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Lough Derg Yacht Club, founded in 1835,  is situated in Dromineer, close to Nenagh, in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. New members are always welcome. If you would like to join please see the Membership Page.

Fishermen at the club are always willing to lend their knowledge and skill to visitors and new members.

The Clubhouse hosts many formal and informal social gatherings.

Children and teenagers receive excellent tuition during the junior sailing courses, which can lead to ISA instructor qualifications.

The annual regatta is the highlight of the sailing calendar for adults and children combing racing with a vibrant social scene.

Dromineer Bay is a regular venue for regional and national sailing competitions hosted by the club.

Shannon One Design
The Shannon One Design (SOD) is an 18 foot boat unique to the lakes of Derg and Ree on the Shannon. On the 29th January 1920 a meeting of delegates from the Lough Derg, Lough Ree and North Shannon Yacht Club was held in the Prince of Wales Hotel in Athlone to set about the introduction of a one-design class racing boat on the Shannon. Up to that point there were many different types of boats, in particular 18 footers sailed and raced on the lake. The SOD 'Design 102' by Morgan Giles was based on his Essex One Design both in profile and in sections
The first Shannon One design trial boat was ordered in 1921 from Walter Levinge by L. Graham (Boy) Toler, and named 'Phyllis' later numbered SOD 43 and renamed 'Red Boat' in 1923. The new class should have commenced numbering at No 1, but this did not happen. Numbering of the following boats began at number 32.
The Shannon One Design began to race in earnest in 1992. New hull and sail specifications were adopted in 1989 to take into consideration emerging marine technologies. There is keen competition in the two major regattas at Lough Derg YC and Lough Ree YC in August. The Shannon One design boat register now stands at No 156 as of 1999.

The Shannon One Design Class Association (SODA) was established in 1961 and can be contacted by writing to either: SODA, The Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or SODA, Lough Ree Yacht Club, Ballyglass, Coosan, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Ireland

Last updated 21:35 on 17 October 2023

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