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Try Sailing taster sessions are a starting point for those looking to get a feel for sailing.

Youth Sailing

The Youth Sailing programme is an opportunity for all to ‘learn to sail’ in a fun, safe environment.

Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy sailing sessions provide opportunities for those wishing to develop their sailing skills.

Cruiser Sailing

Cruiser sailing is ideal for those looking to crew, compete or just cruise in good company.

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OBITUARY ROBIN EAGLESON

A valued Lough Erne YC member, Robin Eagleson has died suddenly on board his motor yacht, October Dream, mere months since the sad loss of his dearly beloved wife Lorna. Condolences to son Peter, daughter Jayne, Robin’s family circle, friends in boating and in J/24 sailing worldwide.
Robin’s busy sailing lifetime included cruising and racing, an officer in several clubs, seagoing and inland, on Loughs Neagh and Erne, in various boats, including J/24 racing keelboats. Most significant for LEYC, was the parts he played fostering relationships among our Club and others with J/24 fleets, in the J/24 Association of Ireland, of which he was President for a time, and the International J/24 World Council, of which he became Chairman. J/24s are the world’s largest, most widespread decked International one-design keelboat racing class. Robin’s meticulous practicality made key contributions throughout to J/24 Sailing, resolving issues, good governance and growth.
First asked to be Irish J/24 Vice President for international matters, Robin’s first World Council attended was in Amsterdam, then others in Europe and North America. Seven years later, such was his standing, that World Council readily agreed that its annual 2006 meeting be in Ireland, and moreover in LEYC clubhouse. Robin organised in usual efficient detail. Over 20 delegates represented Japan, Australia, Argentina, North America and Europe. Formal business on the Saturday, Dinner in Mahon’s Hotel, where most stayed, a Sunday Erne cruise in LEYC motor yachts, then lifts to airports by members. Robin-led LEYC style became exemplary model for World Council.
Robin’s took his first J/24, Sheer Jenius from Lough Neagh to LEYC for our first J/24 championship, 16 boats in 1986, much praised in a illustrated article by top Sailing writer WM Nixon in AFLOAT. He sold her here, she became Ternacious. Later Robin bought Luder, an old very successful English J/24. He bought his first J/24 back, combined the best of the pair in one, renamed it Luder too, and sold the other painted red, as Luder. Meticulously kept and fitted, Robin raced Luder Too in Lough Neagh in winter, then her distinctive shiny red hull was seen at many J/24 events across Ireland.
On retirement, Robin moved to a fine motor yacht, October Dream, refurbished to his characteristic high standards. He, Lorna and a little dog contently cruised the Erne and other inland waters, seeing the sights and sampling lough side culinary attractions, as well they might and well deserved to do.
No man is a prophet in his own village. Robin and Lorna to many today were a pleasant couple in our Erne “village”. Yet for near two decades in the Irish and International J/24 world , Robin was a pragmatic prophet. Many feel sad and upset, and would have wished Robin and Lorna more years to enjoy in October Dream and with children and grandchildren. May they rest together in Peace.
Michael Clarke
Admiral & Historian LEYC, Skipper J/24 Jeriatrix
Past President and Councillor of Honour, J/24 Association of Ireland
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Open now folks! Interesting talk on at 11.30am 'The Racing Edge' Top tips from ICLA's GB Team. (Knowledge Zone)THIS WEEKEND!!! 27-28TH FEB!!

The Dinghy Show offers us an unmissable opportunity to spend a weekend indulging in all things Dinghy Sailing!

The full talk schedule has now been revealed so you can now start to plan your visit here bit.ly/2O04V6D

On Saturday the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year will be announced!! Good luck to local NI club Strangford Sailing Club !! We will be watching the announcement!

And on Sunday NI eSailing Champion Cavan from Ballyholme Yacht Club will be competing in the RYA eSailing Winter Championship so a big good luck to Cavan!!

What a weekend and all from the comfort of your own home!! Make sure you have some treats in for the event!!
Mine would be a tray bake and coffee!!

#learning #events #dinghyshow
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