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The North Shannon Yacht Club, New Book By Vincent Delany

8th December 2020
The North Shannon Yacht Club The North Shannon Yacht Club

In 1896 a yacht club was founded on Lough Boderg which lies between counties Roscommon and Leitrim.

The club thrived until 1929 when the profile of Irish society was changing from a landlord controlled society to a more democratic society.

Initially, they raced in 'One raters' possibly bought from Dublin Bay or from Belfast Lough at a time when new faster designs appeared every month, and the Dublin and Belfast owners had to keep up with the 'rat race'.

As the club developed they offered racing to 'Half-deckers,' Colleen one designs and to open 18-foot luggers.

The North Shannon Yacht Club committee was the driving force which evolved the 18-foot luggers into Shannon one designs which class thrives today.

This book tells the story of how a yacht club appeared, how it evolved, the accidents which occurred and why the club went into decline. It also describes some of the personnel involved.

The Illustrated book can be ordered from [email protected] at €20 including post and packaging.

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