Cruising Logs..


We are inviting authors to submit their cruising log detailing their adventures during the past year. The best log will sail away with the Gollan Cup.

There have been some impressive logs in the past number of years and we hope that this year we can continue that trend.

Please email your entry to either Peter @ or Fergal @ Closing date for entries is 3rd November 2019.

Dinner Dance 15th Nov 2019

Just to confirm the date for the dinner dance is 15th Nov in An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Co. Donegal.

We kindly as skippers to gather numbers from their respective crews. We would like provisional numbers as soon as possible.

Trophies 2018/2019

It is time for those who won trophies last year to return them so that they can be prepared for the prize giving at this year’s dinner dance on in early November. I have written out to all prize winners from last year with directions about how to return them. If you are a prizewinner and haven’t received an email, can you contact me at:


2019 AGM

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Lough Swilly Yacht Club will take place on Tuesday 26th November at 7:30 pm in the clubhouse, all members welcome. Mark your calendar!


Admiralty Small Craft Folio charts

Withdrawal of Admiralty Small Craft Folio charts:  tell UKHO your views by October 11

UK Hydrographic Office has just announced that it is planning to withdraw the Small Craft Leisure Packs.

‘The intention to retire the Admiralty Small Craft Folios is in response to the changing requirements of users and to increase the frequency of updates. As an alternative to the Small Craft Folios, established suppliers in the small craft market will continue to be able to license data from the UKHO to serve those who do not wish to operate digitally. You are requested to provide feedback to before Friday October 11, 2019.

More information on how this will be implemented will be shared later in the year. Standard Nautical Charts are unaffected’.