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

Latitude        52
˚36.54' N
Longitude    0
06.484' W

2017 Junior Sailing Academy 

Details for the 2017 Junior Sailing Academy including dates, prices & booking form available on the Sailing Academy page.

>> Sailing Academy

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Yachtsman Euromarine J24 Western Championships

Foynes Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting the J24 Class Association Western Championships in 2017. This will be a two day event on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May. The Notice of Race is now available below. Please keep an eye on the website or Foynes Yacht Club Facebook page for updates.

>> J24 Western Championships NOTICE OF RACE
>> J24 Western Championships ENTRY FORM

>> Accomodation List for Foynes and surrounding areas
     Free camping and camper van facilities available on site.

For further information please contact:
Simon McGibney 0877774946    
Darragh McCormack 0863606420
Elaine O'Mahoney 0861231864  

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Learn the Basics of how to Sail a Yacht

This year's Adult Competent Crew Course begins Wednesday 19th April.

The first evening is a Dry Sailing evening ashore with an introduction to boating, water safety etc. followed by six Wednesday evenings On the Water during the FYC May Series.

Places are limited to due to the number of boats available. If interested contact Donal McCormack on 0872020456.

>> Adult Competent Crew Course - Registration Form

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Gangway for Guide Dogs

A number of fund raising events are scheduled for the Gangway for Guide Dogs project. Your support would be greatly appreciated at any of these events. Please keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates.

*****NEXT EVENT *****
Saturday, 22nd April - A Rambling House
Ardagh/Carrickerry Comhaltas
Venue: Ardagh Community Centre

Friday 31st March - Darts Night & Exhibition
Desmond Darts and Peter Manley
Venue: Foynes Yacht Club

Sun 19th March -  Kiddies Day
Puppet Show & other entertainment
Venue: D&M Garden Centre, Croagh.

Sat 11th March - Launch Night 

Music by Different Sounds.
Venue: Foynes Yacht Club

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Volvo ISA Training Centre of the Year 2016

Foynes Yacht Club Sailing Academy are delighted to have won the Volvo ISA Training Centre of the Year 2016 Award at the Irish Sailing Association's annual awards which took place at the RDS Concert Hall on Friday night. The FYC Sailing Academy won the Regional Award for the south for the 2nd consecutive year. Three regional winners are chosen each year with one overall winner announced at the awards ceremony. Centre Principal Patrick Finucane accepted the award on behalf of everyone involved in the Sailing Academy and attributed the success to volunteerism and hard work!

The Sailing Academy would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, instructors, young sailors who attend the Sailing Academy, parents, members of the club & local Foynes community for all your support over the past few years. Looking forward to more sailing and more young people out on the water in 2017!

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Notice Regarding use of Club Boat and RIBs

Pleasure Craft (Personal Flotation Devices and Operation) (Safety) Regulations 2005

1. Anyone under the age of 12 years shall not operate or control the club boat.
2. Anyone under the age of 16 years shall not operate or control the club RIBS or Rigflex powerboats.

Furthermore, i
t has been agreed by the committee that junior members over 12 years must receive training and be signed off by a club powerboat instructor before using the club watercraft. Parents please contact Patrick on 0863879654 to arrange training.

Further information on the Regulations available on the Membership page.

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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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Shannon Foynes Port Company 24 Hr

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

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