Complementary wine and cheese event at 7pm on Friday evening, please enter the number attending on your booking form.
Saturday evening from 7pm, pig on spit with selection of salads and dessert followed by music event at €28 per person.
Cruiser mooring booking at LDYC at €10 per night. Please select number of nights required. LRYC sailors and their boats are welcome at the club from Sunday 26th of June following the long distance race. Please tick number of nights required on booking form.
Complementary SOD space if arriving prior to Friday July 1st - number of nights and preference for SOD on the waterfront space or SOD on trailer parking.
Camping available and must be booked through event. Campervan/caravans €20 per night small tent €10. Electricity cards can be purchase at registration.
Complementary Teas at 3pm in club house Saturday and Sunday.
Greg will be providing gourmet tacos, burgers and salads at LDYC on:
Friday July 1st from 4-10pm
Sunday July 3rd from 12-3pm
Greg is an athlete himself and enjoys providing exciting, healthy & colourful high quality food on the go. There will be plenty of seating provided around the club house. His menu’s can be seen at www.casastreetkitchen.com and he has great photos up on his instagram and Facebook pages.
The Lake Café is highly recommended. Open daily from 8:30am with the most important meal of the day, Breakfast! The extensive menu is sure to leave your mouth watering. Award winning, locally roasted Ponaire coffee is served and there is a strong preference for local and artisan produce. A casual atmosphere with great food. More information at www.loughderghouse.ie/the-lake-cafe-domineer.
The Shannon-One-Design Centenary
2022 marks the centenary of the Shannon-One-Design (SOD) although strictly speaking the prototype boat, ‘Phyllis’, was built in 1921. ‘Phyllis’ took part in her first race in Dromineer on the week commencing 24 August 1921 and so began Lough Derg Yacht Clubs life-blood and primary class for a century.
As the saying goes: ‘There are friends for a reason, friends for a season and friends for life.’ The SOD class has undoubtedly created and continues to create friendships for life as well as friendships that have survived many generations and that will hopefully endure many lifetimes more. In some cases, including my parents and grandparents, the class sparked friendships that turned into relationships, that morphed into marriages that blossomed into families (and may that give the youth in the teenage discos pause!). Fortunately the class continues to bring new friends into it each year and we are so lucky to have such fun people join the mayhem and madness of SOD regattas.
It is a great achievement and testament to sailors past and present that the SOD, described by Irish Times diarist, Seamus Kelly, as a ‘tender, tricky, fast, loveable - hateable class of a yoke’ is going to celebrate 100 years in 2022. Of course, the SOD is not unique to LDYC and we share an intertwined and illustrious history with our sister club Lough Ree Yacht Club (LRYC). We are incredibly lucky to have this long-standing bond with our sister club which has enriched our own regattas and provided us with responsibility-free away events!
The SOD centenary season will kicked-off the SOD Association dinner on 5 March in the National Yacht Club in Dublin.
Every Wednesday and every regatta in 2022 will be a celebration of the SOD but the SOD Association Governing Body has agreed with LDYC and LRYC that there will be two headline centenary celebrations events: LDYC Centenary event on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July and LRYC Centenary event on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th July.
These will be events for the future history books and hopefully we will continue the long tradition of sailing and racing the ‘loveable - hateable’ SOD with our sister club LRYC. Perhaps boats and faces that have been enjoying a little ‘rest’ will be seen on the waters of the Shannon once again and the adventurous spirit of the SOD can be rejuvenated (COVID restrictions permitting) by expeditions to our away regattas in Mountshannon, Terryglass, Lough Ree, Lough Corrib and the North Shannon through-out the year.
We already have a very good SOD History written by Bunny Goodbody and Ruth Delany which was published in 2000 for the 75th anniversary of the class under the title ‘The Shannon One Design Class 1922-1999.’ The centenary will be marked by a publication of stories and memories written by past and present owners and sailors of the SOD; the stories and memories of the class by the members themselves. The publication will be supported by a range of beautiful photographs spanning the 100 year life of the class. It will be on sale in hardback during the summer of 2022.