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Ulster Optimist Championships

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Well done to Killian Reidy who took part in the Ulster Optimist Championships in Skerries recently. Killian came 22nd out of 48 boats in testing weather conditions. Killian is part of the International Development Team who will be competing in the Belgium Nations in the next few weeks.
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J24 Southerns

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CONGRATULATIONS to Darragh, Mark, Noel and Roisin McCormack and Michael Lynch on STOUCHE overall winners of the J24 Southerns in Fenit recently. Congratulations also to Martin McNamara and Crew on Gala Racing who came 1st in the Silver Fleet and to our U25s who came 13th overall. A great weekend for Foynes Yacht Club!
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Swim for Cancer

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Olive and Ester FYC members who sail on Gambit are doing a charity swim for "Cancer Care West" and would be very grateful for your support for this very worthy cause. If you would like to donate you can do so at OliveandEstersswim4cancer on www.iDonate.ie
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St Senan’s Youth Club

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We were delighted to have St Senan's Youth Club out for a sail recently. Up on 50 young people took to the water accompanied by their Leaders. A great evening of fun and laughter and some promising sailors in the making!! Thanks to all Skippers who gave their time and boats to make this a memorable evening for the local Youth Club and to the ladies who had pizzas and refreshments ready back at the clubhouse for all the hungry sailors!!
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Optimist For Sale

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Optimist IRL 1484, Nautivela Hull. 2 North Racing Sails in excellent Condition with Sail Bags. One North Training Sail in good condition. Black Gold Spars. Mast Clamp, Ronstan Series 55 Orbit Mainsheet Ratchet Block Auto & Manual, Foot Straps, Launching Trolly, Far East Top and Bottom Covers, Foil Bags, Buoyancy Bags, Two bailers, Two paddles, New Windex, Measurement Certs and Registration books, In excellent condition and ready to race. €1,485 OVNO Contact Vincent Mc Cormack, Newcastle West
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SFPC TY COMPASS FINALISTS

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What a beautiful day on the water yesterday with the finalists of Shannon Foynes Port Company's COMPASS TY Schools Competition.  A lovely group of young students and their Teachers from Colaiste Mhuire - Askeaton, Salesian College - Pallaskenry, St John the Baptist - Hospital, and Causeway Comprehensive - Kerry.  Even the dolphins made an appearance.  Massive thanks to our Skippers and Crew who always make themselves available.  Congratulations and well done to SFPC for organising such a brilliant competition.  This competition was established to raise awareness of the potential of the Shannon Estuary and SFPC as an economic driver of national importance.
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Adult Sail Training

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Our Adult Sail Training got off to a great start.  Its lovely to see our Topper Omegas being put to good use.   What a great programme and what a lovely bunch of people taking part.   Everybody out in the fresh air, on the water, gaining knowledge and enjoying themselves all at the same time. What more can you as for!
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Commodore’s Day

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We couldn't have asked for a better day to welcome our new Commodore Donal McCormack.  Sunshine and plenty of wind made for a great race around Foynes Island.  Congratulations to our winners: IRC - Stouche and White Sails - Kerry Dream.  Thanks to Canon O'Keeffe for blessing the boats. Of course to everyone who attended, thank you for coming and showing your support for our new Commodore! It was a fantastic day as always.
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Sailing Instructor

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Congratulations to Oisin Finucane on qualifying as a Sailing Instructor recently in Clifton Sailing School.  Oisin started out in our Sailing Academy at a young age and progressed through the system.  We wish Oisin well as he joins our other Sailing Instructors - all who started out in our Sailing Academy!
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