Royal Western Yacht Club Of Ireland
Cruising Events 2021
May Cruise in Company
We are looking forward to our first cruise of the season in May 2021.
Boats will depart Kilrush on Saturday 29nd May at approx. 15:00 and cruise to Ballynacally on the Fergus estuary for an overnight stay at anchor opposite the old Paradise House. Boats with deeper draft may need to leave earlier and wait at Cappa pier. There is no advantage in arriving at Ballynacally earlier as low water will be a problem. The trip is about 22 Nm and we should be able to do it in ~ 4 hours. There is a lot of shallow water in this area so attentive navigation will be required and a close eye on the depth sounder. Crews should come provisioned for 24 hours as there are no facilities ashore. As per usual, this cruise is weather dependent and a final decision will be made 2-3 days before departure.
Saturday 29th May.
LW Kilrush, 14:26 (0.8 metres, 2 days after springs)
HW Coney Island, 21:39, (5.1 metres)
Sunday 30th May.
Boats will the depart Ballynacally at 10:00 to 11:00 on Sunday and cruise back to Kilrush.
HW Coney Island, 10:09
LW Kilrush, 15:15, (0.9 metres)
Any skipper who is planning to take part in the cruise should contact:
Pat O’Shea at 087 6775485.
This cruise is being organised by the RWYCI. The organisers will provide as much information as possible to participants prior to and during the cruise. However, each boat skipper is individually responsible for their own safety and that of their crew. No responsibility rests with the organisers. Information is given in good faith and must be used with due regard to the norms of good seamanship, likely weather and knowledge of the limitations of their own vessel, crew experience and equipment on board. Each vessel must be adequately insured and carry adequate safety equipment.
We hope to have further cruises during the summer. Keep an eye on this page and on our social media pages for updates.