of the craft.

- Punt Rowing, Anchors, and associated Knots.

- Water Safety / Weather / Flares & Distress Signals.

- Parts of a East Coast Skiff / Boat Maintenance / Whipping.

- Lashings & Flag Etiquette – Construct a basic flagpole and hoist flags in order of priority.

- Rigging (BP18) / Parts of a Sail Boat / Principal Motor & Sailing Vessels.

- Uniform Inspection.

- First Aid / Two Operator CPR / Theory & Scenarios.

Seamanship skills are a life skill that is taught from the very start of a sea scouts journey in his troop. The Hamill Cup gives the scout’s a focus and put into practice what they have learnt throughout the boating season.