The AGM has been postponed for a number of reasons (it was due to be held tomorrow Saturday 30th March).

The AGM will now be held on SATURDAY 6TH APRIL at 4.30pm at Greencastle Community Centre.


MBC Present Funds Raised To Dementia Unit in Carndonagh

Moville Boat Club Presents Funds Raised To Dementia Unit in Carndonagh

Pictured at the Moville Boat Club presentation to the Ard Aoibhinn Dementia unit in Carndonagh Hospital, Left to Right are: Mary Bridget Shiels, Agnes Burke, Siobhan Price, Nurse Manager Eileen Cooke, Sharon Thompson, Kim Banks, Lisa Hutchinson & Trish Hegarty.

Moville Boat Club made a €230 cash presentation to the Ard Aoibhinn Dementia unit in Carndonagh Community Hospital this week. The cash came from funds raised at the Victoria Thompson Ladies Sailing Race and the presentation was made by Sharon Thompson.  Sharon said the race “is a special way of remembering Victoria but it also highlights year on year, the need for more children’s palliative care services.”

Club members this year wanted to show their support for the Dementia unit because it plays such an important role in the lives of so many members of our families and our community, said media secretary Trish Hegarty.


Also, at the presentation was Kim Banks, skipper of ‘Megaera’, the winning boat in the race. Kim said the annual race was “a great way for the ladies to get together, to sail and to have fun, while remembering Victoria in a special way.”

The cash presentation of €230 was accepted by Eileen Cooke, Nurse Manager at Ard Aoibhinn, the Dementia unit in Carndonagh. Eileen said funds donated to the unit help to provide days out and activities for the patients. “We have 16 beds in our small residential unit. Six of these are for long-term care, and the rest are used by patients who are here for respite care, or to be assessed.”

“Patients can be referred by their GP or Public Health Nurse but families can also contact us directly and refer a relative themselves.” Eileen said respite patients normally come for a short stay every 6-weeks. “Most of these patients are being cared for at home by a family member, perhaps with the support a home help. But carers regularly need a break and that is what we are here to provide.”

Thanks also to Moville Comunity College TY student Jessica Moir for helping out with the presentation event!

Picture 2: Moville Boat Club Presents Funds Raised To Dementia Unit in Carndonagh

Left to Right are: Mary Bridget Shiels, Agnes Burke, Siobhan Price, Moville College TY student Jessica Moir, Nurse Manager Eileen Cooke, Sharon Thompson, Kim Banks, Lisa Hutchinson.

Greencastle Community Centre Theory & practical courses for sailors.


This autumn, Greencastle Community Centre will be delivering a series of evening and evening classes suited to anyone going to sea in powerboats, sailboats or kayaks.

The courses will be delivered as a series of modules as evening classes and weekend full-day sessions, based on the RYA Yachtmaster syllabus and other, specific, items.

Course costs have been subsidised by FLAG North funding.

Greencastle Community Centre Theory & practical courses for sailors.

Greencastle Community Centre
Theory & practical courses for sailors.

Course details as follows:

Short Range VHF Radio Course: 2-day weekend course

Safeguarding Levels 1 & 2 -Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults —e Required by volunteers in all clubs and centres: 1 x 3 to 4-hour session per Level.

Basic First Aid: 1 x 6-hour session

Event Safety Management for clubs and committees: 1 x 2-hour session

Hypothermia & Rescue Boat First Aid: 1 x 2-hour session

Use & Servicing of personal flotation devices: 1 x 2-hour session

Safety on board / fire / rescue / communications: 1 x 2-hour session

Towing & Rescue procedures: 1 x 2-hour session

International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea: 2 x 2-hour sessions

Charts & Publications: 2 x 2-hour sessions

Chartwork & Pilotage: 2 x 2-hour sessions

Weather / Passage Planning: 2 x 2-hour sessions

Tides: 2 x 2-hour sessions

Ropes / wires / anchors: 1 x 2-hour session

Tuning of Sails & Rigging: 1 x 2-hour session

Rules of Racing: 1 x 2-hour session

Fishing electronic logbooks and reporting: 1 x 2-hour session

For details or to book, call the centre on (074) 938 1054

Moville Regatta Women’s Race Saturday 14th July


URGENT UPDATE: The Victoria Thompson Cup race scheduled for tomorrow has now been postponed until 22nd September. The Moville Regatta Women’s Race will now take place tomorrow Saturday 14th July instead. Please meet at the pontoon in Greencastle at 2pm for 3pm start.
Greta McTague
MBC Secretary

Results for the Lawrence Kealey Cup


The results for the Lawrence Kealey Cup are as follows:

1st was Halcyone

2nd was Dream Machine

3rd  was Megaera

Kealey cup winners 2017 Moville Boat Club

Skipper: Francis Kavanagh
Crew: (Left to right) Front Row – Sarah Faulkner, Francis Kavanagh, Orla Farran, Mairead (Kealey) Harkin
Left to Right Back Row – Shane Kelly, John Harkin and Larry Kealey

Results of the Victoria Thompson Women’s Race


The weather conditions were challenging, as the day was very windy but this did not stop the race!

The podium positions were as follows:


1st Megaera

2nd Guinevere

3rd Halcyone


We would like to thank the boat owners, Skippers and Crews for their participation and effort on the day. Also a big well done to everyone for the funds raised for the Pieta House Charity which amounted to over €500.

Foyle Week Racing & Events


22nd – 23rd July:                  Dinghy Sailing Weekend

The weekend will incorporate handicap fleet racing for all boats.

Categories will include:

Junior Trophy

Women’s Trophy

Senior Trophy

There will be a barbeque and entertainment on the Saturday evening and lunches will be provided during the event for those competing. Closer to the date there will be online registration available and Sailing Instructions.

For those travelling to the event were they will require overnight accommodation a package will be put in place that will include Hotel and Bed & Breakfast at preferred rates for registered competitors. In due course, there will be a full schedule and timetable for this weekend

24th -28th July                          Junior Dinghy Sailing (Training Camp)    Sponsored Event

This week-long training camp is aimed and bringing together juniors from different clubs were It will allow the kids to enjoy their sport but also the opportunity to make new friends and experiences. A full schedule and package of this week will be published soon. There will also be an accommodation package at preferred rates for those kids and parents attending that week.

 29th – 30th July                      Keelboat Racing Weekend – Handicap Race  Open to all Keel Boats

 This is a full on weekend of racing for the Foyle Week Trophy. This weekend is being promoted to clubs and sailors from along the east coast of Ireland to Scotland and the northwest coast of England. There will also be feeder races from designated staging points to the Foyle for those boats that wish to compete on route to the event.

The weekend will, of course, have a social side for the skippers and crews to blow off some steam after the days racing. There will be a welcome drinks session and finger food on a Friday night, with a barbeque on the Saturday night.  Accommodation packages will be available for competitors at preferred rates. A full information package for this weekend will be published soon.



Victoria Thompson Women’s Race


The Victoria Thompson Women’s Race will be held on Saturday the 24th of June. This year the Charity being sponsored is for “Pieta House” so please give your support to this good cause.

Race Details:

Start Time:    3pm

Course:          Instructions will be issued on the day to Boat Owners/Skippers

Prize Giving:

The Prize giving will be held in Kealey’s Bar at 8.30 pm and there will be a hot buffet available at a cost of €10.00 Euros per person. Food will be served from 7.30pm – 8pm. There is also live music on the night thanks to Larry Kealey. The Band is Groovology. For enquiries, please email:

Junior Sailing Course


Our Junior Sailing Course has now begun and takes place on a Thursday night at Moville Pier. It is a joint venture with the Moville Sea Scouts  and is open to 11-18 year olds.

The fee is €3 Euros for the night, merely to cover fuel for the rescue Boats.

Simply attend Moville Pier at 6.30pm on a Thursday night, complete the registration form and you are good to go!!!

This is a great way to introduce the kids to sailing and much Fun.

For further information, please email

Sailing Programme 2017


The Sailing Programme 2017 has now been published.

To download a printable version, please click here.  

For further information, please email

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