We have had ongoing issues with the erosion of Cooleen Point on which our Clubhouse is built on over the past few years. It has really worsened recently. A massive THANK YOU to James McCormack, Patrick Finucane and Tom Murray for all their hard work over the past few years in securing funding for the Point. They worked tirelessly on this project giving their time freely at all times day and night and at weekends. Their hard work and dedication to this project paid off yesterday afternoon with the news that Foynes Yacht Club are to receive funding of €128,025 to restore the Point. A massive THANK YOU also to Minister Patrick O'Donovan, TD, Minister Kevin Boxer Moran, TD, and Tom Neville, TD, for all their support on this matter…
There was a fantastic weekend of sailing at the J24 Eastern Championships held by Howth Yacht Club last weekend. Foynes Yacht Club had three boats competing - Stouche, Gala Racing and Jasper. The U25 team Jasper had a change of crew on board due to an injury but they persevered and finished the event!! We hope Breda (Magner) makes a speedy recovery and thanks to Ross (O'Shea) for stepping in at the last minute. Congratulations to Gala Racing who came 1st in the Silver Fleet and to Fergus Kelliher and Crew on Jibe who were the overall winners! A huge thank you to Howth Yacht Club for hosting a great event!
Well done to Killian Reidy who came 13th overall in the senior fleet at the Optimist Leinster Championships held in Malahide last weekend. Thank you to Malahide Yacht Club for hosting a great event! Killian will be travelling to Belgium at the end of June as part of the International Development Team for the Belgium Optimist Nationals.
Foynes Yacht Club were delighted to welcome the Prinsendam Cruise Ship to Foynes last Thursday, the first cruise ship for 2019. It anchored north west of Foynes Island at 7:00 am on Thursday morning (13th June) with over 800 guests onboard. They were ferried to the Yacht Club pontoon using the Ship's tenders.
CONGRATULATIONS to our U25 team "JASPER" who have WON the U25 Cup at the ICRA National Championships held in the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last weekend. A fantastic result for these young sailors from Foynes Yacht Club. Congratulations also to STOUCHE who came 4th overall and to GALA RACING who came 13th overall in Class 3. A great weekend for Foynes Yacht Club!!
We are delighted to have hosted the Munster Mermaid Championships last weekend at Foynes Yacht Club. The mermaid fleet never fail to bring great racing and plenty of fun!! Congratulations to winners Darragh McCormack, Nigel and Jack Young on 188 INNOCENCE. Congratulations also to Frankie Browne Snr, Frankie Browne Jnr, and Brendan Dunne on CARA II who came 2nd and to Vincent and Roisin McCormack and Michael Lynch on 119 THREE CHEVRONS who came 3rd. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible!! Our members and volunteers are second to none. We're already looking forward to the next Mermaid event!!
BEST OF LUCK to Derek Dillon who set sail single handed from Foynes last Friday evening to Dun Laoghaire to take part in the double handed Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race with his son Conor on "Big Deal". Derek and Conor won this title last year and are hoping to retain it this year. The race is a qualifier for the Fastnet Race which they are hoping to compete in on the 3rd August. Go Big Deal!!