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#POWERBOAT – Lakeside Marina on the river Shannon is the venue for first power boat event of the season and if it's a chilly one there's a good chance the event will end in Sean's Bar for a 'warmer upper'. That's according to organiser Cormac Smith who intends to run the first Powerboat run of the year 201 on February 11th at Lakeside Marina in Athlone.

The aim is to launch boats at 10.45am but plans will be very dependent on weather and size/ type of boats that turn up. All welcome. The schedule is as follows:

Meeting @ Lakeside Marina From 10.30

Launch ing from 10.45

Run up or down the lake (weather dependent)

Lunch In Lecarrow or Hodson Bay Hotel

Return trip on Lake

Recover Boats 4.30-5.00 ish

Published in Inland Waterways

Lakeside marina are getting on with improvements, recession or not. It's out with the old and in with the new in Athlone as Lakeside on the inland waterways extends and removes all older jetties and replaces them with state of the art jetties, electrics and lighting.
The Athlone and Lough Ree area has always been a preferred choice for moorings, even more so recently as its proximity to Dublin, connected by motorway is only an hour away.
When the project is finished in May 2011, Lakeside marina will have modern facilities for 150 boats, indoor winter facilities for 50 boats, lift-out for up to 50 tons, its own transport company, on-site chandlery, on-site Clubhouse and full mechanical and technical back-up.

Published in Inland Waterways

William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago

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