Report 12th June 2013
This was emailed to me yesterday, from
Bow Waves. I like the title in particular.
"The Shannon starts
Most students have been taught during their school days that the Shannon starts
Times have changed and in keeping with RNLI tradition of naming classes of
boats after rivers it was decided to name this one the Shannon class after
Irelands longest river.
The Shannon class lifeboat is due in Clifden for a twelve month trail and
will arrive once training of crews in the boat has been completed during the
You can read more, on the Shannon Class,
as published by the Guardian by clicking
Report 11th June 2013
This link, of a "Youtube" video,
was sent to me today.
It's of a yacht being recovered from a beach in Spideal after going aground
the night before.
Follow this link to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EUbSeT5VRI
Or just click
Report 21st May 2013
This Thursday, the Boardwalk Cafe and
Clifden Boat Club will play host to an evening of entertainment in aid of
raising money for the Sail against Cancer Ireland fund.
We start at 8;30 with a table quiz, and then we have a very special guest
Connor Owen playing his debut Irish performance after the quiz.
Hope to see a good turnout to support the cause.
Report 18th May 2013
FYC Team "Sail Against Cancer Ireland"
- arrived in Clifden Friday 17th May 7pm
There are two teams sailing around Ireland
that have planned stopovers in Clifden Bay this season.
The first arrived in Clifden Bay yesterday
evening, friday 17th May, at approx 7pm.
This team consists of two Foynes Yacht Club (Co. Limerick) sailors Chris Egan
and Dave Bevan, joined also by various other crew members at different stages
of the trip.
In Clifden today are Chris, Dave and Gerry.
To explain more here's a quote from their
website for this trip:
"Two Foynes Yacht Club Sailors, Chris Egan and Dave Bevan, will sail around
Ireland in the summer of 2013 to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
Both men are facing their own personal Cancer challenges and are determined
to do something positive to support the amazing work currently being done
by the Cancer Society in Ireland. Over the summer months, the voyage around
Ireland will cover up to 1200 nautical miles and the sailors will be visiting
over thirty coastal safe havens, keeping the average distance per day sailed
to around 40 nautical miles. The RNLI are collaborating closely on the planning
of the trip the yacht "Inizi" is a 30ft Jeanneau Rush."
For more info here's the link to their
and here's the link to their facebook
You can follow their progress or make
comments there on the facebook page.
Clifden Boat Club is holding a Table Quiz,
in the Clubhouse, next Thursday 23rd May at 8.30pm. All proceeds going to
the "Sail Against Cancer Ireland" fund.
The lads are weatherbound today, Saturday,
in Clifden so feel free to pop down to the Clubhouse to chat or show your
support. Of course they may be up town enjoying their day off or onboard preparing
for tomorrow's (Sunday) departure but there's also a chance they're just hanging
out in the Clubhouse
Otherwise, please show your support by
turning up at the Clubhouse next Thursday evening, either to participate in
the Table Quiz or to make a donation to the Lad's cause.
Report 5th April 2013
There are two regattas of note in Fenit,
Tralee Bay this year, dates not to be mixed up.
The first is the ICRA/WIORA
combined event of
the Nationals Championships and the West Coast Championships
on 12th-15th June 2013.
here to download the poster of the event for more detailed info.
You can also click on the small poster, on the left side of this page, for
a larger version.
here to read today's press release for the event.
The second is the Fenit Keel Boat
Regatta on 17th and 18th August 2013.
here to download the poster of this event for more detailed info.
Report 4th April 2013
The Boardwalk Cafe in conjunction
with An Taisce and the April Spring Clean initiative
are inviting as many people as possible to be involved in a Beach Clean
We will target every person that uses the beach on Sunday the 7th April after
to be involved too.
Please can I ask for as many volunteers as possible to help with this initiative
on Sunday by giving me a small bit of your time to help look after an integral
part of the community here in Clifden.
There is free Tea and Coffee in the Boarwalk for every person that is involved
For more information or for queries call me 095-21711
Many thanks for your support.
Report 25th March 2013
New discoveries in the Maritime History
and Archiology of the Connacht Coast
Micheal Gibbons, acclaimed archiologist will deliver a large screen presentation
and discussion about some of his recent discoveries.
In the Clubhouse, Thursday 28th March.
Doors open early places are limited and talk starts at 7.30pm.
5 euro donation in aid of the development of Clifden Boat Club.
Good idea to be early as last talk was very busy...
Call Simon on 087-9782658 for more info.
Report 9th March 2013
Clifden Boat Club in association with
Connemara Language and Cultural Centre presents:
Ronan Newman, Astronomer of the year 2012, In the Clubhouse, 25th March, 7:30pm.
An interactive evening while PAN STARRS is in
the sky with Jupiter.
Space Limited so call me on 0879782658 or just be early.
Report 18th January 2013
A Slide show by Nick Kats. Thursday 24th
8pm sharp for a start, doors open early
With suggested donation of 5euro to go to Clifden Lifeboat.
Big screen presentation and talk.
"From CLIFDEN to GREENLAND and Back"
Report 19th November 2012
No Tricks Just treats. and Singer-songwriter
Josh Harty has everything to make it.
A warm-sounding voice that refers to that of James Taylor or Gordon Lightfoot,
a guitar technique many artists can only dream of, and narrative texts taken
from life. . .
The sincerity of the songs shines and the subtle and beautifully detailed
instrumentation ensure that you always stay focused. . .
Come see him h ere in the Boat house on Wednesday the 21st of November.
Exclusive and all the way from America Josh will be performing for one night
Please call Simon on 087-978 26 58 or pop into the boat house for reservations
to this gig as it is limited spaces.
Don;t forget friday is open mic night down here if anyone wants to do a tune