Achill Yawl Festival / Cruinniú Bádóirí Acla

The 2018 Achill Yawl Festival / Cruinniú Bádóirí Acla takes place from July to September, with races taking place most weekends.

Achill Yawl Racing Boats

See the Achill Yawl Sailing facebook page for latest updates, or scroll down to view race listings. Please note, events are subject to weather conditions.

2018 Race Schedule:

Saturday 30th June
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Carney Family Yawl Race (7.00pm) & Seamus Patten Memorial Cup (8.00pm)
7pm & 8pm

Saturday 7th July
Óstán Ghob A’Choire, Achill Sound
Achill Sound Hotel Cup
1.30pm

Saturday 21st July
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Michael McLoughlin Memorial Race
2.00pm

Sunday 22nd July
Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny
Mulranny Park Hotel Cup (1.30pm), Pat Kenny Memorial Yawl Race (2.30pm) & Old Mulranny Regatta Cup (3.30pm)
1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm. Commentary & BBQ on the pier followed by Fitness with Pamela on Mulranny beach at 4.30.

Saturday 28th July
Patten’s Bar, Dereens
Patten’s Bar Yawl Race
6.30pm

Sunday 29th July
Patten’s Bar, Dereens
Johnny Patten Memorial Cup
7.00pm

Sunday 5th August
Innishbiggle Island
Michael J. O’Malley Memorial Cup
3.00pm

Monday 6th August
Compass Bar, Curraun
John F. Patten Memorial Cup
1.00pm

Tuesday 7th August
Patten’s Bar, Dereens
The Commentator’s Cup
3.00pm

Wednesday 8th August
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Alice Sweeney Memorial Cup
4.30pm

Thursday 9th August
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
‘Sean The Shore’ Memorial Cup
4.30pm

Friday 10th August
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
John Eneas McNulty Memorial Cup
5.00pm

Saturday 11th August
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
John Corrigan Memorial Cup
6.30pm

Sunday 12th August
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
Patrick McLoughlin Memorial Cup
7.00pm

Saturday 18th August
Achill Beg
Achill Beg Festival Yawl Race
3.00pm

Saturday 25th August
McLoughlin’s Bar, Achill Sound
All Girls Yawl Race
6.00pm

Sunday 26th August
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
Dominic Kelly Family Butcher’s Race
6.00pm

 
 

Achill Yawls


achill-island-tourism-12The Achill Yawl Festival (Cruinniú Bádóirí Acla) is an annual series of races involving traditional Achill yawl sailing boats. The races take place at various locations around Achill Island, including at Mulranny and Clare Island off the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland.

The Achill Yawl is a traditional wooden sailing boat with a solid hull and a single mast. In recent years, partly due to the success of Cruinniú Bádóirí Acla, there has been a revival in this traditional vessel. A dedicated workshop has even been established at Mulranny to build new yawls, and the first craft from this enterprise was sold in 2003 to a customer in Boston, USA.

achill-island-tourism-11The Achill Yawl Festival runs from July to September each year, with races taking place at weekends and in the evenings (when tides allow). An exciting spectator sport, the races are keenly contested by local teams from the Achill and Mulranny areas.

Tá Cumann Bádóirí Acla ag iarraidh cultúir agus traidisiúin seoltóireachta an yawl a chosaint agus a leanú amach. Béidh béim dhá chur ar labhairt na Gaeilge insna h-imeachtaí seo.

achill-island-tourism-10Le cúpla bliain anuas tá uimhir na mbád árdaí ó 3 go 13. ‘Sé an cuspóir atá againn cur leis an bfás iontach seo. Tuigeann Cumann Bádóirí Acla an tábhacht atá leis an chultúir agus an teanga a chaomhnú. Béidh imeachtaí na Féile dhá reachtáil tré mheán na Gaeilge. Baineann na sluaite a bhíonn i láthair ag na rásaí an-tsásamh as an spórt ársa seo, as an scil iontach a bhaineann le gabhail na Yawlta agus an choimhlint ghéar a bhíonn ann le ceann scríbe a bhaint amach.