Series C 2018

  26/05/18 02/06/18 16/06/18 30/06/18    
Series C R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8    
Ken L/Davy L 1 1                
Anton H/Aidan O D 2 2                
Kevin L/James L 6 rtd 3                
Bill J/Mary J 3 5                
Kevin T 4 4              

Series C Races 1 +2 26/05/18
Racing today in bright sunny, windy weather. Perfect! Costa Derry!
Start at the Perch, beat to Faughan, reach to Conniborrow, run back to Leonard’s mark. Lap one was very windy and no one fancied the spinnakers. Lap two the spinnakers were all out. Welcome to Aidan O D to sailing with LFYC.

A long beat and a pretty dead run on the way back were hard work for Kevin T in the Laser. Anton H and Aidan O D going very well on the beat.

Peace Bridge Race

Peace Bridge Race 2018
 
James P H/Alan T 1
Ken L/Davy L 2
Anton H/Joy W 3
Bill J/crew 4
Ciaran M/Eva M 5

Very windy. A tough sail up through the channel. Spinnakers all the way home. A great test of sailing excellence in Lough Foyle. The stretch through the narrows was a very dead run. Anton H and Joy W saw Ken and Davy L and fancied that if they could hold the course without a Jibe they might catch them. It was working and then suddenly there was some swimming. Recovery was without made without difficulty and completed when Joy W had carefully put her sunglasses in her pocket. Lol.

Many thanks to Liam H and Big Pete who came up to provide rescue cover and to lay the mark. Greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to James P H and Alan T who won the John Hume/University of Ulster trophy for 2018.

Peace Bridge Race – past winners

1st Peace Bridge Race 2012 (Keith L and Dessie H)

2nd Peace Bridge Race 2013 (Keith L and Alan T)

3rd Peace Bridge Race 2014 (Ken L and Davy L)

4rth Peace Bridge Race 2015 (Ken L and Davy L)

5th Peace Bridge Race 2016 (Gareth G and Richard G)

6th Peace Bridge Race 2017 (Ken L and Davy L)

 

Series D 2018

  16/05/18 23/05/18 30/05/18            
Series D R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6            
Ken L/Davy L 2 1 1 1 1              
Anton H/Aidan O D
3 5 2 4 2              
James P H/Alan T 1 3 3 3 5              
Bill J/Emerald H 4 4 6 6 4 RTD
             
George G RTD 2 4 2 5            

Races 1+2
Series D got of to a great start with a nice bright day with good wind (F4 to start). Sailing from the Perch to Faughan, Conniborrow, Leonard’s mark X2. Strong incoming tides. A big factor was when you choose to cross the channel. Great to see Emerald H out with Bill J. George G going very well in the Solo in race 2.

If all races scheduled are sailed then 2 discards will be applied.

Races 3+4, 23/05/18

F3 Variable, sailing in Culmore bay. A bright evening. A bit of a tussle on the start line in race 3 with all boats choosing the same point to start on. George G sailing very well in the solo. Ken and Davy clear in the lead in both races. Anton H sailing the club Laser.

Races 5+6 30/05/18

Race delayed for a while by a big Tanker leaving the port. A nice evening for sailing, F3. Racing from the Perch, to Conniborrow, then the beat continued to Faughan, then a run back to Leonards. Strong incoming tide. Bill J was sailing in the Laser. Only had time for one race.

Series H – Results and Reports

Schedule 2018 Series H, Results Table
12-May 09 – June 07-July 18- Aug
Entries R1 R2
Ken L/Davy L  1 2
Anton H/Kevin L 4 5
George G  3 3
Kevin T  2 1
Joy W/David T  6 DNC 4

Races 1+2
Series H got of to a great start with a nice bright day with good wind. Sailing in Culmore bay. Congratulations to Kevin T who was going very well in his laser today. George G also going very well in the Solo.

Great to see Kevin L out sailing with Anton H. Great also to see David T and Joy W back out on the water.

Series B 2018

Schedule 2018 Series B
04-Apr 11-Apr 18-Apr 25-Apr 02-May 09-May Points
Entries R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
James P H/Alan T  1  1  1 2  1  1 7
Bill J/Joe McC  2  2  4 5  4 4 21
Gareth G  4 DNF  6  6  5 4 4  29
 Anton H/Joy W  5  4  3  3  2  2  19
 Ken L/Peter L  5  3  2 1 4 4  19

Race Report 09/05/18

Very windy, but we decided to sail again. Just two boats ventured out. Alan T/James P H were unstoppable. Anton H/Joy W enjoyed the high winds and were pleased to get around the course without a swim!

That concludes Series B. No discards were applied.

First place: James P H/Alan T

Second place: Ken and Peter L

Third place: Anton H/Joy W

Race Report 02/05/18

Very windy, but we decided to sail. Racing today was very tight with three boats within a minute of each other. Big gusts causing all boats to loose sail sometimes in a hurry.

Note: Assuming we sail on may 9th just one discard will be applied (due to three races in the series being cancelled)

Also the new cabin arrived!! Its great, pictured here on the day it arrived. It has Male and Female changing rooms with showers. A kitchen also arrived which will in due course be fitted to the first cabin. construction is underway to make a decking feature.

Race Report 25/04/18

To windy: blown out!

Race Report 18/04/18

To windy: blown out!

Race Report 11/04/18

A steady breeze F2/3. Sailing from the Perch to Fahan, Conniborrow and back to a Mark near the Perch X2. High water was at the start of the start of the race. James P H and Alan T sailing very well with Bill J and Joe McC giving them a good chase.

NB: Back by popular demand: Two discard races will be allowed in the final result calculation. Assuming we sail on may 9th just one discard will be applied (due to three races in the series being canceled)

Race Report 04/04/18

Did not see this mid week race, the first such of the season. Racing for the first two Wednesdays has just one race per night. Once the nights get longer we expand to two races per night. Although I wasn’t racing I did note it was pretty windy, in fact it looked ideal.

Series A: Racing results and reports

Schedule 2018   Series A, Results Table
24-Mar 31-Mar 07-Apr 14-Apr 21-Apr 28-Apr
Entries R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
Ken L/Davy L 4d 1 1 1  2d 2  1  2  1  1 1  1 12
Bill J/Joe McC 3 3  2 3  4 5d  5d  4  2 3  4  4 32
 James P H/Alan T 1 4 4 2  1 1 5  4  7d  6d 4 4 30
Anton H/Owen McC 2 2  5  5  6d  7d  2  1  3  2  2  2 26
Kevin T 5 5  6d 6d  3 3  5  4  4  4 4 4 41
Gareth G/Richard G  8d 8d 3  4  6  7 5  4  7  6 4 4 50
James H (Snr)  6 6  9d 9d  6  7  5  4  7  6 4 4 55
Joy W (Laser)  8d  8d 7 8  6  7 5  4  7  6 4 4 66
 George G (Solo)  8  8  9d 9d  6  4  4 DNF 4  6  6 4 4 58

Race day 28/04/18 and FINAL RESULTS
Races 11+12 racing in Culmore bay on a fluky day with two 180 degree wind shifts. Beat up to Harts, get becalmed and then beat back to the power station in R1. In race two a reaching start and run up to Harts then a gust and run back to the power station.

Todays racing also concludes SERIES A. Two discard races have been allowed (marked d).

First place: Ken and Davy L

Second place: Anton H/Owen McC

Third place: James P H/Alan T

Race day 21/04/18
Races 9+10 A bright windy day – perfect for sailing. A request from the Harbour Master was received not to sail until a large boat passed into the port. The OD observed this request and racing was duly delayed by about 30 minutes. Racing from the start line between flags and Leonard’s mark. Up to the Power station, run to Faughan, reach to Conniburrow beat back to the power station. Windy and gusty with an exciting reach from Faughan to Conniburrow. Bill J and Joe McC took the lead in race one but Ken and Davy passed them on the reach – which was too tight for a spinnaker. Anton H took the Jibe mark too close and hit the mark with the main sheet and had to do a 360. In race 2 Anton H, racing in the club laser was buzzing the stern on Bill J and Joe McC on the reach. Bill and Joe pulled away again on the beat but Anton H took second on LFYC handicap. Kevin T got blown over  on the beat but managed a a dry capsize  – nice trick and recovered without much loss.

Race day 14/04/18
Races 7+8
A bright breezy day blowing Easterly F5 and gusty. A big wind shadow behind the power station causing all sorts of swirling conditions. Racing from the Perch to a mark by the old docks, reach down to Fahan then tight reach (no spinnaker) to Conniborrow. It was touch and go decision to fly the spinnaker at all. Great racing very tight between Anton H and Owen McC and Ken and Peter L in both races. Great to see George G out in his Solo.

NB: Back by popular demand: Two discard races will be allowed in the final result calculation.

Race day 07/04/18
Races 5+6
I didn’t see this race myself but note long race times in race 1 (winners at 78.50) and short race times in race 2 (winners at 28.01). I suspect light winds and a shorter race course set for race 2. Great to see George G on the score sheet. James H and Alan T sailing very well with two wins and moving up the series table.

Race day 31/03/18
Races 3+4
Racing at low tide from the perch to Faughan, tight reach over to a mark near Conniborrow back up to a mark near the Perch X2. Light winds N F2/3. Bright but a bit cold. Running aground was a high risk. Very strong flood tide in the second race. Making the correct navigation decisions was at a premium.

Ken and Davy L were on top form making it all look too easy. Great to see Joy W out in the club Laser.

Note: The results above reflect the LFYC handicap. Total number of participants in the race +2pts for a DNS. Total number of participants +1pt for a DNF. No discards will be applied.

Races 1+2
The first race of the season. Good luck to James P H who launched his new GP14 today. Great to be back sailing after a long summer and a beautiful day to start the season. Sunshine and a good breeze (F3-4). Sailing in Culmore Bay. Starting at the slipway, up to Harts, run down to Gilmores, reach over to the Power station through the line X 2 for the first race, X3 for the second. Good racing, lots of place changes. Great to see James H Snr out on the Phantom.

Schedule 2017 archive

Sat 01/04/17 10.00 A 2 11.34 GG
Wed 05/04/17 19.00 B 1 16.44 KL
Sat 08/04/17 16.00 A 2 18.25 AT
Wed 12/04/17 19.00 B 1 21.27 BJ
Sat 15/04/17 9.30 A 2 10.48 PF
Wed 19/04/17 19.00 B 1 14.55 AH
Sat 22/04/17 16.00 A 2 18.18 GG
Wed 26/04/17 19.00 B 2 20.42 JH
Sat 29/04/17 9.30 A 2 10.35 GG
Wed 03/05/17 19.00 B 2 14.52 KL
Fri 05/05/17 18.00 Training BJ
Sat 06/05/17 15.00 A 2 18.14 AT
Wed 10/05/17 19.00 N 2 20.34 BJ
Fri 12/05/17 18.00 Training AH/Michael
Sat 13/05/17 10.00 Training G1 BJ
Sat 13/05/17 13.00 Training G2 Push the Boat out! Event
BJ
Wed 17/05/17 19.00 D 2 12.45 AH
Fri 19/05/17 18.00 Training KL/JH
Sat 20/05/17 17.00 Peace Bridge Race 1 16.31 PF
Wed 24/05/17 19.00 N Novice crew 2 19.43 JH
Fri 26/05/17 18.00 Training OMcC/JPH
Sat 27/05/17 17.00 C 2 21.47 GG
Wed 31/05/17 19.00 D 2 13.47 KL
Fri 02/06/17 18.00 Training BJ/Nigel
Sat 03/06/17 15.00 C 2 16.34 AT
Wed 07/06/16 19.00 D 2 19.42 BJ
Fri 09/06/17 18.00 Training AH/Michael
Sat 10/06/17 17.00 C 2 21.16 PF
Wed 14/06/17 19.00 C 2 23.56 KL
Fri 16/06/17 18.00 Training KL/JH
Sat 17/06/17 12.00 C 2 14.23 AT
Wed 21/06/17 19.00 D 2 18.41 BJ
Fri 23/06/17 18.00 Training OMcC/JPH
Sat 24/06/17 11.00 Cruising BJ
Sat 24/06/17 17.00 I 2 24.53 AH
Wed 28/06/17 19.00 D 2 12.06 GG
Fri 30/06/17 18.00 Training BJ/Nigel
Sat 01/07/17 12.00 Dinghy Regatta 2 14.18 PF
Wed 05/07/17 19.00 E 2 18.45 GG
Fri 07/07/17 17.00 Training OMcC/JPH
Fri 07/07/17 19.00 Punts 2 19.8 RL
Sat 08/07/17 17.00 I 2 20.28 KL
Wed 12/07/17 19.00 E 2 22.53 AT
Fri 14/07/17 18.00 Training KL/JH
Sat 15/07/17 11.00 F 2 12.44 BJ
Wed 19/07/17 19.00 E 2 17.26 AH
Fri 14/07/17 17.00 Training OMcC/JPH
Fri 21/07/17 19.00 Punts 2 19.18 KL
Sat 22/07/17 11.00 Cruising BJ/Nigel
Sat 22/07/17 17.00 F 2 20.02 GG
Wed 26/07/17 19.00 E 2 22.53 JH
Fri 28/07/17 18.00 Training BJ/Nigel
Sat 29/07/17 11.00 F 2 12.29 KL
Wed 02/08/17 19.00 E 2 17.26 GG
Fri 04/08/17 18.00 Training AH/Michael
Sat 05/08/17 Moville Regatta 2
Wed 09/08/17 19.00 E 2 21.54 AT
Fri 11/08/17 18.00 Training KL/JH
Sat 12/08/17 10.00 F 2 11.29 BJ
Wed 16/08/17 19.00 G 2 15.46 AH
Fri 18/08/17 19.00 Culmore Regatta punts
Sat 19/08/17 Culmore Regatta 2 19.42 GG
Wed 23/08/17 19.00 G 2 21.49 JH
Sat 26/08/17 10.00 F 2 11.25 RL/KL
Wed 30/08/17 19.00 G 2 11.40 GG
Fri 01/09/17 18.00 Training AH/Michael
Sat 02/09/17 14.00 H 18.41 KL
Wed 06/09/17 17.00 G 2 20.54 AT
Fri 08/09/17 18.00 Training KL/JH
Sat 09/09/17 9.30 H 2 10.23 BJ
Fri 15/09/17 18.00 Training OMcC/JPH
Sat 16/09/17 15.00 H 2 18.13 JH
Fri 22/09/17 18.00 Training BJ/Nigel
Sat 23/09/17 9.30 2 10.25 AH
Sat 30/09/17 14.00 H 2 17.18 GG
Sat 07/10/17 16.00 H 2 21.42 PF
Sat 14/10/17 14.00 Foyle Flotilla 2 16.48 GG
Sat 21/10/17 16.00 Brian Frazer cup. 2 21.24 GD
Sat 28/10/17 13.00 Hot Toddy+Foyle Festival Cup 3 15.31 GD
Sat 04/11/17 11.00 Frostbite (lasers) 3 13.50 KL
Sat 11/11/17 11.00 Frostbite (lasers) 3 13.59 KL
Sat 18/11/17 11.00 Frostbite (lasers) 3 13.32 KL
Sat 25/11/17 11.00 Frostbite (lasers) 3 11.51 KL

Races start on time: The time of the race start indicated is the time of the five minute gun. It is up to sailors and crew to be on the water and in the proximity of start line. The OD (depends who it is, take your chances) will (probably) not wait!

Rescue Coxwain: Liam Harrigan (unless stated)
OD: Peter Fallon Snr (unless stated)

Shrove Regatta – 29-30 July 2017
Greencastle Regatta – 12 – 13 August 2017

GP14 EVENTS 2017
29-30 Apr – O’Tiarnaigh Challenge & Purcell Trophy
17-18 June – Ulster Championships
7-9 July – Leinster Championships
19-21 August – Irish Championships
16-17 September – Autumn Open
14-15 October – Hot Toddy
2016 Race reports (archive)
2015 Race reports (archive)
2014 Race reports (archive)
2013 Race reports (archive)
2012 Race reports (archive),
2011 Race reports (archive),
2010 Race reports (archive)

Frostbite 25/11/17

The last sail of the year – and it felt like it. Windy, rainy, cold. Nonetheless two lasers went out.

Race 9

1st Anton H
2nd Kevin T

Race 10

1st Anton H
2nd Kevin T

Race 11

1st Anton H
2nd Kevin T

A few dodgy Jibes today over near the jetty – made more difficult because the wind near there is affected by the power station.
After the sailing we adjourned to the hut and had Christmas Pudding. Many thanks to Liam and Ken and Pete for rescue and officer duties.

As we were packing up work was in full flow laying the timber founds for the new changing room. It will be a great bonus next year – see you then.

O+O 2017

Frostbite 18/11/17

Frostbite Series            
11/11/17            
  Race 6 Corrected Race 7 Corrected Race 8 Corrected
Anton H/Joy W 4 1146 1 754 1 404
George G 1 1011 2 785 3 454
Kevin T 3 1141 3 826 2 419
James McL 2 1063 4 832 4 478

Three short races, first race two laps, second and third one lap each. Wind picked up for last race leading to very fast times. Anton H and Joy W showing a bit of nice style with quick spinaker raising and lowering.

Frostbite 11/11/17

Frostbite Series        
11/11/17        
  Race 4 Corrected Race 5 Corrected
Anton H/Joy W 1 2048 1 1801
James McL 2 2068 2 2083
George G 3 2269 3 2160

Racing in Culmore Bay, James McL going very well in the Laser. Shifty conditions ranging from F1 to F5. Cold but bright and sunny. Race No 4 was two laps, Race No 5 was one lap.

To keep people warm instead of the usual five we adopted a two minute gun for the frostbite series. Two mins, one min, Go.
After the racing we headed to the hut for coffee.