Clifden Boat Club
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Anyone interested in following Hurricanes as they happen, watch this space, it's that time of year again.

Saturday 26th June, saw the first named storm of the Atlantic Season.
TS Alex.

End Oct, saw the 19th named storm of the Atlantic Season. Tomas.
Hurricane Season is over,
but we may get more storms yet.

Details of present Storms on right.

West Coast Championships 2011

Notice of Race
Entry Form
Tide Tables Galway 2010

Report 24th November 2010
From now on the Clifden Boat Club News will NOT be reported here.
It can NOW be found within the Club's own site, along with previous year's archives.
If you don't know where that is ... CLICK HERE and we'll bring you there now.

Report 17th November 2010
Since we posted the Notice of Race for WIORA 2011 the rules have changed slightly.
The changes refer to crew number limitations and crew weight limitations.
You can read the AMENDMENTS here or on the left hand menu.

Report 12th November 2010
The plans for the WIORA West Coast Championships 2011 are well under way.
We don't have our dedicated section of our website up and running yet but you can read the Notice of Race and print out the Entry form from the menu on the left of here.
We do hope to have the rest sorted soon, including on-line entry.

Report 11th November 2010
The Finals of the RIB Challenge 2010 were held in Foynes, Co. Limerick, on 17th October.
Clifden Boat Club turned out tops and won a brand new rib.
Click here to read the ISA Press Release.

Report 12th October 2010
This weekend we, the CBC, are hosting the "Western Team Racing Championships" for the Galway University.
Registration etc is Friday evening, the 15th Oct. Click here for the Entry Form.
Racing will be on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for the Notice of Race.

Entertainment Venues: Friday night Griffin's Bar. Saturday night Guy's Bar.
Our Clubhouse will be open for the duration of the event.
We are looking for volunteers to assist in the Clubhouse, Shore Marshal and on the water.
If you are interested/available please email me asap ...

Report 9th August 2010
Right, all the results from the six races in both classes and both IRC and ECHO are on the menu on the left of this page.

Report 6th August 2010
Two successfull races were held today with two classes.
Below are the provisional IRC results for both classes. We have a few bugs to sort out but will follow up soon with the ECHO results.
IRC 1 Race 1 and Race 2
IRC 2 Race 1 and Race 2

Report 6th August 2010
The Sailing Instructions for our Regatta are here and can be found on the menu on the left hand side of this page.

Report 3rd August 2010
Clifden Regatta 2010 is upon us ...
Yes, this weekend Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August.
The Notice of Race has been posted BUT we have AMMENDED it.
The Ammendment will be posted in the dedicated section of our club website shortly.
For now suffice it to say the changes aren't much but for the times of the Skipper's Briefing and the first gun on Friday.
The new Skipper's Brief time is 3pm Friday.
The new First Gun for Friday is 5pm.
The Sailing Instructions will also be posted very shortly. These will reflect the new times.

Report 31st July 2010
Below is a quote from the ISA. If you would like to enter please contact me, by email or by phone 087-241 85 69 asap. The deadline for entry is just around the corner. No time to waste here. Get in touch over the weekend.
More info including rules, entry forms and what is involved in the competition can be found by following this link: Click here
"The ISA Yachtsman euromarine Rib Challenge is back and this year its even bigger and better than ever with more exciting prizes and a reduced entrance fee of just 50 for a Senior Team and a mere 25 for a Junior Team. With two Ribs up for grabs, not to mention a great day out for all involved, this event is an absolute must. Youve got to be in it to win it! The ISA introduced this competition to encourage best knowledge and practice when operating powerboats within its affiliated Training Centres and Clubs. Its time to show them whos best! See here for the brochure and see here for the poster. Both of which should be displayed in a prominent position within your organisation."

Report 30th July 2010
Clifden Lifeboat's Annual Raft Race & Watersports Day
Saturday 31st July at Clifden Beach from 1pm
More info on Clifden Lifeboat's own website
This should be an exciting day out ... see you all there.

Report 2nd July 2010
Nick's yacht, Teddy, received damage to the top of the mast and they have pulled in to Castletown to assess damage.

Report 28th June 2010
7am this morning saw the start of Nick Kats adventure this summer. Nick, Sean and Brooks departed Clifden Harbour onboard Nick's yacht 'Teddy' bound for Spain. You can follow their trip from the menu on the right of here or by clicking here.

Report 27th June 2010
6pm and The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race is about to come to Ireland.
The Irish entry 'Cork Clipper' are currently leading the fleet on this leg as they sail along the south coast this afternoon and are expected at finish line in Kinsale Sunday 27 June - not before 1900 local time (1800 GMT), 2000 local in marina.

Report 1st June 2010
The plans are well underway for our Regatta this August 6th,7th & 8th.
We now have the 'NoR' ... the Notice of Race ... click here to download the pdf file or you can find it on the menu on the left.

Report 6th April 2010

Clifden Beach Jetty Update

Work commenced on Monday 29th March.
Click here to open a pdf file showing photos of the works progress to date.

Family Travel Insurance
'Group Sure' are now offering family travel insurance for all ISA (Irish Sailing Association) members and their families.
As a member of Clifden Boat Club you are automatically a member of the ISA and can therefore avail of this offer.
Click here for their brochure including application form.

Small Craft Register
If you own a boat, of any sort, the ISA now have a 'Small Craft Register' and urge people to register their boat with it.
The cost is to ISA members is just 15. The cost to non ISA members is 62.
Again, as a CBC member you are automatically a member of the ISA. For this application you will need proof of ISA membership. Drop me a line and I'll forward your 2010 ISA membership card to you.
Click here for more information and the full application form. This is also offered free when applying for an IRC or echo cert before the 30th June.

Buy and Sell
This is still not a section on our website but I have two more boats I've been asked to mention.
This one is a 16ft Orkney Longliner. Click here to read more and get the contact details.
And this one is a 24ft yacht. Click here to read more and get the contact details.

Yacht IRC and ECHO Certs 2010
Yachts intending to race in 2010 should make sure they have their racing certs in order. If you had certs for 2009 you should have received a revalidation in the post from the ISA. Alternatively you can request certs, ECHO or IRC or both, on the ISA website or Click here.. This link also offers the SCR (Small Craft Registration) free until 30th June when applying for an ECHO or IRC cert.

Report 15th March 2010
Here's something that might take your fancy.
Last year a CBC member, Dr. Nick Kats, took his yacht, 'Teddy', from Clifden to Iceland and back. This year he's doing it again.
Click here to read an article in the Connemara View (Sept'09) on last year's trip and
Click here to see this year's schedule details which you can join for part, or all, of it.

Report 15th March 2010
We don't have a "Buy & Sell" section ... yet ... maybe we should.
This boat has just come on the market and the owners have asked us to spread the word.
She is a Westerly GK24, the same as Clifden's "Back Draft".
Click here for her details. And here for an article on the GK24 in "Sailing Today".

Report 10th February 2010
This year's Centre Principle (running the sailing courses), Bobbi O'Regan, is now taking bookings for this upcoming season. You can print the Registration Form by clicking here.

Report 15th January 2010
Here's a Tide Table for Galway Bay that I found on the GBSC website.
It seems it came from the ISA and we are all welcome to use it.
I have linked it from the left hand menu for future use ... or Click Here.
Just remember that Clifden is approx 10 or 15 minutes after Galway.

Report 14th January 2010
An exciting opportunity awaits you in 2010.
The Clifden Boat Club Bar and Restaurant is available for lease.
We invite you to come aboard with us and spend your summer on the shores of Clifden Bay.
This idyllic setting has huge business potential for the lunch and evening meal trade.
Equipped with fully fitted kitchen, large dining area and beer garden.
Sailing school during the summer holidays guarantees a steady afternoon trade and with the arrival of the long awaited new jetty, this season hopes to see a lot more boating activity in the bay.
And with extremely reasonable rent it is a wonderful business opportunity.
Please call 087-241 85 69 for more details.

Report 10th January 2010
Happy New Year to you all.
We'll have a new Calendar of events coming soon for the 2010 season.

Damian Ward Clifden's Public Relations Officer.

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