Main Menu

 




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

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

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. Conditions were pretty much as forecast with SE winds varying around the 15kt mark but gusting well over 20kts at times. The first race got off in moderate F4 breeze but the squally winds picked up considerably for the second race giving the fleet plenty of capsizing practice!!! By the time race 4 was underway the gusts had died down and, as scheduled, the fleet were ashore having their hot soup before the front that had been forecast all week arrived! A big thanks to Darragh, Cian, Derek and Bev for laying the course and doing rescue, Cliffords Cash and Carry for sponsoring the soup, Simon for making the soup and Reidy's Centra for sponsoring the rolls :)

Results uploaded to the results page. The Spring Series will continue until end of March. Keep an eye on the website or FB page up first gun date/time for next weekend.

back to top


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! 

back to top


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. 

back to top


Lift In 2015

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

back to top


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. 

back to top


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.  

back to top


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

back to top


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

back to top ^


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.

back to top ^


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. 

back to top ^


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.