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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 only.
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 or ten.

Report 25th October 2012

Notice of our Annual General Meeting
On behalf of the Commodore and Committee,
I would like to invite you to our annual general meeting.
To be held on: Monday 12th November 2012 @ 8pm
Where: Clifden Boat Club
Carol Passemard, Secretary of Clifden Boat Club
Contact details: 087 141 3026 Email: carol.passemard@gmail.com


Report 12th October 2012

We are
hoping to run a series of evening classes in the Clubhouse over the winter months.
course would be the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased (Theory) course.
It would run for 16 x 3 hr evening classes on Monday evenings
At the end there would be 2 more evenings
for the written assessments. (Chartwork, Met. and IRPCS).

This course will run if we get 12 candidates for it.
The cost of this course is 395 euro per person and 350 for members as long as we get 12.

If you are interested please contact Damian asap on 087-241 85 69.
Click here for a poster for the course and click here for the course Booking Form.

Report 31st July 2012

Important Amendment For CLIFDEN REGATTA 2012

Amendment No. 1
Dated 30th July 2012

Due to the low numbers of entrants for Clifden Regatta 2012
we have decided to run a "White Sails" only event for yachts.
The Clifden IRC Perpetual Trophy will not be given out this year.
We invite all "White Sails"/Cruisers, Traditional Boats and Dinghies to take part.
The event will be a ONE DAY only event on Sunday 12th August.
This amends the Notice of Race.

Report 17th July 2012

We are now taking bookings for the ISA Powerboat courses.
Click here to download the PDf Booking Form
We have a course running this weekend but it is full.
The next available dates are Sat & Sun the 28th & 29th July.
Other dates available are listed on the booking form.

And don't forget our BBQ is this Saturday 21st, 6pm to 9pm, and cost €10 per platter.

Report 16th June 2012
Some photos of Jackie Ward's catch today. A fine lobster, weight yet to be confirmed.


I'll post the wieght here later when I get it and more photos in higher def.
Update 17th June: Weight is now confirmed at 6 and a half pounds (approx 3kg).
You can now also click on the two images above for larger image.
Update 18th June: Three more photos below, click for larger image
. . .

Report 12th June 2012
We have postponed our Mid Summer BBQ until July ... that's now Sat 21st July.
Click on the image below for the poster.


Report 5th June 2012
We now have the Notice of Race for this year's Annual Regatta on Sat 11th & Sun 12th August.
This year's Annual Regatta is open to all Classes: Yachts, Dinghies and Traditional Boats.
Click on the poster below to go straight to the Notice of Race
Or click on the REGATTA button on the main menu at the top for all regatta information.

Report 31st May 2012

Photo courtesy of Noel Mannion, "What's On" magazine ... facebook.com/connemara.whatson

The Traditional Boats Regatta was a great success on Sunday with both Galway Hookers and Currachs racing.
There were 14 Galway Hookers of varying sizes and classes including two from Inishbofin, one from Letterfrack and one from Clifden.
There were approx 60 participants in the Currach racing, some traveling from as far as Donegal and Kerry, the whole west coast was well represented.
More info on the event can be found on the regatta section of our website ... click here.
There is a nice selection of photos, courtesy of Kenneth Whelan, on the Clifden 2012 facebook page which can be found by clicking this link facebook.com/clifden2012 or the next one to go straight to the photo album Kenneth Whelan's Photos.

Report 19th May 2012
We are expecting most of the Traditional Boats to arrive this Sunday afternoon/evening, 20th May, and racing will be on the following Sunday, 27th May.

After the success of our club's open day on 5th May we will have another "Family Fun Day" on the next Bank Holiday Weekend (Whit Weekend), Saturday 2nd June, 1pm onwards for the afternoon.

Report 1st May 2012
We are "All Systems Go" for the season ahead.
The Sailing School ran a successfull course over the Easter Holidays.
The Clubhouse is now open for the season.
We have an "Open Day", or a "Splash & Dash" day this coming Saturday 5th May, All welcome.
Then at the end of the month, Sun 27th May, we have the "Traditional Boats Regatta".


Report 21st March 2012

Come and Celebrate the Summer!

For the months of Summer there is no better place to spend it than at the beach, it's what Summers were made for. Good weather or bad we have plenty to keep you warm and entertained.

Come and spend some time with us at the Boardwalk Cafe @ Clifden Boat Club.

We have good locally sourced seafood and old favourites, hot drinks, cool beers and class wines. On a good day soak up the rays and sit out. On the bad days come in have a hot Chowder or a cup of Cocoa, sit by the fire, read a book, play the guitar or partake in some board games we have to offer. Why not catch up on you postcards or emails with our free Wi-Fi while you gaze out over the vast Atlantic on Irelands Western Shore.

You are most welcome. We will look forward to your company and please make yourselves at home!

Report 14th March 2012
We would like to welcome onboard for 2012 Mark O'Hara and Audrie Amoroso
who will be running the Bar & Restaurant under a new name.
Watch this space for more on "The Boardwalk Cafe @ Clifden Boat Club".

Report 14th March 2012
We have added another Sailing Course to our usual Summer dates.
This year we are offering a week's Sailing Course over the Easter Holidays.
Course starts on Tuesday 10th April and runs through Saturday.
To register for this course please fill out the registration form and send to our Club Treasurer asap.
All contact info etc is on the Booking Form ... Click here to download the form.

Report 20th February 2012
Yachtsman Euromarine: "We have just launched new rate on our web site for 2012 with big reductions on a variety of vessels. To launch our new quote system and our competitive rates we are running a free draw for an “Apple iPad” on all business through our web site for the next three months." Click here for more info.

Report 20th February 2012
Click here for a copy of a poster advertising our Open Meeting on Monday 27th February.
They will be all around Clifden before the end of this weekend.
If you have anywhere you would like to display it, and I have missed, then please do what you can to help in our advertising.
As this is an Open Meeting please invite anyone along who you think might be interested (young or old!)
With best wishes
Carol Carol Passemard
Clifden Boat Club Secretary

Report 16th February 2012
At the Club's AGM in November it was agreed that we would hold an Open meeting
and Relaunch Clifden Boat Club.
Accordingly we would like to invite you to this Open Meeting:
Where: Station House Hotel, Clifden
When: Monday 27th February 2012
Time: 8pm
This invitation is open to anyone who is interested in the future of our Club and its role in the Community of Clifden.
Please share this with anyone you believe may be interested.
With kind regards
Carol Passemard
Secretary Clifden Boat Club

Report 30th January 2012
Not much to report at this early stage of the year.
Having said that we do expect some exciting news in February in the form of an Open Public Meeting followed by an EGM to adopt any new committee members.

The Club did have it's AGM in November and the new committee are listed on the Contact Page in the above menue.

Also above in the new menue is the pdf file of the Club's new Consitiution adopted at the last AGM.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, the only thing we have confirmed on our "Calendar 2012"
is the "Traditional Boat Regatta 2012". That's the weekend of the 27th of May 2012.
This is being organised by the Clifden Chamber of Commerce, http://www.clifdenchamber.ie/,
as part of the "Clifden 2012 Bicentenary Celebrations", http://www.clifden2012.org/ ,
and Clifden Boat Club has agreed to host the event..
Watch this space for more news.

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