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Racing Switches to Kilrush for October Series
Shannon Estuary
The sailing season at Foynes Yacht Club has virtually ended, except for some of the boats, who are taking part in the October series of racing at the Royal Western Yacht Club in Kilrush writes Gerry Ryan.Those participating are Golden…
Masterplan for Shannon Foynes Port Company
Shannon Estuary
A masterplan for Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), the state's second largest port operation, is to look into the marine infrastructural requirements for the next three decades along the 500 sq km Shannon Estuary, writes Jehan Ashmore. SFPC's Masterplan Achieving…
Cargo Ships Collide in Shannon Estuary
Shannon Estuary
Separate investigations are underway as to why two cargoships were involved in a collision in the Shannon Estuary on Sunday morning, according to a report in today's Irish Times. The incident occurred off Kilrush, Co. Clare around 5am when the…
Foynes Prepares to Celebrate Commodores Day
Shannon Estuary
Next Sunday, May 29, Commodore's Day will be celebrated at Foynes Yacht Club. This sailing day is very special in the annals of the Cooleen Point based club, because it has been celebrated for the last 49 years. Commodore Tom…
Foynes Prepares for Gold Leaf Trophy
Shannon Estuary
Next weekend members of Foynes Yacht Club will be racing to the most westerly port in Europe at Fenit, Co. Kerry for the annual Gold Leaf sailing trophy. The current holder of this trophy in the club is Brian O'Donnell,…
Foynes Flotilla Sails into Riverfest
Shannon Estuary
A north-easterly force 3 wind accompanied the flotilla of yachts that set out from Foynes Yacht Club, who sailed to Limerick city on Saturday afternoon to participate in the Riverfest celebrations. Daniel Butler co-ordinator took members of the Northside We're…
Foynes Yacht Flotilla Set Sail for Riverfest
Shannon Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club members will be sailing to Limerick City on Saturday, April 30 to participate in the 2011 Riverfest, which the people of the city celebrate every year. The flotilla consisting of 15 vessels will leave Foynes at 2pm…
Shannon Estuary
Glen Cahill and the crew of the J109 Joie de Vie from Galway Bay Sailing Club were crowned overall winners of the West Coast Super League 2010 in both IRC & Echo at the prize giving held last Saturday night…
Bulker Becomes Largest Vessel to dock at Foynes
Shannon Estuary
The 61,000 dwt bulker Sibulk Prosperity became the largest ship to date to dock at Shannon Foynes recently according to The Limerick Leader. The Panamanian registered vessel carrying a cargo from Santo in Brazil. At 200 meters long and a…
Message in a Bottle Washes Ashore at Loop Head
Shannon Estuary
When Adam Flannery joined his family on holiday to Kilbaha, Co Clare this summer, little did he know that he would be assisting in a school science project that began some 6,000km away. Yet that's exactly what happened when the…
'Battle' Leads Foynes September Series
Shannon Estuary
The September Series of racing continued at Foynes Yacht Club last Sunday, where a record entry of craft 'took to the water' in their respective classes. In class 1 Battle stands as the leader so far, closely followed by Hello…
Tricky Conditions for Shannon Estuary Cappa Race
Shannon Estuary
On Saturday last with the weather favourable, members of Foynes Yacht Club raced in the annual Cappa fixture, which has been on the sailing calendar for a considerable time. Unfortunately, the Glin Castle race was cancelled beyond Foynes Yacht Club…
Foynes to Stage Glin Castle and Cappa Race
Shannon Estuary
This coming weekend an action-packed programme of events will take place at Foynes Yacht Club On Saturday, the Glin Castle race will take place, and on Sunday the Cappa race is also pencilled in the the sailing schedule (weather permitting).The…
New Workboat For Shannon Estuary
Shannon Estuary
Delivery of the vessel from Mooney Boats in Killybegs was down along the West Coast of Ireland, up the Shannon estuary and through the twin locks at Ardnacrusha, to its new work place on the Lower Shannon. The Inis Muilinn…
Dempsey Confirmed Winner with Race to Spare
Shannon Estuary
Jim Dempsey from Skerries with crew Scott Flanagan and Cian O'Regan won Mermaid week in Paul Winters' No. 183 Wannago (based on provisional results).  Dempsey was 2nd in Thursday's Race 5, sailed in shifty 7-10 knot westerly breeze at Foynes…
Dempsey Declared Mermaid Champion with Race to Spare
Shannon Estuary
Jim Dempsey from Skerries with crew Scott Flanagan and Cian O'Regan won Mermaid week in Paul Winters' No. 183 Wannago (based on provisional results).  Dempsey was 2nd in today's Race 5, sailed in shifty 7-10 knot westerly breeze at Foynes on the…

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