Well done to Killian Reidy and Conor Clifford who took part in the Oppi Connacht Championships held in Lough Derg Yacht Club recently. They were both in the senior fleet, with Killian in the senior gold and Conor in the senior silver. Killian came 17th overall out of 42 sailors in the senior fleet, his first top 20 finish since moving up to senior gold. Conor finished all races which was a great achievement as the wind was so light. Conor was awarded "The most sporting Sailor Award" in the silver fleet.
A huge congratulations from all in Foynes Yacht Club to Connor and Derek on "Big Deal" who have done themselves and the club proud in the recent Volvo Round Ireland Race. The lads finished not only leaped up the rankings to finish first in the IRC Two-Handed Class they also finished fourth overall. Full race report from Afloat available at the following link: https://afloat.ie/blogs/sailing-saturday-with-wm-nixon/item/39839-yet-again-the-round-ireland-race-serves-up-something-new Full race results breakdown available on the RORC website at the link below: http://www.rorc.org/racing/race-results/2018-results
It was great to see visitors from St. Michael's Rowing Club stop by last Saturday morning for a chat and a cup of tea after rowing down from Limerick. It took them an hour and a half in glorious sunshine. They rowed back to Limerick last evening and were really looking forward to the trip. It was great to see them and we look forward to more visits in the future.
We had previously decided to go to Beale on Sunday last but due to the morning being very overcast and the wind direction not being suitable a decision was made to cruise to Scattery Island and Cappa instead. In all, thirteen boats cruised in company (9 Yachts, 3 Motor Cruisers, and a Dublin Bay Mermaid) in what turned out to be a beautiful day for sailing. It was great to see our teenage mermaid sailors, Oisin, Ross and Tadhg taking part in 114 Nicahpando. They gave a great exhibition of their skills and kept all the sailors entertained on the way. First stop was Scattery Island, located approximately one mile off Kilursh. Scattery Island is home to a monastic settlement founded in the early 6th century by St. Senan. Such a…
Congratulations to our 2018 Leinster Mermaid Champions Darragh McCormack on 188 Innocence with crew Mark McCormack and Johnny Dillon (and Frankie Browne jnr who filled in for Johnny on the second day) winning the Championship with 3 bullets. A huge thank you to Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club for a very enjoyable weekend. Darragh, Mark and Johnny are also the 2108 Munster Mermaid Champions.
Congratulations to Trevor Browne who was presented with Honorary Membership of Foynes Yacht Club at the Niaron Munster Mermaid Championships recently. This was presented to Trevor for his lifelong service to Foynes Yacht Club. Trevor was one of the very first Mermaid sailors in Foynes.
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!