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Foynes Yacht Club off to Flying Start for the 2016 Sailing Season

15th February 2016

After Foynes Yacht Club’s sailing academy recent success in being named training centre of the year for the southern region at the ISA/Afloat Awards earlier this month, the academy’s youth development team led by Commodore James McCormack have for the first time in the history of the club taken a team of hardened young Optimist sailors to Baltimore to take part in a week long training camp.
The planned start to the club dinghy sailing season last week was cancelled due to Storm Imogen so while the young oppie sailors are away this weekend, the Reidy’s Centra Laser and Topper Series got off to a great start with sunshine and 15-20 knots of breeze. As the storms keep coming OOD Darragh McCormack decided to take advantage of the great conditions and managed to get in three of the scheduled eight race series with three different winners in each race. 
There is a great buzz around the club at the moment with lots of winter projects nearing completion. As always the club is grateful to the massive voluntary effort put in by members to get these jobs in the yard completed. When they can find the time the members of the cruiser fleet are also busy getting their boats ready for the coming season with lift in less than two months away.

Published in Shannon Estuary
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