SOD Sailing Events

Shannon One Design Programme 2017

Shannon One Designs (SODs) were originally conceived in the 1920’s in an effort to standardise boat design and ensure fair sailing amongst competitors. The success of this idea has ensured that the fleet of SODs has grown throughout the years. Much of the success of the design can be attributed to the fact that the boats are designed for the Inland Waterways and the conditions that are particular to the areas in which they sail. The boats themselves are very enjoyable to sail and although classic in design, are relatively high performance considering the era in which they were conceived. It is the combination of the previous factors, coupled with a very high standard of sailing in the fleet, which has continued to endear these boats to those who sail them. Many generations of the same families often sail together in the class, and it could be said that the class as a whole is rather like a large family, with a very enjoyable social scene surrounding events.
The events run at the club throughout the year are a very varied mixture of excellent sailing on some quite imaginative courses and post sailing socialising, the emphasis always being on having fun. The season is quite long with a great spread of events to suit weekend sailors as well as those who live more locally who can avail of the midweek racing in the evenings. Please do come along and join in, as it is the people involved who contribute to the success of these events throughout the year. If anyone is interested in seeing what the SOD sailing scene is like, they will be warmly welcomed at any of the events scheduled throughout the year.

Month Date Event

April - May 29, 30, 01 Lough Corrib Regatta (Cong), Granuaile Trophy, 1st Race 12.00hrs Saturday
May 11,18,25 Wednesday Racing, start 19.00hrs

  20 - 21 Inner Lakes Regatta, 1st Race 12.00 Saturday

  03 - 05 Whit Regatta, LRYC Challenge Cup, 1st Race 11.00hrs Saturday
  1,8,15,22,29 Wednesday Racing, start 19.00hrs
  17 - 18 Mid June Regatta, Hexagon Trophy & more, 1st Race 11:00 Saturday
  24 - 25 50th Long Distance Race, Shannon Development Cup, Day Cup and more

  5,12,19,26 Midweek Racing- July, Clonmacnoise Cup. Bring your own BBQ.
2 Races back to back, start 19:00hrs
  15 - 16 Triangles Weekend
  29 - 30 Kiwi Regatta
August 5 - 11 LRYC Annual Regatta

  2,23,30 Wednesday Evening Racing

September 6,13 Wednesday Evening Racing
  9 - 10 North Shannon Regatta, Lanesborough. 1st Race 11.00hrs Saturday

  16 - 17 Homecoming Regatta

November   LRYC SOD Annual Meeting, to take place 1 hour before the annual LRYC AGM