Yawl Sailing Festival

Yawl Racing Calendar 2017

Date & Time Event Presentation/Venue
Saturday 24th June 6.00pm Alice Sweeney Memorial Cup Óstan Oileán Acla
Sunday 25th June 6.30pm Achill Tourism (Féile na Mara) Yawl Race Achill Sound
Sunday 2nd July 3.00pm Clare Island Festival Yawl Race Bay View Hotel Clare Island
Saturday 8th July 6.00pm Patten’s Bar Cup Patten’s Bar
Sunday 9th July 6.30pm Johnny Patten Memorial Cup Patten’s Bar
Sunday 16th July 1.30pm Mulranny Park Hotel Cup Mulranny Park Hotel (sponsor)
Sunday 16th July 2.30pm Pat Kenny Memorial Yawl Race Anne Kenny (sponsor)
Sunday 16th July 3.30pm Old Mulranny Regatta Cup Dr. J. Cowley (sponsor)
Saturday 22nd July 5.00pm All Girls Yawl Race McLoughlin’s Bar
Saturday 22nd July 6.15pm John Corrigan Memorial Cup McLoughlin’s Bar
Sunday 23rd July 6.15pm Carney Family Yawl Race Óstan Oileán Acla
Wednesday 2nd August 3.15pm Commentator’s Cup Patten’s Bar
Thursday 3rd August 4.15pm ‘Sean the Shore’ Memorial Cup Óstan Oileán Acla
Friday 4th August 5.00pm Achill Sound Hotel Cup Achill Sound Hotel
Sunday 6th August 3.00pm Michael J. O’Malley Memorial Cup Inishbiggle
Monday 7th August 5.30pm John F. Patten Memorial Cup Compass Bar
Tuesday 8th August 6.00pm Seamus Patten Memorial (Ted’s Race) Ted Lavelles Bar
Saturday 19th August 3.00pm Achill Beg Festival Yawl Race Achill Beg
Sunday 20th August 5.00pm Dominic Kelly Family Butchers Race Óstan Oileán Acla
Saturday 2nd September 4.30pm Patrick McLoughlin Memorial Cup McLoughlin’s Bar
Sunday 3rd September 5.00pm Michael McLoughlin Memorial Race Óstan Oileán Acla


Yawl Ball Date To Be Confirmed


The above events are subject to weather conditions.

Further information contact: Dr. Jerry Cowley

Tel. 087 2249691 - Email. drjerrycowley@gmail.com

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