Founded in 1962, Foynes Yacht Club has a modern club house with good facilities, bar, showers, changing rooms, kitchen and dance floor. Floating pontoons and deep water moorings allow ease of access to boats at all stages of the tide.
Foynes is located in the southwest of Ireland on the southern shore of the Shannon Estuary on a channel formed by Foynes Island. It has a very busy commercial port and to the west of the port Foynes Yacht Club is located. It is about 25 miles west of Limerick City on the N69.
In the club there are about 12 yachts over 9 metres, 8 in the 7-9 metre range and about 10 active mermaids, plus other dinghies. We race every Wednesday evening during the summer months and on Sundays in September as well as some annual weekend events. In all, there are just over 130 members.
Our facilities include a modern clubhouse with bar, dance floor, toilets and showers.
The club has a pontoon which can accommodate approximately 8 visiting boats, 4 club boats, the club crash boat and 12 dinghies.
All other boats are kept on swinging moorings on the east side of Foynes Island. Additionally there is a wintering compound for approximately 25 yachts and a launching slip.
Racing every Wednesday evening during the season. Membership is open to all, and Juniors are especially welcome