Very informative day at the Irish Sailing Cruising Conference. Lots of interesting talks including adventures crossing the Atlantic, developments in weather bouy technology presented by the Marine Institute and changes in the infrastructure of cruising locations in Ireland.
Jack Roy President of Irish Sailing, Pat Hartigan VHF Chartplotters and Harry Hermon CEO Irish Sailing chatting with Simon at the Kilrush Marina Expo stand.
Yannick Lemonnier West Sails/Quantum Sails Galway, Mark Usher & Colm McGuire Greystones Sailing Club.
Numbers attending the annual Irish Sailing Cruising Conference have been increasing significantly over the past few years such that last year’s event in Cork had to move to a bigger venue than originally planned due to high levels of interest. This year’s conference will take place in the Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown on Saturday, 17th February. Kilrush Marina are looking forward to attending to hear some of the presentations and be part of the discussions on promoting cruising .
West coast sailor Simon McGibney, originally from Tarbert in Co. Kerry, has been appointed the new manager of Kilrush Marina.
Read full article (published in Afloat Magazine)
An important notice for all boat owners. Due to a major overhaul to our travel hoist we be taking it out of service from the 12th June to the 30th July which is a period in the middle of the summer when we hope all our customers are enjoying their boats afloat.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
The Kilrush based Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland’s October Series finished up last Saturday after 5 weekends of racing in conditions varying from too much wind to too little wind. However overall, given the time of year the conditions were good with only one race day abandoned due to the complete absence of wind.
The two fleets of IRC/ECHO and white sails sailed different courses on the 5 days of racing and with an entry of 9 boats in Class 1 and 9 boats in white sails there was a healthy entry for the event.
Adrian O’Connell set excellent courses throughout and the Shannon estuary proved once again to be an ideal venue for some great sailing.
Results were as follows
1st Gala Racing Simon Mc Gibney FYC
2nd Tribal Liam Burke GBSC
3rd Stonehaven racing RWYCI
1st Tribal Liam Burke GBSC
2nd Gala Racing Simon Mc Gibney FYC
3rd Stonehaven Racing RWYCI
1st Tultuinne Michael O’Dea RWYCI
2nd Rapscallion Michael Pyne RWYCI
3rd Dehlicious Noel Clarke RWYCI
Kilrush Marina look forward to welcoming all the boats and sailors competing in the WIORA 2016 (West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association) being held in Kilrush from the 29th June to the 2nd of July. The event is being rum by RWYCI the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland and some 35 boats are expected to compete over the four day regatta in two fleets comprising IRC and Echo and the white sails .
See http://www.westernyachtclub.com/ for more details
The RWYCI yacht club are running taster outings for anyone who wants to see what sailing is all about. Come along any Wednesday night at 5.45 to the Marina and the club members will take you out for an introductory sail. The cost is only €5.00 to cover temporary club membership for insurance purposes. Ph Maeve on 086 8218000 for details.
We will be dredging the marina approach channel from the 19th to the 23rd April 2016. There may be some small disruption to marina traffic. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers and visitors. Please contact the Marina office should you have any queries related to the dredging operations on 065 9052072.
Just to let boat owners know we will be carrying out some essential maintenance to the lock gates for a period of one week from Monday 29th of February to Friday 4th of February. Boat movements may be delayed although transits through the lock will be possible by arrangement.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Some 200 students from 20 Universities in Ireland ,the US and the UK will be participating in a team racing event in Kilrush Marina on 25th to 28th February 2016. Racing will be in two person Firefly dinghies and will be taking place in the area between the Marina and the Boatyard. This means spectators will get a great view of proceedings which can be a rare thing in sailing as its so often unseen by land based spectators. Come down and watch.