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|Feb 17 '18||Spring Reunion - Ireland|
Kindly weather and hospitality made the walk around Howth and the meal a winner. Minutes of the meeting are on the DA website Forum.
|Sep 24 '17||Opportunity Grab No 2|
A short break in the windy weather enabled a fleet to gather and base ourselves at an angling club marina SW of Terryglass. This was our base for a few days - with cruises to Portumna harbour and Williamstown harbour.
|Sep 01 '17||Lough Derg|
We returned to Dromineer and LDYC upgraded facilities for this autumn sweetwater event. Visits to Holy Island and Lough Alewnachta. Organised by kind co-operation between Alec Bell and Joe Fitzpatrick
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|Aug 25 '17||Wexford Harbour|
Ireland Region Grand Fleet Event celebrating 50 years of Drascombes and 30 years of the DA. Hosted by Wexford Harbour SC. Explored the lower Slaney river and the estuary with its famous birdlife and built heritage from the Viking and Norman times. On Sunday the fleet explored the Slaney river as far as Enniscorthy. Strawberries & cream courtesy of IWAI. Great fun ashore and afloat
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|Jul 21 '17||Galway Bay Week|
The fleet mustered in Kilkieran and sailed to Roundstone vis Finnish Island on the Saturday. The regatta was held on that weekend and we set off fo Inis Macdara on Sunday, then on to Kilronan (Aran Is) on Sunday evening. After a cycle tour of the Island on Monday morning we had a nice run in to Ballyvaughan to enjoy shore services. On Monday morning we breakfasted in Bell Harbour, lunched at New Quay and dined in GBSC Renvyle. The weather was rough the rest of the week so no further sailing in Galway bay - our UK visitors relocated to the Shannon where they had great cruising the following days. Photos here
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|Jul 06 '17||Kingstown 200|
Having been invited to the Classic Yachts fleet we were honoured with berths at a pontoon near Carlisle Pier along with the beautiful restoration works. We had free run of the noble clubs and were treated royally by our hosts. Thanks and congratulations to the organiser.
See Afloat blog here for a sense of the excitement.
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|Jun 23 '17||Strangford Lough|
Midsummer event at EDYC with fresh winds and participation in Portaferry regatta, along with some classic beauties.
|Jun 18 '17||Strangford Feeder|
A lovely coastal cruise departing Carlingford on the Monday and making Anagassin harbour in Co Louth for the first overnight stop. Next overnight was in the harbour in Newcastle and then on into Strangford, to overnight off Castle Ward. The next stop was Daft Eddys in Sketrick Island where we had a warm welcome to berths on the nearby pontoon
|Jun 16 '17||Carlingford|
Based at Carlingford Lough Yacht Club on the northern side of the Lough just outside Rostrevor. See www.clyc.info for directions. Friday 16th June, Welcome and launch. BYO Barbecue. Saturday, we will explore the islands and sheltered bays of the Lough as conditions permit, possibly observing the large seal population. Social night with club barbecue / catering on Saturday evening. Sunday, more sailing on the Lough possibly centred around a fun event with club involvement. Camp in the club grounds, live aboard or stay in the local accommodation.
|Jun 03 '17||Cork Harbour Raid|
In conjunction with Cork Harbour Festival. Muster daily at Spike Island for short cruises to the shoreside villages, historic and touristic places for entertainment and food. Music sessions thrown in.
See link above, for more information
|Mar 25 '17||30/50 Celebration and AGM|
This year we are pulling out all the stops and having the anniversary celebration and AGM in the hallowed halls of Belfast City Council. There will be a lot of events and touristic sights discounted for participants, shopping vouchers, and Doug Elliott will tell us about building of those beautiful early wooden longboat cruisers. Contact David Bruce regarding accommodation and dinner bookings.
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|Feb 18 '17||2017 Malahide Reunion|
This was a strongly attended session during we heard about an excellent programme of events in Ireland for 2017. These include participation in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta along with the OGA (yes we are officially classic boats) aw ten day jolly in Connemara and Galway Bay and a return to Wexford Harbour for our Grand Fleet Day in late August. Socialising continued till late in the Oscar Taylor - very nice and affordable.
|Sep 24 '16||Galway Bay |
Very successful exploration to Barna, to Islandeady and through the islands of the eastern Galway Bay.
|Sep 02 '16||Lough Allen|
We were lucky to enjoy the best weather in the UK & Ireland (OK the least worst) and had two good days out, sailint to the Pottery at Spenser Quay and the Sweathouse at Cleighran More. Evening entertainment by Malcolm Kindness was truly the Icing on the cake!
|Aug 03 '16||Baltimore Rally|
Baltimore 2016 was a huge amount of fun - with 23 boats taking part, Thanks to all of our partners for making it such a success! Weather was good - with a challenging low visibility sail on the Saturday, and good conditions for a part of the fleet to round the Fastnet on the Friday.
Photos are here
|Jul 16 '16||St Macdara & Connemara|
A great weekend taking in thepilgrimage to Macdara Island, a picnic on Inislacken and the delights ashore.
Lady Shiela and Tyboat then cruised the Connemara coast to Inisbofin in perfect conditions, hauing out at cleggan on the Wednesday.
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