Sailing on the Shannon Navigation
On the Shannon, Lough Ree and Lough Derg are the main hubs with some sail training taking place on Lough Allen. Idyllic open water, with predominantly westerly breezes make for ideal sailing conditions. There is a little more traffic in the area but all are well aware that power boats give way to sail.
Sailing Clubs on Lough Derg and Lough Ree and training centres on Lough Ree, Derg and Lough Allen provide mutliple opportunities for learners to come to grips with this sport that many enjoy from 7-70+years.
In competitve sailing terms Lough Derg is home mainly to dinghy fleets, while Lough Ree hosts events for both dinghy and keelboat fleets.
Lough Derg is also home to the only sail boat hire business on the inland waterways.
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