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 Glin Castle race is an annual event between the hosts, the Royal Western Yacht Club in Kilrush, and Foynes Yacht Club, and this is one of the highlights on the Shannon Estuary's sailing calendar, where it has been raced for quite a considerable amount of years between the two clubs.
The Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald and his family are 'very much in favour' of this event being raced for the forseeable future.
This race will start at Glin Pier with first gun at 11am. The boats will race east to different 'marks' laid on the estuary, and back up to Glin Pier, which will be the finish line.
After the race a prizegiving ceremony will be hosted by the Knight and his family in Glin Castle, this will take place at 5pm approximately.
On Sunday, the Cappa race is scheduled to take place with first gun at 11am from Cooleen Point. Again, this is an annual event for the Cappa Cup, prizegiving will take place after racing in the Galleon Inn, Cappa.
On Sunday last 5 Yachts and 2 Mermaids from Foynes Yacht Club sailed east of Cooleen Point for the annual Cannon Island Mass at 3pm. This Mass was said at 5pm in the ruins of the old Franciscian Abbey, where the public of Kildysart converge on the Clare Island. 5 yachts 2 mermaids
Club racing continues every Wednesday evening with first gun at 7pm sharp. Skippers and crew are asked to be at the marina at 6pm. Please note that buoyancy aids have to be worn by all members.