THE ISA Junior All Ireland Championships is a competition of the top sailors from each junior fleet. Twenty sailors from nine classes and out of eleven clubs (including two wild cards) were chosen to compete this weekend in Kinsale, out of Kinsale Yacht Club. The Youth event in Kinsale was full of uncertainty as the wind left the contestants waiting for wind on both days. The slack winds on day
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The South West Coast Yawl Rowing Association (SWCYRA) is delighted to announce the launch of its much anticipated Discount Card scheme for rowers. Generous support by local businesses in the South West region mean that South West coastal rowers can now take advantage of significant discounts on products as diverse as electrical goods, clothing, car repairs, jewellery, restaurants & sports massage. All current registered members of local coastal rowing clubs
End of season celebration for Kilmacsimon rowers and supporters Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club held an end of season bbq with music and kids entertainment last Saturday evening September 6th at Kilmacsimon Quay to celebrate a very successful 2014 rowing season which saw them accumulate 10 sets of All Ireland medals; 13 sets of County medals and 13 sets of SWCYRA Championship medals.
Bigger Dragon fleet at Glandore for this years South Coast Dragon Regatta, we had 15 entries, 6 from Dublin Clubs, 5 from Kinsale and 4 from the home club GHYC, this is up from last year and bodes well for the Glandore fleet with the prospect of up to three more dragons joining the club for the 2015 season. The Club was delighted that Richard Leonard of RCYC was again
While the All Ireland finals usually heralds the end of the coastal rowing championship calendar, the earlier date this year meant that the crews of the GalleyFlash were back on the water soon after their All Ireland success. On Saturday, August 23rd, the final ‘fun’ regatta of the year was held in Kilmacsimon. Five Galley crews competed in six races on this occasion. The crews were as follows:
All Ireland Glory for Kilmacsimon at Coastal Rowing Finals 2014 Waterville, Co Kerry looked splendid in the late summer sun as the 2014 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Finals kicked off on the weekend of August 15th – 17th. Overall, Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club became All Ireland Champions 2014 in 3 categories bringing home the Gold; U16 ladies(Emma Scannell, Emma Davidson, Robyn O’Mahony, Ciara Weldon with cox Tadgh Collins); Masters ladies(Marian
Success was as easy as 1, 2, 3 for GalleyFlash Rowing Club as they picked up one gold, two silver and three bronze at the 2014 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Waterville, Co. Kerry. Over 100 people, including both rowers and supporters, travelled to the seaside location to cheer on the Galley in one of the biggest All Ireland’s to date.
All Ireland Glory for Kilmacsimon at Coastal Rowing Finals 2014 Waterville, Co Kerry looked splendid in the late summer sun as the 2014 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Finals kicked off last weekend, with races commencing on Friday evening, August 15th and concluding on Sunday August 17th. Kilmacsimon got off to a flying start, when on the Friday evening, the first success for the Club went to the Cork Yawl
Schull was the destination for the penultimate round of the Celtic Ross sponsored-SWCYRA championship last Sunday, August 10th. On what was a fine day both in terms of weather and the quality of rowing, huge crowds lined the shore to see what the rowers of West Cork had to offer in the final regatta before next weekend’s All Ireland Finals in Kerry.
Last Sunday, July 27th, rowers and supporters of the GalleyFlash were up bright and early to make the journey to Passage West for the Cork County Finals. Changeable weather and unsettled seas combined to pose a tough challenge for those competing on the day. With the club not competing in the first race of the day, this offered rowers an opportunity to view the course before taking to the water.