Passing of Gary Mc Laughlins Father


We have been informed today of the passing of Gary Mc Laughlins father, Robert.

As you all know, Gary is the guy who is always there at the marina to catch a line or lend a hand when lifting out and painting. The man with the pressure washer, the marina guy!

I am sure you will keep Gary and family in your prayers and offer your condolences.

LSYC Annual AGM 2022

All Members,
Lough Swilly Yacht Club will hold its annual AGM on 29th November 2022 at 7:30pm in the Clubhouse, Fahan.
Members are invited to attend the evening.

1. Apologies 
2. Minutes from the last AGM – 30th November 2021 
3. Commodore’s Report – Eoghan Ó Gráda
4. Treasurer’s Report and Adoption of Accounts for the Past Year 
5. Sailing Secretary’s Report 
6. Resolutions 2023
7. Election of Officers for the Coming Year: 
Vice Commodore 
Rear Commodore 
Hon. Treasurer/Past Commodore 
Hon. Secretary 
Sailing Secretary 
General Members 
8. Incoming Commodore’s Remarks – Jack McGinley
9. Confirmation of Subscriptions for 2023
10. Any Other Business


Eoghan Ó Gráda

Commodore 2022

Ramelton Cruise 27th August


The Ramelton cruise is tomorrow (27th August)

High water (4.2m) is approx 19:30 so by 16:00 , 16:30 we should be able to get out of the marina. There are those who are looking to leave earlier than that, from 15:00 onwards. The trip should take approx 2 hours so it will be about 18:30 when the later boats arrive.

Looking forward to seeing a great turn out in Ramelton.


Ramelton Cruise

Note: The Ramelton cruise has been moved to Saturday 27th August.

This was necessary as the original date was a neap tide and may have restricted the numbers who could make it to Ramelton.

The 27th is a high tide @ 4.22m allowing more attendees and for a little longer!



Annual Regattas

Its that time of year again… Annual Regattas

The times for the regattas are as follows,

Saturday 30th July, Fahan Regatta, 11am start in the vicinity of Saltpans navigation mark. Those taking part will be expected to leave the marina in time to make it to the race area for 10:45am to ensure prompt start. I suggest 10am departure. Note high water is 8:20am.

Sunday 31st July, Buncrana Regatta, 12 Midday start in the vicinity of Inch Spit navigation mark. Those taking part will be expected to leave the marina on time to ensure they make the start area for 11:45am. I suggest 11am departure. Note high water is 8:52am.

Monday 1st August, Rathmullan Regatta, 12 Midday start in the vicinity of Rathmullan pier. Those wishing to take part are expected to leave the marina on time to ensure they can make Rathmullan for a Midday start. I suggest an 10:45am departure to ensure an assembly near the pier. Note high water is 9:22am.

Further instructions will be available on the race day. There may be extended or curtailed racing depending on the conditions.

Post racing on Monday there will be a parade of sail from the vicinity of Kinnegar navigation mark toward and passed the pier. It is hoped all boats will participate.

For some of the newer boats in the fleet a possibility of a white sail fleet for those not wishing to race but wish to do a lap of a course on all or some of the above days but more especially on Monday then please let any member of the race team know.

All skippers will be required to register their intention to sail in the regattas on Saturday morning at a skippers briefing in the clubhouse at 9:30am. Last entry for registration will be 10:00am.

Fees for those wishing to race are €30 for members boats and €40 for non-members. Fees will be payable on Saturday in the clubhouse.