Only 7 Places Left – RORC IRC Measurers Workshop 28th March 2015

RORC IRC are running a Measuring Workshop in Howth Yacht Club on Saturday 28th March 2015.

Are you or any member of you crew interested in attending this 1 day workshop to learn how to measure a boat for an IRC Cert?

If so, we only have 7 places left and the cost is only €20 for the day.

To secure your place please click on the link below to make your booking.

Please note that this is on a first come first served basis.

Any queries please contact me directly.

Arrival of the new Shannon Class Lifeboat – Friday April 10th

On Friday April 10th, Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station will take delivery of the new Shannon Class Lifeboat, which will be arriving in the Lough around 11.00 am with a view to docking in the Lifeboat berth at Buncrana Pier at 12 noon.

As many of you know, our own Peter Eyre, an RNLI Naval Architect with family connections to LSYC, was instrumental in the development of the new lifeboat, designing the hull form at the age of 24!

The plans include an invitation for yachts and all seagoing craft to greet the new lifeboat north of Buncrana around White Strand Buoy / Stragill Beach as it makes its way from Dunree, and escort the new boat to Buncrana Pier, where we are invited to join in the on-shore celebrations.

A good turn-out from LSYC would make a fine spectacle for this fine new boat which will save lives around our coast for at least the next 25 years.

2015 Race Calendar Published

The 2015 Race Calendar has now been published on the club web-site.

Further updates to other pages will follow in due course.

April dates to remember –

Sat April 11th – start of the Early Bird Series

Sat April 25th – Opening Day Race

Sun April 26th – Opening Day Lunch in the Clubhouse

Here’s wishing everyone a fantastic sailing season ahead!

Keep Voting For Jane McCarter!

Jane McCarter has been nominated for the US Based Irish Echo ’40 under 40′ award, to recognise young Irish Americans who have made a difference within the Irish community in the USA.

You can read more about Jane’s achievements here:

The winner will be the one of the 40 nominees who receives the most votes, and you can vote here:

Its “All Hands On Deck” time!! Jane has slipped into 2nd place. Please ask all your friends, associates and even casual acquaintances to keep voting each day until Friday on each device which they have access to (Smart Phone, Laptop, iPad, Tablet & Desktop) You have 1 vote per day ON EACH DEVICE and the more people you can encourage to log on & vote the better via the link below or go directly to the Irish Echo site & the 40 Under 40 Competition.

Thank you so much.

Willie McCarter

PS Please make sure that the words THANK YOU FOR YOU VOTE come up at the top of the page showing the percentage of votes after you have voted. The words YOUR VOTE HAS ALREADY BEEN COUNTED mean that you are still inside your 24 hour period and cannot vote again until some time has elapsed.

At this stage every vote counts.

Please forward on the link to your friends, etc so they can vote.

(each IP address/computer will be allowed one vote every 24 hours).

VHF Radio Course

If you are interested in a VHF radio course, we are trying to organise one for our two dinghy instructors. If we get 6 more candidates there’s a good chance it will run in the Clubhouse. I’m waiting for dates and cost to be confirmed, but I’m assuming it will be the same as last year, 6 weeks and 230 euro.

Please contact me if you are interested.

Charlie McMonagle