Yawl Sailing Festival

Achill Island Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland


Yawl Racing Calendar 2016

Contact drjerrycowley@gmail.com for informaton.

Date & Time Event Presentation/Venue
Sat 9th July 11.00am Commentator's Race Patten's Bar
Sun 10th July 3.00pm Clare Island Cup Bay View Hotel
Fri 15th July 3.00pm Féile na Mara Achill Sound
Fri 15th July 4.00pm Seamus Pattern Memorial Cup Achill Sound
Sat 16th July 4.00pm Achill Sound Hotel Cup Achill Sound Hotel
Sat 16th July 5.00pm John Corrigan Memorial Cup Achill Sound Hotel
Sun 17th July 3.00pm Pat Kenny Memorial Cup Mulranny Pier, Sponsor Dr. J.Cowley
Sun 17th July 4.00pm Park Inn Hotel Cup Mulranny Pier, Sponsor Dr. J.Cowley
Sun 17th July 5.00pm Old Mulranny Regatta Cup Mulranny Pier, Sponsor Dr. J.Cowley
Fri 29th July 2.00pm Patten's Bar Cup Patten's Bar
Sat 30th July 3.00pm Johnny Patten Memorial Cup Patten's Bar
Sat 30th July 4.30pm All Girl's Yawl Race Patten's Bar
Sun 31st July 3.00pm Michael J. O Malley Memorial Cup Inishbiggle
Mon 1st Aug 4.30pm John F Patten Memorial Cup Compass Bar
Tue 2nd Aug 6.00pm Alice Sweeney Memorial Cup Óstan Oilean Acla
Wed 3rd Aug 6.30pm Sean "The Shore" Memorial Cup Óstan Oilean Acla
Thu 4th Aug 7.00pm Bernard Masterson Memorial Cup The Way Inn
Fri 5th Aug 7.00pm Michael McLoughlin Memorial Cup Óstan Oilean Acla
Sat 6th Aug 7.15pm Patrick McLoughlin Memorial Cup McLoughlin's Bar
Sat 13th Aug 2.30pm Carney Family Yawl Race Óstan Oilean Acla
Sun 14th Aug 3.30pm Dominic Kelly Butcher's Yawl Race Óstan Oilean Acla
Sat 20th Aug 3.00pm Achill Beg Yawl Race Achillbeg Island

For further information contact:

Dr. Jerry Cowley
Tel: + 353 (0) 87 2249691
e-mail: drjerrycowley@gmail.com

The above events are subject to weather conditions.

Ta Cumann Badoiri Acla ag iarraidh cultuir agus traidisiuin seoltoireachta an yawl a chosaint agus a leanu amach. Beidh beim dha chur ar labhairt na Gaeilge insna h-imeachtai seo.

Le cupla bliain anuas ta uimhir na mbad ardai o 3 go 13. 'Se an cuspoir ata againn cur leis an bfas iontach seo. Tuigeann Cumann Badoiri Acla an tabhacht ata leis an chultuir agus an teanga a chaomhnu. Beidh imeachtai na Feile dha reachtail tre mhean na Gaeilge. Baineann na sluaite a bhionn i lathair ag na rasai an-tsasamh as an sport arsa seo, as an scil iontach a bhaineann le gabhail na Yawlta agus an choimhlint ghear a bhionn ann le ceann scribe a bhaint amach.

Cumann Badoiri Acla are engaged in an ongoing campaign to foster and promote traditional yawl sailing through the medium of our native tongue.

We have seen the population of yawls rise from 3 just a few years ago to 13 this year. We intend to build on this great yawl revival. Cumann Badoiri Acla have identified a number of objectives including the holding of an annual yawl racing festival through the medium of Irish. We know of no more exciting sport than yawl racing and we know that everyone will enjoy the spectacle of so many fine boats battling it out to be first to the finishing line.

If you are returning to the west of Ireland you might find the following links useful.
St Brendan's Village Mulranny
The 'Safe Home' Programme - Repatriation for Irish Emigrants
Irish Institute of Rural Health Ltd