Melmore Rally this weekend Sat 10 July

The Annual Melmore Rally is this weekend, and this year we hope to leave the marina!

HW is at 05:37 so an early start is planned for 09:30.
Full race instructions will be provided on the day on VHF Ch 6.

The traditional Commodore’s inspection will be in Fanny’s Bay on Saturday evening, and the return to the Marina will be an informal cruise, with some boats electing to sail further over a long weekend. As ever we will all look forward to seeing the photographs 🙂

Have fun everyone!

Sailing School Update

Hettie Sanders

The Sailing School will now be open to a limited number of 9 -12 year olds in addition to over 12s and adults.

Please contact Aideen or phone +44 7917 700015 for all details of the Sailing School, which will run this summer from 1st July until 7th August.

We are delighted to welcome Hettie Sanders as our chief instructor.

It will be great to see lots of activity on Fahan Creek!

Mid Summer Barbecue Saturday 26th June

Come and make the most of the long summer evenings while they last! BBQ lit @ 7.30 pm, Bring your own food and the bar will be open

World Cup Football in the background complete with vuvuzela, providing there are any teams remaining who have not been sent home in disgrace by second class fare!

– followed by DJ Frankie, music & dancing ’til late.

Swillymore race follows on Sunday with a prompt Swilly start at 10.00 am (HW 7.38 am)

Rathmullan Sailing Club Barbecue 21st June

An invitation from Rathmullan Sailing Club to join them this evening in the fine weather and late light:

“On Monday 21 June we are organising a late sail followed by a beach BBQ and social.

Everyone welcome to attend.

Please bring food and drinks. BBQ and bonfire will be provided. The BBQ will take place near the children’s play park”

Summer Sailing School at LSYC

The Summer Sailing School is back in action with a fleet of new Laser Picos for 2010.

The school will run from June 28th to August 7th, led by Hettie Sanders, a qualified ISA instructor.

For full details click the Sailing School link on the left.

Weather in Fahan Creek

Those of you with an interest in the current weather conditions in Fahan Creek can use a link on the Met and Tides section of this web-site to a personal weather station set up by William McAusland from Drama Queen at his house on the shore.  All complaints about the prevailing conditions to be addressed in writing directly to Willie! 🙂

Lough Swilly News is back in action!

Today we moved our News section to a new service from, so that we can continue to provide updates on the news and activity around the club.

The previous service from was withdrawn and it has taken a little while to migrate.

As a result, our archive of previous posts from the last few years is no longer available on-line, but we hope this will not be too much of an inconvenience.

Over the coming weeks further updates will be made and we will keep you informed.

Summer Sailstace 2010 – join in!

19/20 June 2010
Sailors everywhere are invited to join the 10th annual Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing on the weekend of 19 June. Begun in 2001, Summer Sailstice was created as a holiday just for sailors to be celebrated wherever you sail in the Northern Hemisphere.

To participate sailors need to simply sign up at  and then go sailing on the weekend of 19/20 June.  The website allows you to post your sailing plans, invite others or see what other sailors are doing in your area. Whether you’ve just launched the boat for the summer or you’re in the middle of you’re racing season you can sign up to be part of this global celebration of sail. Wherever you are – just sail!

By signing up you’re also eligible to win prizes donated by The Moorings, Hunter Marine, West Marine, Hobie, Offshore Saiing, Woodenboat and many of your favorite marine businesses.  Prizes include a free one-week BVI charter with the Moorings, a Hobie Kayak and over 400 other prizes.  Sign up early and plan to get together with friends and family to celebrate life under sail on the weekend of June 19.  

Sail Locally, Celebrate Globally

Read more in Cruising World by Herb McCormick: article

We look forward to sailing and celebrating ‘with you’ for Summer Sailstice 2010.

Fair Winds,
John Arndt

About Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice is the global holiday celebrating sailing, held annually on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. This international event was founded in 2001 to unite the sailing community in a global celebration of sailing and ocean preservation. Every year, Summer Sailstice connects over 15,000 sailors all over the world-from cruisers to racers to recreational-to revel in a day of sailing. Summer Sailstice has expanded to include participants from across the Americas to Asia and Europe. For more information, please visit

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