BCS J24 National Championships

Foynes Yacht Club are delighted to be hosting the BCS Crane Hire Ltd J24 National Championships from Friday 08th to 10th June 2018 and are really look forward to welcoming you and your crew to our club.
Thank you to those of you who have already entered.


**We would like to ask you to enter as soon as possible to help with planning the event ! Payment can be made with the entry form OR at registration.


Entry help – Call Simon Mc Gibney 0877774946 or email simonmcgibney@eircom.net



Documentation help – Call Elaine O Mahoney 0861231864 email eomahoneyirl@yahoo.ie



Accommodation help – Call Darragh McCormack 0863606420 email darragh46@gmail.com


Building on the extremely successful 2017 J24 Nationals hosted by Sligo Yacht Club, our goal is to have thirty J24’s competing at the Nationals this year and will be split into Gold, Sliver and Bronze fleets (we have received permission from the J24 association to run a bronze fleet if we hit our goal) – we know this is an ambitious target but with your help we can bring it back to the good old days !! Please enter asap …


We also intend to have Under 25 team – 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall prizes. As you are aware great things have been happening with the under 25 teams and we have a verbal commitment from six teams to date.


We would like to thank you the competitors, our sponsors –  BCS Crane Hire Ltd, North Sails, UK Sailmakers, Quantum Sails, Cliffords Cash & Carry Gala Supermarkets, our OOD’s Raymond McGibney & Derek Bothwell and the members of Foynes Yacht Club who are giving up their time to fall into duties on the committee boat, mark boats, safety boats, registration, breakfast and the bar.


Useful Information –


Direction : from Limerick to Foynes – Take the N69 for 39KM passing through Clarina and Askeation.


When arriving into Foynes drive through the town until the Foynes Flying Boat Museum is on your left and the Foynes Port Company entrance to the docks are on your right. At the next right hand bend at the bottom of the hill the East entrance will be on your right (take this entrance) or alternate entrance is half way up the hill again on the right and this is the West entrance.


I have attached a map showing the layout of Foynes Yacht Club.


J24 Wash Area : This is located beside the club storage shed with powerwasher available.


J24 Holding Area : There are two holding areas located on the map (to avoid congestion we would ask you park as soon as possible thanks).


J24 Crane Lifts : Will be available from 1700hrs to 1900hrs on Thursday and 1400hrs to 1600hrs Sunday (outside of these time please contact Darragh on 0863606420).


J24 Marina Berths : full length of outer pontoon but not alongside committee boat thank you.


Camping Area : Located on the club house foreshore lawn.


Campervans Area : Located between the East J24 holding area and the compound – please come and see us if power is required.


Club Facilities : We have two changing, shower & toilet areas, one in the main club house and the second down by the East J24 Holding Area. Kitchen is located on the second floor of the club house beside the bar.


Club Fob : A deposit of €10 will be required to avail of a fob for access to the club.


Registration : 1800hrs – 2000hrs on Thursday 07th and 0800hrs – 0900hrs on Friday 08th located on the ground floor.


Official Notice board : Located in the main hall way on the ground floor of the club.


** Championship Dinner ** €25 per person, sit down championship dinner will be held on Saturday evening, we would hope all competitors would attend.




Thursday Night : Background music, full bar, plenty of J24 chat.


Friday Night : Accordion player Michael O’ Brien “Fastest Fingers” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c6ijr9qiuk


Saturday Night : Live Band ‘The Irresistibles’ will play after the Championship Dinner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emqFjv0eUNk


J24 Class Association : The class fee can be paid at registration.


Sailing Instructions : Will be posted on foynesyachtclub.com and will be available at registration.


Prize Giving : Sunday 10th June @ 1630hrs at clubhouse.


If you require any additional information please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Looking forward to welcoming you and your crews.


Darragh, Elaine & Simon


FYC Map 3

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