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Racing Switches to Kilrush for October Series

17th October 2011
Racing Switches to Kilrush for October Series
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 Kopper, Kerry Dream, Dexterity, Tangalooma and Dis-a-ray. Unfortunately, for all the competitors the first two Sunday's in the month racing was cancelled due to weather conditions.
Racing took place yesterday with a 18 to 20 knots of south-south westerly breeze, however gusting up to 28 knots at times, which certainly proved challenging for all the competitors.
In Class 1 IRC, Dexterity from FYC took line honours and first place on corrected time, and in Class ! ECHO, Hero from RWYC sailed superbly to pip Dexterity on the line.
In the White Sails division, James McCormack on Alphara from FYC were the winners on corrected time..
The Mermaid October series continues every Sunday with first gun at 2pm.
Peader McGrath is organising a Power Boat level 2 course on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6. This course is specifically geared towards members, who wish to learn more on power boating, and it is great value. Members are asked to contact Peader on 087 2600817 immediately to secure a place.
The lift-out day for all craft at Cooleen Point is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 5, starting at 10am.
The annual general meeting of the club is pencilled in for Friday, November 25 at 8pm, and the laying-up supper will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 8pm. Music will be provided by Different Souls, and tickets are priced at €20, which can be obtained from any committee member.
Well, as all members may be aware the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Championship's will be held in Cooleen Point from Wednesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 14, 2012, and quite a lot of preparation is already underway. It is anticipated that an entry of 50 yachts will be racing in their respective classes. The championship's are co-inciding with the club's golden jubilee celebrations.
Published in Shannon Estuary Team

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