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Foynes Yacht Club
Cooleen Point, Foynes,
County Limerick, Ireland
+353 69 65261

Location:
Latitude        52
˚36.54' N
Longitude    0
06.484' W

Final Day of the Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series

This weekend sees the final day of racing in the Laser Spring Series. It's been a long 9 weeks since the first race but it's been great sailing! Racing this weekend will take place on Saturday morning, first gun 1055. The prizegiving will take place after the final race between 12.30-1pm.

Racing will move to Tralee Bay Sailing Club for April. We will need some help loading the boats for the move so any members or parents that are free please come along. There's a bowl of soup in it for you at the prizegiving... :)

Just a note on the weather :  There's a lot of wind forecast so keep an eye on the website or Facebook page for changes to the schedule. 

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McWilliams Sailmakers Racing Rules & Sail Trim 

Des McWilliams and Graham Curran from McWilliams Sailmakers will give a talk at the club on Racing Rules and Sail Trim. This will be suitable for all levels and & is a great opportunity to learn the basics or refresh the memories before the cruiser racing begins. Graham was at the club last year speaking about racing rules but this will be a different version of the talk & Des will focus mainly on sail trim.

Date: Friday, 17th April
Time: 7.00pm
Entry fee: €10 for adults and €5 for juniors.

This event is open to everyone so if you know of anyone who may be interested please pass on the details.

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Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series

Good racing today in the Laser Spring Series having to contend with very strong spring tides but with a nice 15kts SW breeze. With one week to go Simon McGibney has a considerable lead in the adult fleet but it's down to the wire for 2nd between Cathal McMahon & Peter Clifford (discards to be applied). Christopher McDaid is the clear leader in the junior fleet ahead of Anna Lowes and Dylan Reidy.

Thanks to Darragh McCormack for doing OOD & Bev, Kevin, Killian & Paul who assisted on the water. Also a big thanks to Kevin Reidy from Reidy's Centra for sponsoring the rolls yet again but who also came to the rescue (not only on the water)  with the soup aswell when our regular chef was unable (ahem..) to cook  ;)

Some photos of week 7 uploaded to the gallery & results to the results page. Hope to see everyone out next weekend for the final race day of the series :)

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Adult Competent Crew Course

This is a great course for anyone interested in trying out sailing on our cruiser yacht fleet. Beginning this year with a 'dry sailing' evening on Wed 15th April followed by 6 weeks 'on the water' training every Wednesday evening, starting on Wed 22nd April. Course cost €60.

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Inquiries to Alan on 086 2568280

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Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series

Another good days sailing in the Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series. After a short delay due to a change in race area because the blustery conditions OOD Raymond McGibney aided by Oisín Finucane got the two race schedule underway with first gun in race 10 of the series at 1045.
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2015 Sailing Calendar

2015 Sailing Calender uploaded to the Sailng Calender page. Only 5 weeks to go to lift in so about time I s'pose!!!! 

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Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series

Great sailing today in the Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series in very mixed and often challenging conditions. OOD Darragh McCormack got in four races to bring the February total to 9 with 2 discards now applied to the overall results.
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New Yachtmasters!!!!!

Well done to everyone who completed the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course that's been running at the club for the past 11 weeks. The final exam took place on Monday night so hopefully everyone passed :) Thanks to Dr. Pat Hartigan from VHF.ie who gave the course. There was a little celebration in the club afterwards where the bar was open & Pat had ordered in some finger food and encouraged everyone on the course to take the next step with the practical exam....   Well done again all! 

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Mermaid National Championships 2015 

FYC are delighted to host the Mermaid National Championships from the 1st to 7th August this year. We've set up a separate page where we'll upload SI's etc & post any relevant information as it becomes available. Follow the link on the right of this page. 

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Lift In 2015

Date for your diaries folks, provisional date for lift in is Saturday 11th April, HW 1059.

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Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series


Well done to everyone who braved the freezing cold (& it was freeeeezinggg) for the first of the Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series today. Given the recent weather we were delighted to get out on the water however the slow pace in light winds didn't help keep the bodies warm! Thanks very much to  OOD Raymond McGibney, Patrick Finucane on the safety boat and everyone who came down and helped out either on the water or onshore, & to Simon and Kevin who made the soup :))))) Results uploaded to the racing results section. 

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Sailing Club 2015 Calendar


There are still a few of the 2015 Sailing Club Calendars available for purchase. A lot of work went into putting the calendar together and making sure that every member was included in the photographs. It's a fabulous momento of past years sailing - every member should have one and we would appreciate you're support with this! The calendars also include also include the 2015 Tide Tables so will be very useful in the coming season! They can still be purchased by contacting Patricia on 0860795374.  

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VHF Course

The club is will host a VHF Short Range Certificate Course on Friday 20th Feb and Sat 21st Feb. The course cost is 210 Euro payable to VHF Chartplotter and will run over the Friday evening and all day Saturday. Further details available on vhf.ie. If interested please contact Dr. Pat Hartigan from vhf.ie:

Email: info@vhf.ie
Tel: 0872436792 / 065707465

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Please Support the RNLI


THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution has issued an appeal for funds to keep this very important institution in survival.  Click to view/hide details

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A Useful Tool for Anglers Looking for the Perfect Catch


The National Biodiversity Data Centre has launched a new online atlas of Irish freshwater fish in Irish lakes. Produced in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Ireland the website has a species search tool that gives detailed data and images of 23 species of freshwater fish found in Irish lakes. The browser facility also allows users to see what species were recorded in the 956 lakes across the country.

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UKHO Navigational Charts


Digital copies of the UKHO Navigational Charts showing the Shannon Estuary Chart Bundles are currently available from the Royal Western Yacht Club website. These charts are not suitable for navigational purposes but may be of some interest to sailors on the estuary. 

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Notices
Foynes Yacht Club t-shirts and burgees available from the clubhouse.

The Noticeboard carries full details of the safety policy within Foynes Yacht Club.