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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

Shannon Estuary Cruise in Company

Cruisers in the West of Ireland are invited to join in the inaugural Shannon Estuary Cruise this month.
>> Further details

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Podium Finishes at the Dún Laoghaire Regatta 

Great results continued to come in over the weekend with Darragh, Mark & Noel finishing third in the Leinster Mermaid Championships and Dylan finishing second in the Laser Radial fleet at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta in fairly testing conditions with light winds and lumpy seas! Well done to all!

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Gala Racing Success at WIORA

Congratulations to Simon, Elaine, Martin, Peter & Shane on Gala Racing who were 2nd in IRC 3 and 1st in ECHO 3 at WIORA's Volvo West Coast Championships on the Aran Islands this week. By all reports a fantastic event with great racing, a stunning race area, mighty craic & outstanding hosts in the islanders.

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Superb Sailing at the Crosbie Cup

A mighty well done to Ross 5th in the Senior Fleet, & Conor 11th in the Regatta Fleet at the Crosbie Cup in Sutton Dinghy Club this weekend. Fantastic results from both!

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Sailing Academy Update

If you have completed a course at the Sailing Academy you will be aware we have gone electronic with the certificates. You can check your childs progress on their Irish Sailing Course as follows:

Log on to ChecKlick at:  https://app.checklick.com/

Login: FirstnameLastaname (all one word)

Password is Date of Birth in the format : YYYYMMDD

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Two out of Two in ISORA Races

Whoop whoop! Congratulations to Derek & Conor on Big Deal who won the Double Handed Class in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race this weekend. An endurance test of a race where over half the fleet retired due to the challenging conditions! Big Deal finished in 2 days 16 hrs 15 min 15 sec......  Maith thú buachaillí - mighty stuff altogether :)


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Stouche Win at ICRA National Championship

A massive congratulations to Darragh McCormack & crew; Mark, Noel & Roisín McCormack & Tadgh O'Loinsigh on winning IRC 4 in the ICRA National Championships in very challenging conditions at Crosshaven in Cork over the weekend. They were also crowned J24 Southern Champions at the event.

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Big Deal kicks off Offshore Season with a Win

Derek & Conor Dillon got their offshore season off to a great start with a win in Class 2 of the ISORA Dublin Bay Race over the. The next race in their busy season is the Dún Laoghaire to Dingle on June 14th before heading across the waters for the Round the Islands race. Wishing them the very best of luck & safe sailing....

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NIARON Munster Mermaid Championships this June Bank Holiday Weekend

Congratulations to Darragh & Mark McCormack & Johnny Dillon on 188 Innocence who had a clean sweep at the NIARON Munster Mermaid Championships this weekend. Thanks as always to everyone who helped out ashore and afloat, we are hugely appreciative of the continous support from the members.

1st place - 188 Innocence - Darragh McCormack
2nd place - 135 Cara II - Frankie Browne
3rd place - 119 Three Chevrons - Vincent McCormack

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2017 Junior Sailing Academy 

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

The Academy will run for five weeks in June and July. Please note the Sailing Academy will not be open the week of July 3rd due to other events taking place.

>> Sailing Academy

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J/24 Western Championships 

Many thanks to all the members who helped out at the J24 Western Championships over the weekend. It was a brilliant few days at the club with great sailing & great craic. Many of the 14 visiting boats had never been to Foynes before and commented about the extremely friendly welcome they received and the fantastic atmosphere throughout the event. This would not happen without you, the members, giving up your time to help out both afloat and ashore. A sincere thanks from Simon, Darragh & Elaine.

Congratulations to the winners in all categories:
Gold Fleet
1st - Jamais Encore - JP McCaldin - Lough Erne Yacht Club/Sligo Yacht Club
2nd - Hard on Port - Flor O'Driscoll - Royal St. George Yacht Club
3rd - Jumpin Jive - Mark Usher - Greystones Sailing Club

Silver Fleet
1st - Scandal - HYC K25 Team - Howth Yacht Club
2nd - Jibe - Fergus Kelliher - Tralee Bay Sailing Club
3rd - YaGottaWanna - Dave Lane & Sinéad Enright - Royal Cork Yacht Club

Race Reports from Afloat.ie
>> Day One Race Report
>> Day Two Race Report

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Open Day 'Try Sailing' for Commodore's Day

Thank you to all the skippers who took people out Try Sailing to celebrate Commodore's Day & to all the shore volunteers who fed & watered the crowds. The weather of course made the day & great craic had by all!

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May Series

Summer Sailing here at last! The May Series kicks off this Wednesday, 3rd May and will run every Wednesday throughout the month. First gun 1925. Boats will be departing the pontoons approx. 1900hrs so don't be late. Anyone looking to crew on any week contact the Cruiser Class Captain John Conway on 0872132209 or Donal McCormack on 0872020456.

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Gangway for Guide Dogs

The very best of luck to Chris, Dave & Jim as they depart on the Gangway to Guide Dogs trip this coming weekend. They will be leaving Foynes on Saturday afternoon at approximately 4pm. If you're in the area why not come down and wish them well.

Follow their journey on Facebook.

To donate check out the Raisely Website.

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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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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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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.