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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

Club News 

Dinghy Series Kicks off Sailing in 2017

Dinghy sailing started the first weekend in February with the Foynes Pharmacy February Chill Series which ran for the five weekends in the month. On the first day out there were 19 dinghies & 28 sailors on the water, a positive start to the new year. Visitors from Killaloe Sailing Club, Tralee Bay Sailing Club and the University of Limerick Watersports Club were among the competitors. Sailing continued into March with the March Open Dinghy Series. While the weather didn't co-operate every week it was a fantastic start to the year. The dinghy series has concluded in Foynes for a few months while we encourage our members to participate in events at some of the local clubs, starting with the Spring Regatta in Tarbert followed by the Spring Series in Tralee Bay before hopefully taking part in a few events in Killaloe & Cullaun.

Thanks to everyone who assisted both ashore & afloat during the 'bitterly cold' months of Feb & Mar!

Keep an eye on website or FB page for updates or contact dinghy class captain Mark McCormack on 0877175455 for further information.

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Winter Wednesdays

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Winter Wednesdays at the club. Each evening provided something different with great discussions & sharing of knowledge. Well done to Kevin Bartley & Tom Murray for organising the sessions & a special thanks to all those who prepared the sessions.

#1 Winter Lay Up Tips hosted by Tom Murray
#2 Meteorology by Michael Connery
#3 One Pot Wonders thanks to Ann Shanahan
#4 Getting Knotted with John Joe Buckley & James McCormack
#5 Safety Talk from Charlie Glynn of  the RNLI

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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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