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Foynes Yacht Club, Ireland

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[Foynes Yacht Club burgee]image by Rob Raeside, 14 September 2018

Estb: 1962. Location: Cooleen Point, Foynes, Co. Limerick.
Burgee: Pennant 4:8 (web image). Yellow field fimbriated red (0.5 wide) on upper and lower fly edges and charged with a black silhouette of a lighthouse within a white disk (2 units diameter) encircled with a thin black line.
"Clubís General Rules 3. The Club colours shall be Red and Gold with an emblem of the Beeves Rock Lighthouse."
Source: accessed 10 September 2918.

Note 1: "It was inevitable, of course, that with the increasing popularity of yachting on other coasts the pastime should develop in the [Shannon] Estuary. In July 1962 seven boat-owners, five from Limerick, one from Foynes and one from Newcastle West, got together in a Foynes local and simply formed a club. So Foynes Yacht Club was born."
Scott, R J. Foynes Yacht Club . . . . Itís Settings and Origins, 1991.
Source: accessed 10 September 2018,

Note 2: "This George Halpin designed lighthouse was established in 1855. Sited at the mouth of the River Fergus, it replaced a forty-year-old beacon. The work was slowed by adverse tidal conditions, which covered the rock with 8 feet of water at high tide. Beeves Rock was converted to unwatched in 1933 and came under the jurisdiction of the Limerick Harbour Commissioners in 1981."
Source: accessed 13 September 2018,
Peter Edwards, 14 September 2018