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10th July 2009

The coming week is an avalanche of activity – something for everybody. Take sailing courses at either Mullaghmore SC or Royal North of Ireland YC, or spectate at one of the many on-the-water events like the Foynes Regatta, the Dalkey Island Race, or Blessington SCs Multihull Inland and Leinster Laser Championships. Of course, if you’re all sailed out after the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, go fishing at at one of the several events run by the IFSA; stretch other muscles with a good long swim up and down the River Lee; get on your bike for Kells Road Races, or sit and watch the world go by – and a quantity of gorgeous motors  – at the Trim Vintage & Veteran Car Rally. There’s no shortage of festivals, fetes and fairs to keep us entertained – it’s all looking good! 


12th July – Foynes Yacht Club Regatta, Foynes YC

12th July – Howth Dinghy Regatta, Howth YC

14th July – Evening Sailing Courses for Adults, 7pm–10pm, Mullaghmore SC

13th July – Adult Sailing Course (evening), RNIYC

15th July – Adult Sailing Course (evening), RNIYC

15th – 19th July – Glandore Classic Regatta Glandore Harbour YC, the 9th Classic Regatta with a full programme of racing and other events

16th July – Afternoon Series, Race 3, Clontarf Y&BC

16th July – Evening Sailing Courses for Adults, 7pm–10pm, Mullaghmore SC

17th July – Adult Sailing Course (evening), RNIYC

17th–18th July – All Classes Officers Prize, Dinghy Cup Race 1, Clontarf Y&BC

18th July – C&K Dalkey Race, Clontarf Y&BC

18th–19th July – Laser Leinster Championships, Blessington Sailing Club

18th–19th July – Multihull Inland Championship, Blessington Sailing Club

18th–19th July – Cobh Sailing Club ‘At Home’. Dinghy racing every Wednesday evening at 7pm, regular Friday night cruiser leagues and weekend cruiser and dinghy races. The Club has a vibrant social scene with an annual table quiz, season launch, mid-summer bbq and end of season laying-up supper. The annual Great Island Boat Jumble is a great way to pick up your nautical bits and pieces, and to meet up and chat with club members

18th–19th July – IODAI Optimist Connacht, Galway Bay Sailing Club

19th July – Family Day & Commodore's Supper, Sligo YC. Sailing events include the Hillas Trophy, Captain Devaney and the Big Mirror Trophy for the three fleets; various onshore fun activities with bouncy castle, children's 
treasure hunt (starts at 5pm) and then our Commodore Brendan McCormack will be busy cooking, as he and Mary are hosting the Commodore's Supper for all members and family shortly after sailing at 6.15pm. We hope to have some music after so be sure to bring your voices and guitars for a good evening.

19th July – J80 Club Championship, Howth YC

19th July – Dalkey Island Race, Clontarf Y&BC



17th–19th July – National Waterski Championships in conjunction with Muckno Mania, Lough Muckno WDSC, Co Monaghan



18th–19th July – Irish Windsurfing Slalom Series – Round 4, on theNorth Western shores of Downings Co. Donegal



18th July – ‘Vibes & Scribes’ Lee Swim, River Lee, Cork. 3pm (approx 2,000m: 1,700m downstream and 300m upstream), followed by various festivities on the boardwalk outside the Clarion Hotel

19th July 2009 – Half Moon SC, Bob Bushell Race, Half Moon Clubhouse, 10.30am. Contact Paul Wynne 087 255 3352



15th July – Crosshaven SAC, Crosshaven, 19.00–22.00

18th July – Old Head SAC, Old Head

18th July – Crosshaven SAC, Crosshaven, 14.00–19.00

19th July – Crosshaven SAC, Crosshaven, 11.00–18.00 

19th July – Lough Swilly SAC, Rathmullen, Donegal Club Championships

19th July – Oysterhaven SAC, Oysterhaven, 10.00–17.00

19th July – Cahersiveen SAC, Cahersiveen

19th July – Tramore-Waterford, Passage

19th July – Bray Sea Anglers, Bray



3rd–17th July – Gougane Barra Adventure Fortnight, Macroom, Co. Cork. Kayaking in Loch Allua, rock climbing in the Derrynasaggart Mountains, local hill walks and cycling trips

10th–19th July – Ballina Salmon Festival. Ten days of fun-filled artistic and cultural events includng fishing, swimming, dancing, indoor soccer, sports day, Triathlon, walking tours – lots of things to do and see!

14th–19th July – Ballyheigue Summer Festival, Co. Kerry. Amusements, beach races, parades, workshops, treasure hunts, music, historial walks and workshops

16th–19th July – Tri Athlone TriFest, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. A family and sporting event incorporating Waterways Ireland, TriAthlone involves swimming, cycling and running. Activities for all ages

16th–19th July – Kingspan Muckno Mania Festival, Castleblayney Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. A family-orientated weekend event promoting art, music, sport and entertainment with many of its events held at the scenic Lough Muckno. This year the Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary

17th–19th July – Arklow Seabreeze Festival, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. A street festival with live music, international pipe band competition, the Co. Wicklow Irish Dancing Championships, pub trails, swinging pubs contents and fireworks

17th–19th July – Kells Road Races, Crossakiel, Kells, Co. Meath. Some of the most spectacular jumps of any road race in Ireland, popular with competitors and spectators alike. A great family event with great racing from start to finish. The circuit is 2.2 miles and has many exciting spectator viewing points. Our 25,000 spectators enjoyed racing in 2008 and a top class line-up for 2009 is also on the cards

17th–19th July – JFK Dunbrody Festival, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Free open-air concerts, crafts, sports and street entertainment for all ages, including activities on the Dunbrody family ship

17th–19th July – Crosshaven Folk Festival, Crosshaven, Co. Cork. This, thee first Crosshaven Folk Festival, offers a blend of folk music and dance with workshops and street events. The atmosphere will be further enhanced with great music, a folk market, set dancing, face painting, vintage car rally and more surprises

17th–19th July – Sligo Jazz 2009, Sligo Jazz Project, Teach Mhuire, Cleveragh Rd., Sligo Town, Sligo. A must for all jazz fans: the main theme of this year’s Festival is ‘A Taste of the UK’ as three of the UK’s finest young jazz groups perform at Sligo’s Factory Performance Space and the Penthouse at Tobergal Lane Café

17th–26th July – International Folk Arts Festival, Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Music, song, and dancing

17th–26th July – Crossmolina Community Festival, Main Street, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. Fair days, sport, and live music. Children are well catered for with daily art and sports activities

18th–19th July – Irish National Country Fair, Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath. An exciting and fun packed weekend of events and activities – see the spectacular Knights of the Damned jousting display team performing a breath-taking variety of demonstrations. Another highlight will be the Phoenix Falconry birds of prey team. There’s numerous demonstrations and competitions to enjoy at the two-day event, along with hundreds of exhibitors offering a unique shopping experience and an exotic international food festival

18th July – Youghal Triathlon, Youghal, Co. Cork. Aimed at all levels and starting at the Front Strand Youghal with a 750m swim followed by 19km on bike, finishing with a 6.5km run back at the start/finish line on the strand

18th–19th July – Carrigtwohill Medieval & Country Life Festival. Too many events to mention. Check it out here!

19th July – Summer Swing 2009, Cobh, Co. Cork. The lyrical sounds of Annie and Isaac and Suede Halo will entertain crowds with their unique music mix. The group will perform from 2.30–4.30pm

19th July – Clare Island Festival & Regatta, Clare Island, Co Mayo. A festival of currach and yawl racing, with sports on the beach for children and parents

19th July – Trim Vintage & Veteran Car Rally, Trim, Co. Meath. Beautiful cars, vintage tractors and motorcycles, classic American cars, Air Corp Flyover and helicoptrs, hot air balloon, car boot sale, auto jumble, dog show, line dancing, junior football blitz and food stalls

19th July – Rosenallis Festival of the Mountain, Rosenallis, Co. Laois. A family fun day where junior sports are played and whacky competitions are run. The main event is the election of the Queen of the mountain (as well as glamorous granny and bonnie babies competitions)

19th–26th July – Queen of the Lakes Festival, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. An action-packed weekend with a country market, heritage day, street painting, face painting, soccer matches and Ballinrobe Races

20th–24th July – Nevsail Watersports Summer Camp, The Promenade, Kilkee, Co. Clare. Training courses in sailing, sail boarding, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing, children and adults, beginners to experienced. Tel: Dave 086 330 8236 or email: [email protected] Team

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