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

Latitude        52°36"54’ N
Longitude    09°06"484’ W

Reminder to Book your place on Upcoming Courses

The Powerboat Level 2 course if fully booked but there are a number of other courses on the agenda.

Competent Crew Course:  A great course for anyone interested in trying out sailing on our keelboat fleet. Starting this year with a 'dry sailing' evening on Wed April 30th followed by 6-8 weeks 'on the water' training. Course cost €50.
Further information
Enquiries to Alan on  086 2568280
Coastal Navigation for Small Boats : This will introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to safely navigate a boat by day or night in coastal waters including passage planning, navigation, rules of the road, bouyage, safety and weather. The course will run over 4 nights (Mon & Tues nights over two weeks).  
Enquiries to Peadar on  087 2600817

ISA Emergency Care Course:  This will be a one day course run to ISA standards for instructors. Details TBD.
Enquiries to Peadar on  087 2600817

Please note courses are run subject to demand. Dates of courses will be confirmed once there are enough expressions of interest.

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Sail Spree 2014

This May Bank Holiday Weekend watersports clubs and schools all over the country will open their doors for everyone of all ages to try sailing, windsurfing and powerboating for free. Click the link below to go to FYC's Sail Spree page.

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Summer Sailing Courses at FYC 

We are now taking bookings for our Junior Sailing School which will run for 7 weeks this summer. Courses will run Mon - Fri  starting June 16th. Full details on the Sailing School page. 

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Sailing Season Nearing at FYC

With the vessels launched on Saturday last the sailing season is getting underway for member's of Foynes Yacht Club. Quite an interesting programme of fixtures are scheduled for what is described to be an 'adventurous season ahead'.
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Lift In Done & Dusted

There was a great buzz around the club for lift in today & well done to everyone who helped out! Another smooth, slick operation! Some photos uploaded to the gallery.
>> Lift In 2014 Gallery

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Powerboat Level 2 Course

Senior instructor, Peadar McGrath will run a Powerboat Level 2 course at FYC on Sat 27th & Sun 28th April. This is the 'driving license' for powerboats and provides all the skills and knowledge required by anyone taking charge of a powerboat. The course content includes boat preparation, launch and recover, low and high speed manoeuvres, anchoring and docking, basic navigation, weather and coastal knowledge and safety.

For further details or bookings contact Peadar on 087 2600817. Places limited.

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West Coast Championships NOR

This year WIORA's West Coast Championships will take place at Mayo Sailing Club from Wed 23rd to Sat 27th July. The Notice of Race is available from the Mayo Sailing Club WIORA page. Entries need to be in before July 1st to avoid a late penalty! O'Sullivan Marine are sponsoring a 100 mile race from the Aran Islands the weekend before the event. Keep an eye on WIORA's newly upgraded website for details.

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Sailing Calender 2014

Provisional sailing calender for 2014 uploaded to the Sailing Calender page. 

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Mermaid No. 37 - Puffin -  for Sale

PUFFIN, Mermaid no. 37 for sale. Re-decked and re-ribbed in the past ten years and well maintained since. Two complete suits of sails, trailer and cover included.
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Annual Table Quiz in Aid of the RNLI

Fair play to everyone who braved the elements to support our annual table quiz in aid of the RNLI last night. Great night had by all and we raised €497. A big thanks to Jack Kelly for supplying the questions - they varied from the obvious to the very challenging with a few trickly ones thrown in for good measure! It was a full house upstairs with a small but loyal group of members in attendance while the bulk of the tables was made up by local Foynes people. Míle buíochas to everyone who came along. 

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Changing of the Guard!

Another year done & dusted! Great turnout at the AGM last night, thanks to everyone who came along. For now we just want to say a massive thanks to Tom Murray for a fantastic 6 years at the helm & congrats & best wishes to our new commodore James McCormack.

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

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