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Cumann Badoiri Acla has come up with a fundraiser for developing the club with a special emphasis on youth, including special needs youth. The event, which comprises a 10k run and a 5k walk, is meant to embrace all comers, takes place on the Westport Greenway on Saturday, August 30.
This Saturday at 5.45pm, the Achill Yawl Sailing Festival 2010 will be launched south of the bridge at Ostan Oilean Acla (Alice’s).
The legendary Yellow Rose is the new frontrunner in the Cumann Badoiri Acla Yawl racing season which started two weeks ago in Clare Island. This weekend saw Michael the Shore-Patten from Bunnacurry, Achill skipper his late father Sean's famous 26 footer yawl to two great victories in Mulranny, winning both the Mulranny Old Great Southern Hotel Regatta Cup and the Park Inn Hotel Cup in great style. Weather conditions for yawl racing in both Clare Island and Mulranny were good, though the first race in Mulranny was confined to one lap due to the light breeze, which soon picked up for the second race. Michael The Shore in the Yellow Rose has been the one to watch this year. He started the yawl season in fine form with a number two placing in the Clare Island Yawl Race just two weeks ago. He was beaten to the post by a fine perfromance by the well experienced and celebrated Sean Patten Belfarsad and crew in San Telmo who had a stunning victory in Clare Island just the week before. But Michael TheShore was not to be outdone in Mulranny where he robbed Beagnach Neamh of silver in the first race, and then went on to storm ahead of San Telmo in the second Mulranny race. John Dara O'Malley in Beagnach Neamh had to settle for third place on this outing.
The cat is among the pigeons in Achill these days thanks to a truly exciting series of yawl races in Derreens, Achill over the weekend. Indeed everyone agrees that there’s no better location for yawl racing than Derreens where many scores of people watched the weekend races from the Achill and Curraun shores. The panoramic view for spectators was only equalled by the thrills experienced by those who watched the yawls battle it out to be first to the finishing line in the annual Cruinniu Badoiri Acla.
There's so much more to yawl racing than meets the eye! That's the verdict of people here generally as the annual Cruinniu Badoiri Acla continues to thrill the local population and visitors alike. This weekend past was no exception for great yawl racing despite “feast to famine” weather conditions which ranged from raging storm to midge friendly calm. Saturday's race in Tonragee (which translates as “back to the wind” ) was cancelled due to too much wind.
The annual Yawl Man's Ball will take place on Saturday October 3 in Óstán Oileán Acla at 8pm. The prestigious Yawl of the Year Cup winners will be announced along with Sportsperson of the Year. Tickets are €30 available from any of the club members or at Óstán Oileán Acla.