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

Adult Dinghy Sailing Course: Over 18


Adult Dinghy Sailing Course:        Over 18

Description:        The course will be run over five Monday nights at Inish adventures in Moville.

The Aim is to achieve between ISA levels 2/3 depending on experience.

This course is open to absolute beginners.

Inish adventures have a number of sailing boats and rescue boats to accommodate the course.  As well as their Instructors, members from MBC will also be on hand to help with the coaching and general tasks


Monday 22nd May

Monday 29th May

Monday 5th June

Monday 12th June

Monday 19th June


Location:              Inish Adventures – Moville

Cost:                      €20.00 Euros per person               total cost of Course         €100.00 Euros

Start time            6.30pm Sharp

Provision of Services:

The provision of life Jackets, Helmets, changing areas, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provide.

(Included in the cost)

This course is limited to the first 20 people registered.

Contact:               Joe Kelly






All available 2016 results now updated


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