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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


The weather wasn't co-operating on the final day of the Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series. Our laser fleet like a challenge but a squally 25-30kts is probably stretching it a bit! With no racing on the final day the leaders from last week held onto their positions with Simon McGibney taking 1st in the Adult Fleet and Christopher McDaid 1st in the Junior Fleet. Christopher had such a sizeable lead going into the final day that he could not have been beaten and was in fact 4th overall.

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McWilliams Sailmakers Racing Rules & Sail Trim 

Des McWilliams and Graham Curran from McWilliams Sailmakers will give a talk at the club on Racing Rules and Sail Trim. This will be suitable for all levels and & is a great opportunity to learn the basics or refresh the memories before the cruiser racing begins. Graham was at the club last year speaking about racing rules but this will be a different version of the talk & Des will focus mainly on sail trim.

Date: Friday, 17th April
Time: 7.00pm
Entry fee: €10 for adults and €5 for juniors.

This event is open to everyone so if you know of anyone who may be interested please pass on the details.

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Adult Competent Crew Course

This is a great course for anyone interested in trying out sailing on our cruiser yacht fleet. Beginning this year with a 'dry sailing' evening on Wed 15th April followed by 6 weeks 'on the water' training every Wednesday evening, starting on Wed 22nd April. Course cost €60.

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Inquiries to Alan on 086 2568280

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2015 Sailing Calendar

2015 Sailing Calender uploaded to the Sailng Calender page. Only 5 weeks to go to lift in so about time I s'pose!!!! 

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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! 

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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. 

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Lift In 2015

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

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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.  

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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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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.