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Topaz dinghy racing on the Shannon Estuary
This August Foynes Yacht Club will host the 2016 Topper Topaz National Championships. The event will run over two days, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August writes Elaine O'Mahoney. This is the club’s second year hosting the event which last…
Topaz sailors at Foynes Yacht Club
This year Foynes Yacht Club combined their annual Commodore’s with an ISA Try Sailing event, with turned out to be a huge success. For the ISA Try Sailing event spearheaded by ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney whose new mantra is “more…
Flooding in the Shannon Catchment
#Shannon - The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group is holding its first open day on its published Work Programme for 2016 at the Civic Centre in Athlone from 11am to 3pm on Thursday 5 May. Members of…
Foynes Yacht Club juniors travelled to Baltimore in West Cork for the Optimist clinic
It’s feast or famine with the wind these days at Foynes Yacht Club and after being blown out last weekend the possibility of getting a final days racing in the Reidy’s Centra Laser and Topper Series wasn’t looking promising as…
Jack-Up barge working on Shannon River Crossing project
#Project - The "Shannon River Crossing" project is currently underway to install a high-voltage submarine cable linking counties on either side of the river. The project conducted by ABCO Marine (Irl) Ltd aims to provide electricity between Kilpaddoge, Co Kerry…
Shannon Foynes Turnaround as 2015 Tonnages at Almost Peak of Last Decade
#ShannonGrowth - Tonnage growth at Ireland’s largest bulk port, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) revealed that the 2015 throughput was almost back to the peak of the last decade and this is evidence of the recovery taking hold in the…
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…
#FoynesPort - An “unprecedented opportunity" for Foynes Port and the Shannon Estuary to become a centre of international trade with the potential for up to 3,000 jobs in the coming years, reports The Limerick Leader. That is according to MEP…
A large crowd gathered for the final time in 2015 at Foynes Yacht Club to present the prizes for the Silver Refrigeration Laser & Topper November Series followed by the annual Christmas table quiz in aid of the RNLI. In…
#FirstDividend - Enjoying its biggest ever profits last year, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has revealed from their 2014 annual report. SFPC, which operates six ports on the Shannon Estuary and handles international trade valued at over €6bn, saw profits…
#Shannon - The worst flooding in two decades could fall upon the Shannon catchment in the coming days as spring tides accentuate the effects of last weekend's Storm Desmond. According to The Irish Times, the Office of Public Works has…
For the first time in its fifty three year history Foynes Yacht Club ran an ISA Go Racing course at the club during the school October mid-term break. The course was fully booked out with ten participants from Foynes Yacht…
Last Saturday saw Foynes Yacht Club host the Topper Topaz National Championships on the Shannon Estuary. Five races were scheduled for the one day event with one discard to be applied after the fifth race. ISA National Race Officer Geoff…
Foynes Yacht Club Calls Topaz Uno Dinghy Sailors
#topaz – Next month Foynes Yacht Club will host the 2015 Topper Topaz Uno National Championships which will take place at the club on Saturday, 5th Sept.The club are delighted to have received very generous support from Topper International Ltd…
EU Fund €3m to Develop Shannon Estuary Port Projects
#EUfundSFPC - EU grant aid of €3m to fund two key Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) projects is a major validation of plans to transform the Shannon Estuary into a national economic corridor, the company CEO stated. The successful SFPC application…
Shannon Estuary Search & Rescue Exercise For Foynes Air Show
#foynesairshow – One of the largest search and rescue (SAR) training exercises ever undertaken in Ireland will open the 2015 Foynes Air Show on Sunday, 26th July. The Irish Air Corps, Naval Service (LÉ Samuel Beckett), Irish Coastguard, and Search…

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