Outline plan for search Sun 24

Outline plan for search

Meet – LSYC Clubhouse for detailed briefing by RNLI – 09.00-09.30.
All boats taking part to register boat name, type & No aboard

Muster between Rathmullan & Inch and proceed in line to vicinty of Swillymore Buoy. Plan is to be at Swillymore for 13.00 and return search to Rathmullan.

Communications – VHF Ch 06

Tides – LW 07.01 (1.8m)
HW 13.18 (3.1m)
LW 20.04 (2.1m)

Weather – Wind westerly 2-4 with drizzle.

We would appeal for as many boats as possible to take part. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Paul McSorley

Search For Missing Person Sun 24

Dear Members

A major search for the missing young man is planned for this Sunday. The search will be coordinated by the Coastguard and RNLI and they are appealing for boats to take
part in the search. It is important that the coastguard is aware of all boats involved as well as the numbers on board.

Meet – LSYC Clubhouse at 09.30 Sun 24 for registration & briefing.

Contact – Paul McSorley 44 7753801388.

Cancellation of Racing

Dear Members
Unfortunately a young man remains missing on Lough Swilly. We have decided that in this circumstance it would be inappropriate to continue with racing and therefore all
planned events for the rest of the week are cancelled. This includes Creek 5, Phoenix 6, Dinghy regatta & Helmsman 6. The sailing committee will review series results to date and decide whether additional races are required.
Members are encouraged to remain vigilant while afloat & along the shore. The Irish Coastguard are planning a major search for Sunday and will welcome assistance from
boat owners. The RNLI will coordinate the search and further details will be posted when available.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

Paul McSorley Sailing Sec
Paul Hasson Commodore

ISA Membership Survey

The Board of the ISA has engaged Fiona Bolger to complete a communications survey and develop a communications plan for the organisation. Fiona has worked in the maritime and tourism industries over the last 20 years and her sailing clients include, TP52 Patches campaign 2005-2007, Green Dragon Racing Team 08-09 & Galway Volvo Ocean Race Festival, Cork in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2009-2010, Super yacht Christina O, ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championships 2011 and the ISAF Youth Worlds Dublin Bay 2012.

We want to know the views of our members so that we can communicate better with you and grow the sport for the benefit of everyone.

2012 will be a big year for Irish sailing internationally – Ireland will play host to a number of major sailing events and we have an opportunity to maximise the profile of the sport through these events and also through the hundreds of club, class and national events in 2012 so your view is important to us as we plan for the coming years.

We would very much appreciate your support for this project and ask that you would take time to complete the short 18 question survey online at here and also spread the word to others.

The closing date for entry is 20 August 2011 and all participants will be entered in a draw for a holiday for 2 people to Gran Canaria courtesy of Sunway Holidays. We will share the results of the survey and the plans with our members in the autumn.

Many thanks for your assistance,


Tragic event in Rathmullan

Dear Members,
Following the tragic event in Rathmullan a young man remains missing. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family at this time.
We would ask members to be vigilant while afloat or while on the shores of Lough Swilly. We have been in touch with the Greencastle Coastguard, who are coordinating
recovery efforts and offered the assistance of the Club in any way we can help. They have asked that we keep a watch on the shore around Fahan Creek & Inch Island in
particular. They will be coordinating shore searches around low water and will be grouping tomorrow at Buncrana pier at 13.30. Contact details for anyone wishing to help are below.
Your assistance is much appreciated.
Paul McSorley & Paul Hasson

Contacts- P McSorley 44 7753801388, Charlie Cavanagh, Irish Coastguard Greencastle – 353 862504826