When a Yacht is Racing

Yachts are "Racing" from their preparatory signal, the five minute gun.

From this time, they are no longer allowed to use an engine for propulsion.

If the engine is still on, it must be out of gear.

On Sunday, a number of yachts were running engines after their five minute signal.

Those that were using their engines in gear, if you have not already done so, please contact the Sailing Secretary, the Commodore or the OD to advise that you wish to retire.

Happy sailing!

LSYC online fee payment details

Dear all, the deadline for 10% early payment discount ends on 30th April, so hopefully this is a timely reminder.

For those planning to take advantage of online payment in Euros, please note the following:
The IBAN for AIB €uro a/c per subscription letter is not correct. it should start IE41 not IE60.

Payment can now be accepted in sterling or euros, and by cheque or online, including by instalments. Take your pick, and please pay early!!

LSYC Opening Day Lunch Sunday 26th April 1pm

Don’t forget the LSYC Opening Day Lunch on Sunday!

Kerry has produced another fabulous menu, great value at €15 / £12     (€6 / £5 for children)

Come along and join your friends, new and old, for the traditional start to the new sailing season.

See you there!


Main Course

Moroccan Chicken / Stuffed Roast Leg of Lamb / Baked Salmon served with Chive Cream Sauce

served with seasonal veg and potato


Vanilla Custard Slice / Eton Mess / Chocolate Biscuit Cake / Selection of Farmhouse Cheeses


1/2 portions of menu

Help RNLI Yacht Sailing Research

Lifesaving charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has commissioned Substance to undertake new research with yacht sailors in Ireland. This is to understand their approach to yacht sailing and their approach to safety. The research is in partnership with the Irish Sailing Association and supported by a range of other organisations including the Cruising Association of Ireland and the Irish Cruising Club.

The online survey is at: www.rnliyachtingireland.substance.coop

The survey remains open until April 30th and it is important that as many sailors in Ireland as possible take part.

Thanks again for your support.

Dr. Adam Brown

Project Manager