Travel Hoist Maintenance Dates.

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.

RWYCI Kilrush Marina Sponsored October Series Reaches Successful Conclusion.

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

IRC 1

1st Gala Racing Simon Mc Gibney FYC

2nd Tribal Liam Burke GBSC

3rd Stonehaven racing RWYCI

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1st Tribal Liam Burke GBSC

2nd Gala Racing Simon Mc Gibney FYC

3rd Stonehaven Racing RWYCI

 

Whitesails.

1st Tultuinne Michael O’Dea RWYCI

2nd Rapscallion Michael Pyne RWYCI

3rd Dehlicious Noel Clarke RWYCI

 

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WIORA 2016

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

Try Sailing.

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.

Dredging Dates April 2016

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.

Lock Gate Maintenance

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.

University Sailing Team Racing Event in Kilrush Marina

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.

London Boat Show 2016

Kilrush Marina are sharing space on the Irish Marine Federation Stand in an initiative taken by the Irish Marina Operators Association to jointly display their wares to the UK market. The stand FO 46 is situated near the Guinness stand, guaranteed to be a busy spot. The show opens today 8th January 2016. so drop by and say hello to Ciara who is manning the fort.FullSizeRender

Come and see us at Southampton Boat Show 11th to 20th Sept.

Come and say hello to us at Southampton Boat Show stand JO66, we would be delighted to see past ,present or future customers on the What Marina Stand which is run by The Yacht Harbout Association , of which we are a member.

 

A Rare Bird.

We were delighted to welcome the  38 metre three masted French sail training vessel Rara Avis into Kilrush Marina this week . Built in 1958 this Phillip Rhodes designed steel schooner is the largest vessel to enter the Marina since it opened. Arriving directly from Brest, Captain Loiselet expertly guided his ship through the lock with very little room to spare each side. The crew and trainees enjoyed the hospitality offered in Kilrush during their stay and were charmed by the attractive town and friendly locals.

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