History

History of the Club

Founded by John Talliss in 2002, the club has now passed its tenth aniversary and is firmly established among the community.

  The name of the sailing club was dedicated to John’s late wife and first mate, Ethel Irene.

With a background of dinghy racing from the 1950’s, it was John’s desire to bring the sport of sailing to the youth of Mojacar. With this in mind he set about starting a sailing club by building 2 Oppies in 2001 and then went onto aquire a further 8 more dinghies over the next year. Through the generosity of the Town Hall, the inaugural meeting of the club was held on the 1st June 2002 with a boat show held in the Village of Mojacar. The day was very successful and attended by many people. From these early beginnings the club has become firmly established with a very friendly, cosmopolitan, membership and brings great pleasure to many sailing enthusiasts.

History of Santa Irene

Sister of Saint Agape and Saint Chionia. A teenage Saint the youngest of 3 sisters. Convicted of possessing the Scriptures despite a prohibition issued in 303 by Emperor Diocletian. Following the martyrdom of her sisters, Irene was ordered to deny the faith, she refused and was martyred in 304 A.D. She is the patron Saint of Peace.