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The Law and Boating

Going Boating? Where do you stand with the law? A brief summary of those regulations specific to users of Pleasure Craft in Ireland including, sailing boats, personal water craft (jet ski), powerboats and angling boats. Wearing of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) Â There must be suitable PFDs for everyone on board any boat. A suitable…

How to Choose a Wetsuit

There are many types of wetsuit on the market with wildly differing price ranges, this article explains how a wetsuit works, how to put it on properly and points you should be aware of when deciding what you want. How to Choose a Wetsuit For a first-timer, the choice of wetsuits can be bewildering but it need not be. Just ask yourself 3 simple questions: 1) What is your sport? Most manufacturers have a comprehensive range of wetsuits which will work well for most watersports. No problem at all doing a bit of surfing in a windsurfing wetsuit or a bit of canoeing in a wetsuit designed for sailing. If this sounds like you, then make sure you buy an all-round multisport wetsuit. For many people, however, once they become hooked on their chosen sport, they will want a wetsuit…

Wild Atlantic Hobie Regatta 2016

Entry Form Entry Form A form must be completed for each boat. DOWNLOAD Notice of Race Regatta details for boat crews DOWNLOAD Accommodation We can offer free camping to boat crews and supporters with the use of toilets and changing rooms, please let us know as soon as possible so we have an idea of…

The O’Donnells & The Wild Geese

Brief History of the Wild Geese The First Flight of the Wild Geese took place in 1607, when Hugh O’Neill and Rory O’Donnell, the respective Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell (now Donegal) set sail from Loch Swilly on Co. Donegal. They never returned to their native land. By the late 1650’s, The remaining O Donnell…

Powerboat Finals Foynes 2010

Bellacragher Bay Boat Club Yachtsman Euromarine Rib Challenge 2010 The above picture is of the score-board at last weekend’s ALL- Ireland Powerboat Finals in Foynes County Limerick. Thirty six teams representing the best Power-boating talent in this country took part in a very intense final. All of the teams achieved their position at Foynes by…

Sailing for people with Special Needs

With training provided by the Irish Sailing Association and Funding by the Mayo Sports Partnership, we were able to hold a training session to help members understand the common problems faced by people with special needs. It is our aim to get people with special needs on the water, Ciaran Murphy, Development officer with the…

2016 Sailing Camp

The 2016 Sailing Camp will start on Tues 2nd August and end on Friday 5th August. This will be our 15th annual Camp and we all hope that with so much experience behind us that we can ensure this year’s camp will have something for everyone, This page will be as simple as possible, giving…

History, islands and stories

Our Story Page This page is dedicated to True, false and funny stories, they can be historic, factual or fiction. They must relate to the sea, seafaring or the west coast of Ireland and its people. Our first article is a brief profile of Graunaile by Aine Ryan, this appeared in the Mayo News on…

Try Sailing – Sail Free

Join us for our annual Try Sailing Open Day – FREE sailing taster sessions and a warm welcome Try out some small boat dinghy sailing fun on Sunday 15th May or experience the thrill of catamaran sailing. This is a great chance to discover the joy of sailing in a boat to suit you and…

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