Trophies 2018/2019

It is time for those who won trophies last year to return them so that they can be prepared for the prize giving at this year’s dinner dance on in early November. I have written out to all prize winners from last year with directions about how to return them. If you are a prizewinner and haven’t received an email, can you contact me at:


2019 AGM

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Lough Swilly Yacht Club will take place on Tuesday 26th November at 7:30 pm in the clubhouse, all members welcome. Mark your calendar!


Admiralty Small Craft Folio charts

Withdrawal of Admiralty Small Craft Folio charts:  tell UKHO your views by October 11

UK Hydrographic Office has just announced that it is planning to withdraw the Small Craft Leisure Packs.

‘The intention to retire the Admiralty Small Craft Folios is in response to the changing requirements of users and to increase the frequency of updates. As an alternative to the Small Craft Folios, established suppliers in the small craft market will continue to be able to license data from the UKHO to serve those who do not wish to operate digitally. You are requested to provide feedback to before Friday October 11, 2019.

More information on how this will be implemented will be shared later in the year. Standard Nautical Charts are unaffected’.


Railway Tavern Regatta – Results

Good turn out today for the Railway Tavern Regatta with 6 boats participating. The weather played its part also. At the start gun there was very little air. The wind did eventually fill in and gave us a nice beat to Spit. IRC fleet did end up in a bit of a lull at Saltpans but they did pick up momentum again. The club fleet had a shorter course thankfully.

Results as follows:

1st Mako
2nd Niamh

1st Ladyhawk
2nd Hot Potato
3rd Cloudy Bay

A big thank you to Ronan and the staff of The Railway Tavern for laying on a fantastic spread, the hungry sailors certainly appreciated the food.
Thanks also to Robert for his OD duties today.

Railway Tavern Regatta

Hi All,

Details for Railway Tavern Regatta ;

There will be 2 races for both Fleets tomorrow,

The first will be a short course starting and finishing at Club line. The second will be much longer, once again starting and finishing at the club line.

Race 1, the club fleet will start first with IRC following 5 minutes after.

Depending on finishers the OD will then decide on which Fleet goes off first in the second race.

Printed Courses will be handed out prior to racing in the morning .

See you all there.