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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 Laser Fleet will be hitting the water again on Sunday 1st February and we're delighted to have Union Chandlery onboard to sponsor our first spring series which will run throughout February and March with an exciting 18 races scheduled. 

Registration for the Union Chandlery Laser Spring Series will take place between 1200hrs and 1300hrs on Sun 1st Feb with first gun at 1425 SHARP.

Any member that would like to come down & see the action or help out is welcome! The lasers will be going afloat at approx. 1400hrs.

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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

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AGM 

Following the 2014 Annual General Meeting the membership rates for 2015 are as follows:

Family Member:  €245
Full Member:  €225
Crew Member (>18 non-voting):  €125
Junior Member (u18):  €50
Associate Member (non-sailing):  €80

A new classification of member has also been introduced:
Student Member (>18 in full time education):  €80

Further details on the membership classifications can be found in the Foynes Yacht Club Rules on the Membership page.

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Clifford's Cash and Carry Laser November Series


A fantastic final weekend to the Clifford's Cash and Carry Laser November Series. Very light SE winds greeted the fleet on launch but the wind picked up enough to get in two short races to complete a full race card of 10 races for the November Series.

A huge thanks to the OOD's & rescue support over the past five weeks, Raymond McGibney, Patrick Finucane, James McCormack, Darragh McCormack, Ois´┐Żn Finucane, Dylan Reidy and John Cremin. Thanks also to Michael Lynch who came out on the final day to help out with a bit of coaching & hopefully we'll get him back again when racing resumes next February.

Well done to the winners Simon McGibney in the Adult Fleet and Christopher McDaid in the Junior Fleet & thanks to Peter Clifford who sponsored the series with some fantastic prizes. Photo's & race results uploaded, follow the links on the menu bar.

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Laying Up Supper 

Great night at the Laying Up Supper! Well done to everyone involved in organising it. Photo's uploaded to the gallery. 

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Lift Out Complete for Another Year

Boats are packed to the rafters in the compound after another successful lift out. Thanks to everyone who helped out over the two days. Especially thanks to the ladies for the much needed soup & sandwiches to warm us up! Next event is the Laying Up Supper on Sat 22nd. Hope to see everyone there! Photos of the lift out uploaded to the gallery. 

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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.