Congratulations to Darragh, Mark, Noel and Roisin McCormack and Tadhg O'Loinsigh from Foynes Yacht Club who qualified to take part in the 2018 J/24 World Championships in Lake Garda in August of this year. A great crowd gathered at the Club on Wednesday 22nd August to see Darragh set out with his J/24 "Stouche - IRL4215" on tow, accompanying his was his good friend William Collins. They travelled overland to take part in the 2018 J/24 World Championships in Lake Garda. The rest of the crew, Mark, Noel, Roisin and Tadhg took the easier route by plane arriving in time for the rigging and tuning operations of the boat to prepare for the event. Over the next few days family, friends and members of Foynes Yacht Club joined them. The first…
The race for the "The Galleon Cup" too place recently from Foynes to Cappa. There were strong winds of 25-30 kts against spring tides, a beat all the way. Congratulations to John-Paul Buckley and Donal McCormack and Crew on Battle - winners in IRC and to Conor and Bernadette Sinnot and Crew on Peggy M - winners in White Sails.
The 2018 Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships and the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) West Coast Championships 2018 are being held by Galway Bay Sailing Club from the 15th to 18th of August 2018. ICRA will run from 16th-18th August and WIORA will run from 15th-17th August. The event will be based in the heart of Galway city in the safe haven of the Port of Galway Docks. Best of Luck to our Sailors who sailed to Galway over the last few days to take part in this Championships and to our U/25 team who are also taking part.
Foynes Yacht Club members "Derek and Connor Dillon" start in the 2 handed class in the "Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race" on their Dehler 34 today. Their progress can be followed on the race website https://roundireland.ie/wp/index.php/follow-the-race-yellowbrick-race-tracker/or by downloading the "YellowBrick Race Tracker App" Best of luck lads!