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|May 15 '20||Cork Harbour Festival 20|
CANCELLEDEuropean Maritime Day and cork Harbour Festival have succumbed to COVID 19. Current level of restrictions on travel and gatherings prevents visits to Cork from outside.
|Jun 05 '20||L.Neagh navigation & Strangford feeder|
Coronovirus and medical wisdom do not permit the holding of this event. Maybe in 2021
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|Jun 19 '20||Strangford 20|
Due to COVID this event is no longer open for visitors
|Jul 10 '20||Boyne Valley Raid|
This was a nice idea - travel restriction will not allow it - Maybe we will do it in a future season.
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|Aug 12 '20||BALTIMORE 20|
We return to Roaringwater Bay for this major event of cruising round islands with beach games ashore, and good food and music in the evenings. Perfect Drascombe territory with stunning scenery.
|Sep 11 '20||Lough Corrib 20|
Based in the Northern end of the lake - Lisloughry/Oughterard - More details to follow
|Rev David Williams|
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|Jul 13 '18||DCA Lough Erne Rally|
A lovely weekend thanks to the hospitality of LEYC. We had a very pleasant gathering with the DCA fleet, visiting Inismacsaint and Devinish, with an excellend social program ashore.
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|Jul 27 '18||Clew Bay (Rosmoney)|
We will gather at Rosmoney which is the base of Mayo Sailing Club Friday evening. We will launch from the slip at Rosmoney Pier, just beyond the clubhouse here . Trailers to be kept to the land side and as tidy as possible please. You can also launch at Roscahill leaving space at Rosmoney. The MSC regatta in on Friday and Saturday so there will be plenty of life in the club, including a barbecue and music on Saturday evening, Drascombers welcome.
A map of Clew Bay is here
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|Aug 11 '18||Baltimore Feeder|
Bad weather forecasted for Ballydehob on Saturday. Monday & Tueasde involved a very pleasant cruise about Ballydehob, Schull and into the Ilen for a tour on board the AK Ilen.
|Aug 15 '18||Baltimore 18|
We had a great few days - lots of jib and mizzen - Line throwing, sand sculptures, big but rare mackerel, and delicious food.
|Aug 25 '18||Blackwater River|
Youghal SC invited the Drascombes to join their annual sail to Villiarstown Boat Club for a barbecue and overnight stopover. We had a wind behind us upiver and beside us on the return. Lots of fun for all
|Larry Lee|| |
|Aug 31 '18||Lough Ree 18|
Event at LRYC by kind permission. Light winds with visit to Rindoon followed by steak dinners on Saturday, and a visit to Hodsons Bay on Sunday.
|Feb 16 '19||Winter Reunion 2019|
Royal St George YC, Dun Laoghaire - 5 minutes walk from the railway station - Soup & Sambos available on arrival from 13:00 - followed by guided tour in the National Maritime museum, and a talk by the well known and entertaining Yachting Historian Vincent Delaney on the history of the Royal St George. DA business followed by early meal at RStGYC.
|May 08 '19||Ardnacrusha Feeder|
David Camlin as the pied piper will be sailing from Crom Estate (Bun Jetty) down the length of the great Shannon River to join up with the Sweet and Salt week at Killaloe on May 16th before the passage through Ardnacrusha dam next day. You can join and leave at any stage - this is agreat opportunity to enjoy the Shannon in good company. David has issued details of the feeder here .
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|May 17 '19||Shannon Sweet and Salt|
Revised dates to extend ditchcrawling scope. Adventure cruising in the Shannon estuary including the rivers Maigue up to Adare, R. Fergus with its deserted village islands, R. Ratty up to Sixmilebridge in the wake of Dutch coasters of old and passing Ardnacrusha Dam into Lough Derg.
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|Jun 07 '19||Cork Harbour Festival Rally|
We had perfect conditions to overnight on Cork Harbour Marina and then sail with Jib & Mizzen fetch to Roberts Cove for a raft -uo. A nice sail back to Monkstown past the cruise liners and a dinner in "The Bosun" on the Saturday night.
Sunday started up lovely - and we sailed to the old harbour at Carrigrennan when the first of the downpours arrived. We di take a look then at the Fota Folly - but too wet to join the festivities in Cork City. There was a clearance in the early afternoon - but rain di stop play.
|Jun 14 '19||Carlingford Lough|
Launched at Carlingford SC. Saturdays rain caused a looong coffee in Liberty cafe, followed by a pleasant sail out across the lough returning to the mairina to join regatta festivities. We returned to the SC for delicious dinner and anchored in the harbour overnight.
On Sunday we sailed to Hamils Quay and on to picnic at Greencastle, We returned to spend the night at the marina after dinner in the marina restaaurant. 5kn made consistently all day.
|Jun 16 '19||Strangford Feeder|
The tide on Mondayï¿½ will allowed a sail up the Clanrye River in to Newry. The sail to Eastï¿½ Down Yacht Club was done in a couple of days, taking most ofï¿½ the week to do it to arrive in time for the Strangford Lough Rallyï¿½ stopping at suitable Kilkeel where we enjoyed scallops & lobsters, and Ardglass along the way. Thursday night was spent up the quoile river being entertained by fish an herons. Three boats sailed back to Carlingford Lough again.
|Jun 21 '19||Strangford Rally|
Annual return to East Down Yacht Club. Saturday saw us sail to Roe Island for our picnic, and then on to the Blue Cabin for drinks in the glorious sunshine. O Saturday nigt we enjoyed the midsummer barbecue ay EDYC, and on Sunday we saile up the Quoile to Gibbs Island in perfect conditions.
20 boats participated
|Aug 02 '19||KENMARE|
Based at Kenmare Pier, explore the beautiful Bay with its many islands nestled between the Ring of Kerry & Berra Peninsula. Free Car, boat trailer & campervan parking and camping available in a private field adjacent to the pier & free slip. If you require other accommodation please book early, refer to www.kenmare.ie for a wide range of options available in the locality.
Blackwater Pier is likely the extent of our range with a variety of possible lunch spots on the way out & refreshment stops on each return leg.
Click here photo albums including the feeder cruise via the Bull Rock and Dursey Is
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|Aug 17 '19||Ballydehob Crinniu na mBad|
Beautiful gathering of mackerel boats and other traditional types is a fresh breeze. There was a great atmosphere at the harbour, and as usual the party carried on in the town until vary late. The weekend was topped off by an outstanding fitup theater performance in the community hall - full house.
|Aug 31 '19||Northwest Passage|
The weather did not suit an expedition to Donegal - so the Drascombe went to Lough Arrow and to Lough Key instead. The lakes were lovely to sail on - with good weather windows between really bad wind and rain. We raised a stir around L Arrow as it is not a popular sailing venue. We took the Shannon Navigation to Lough Allen from Lough Key - escorted by knigfishers into Acres lake.
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|Sep 06 '19||Lough Allen|
The weekend started off with a music session in Drumshanbo -and on the Saturday we explored past the limit of navigation towards Dowra, before returning to more music and catered meal at the Lough Allen Centre. See AFLOAT . On Sunday we sailed to private hospitality, for tea and cakes in a beautiful garden overlooking the lake.
|Feb 15 '20||Spring Reunion 20|
Despite storm Dennis and due to Garry Owens quicksteps 32 participants had a great day our in Skerries. Starting with morning coffee in the Owens 1840 home followed by lunch, tour and meeting in Skerries mills. After the business was done we had another refreshment break and on to a fine dinner in La Scarletta
Minutes of the meeting at the link from the heading above.
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|Mar 21 '20||DA AGM 2020|
The AGM of our association has been postponed until October.