Recent Events

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Sep 16 '22Lough Ree 22
Fabulous weekend thanks to fine weather and the hospitality of LRYC. A big fleet too 30 boats signed up! Feeder cruises also went very well - from Lough Erne return and from Lough Derg.
Pat Jones
+353 87 289 6863
Sep 12 '22Lough Ree Feeder 22
David invites companions for an autumnal canal and river trip from Upper Lough Erne to the Lough Ree Rally Joining instructions and more details HERE
David Camlin
+44 7788753666
Sep 03 '22OGA Howth Regatta
Cancelled due to high winds
Rupert Westrup
086 861 1218
Aug 11 '22Baltimore 22
We return to Roaringwater Bay in West Cork for our four days of marine activities including Crinniu na mBad at Ballydehob on the Saturday. Venues and Hosts are coming together nicely and we are looking forward to a great event and evenings of social craic. Joining instructions HERE Express interest on this site.
Jack OKeeffe
00 353 87 266 3588
Aug 07 '22Baltimore feeder
Launched on Sunday August 7th at Unionhall in Glandore Bay. Make the butterfly voyage to Baltimore taking in Blind Harbour, Castletownsend, Bullogue / L Hyne, Cape Clear, Fastnet Rock Goat Is and Schull Hbr. Lovely time - very successful bucket list measure
Jul 07 '22Mulroy Cruise Donegal
launching at Wood Quarter Pier just outside Milford on the western side of the bay. Parking for those of us doing an extended cruise on private ground a couple of miles away. Parking for those who just want a night or two at the launch site. We will be moving from day to day so it is live aboard or camping ashore on Islands where we will have permission. Around 4 days exploring Broad Water and North Water then if weather permits we can make our way out of the Bay and travel further for a week or so. See eOceanic
Mulroy Bay waters are clear and clean and we will have the opportunity to sample some of the local seafood. There are bays suitable for swimming and snorkeling. Some of the islands can be used for camping, however under certain weather conditions the wooded areas may have a lot of midge activity, insect repellent may be needed.
There is a WhatsApp group set up for the duration of the event, contact John if you wish to be added to it.
John White
Jul 01 '22Connemara Weekend
Based in the Carraroe area, launching is available at Sruthan or Callaghuig (Natawny Point) depending on wind direction. Day trips will be agreed the day beforehand. Shore based camping will be determined during the week beforehand by one of the organisers and details published in due course. There is an opportunity for the idle rich to extend (TBC) and visit the Aran Islands or relocate to Cleggan and visit Inishbofin.
Pat Jones
+353 87 289 6863
Jun 17 '22STRANGFORD 22
Midsummer, barbecue, full camping facilities, easy sailing... no wonder it is so popular!
May 21! See here for joining instructions and detailed information about the event.
John Stanage
+44 7834466511
Jun 10 '22Cork Harbour Festival Rally 22
The festival will occur during the Cork Harbour festival running from June 3rd. Lots to see and do in the harbour area and on the land
See joining instructions here
Jack OKeeffe
00 353 87 2663588
Jun 04 '22OGA Liffey Regatta
The Old Gaffers will welcome drascombes to participate in this weekend in Dublin Bay.. more to follow
Rupert Westrup
+353 86 861 121
May 27 '22Copper Coast and Deise
Sail Waterford Copper Coast from Dungarvan to Dunmore East visiting small harbours & secluded bays along the way. Then follow the Waterford Estuary up into the heart of the city. Finally, return to Dungarvan via the Waterford Greenway, our first boat & bike rally!
See joining insteructions HERE
Roy Johnston
+353 87 238 5389
Feb 19 '22Winter Reunion 2022
Anois teacht an earraigh s an COVID ag laghdaigh.....Spring is here and COVID is shrinking .... The Grand Hotel in Malahide will welcome us for dinner. Menu price 45. See sample
Lots to see and do in Malahide. Join me at the Fry Model Railway Museum at 15:00. before we have a chat about who what where and when for 2022.
Sign up for the meal here
Jack OKeeffe
353 87 2663588
Oct 02 '21BarrowNore
Lovely weekend as a joint venture with IWAI members and Cork Currach Club. Launched in Graiguenamanagh and passed the locks to New Ross for shore pleasures. On the Sunday we navigated the Nore to Ballinagoth and on to Inistioge were the lucky idlers were entertained by forest nature and otters. Perfect weather. 3 Currachs, 6 Drascombes 6 IWAI boats took part
Sep 10 '21Lough Derg
20 boats participated in good conditions. Lots of exploration of narrow channels including Woodford river, Lough Alewnaghta, Black Lough, and Holy Island. Based at LDYC.
Jack OKeeffe
Sep 04 '21Belfast Maritime weekend
Drascombe Association invited to take part, there should be some tall ships and many other maritime attractions. More information to follow as plans develop.
John White
+ 44 7918 699033
Aug 21 '21Kenmare River
Brisk sailing on Saturday folllowed by leisurely cruising and picnics with swimming on Sunday
Roy Johnston
+353 87 238 5389
Aug 19 '21Kenmare River Feeder
Corilea and TYBOAT launched on Thursday at Kilmacillogue harbour and after a delicious snack in Helens Bar sailed to Sneem to shelter from the forecasted rainstorm which came in the early hours of Friday. The rain cleared and after a shore expedition the boats explored channels around garnish Island and Corilea headed for Kenmare. Tyboat returned to Bunaw
Jack O Keeffe
Aug 06 '21Lough Neagh
Based at Antrim Boat Clubs 27 acre site in the woods, with a huge welcome from ABC members. Lots of fun despite thunderstorms, with barbecues and music till the early hours. Some sailing was snatched between showers taking in the north shore to Cranfield Bay
David Camlin
+44 7788 753666