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May 6th, 2010

Great days at Crom Castle Boat House

At Crom Boat House in the early 1900s.The great days of Crom Castle, as a social centre, revolved around the yachting regattas of the Lough Erne Yacht Club. Royalty, Viceroys of Ireland and members of the great families of Ireland and England made Crom their home during August every year.

At Crom Boat House in the early 1900s.The great days of Crom Castle, as a social centre, revolved around the yachting regattas of the Lough Erne Yacht Club. Royalty, Viceroys of Ireland and members of the great families of Ireland and England made Crom their home during August every year.

Crom Bay in the mid 1880s. The large paddle steamer in the foreground is the Eglington and belonged to Lord Erne. The yacht with sails set is Edward Saunderson's cutter Witch, designed and built by her owner at Castle Saunderson.

Crom Bay in the mid 1880s. The large paddle steamer in the foreground is the Eglington and belonged to Lord Erne. The yacht with sails set is Edward Saunderson's cutter Witch, designed and built by her owner at Castle Saunderson.

May 5th, 2010

WATERWAYS IRELAND CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA 2010

Waterways IrelandLough Erne Classic Yacht Association and Waterway’s Ireland are holding their Classic Regatta with sail, steam and motor boats at Crom, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland from Friday 27 to Monday 30 August, with yachts visiting from all over Ireland and the UK.
This promises to be a great weekend for all yachting enthusiasts and families alike. Not since 1913 when Crom was the social hub, and centre of the inland yachting world has there been such an assemblage of classic craft.
Up to 100 classic sail and steam yachts are expected to fill the bays surrounding Crom Castle, and likely to be joined by many other visitors on cruisers converging from across the Shannon-Erne system.
One highlight of the weekend’s activities is a series of races between two of Linton Hope’s one-designs, the Broad’s Brown Boats and Fairy Class yachts belonging to the Lough Erne Yacht Club, competing for a special challenge trophy, the first time these fleets have raced against each other.
While classic yachts will take pride of place at this event the whole National Trust estate will be alive with activity as music, vintage cars and live demonstrations of steam powered Edwardian vessels add to the range of attractions on offer. For further details on the Regatta see Events


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