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Killaloe Sailing Club on the beautiful southern shores of Lough Derg is a community-orientated, not-for-profit, Irish Sailing-accredited amateur, small boat sailing club.

This little club – totally volunteer-run – now has the fully-developed vision of building a stylish new clubhouse, as the current facilities are becoming totally unsuitable for an enthusiastic organisation of Killaloe SC's expanding size.

Planning permission has been secured to build a new Clubhouse, the plans including changing rooms with toilets and showers, a common room and small kitchen, raised walkways, and a covered training area. There'll be facilities for the disabled, and an enlarged boat shed together with a new cark park and an enlarged dinghy park.

In order to raise much-needed funds, the Club is running a Raffle this Autumn, whereby the winner will take a home a brand-new Laser dinghy, worth a spectacular almost €8,000.

Only 100 tickets are being sold, and 50 of them have been sold already. These tickets are not waiting around! As soon as all the tickets are gone, the raffle will take place and will be formally adjudicated.

The prize is a Laser XD ICE Blue, and comes with Carbon Mast, Launching Trolley, Top Cover and Foil Bag. The winner can choose any Rig size - 4.7, Radial or Full Rig.

For newcomers to sailing, the word is that Lasers are suitable for both beginners or more experienced sailors, and from teenagers to adults. Killaloe Sailing Club already has a sizeable fleet of Lasers in the Club, so should the winner wish to sail within the Club, or even race on any Tuesday evening in the Summer, or Sunday morning in the cooler months, then there will be plenty of competition for them to make it exciting.

Killaloe Sailing Club plans for the coming years include continued extension of links with the local community through arrangements with the Scouts, Cubs, local language and state schools. KSC will also be hosting regional and even national events, and expanding the number of Irish Sailing accredited sailing courses on offer, thereby ensuring the continued pipeline of new sailors to the sport in the well-proven Killaloe tradition.

Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket, please email: [email protected] with your contact details and the number of tickets requested.

For any queries, please text/call John at 083 4607433. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased via the 'ClubZap' app https://clubzap.com/download, where you scroll to 'Other' and then to 'Killaloe Sailing

Published in Laser

Killaloe Sailing Club enjoyed their first day back on the water in recent days, in preparation for the next stage of reopening the country from tomorrow, Monday 8 June.

Other sailing clubs welcoming Phase 2 of the recovery roadmap were Cullaun Sailing Club, who said they are looking forward to seeing all members from across Co Clare or within 20km of the club (which includes the northern part of Limerick city) set sail over the coming days.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the latest stage of relaxing restrictions against coronavirus will allow for non-competitive and unsupervised activity for up to 15 people, including trainers and coaches, up from the previous four.

Mixed household crew will also be allowed for larger multi-hander vessels were social distancing can be maintained.

The club is also asking all members to complete a contact tracing form in line with Irish Sailing and Government guidelines and help ensure continued sailing activity without the reimposition of restrictions.

Published in Sailing Clubs

#RS - Killaloe Sailing Club is hosting the RS Inland and RS Feva Western Championships this weekend, starting today Saturday 11 August.

The RS sailing community will be out in force on Lough Derg for the weekend, with full camping facilities available at the club and a barbecue set for this evening at 6.30pm.

For more details on the event see the RS Ireland website HERE.

Published in RS Sailing

Killaloe Sailing Club in Co Clare is applying for planning permission for a new clubhouse on the shores of Lough Derg.

The site notice for the proposed development at Carrownakilly seeks permission to replace the existing storage shed and portacabin with a permanent building including shower and lavatory facilities, a small kitchen, assembly rooms and storage space.

The proposal also includes new car parking, bin storage and a waste water tank, a revised site entrance and an extension of the existing boat storage area.

Next steps for the Co Clare club will involve fundraising efforts to cover the costs of the new facilities.

Published in News Update

Last week, Killaloe Sailing Club hosted its annual sailing regatta. Founded in 1973 at the Lakeside Hotel in Killaloe, the club hosts an open regatta every year. For 2015 it was decided to hold the event over two days, rather than the usual one day event.

A healthy field of over 30 boats took to the water on both days to compete in seven races over the two days.

The open regatta was open to any sailing dinghy and the club used the PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) handicap system for racing a field of multi class boats, therefore just like golf the first boat over the line on the water might not necessarily win on handicap.

From the first race on day one, Jim Ryan and David Tanner were out in front with their Fireball winning the first race comfortably, followed home by Daniel O’Sullivan and David Coleman in their RS400 and Brian and Conor Bryce in third place also in an RS400. Jim Ryan and David Tanner were well beaten by Daniel O’Sullivan and David Coleman in the second race of the day, with the all lady crew of Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway in their RS200 upsetting the order of the lead boats by sneaking in fourth. While nobody could catch Jim Ryan and David Tanner in the last two races of the day, thanks to the PY handicapping system the battle behind them was heating up for second place between Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway in their RS200 and Ronan Gilmartin in his Laser Radial with only six points separating them.

Day two brought about much more benign conditions. However things did not change at the front of the field with Jim Ryan and David Tanner taking three from three and wrapping up the regatta. Daniel O’Sullivan and David Coleman were a consistent second. David’s daughter Megan and Nadine O’Sullivan managed a class win in their RS200, while Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway took the other two wins in the RS200 class. PY handicaps were tallied and the final results were:

Killaloe winners

1st Overall and Fireball Class winners Jim Ryan and David Tanner with Commodore Pat Culloo

Killaloe winners3

3rd Overall, RS200 Class winners Top Female Crew Susie Coote and Charlotte Carway with Commodore Pat Culloo

Overall results
1st Jim Ryan/David Tanner
2nd Ronan Gilmartin
3rd Susie Coote/Charlotte Carway

Class results:

Fireball class:
1st Jim Ryan/David Tanner
2nd Pat Culloo/Evan Jones
3rd Marc McLoughlin/Mick Collins

RS400 Class
1st Daniel O’Sullivan/David Coleman
2nd Brian Bryce/Conor Bryce
3rd Barry Lowe/Donal Cullinane

RS200 Class
1st Susie Coote/Charlotte Carway
2nd Colm O’Leary/Aodhan O'Leary
3rd Megan Coleman/Nadine O’Sullivan

Laser Class
1st Philip Despard
2nd Brian Griffin
3rd John Callanan

Laser Radial Class
1st Ronan Gilmartin
2nd Patrick Donlon
3rd Tadhg O'Mara

RS Feva Class
1st David Schutz/ Jimi Ni Baoill
2nd Orla Imhoff
3rd Bjorn Imhoff

1st All Lady Crew
Susie Coote/Charlotte Carway

1st Junior
Ronan Gilmartin

Published in Racing

The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Information

The creation of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) began in a very low key way in the autumn of 2002 with an exploratory meeting between Denis Kiely, Jim Donegan and Fintan Cairns in the Granville Hotel in Waterford, and the first conference was held in February 2003 in Kilkenny.

While numbers of cruiser-racers were large, their specific locations were widespread, but there was simply no denying the numerical strength and majority power of the Cork-Dublin axis. To get what was then a very novel concept up and running, this strength of numbers had to be acknowledged, and the first National Championship in 2003 reflected this, as it was staged in Howth.

ICRA was run by a dedicated group of volunteers each of whom brought their special talents to the organisation. Jim Donegan, the elder statesman, was so much more interested in the wellbeing of the new organisation than in personal advancement that he insisted on Fintan Cairns being the first Commodore, while the distinguished Cork sailor was more than content to be Vice Commodore.

ICRA National Championships

Initially, the highlight of the ICRA season was the National Championship, which is essentially self-limiting, as it is restricted to boats which have or would be eligible for an IRC Rating. Boats not actually rated but eligible were catered for by ICRA’s ace number-cruncher Denis Kiely, who took Ireland’s long-established native rating system ECHO to new heights, thereby providing for extra entries which brought fleet numbers at most annual national championships to comfortably above the hundred mark, particularly at the height of the boom years. 

ICRA Boat of the Year (Winners 2004-2019)

 

ICRA Nationals 2021

The date for the 2021 edition of the ICRA National Championships is 3-5 September at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay.

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