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  Whether you've never sailed before, or would like to return to sailing after a break, we're here to help you decide what kind of boat you want to sail, and where to start. Clothing:  Dress warm and bring a rain coat (even if the sun is splitting the rocks), it is much cooler out on the water and you want to make sure you enjoy your time out there. Safety: Personal Flotation Devices (buoyancy aids and life jackets) will be provided and it is a requirement to wear them at all times while on and around the water.  All boats will have experienced skippers in control and safety boat cover is on hand at all times.    
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2018 J/24 World Championships – Lake Garda

Cruiser Racing
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…
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Opening Ceremony for Marina Pontoon

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The Opening Ceremony for the Marina Pontoon will take place on Monday next 29th October 2018 at 2:00 pm.  Canon O'Keeffe PP will perform the ceremony/ribbon cutting.  We are hoping to have a few dignitaries present also.  There will be music and light refreshments in the Club House afterwards.
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Lift-Out

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Lift-Out is scheduled for Saturday 3rd November.  All Skippers lifting out need to have cradles ready and positioned before that date. Contact: James - Commodore at 087-2864273 for further details.
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Sailor of the Year 2018 – Nomination from FYC

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Congratulations to Darragh McCormack who has been nominated for the "Sailor of the Year 2018 Award" to be held on Friday 8th February 2019 at the RDS, Dublin. The Volvo Irish Sailing Awards are hosted by Irish Sailing, and bring together members and supporters of sailing to celebrate and pay tribute to some of the outstanding contributors to our sport throughout the year.
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2018 J/24 World Championships – Lake Garda

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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. The following is a summary of events: Darragh set out from Foynes on Wednesday 22nd August with his J/24 "Stouche"  on tow, accompanying him was his good friend William Collins.  They travelled overland to take part in the 2018 J/24 World Championships in Lake Garda.  They drove day and night to get to their destination on time.  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…
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“Light up the River” Mental Health Association

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Boats from various clubs on the river Shannon gathered together in Limerick recently for a nice acoustic evening for Mental Health Awareness.  There was a procession of boats from the Docks to Thomondgate.  People gathered on all bridges with their phone or torch to "light up the river" in support of this great cause.  Boats were lit up also, even the "Liam McCarthy Cup" was in the procession and lit up! Jigsaw Limerick is a free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25 years, living, working or studying Limerick City and County.  They provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing time.  They provide advice and guidance for anyone who is concerned about a young person in their…
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