Race Results 13/03/20 – a staggering start to the season

  14/03/20         Points Discard  
Series A R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9        
James P H/Alan T 2 1                 3   3
George G 3 2                 5   5
Anton H 1 5                 6   6
Bill J 5 5                 10   10

So, somewhat in the shadow of the Coronavirus the sailing season started. On the 14th of March four brave and hardy boats gathered for the first race of the season. It was windy! In race one Bill J in the club laser hit some technical issues and was out before the race started. Anton H managed to catch up on James P H and Alan T in their new GP and took the race on LFYC handicap. In race two Anton H capsized just before start. Got back up well enough and figured he was well placed for a nice start line. For a few moments all was going well. He then cut the end of the pier to tight and came to crunching stop as the dagger board hit the submerged pier. The OD managed (just) to suppress laughter and everybody sympathized in the usual LFYC way.

James and Alan screamed off and won the race going very well in the new GP.

And so ended day one of the season.

The days sailing reported above might pass without further comment EXCEPT for the Coronavirus. The Commodore has suspended all sailing activity for the time being. We will need to figure out a new schedule in due course. For the meantime its goodnight from LFYC, stay safe and we look forward to future fairer winds and meeting again sooner rather than later.

 

2019 Archive

Day Date Start time Series Races High water course
Sat 16/03/19 1400 A 2 1620 G.Gilmore
Sat 23/03/19 0900 A 2 904 A.Thompson
Sat 30/03/19 1430 A 2 1657 B.Johnson
Tue 02/04/19 1900 B 1 1952 A.Hutton
Thur O4/04/19 1900 B 1 2036 J.Hockley
Sat 06/04/19 1900 A 2 2127 C.Moore
Sat 13/04/19 1330 A 2 1539 A.O’Driscoll
Tue 16/04/19 1900 B 2 1853 K.Louden
Thur 18/04/19 1900 B 2 2011 K.Tuffy
Sat 20/04/19 1800 A 2 2122 K.Lynch
Sat 27/04/19 1400 N 2 1554 G.Gilmore
Thur 02/05/19 1900 B 2 1941 A.Thompson
Sat 04/05/19 1830 C 2 2032 B.Johnson
Tue 07/05/19 1900 B 2 2213 A.Hutton
Sat 11/05/19 1200 N 2 1346 C.Moore
Sat 18/05/19 1900 C 2 2025 A.O’Driscoll
Tue 21/05/19 1900 D 2 2215 K.Louden
Thur 23/05/19 1900 D 2 2344 K.Tuffy
Sat 25/05/19 1230 E 1 1319

 

L.Harrigan

 

Sat 01/06/19 1730 C 2 1936 O.McCauley
Tue 04/06/19 1900 D 2 2121 J.Lynch
GP14 Ulster Championship Sat 8th and Sunday 9th
Fri 14/06/19 1900 Training 1848
Sat 15/06/19 1800 C 2 1931 J.Hockley
Tue 18/06/19 1900 D 2 2123 C.Moore
Fri 21/06/19 1900 Training 2323
Sat 22/06/19 1000 C 2 1149 A.ODriscoll
Fri 28/06/19 1900 Training 1748
Sat 29/06/19 1700 Dinghy Regatta
B
2 1833 K.Louden
Tue 02/07/19 1900 F 2 2030 K.Tuffy
Thur 04/07/19 1900 F 2 2155 O.McCauley
Fri 05/07/19 1900 Training 2241
Sat 06/07/19 1000 Peace Bridge 2 1120

+33mins

J.Lynch
Fri 12/07/19 1900 Training 1735
Sat 13/07/19 1700 N 2 1834 K.Lynch
Tue 16/07/19 1900 F 2 2036 G.Gallagher
Thur 18/07/19 1900 F 2 2147 R.Gallagher
Fri 19/07/19 1900 Training 2222
Sat 20/07/19 0930 E 2 1044 A.Thompson
Fri 26/07/19 1900 Training 1558
Sat 27/07/19 1530 E 2 1709 B.Johnson
Tue 30/07/19 1900 F 2 1939 A.Hutton
Thur 01/08/19 1900 F 2 2102 C.Moore
Sat 03/08/19 0930 N 2 1017 A.O’Driscoll
Sat 10/08/19 1600 N 2 1719 G.Gilmore
Tue 13/08/19 1900 G 2 1950 J.Johnson
Thur 15/08/19 1900 G 2 2057 K.Tuffy
Sat 17/08/19 1900 N 2 2158 K.Louden
Sat 24/08/19 Culmore Regatta
Thur 29/08/19 1900 G 2 2006 J.Hockley
Sat 31/08/19 1900 E
2 2126 A.Thompson
Sat 07/09/19 1400 Foyle Festival Cup 2 1537 G.Gallagher
Sat 14/09/19 1700 N 2 2101 C.Moore
Sat 21/09/19 1100 H 2 1239 K.Lynch
Sat 28/09/19 1700 Brian Frazer Shield 2 2023 A.Hutton
Sat 05/10/19 1130 H 2 1327 J.Lynch
Sat 12/10/19 1700 H 2 2003 O.McCauley
Sat 19/10/19 1000 N 2 1124 B.Johnson
Sat 26/10/19 1700 Hot Toddy (H)
2 1919 G.Doherty
Sat 02/11/19 1000 Frostbite 2 1046 A.O’Driscoll
Sat 09/11/19 1500 Frostbite 2 1200 A.Hutton
Sat 16/11/19 900 Frostbite 2 929 G.Gilmore
Sat 23/11/19 1500 Frostbite 2 1712 B.Johnson
Sat 30/11/19 900 Frostbite 2 940 K.Tuffy

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)

Regattas

Shroove 3rd + 4th August

Moville 5th August

Greencastle 10th August

Culmore 24th August

GP 14 EVENTS

Date Event Venue
Sat 27-28 Apr O’Tiarnaigh Mullingar Sailing Club
Sat 11-12 May Munsters Cullaun Sailing Club
Sat 8-9 June Ulsters Lough Foyle Sailing Club
Fri 12-14 July Leinster Dun Laoghaire
UK Nationals Abersoch
Sat 3-9 Aug
Fri 16-18 Aug Irish Nationals & Masters Skerries Sailing Club
Sat 14-15 Sep Autumn Open/Youths Sutton Dinghy Club
Sat 28-29 Sep Inter Schools Sutton Dinghy Club
Sat 19-20 Oct Hot Toddy Lough Erne Yacht Club

2018 Race reports (archive)
2017 Race reports (archive)
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 Series 2019

  02/11/19 09/11/19 16/11/19 23/11/19   30/11/19    
Frostbite 2019 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11    
Aidan O D 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 2 1 1   22
Anton H 1 5 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2   22
George G 4 1 2 3 3 4 6 6 6 4 3   42
Kevin T 3 3 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4   42
Bill J 7 7 3 1 6 6 3 3 3 6 6   51
Joy W 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6   61

Frostbite 30/11/19

Last race of the year today. Congratulations to Aidan O D who wins the Frostbite series. He drew on points with Anton H but wins it on more firsts. George G and Kevin T also draw on points with George G winning on the basis that he had one First place. Many thanks to Liam and Pete and Ken L for their support in the frostbite series.

Frostbite 23/11/19

Mild today. We managed three races. Very competitive starts and great racing.  Anto H managed to get nice acceleration out of the tidal line on the channel. Nice zig zag course over the channel and back.

Frostbite 16/11/19

Four boats sailing. Very cold today. The two minute start sequence was put into operation. A course was devised to ensure lots of mark roundings to keep everybody warm. Aidan O D sailing brilliantly. Many thanks to Ken L for the scones. Thanks also to Liam and Pete for being the OD and rescue cover.

Frostbite 09/11/19

Three boats sailing. The OD was near despair when all three boats went the wrong way or were over the line. All good fun!

Frostbite 02/11/19

Welcome to the frostbite season. Five boats racing today. great to see Joy W sailing the laser and going very well. For the Frostbite season all Lasers have a Handicap of 1150 and a Solo has a handicap of 1230. Today we were sailing in Culmore bay in a nice breeze.

 

Series H

              Hot Toddy
  21/09/19 05/10/19 12/10/19 26/11/19 Hot toddy Points
Series H R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8  
Bill J/Joe McC     4 2 2 5 1   14
Anton H/Joy W     1 1 3 4 6   15
Ken L/Davy L     3 4 1 3 6   17
Aidan O D     6 6 4 1 2   19
George G     6 6 6 2 5 rtd 25
Ciaran M/Ben M     2 4 7 6 6   25
Kevin T     6 6 5 6 3   26

Races 8 26/10/19 Hot Toddy

And once again the end of season is marked with the Hot Toddy race. Many thanks to George D with the whiskeys and to Fiona and Tracey who catered so kindly for everyone. It was a windy day that gradually blew up to non sailable. George G called it as it was blowing up and wisely headed in when he was passing near the clubhouse. Due to the conditions just one race was sailed. Once all in safe everyone hit the whiskeys. Congratulations to Bill J/James J and Joe McC who win series H overall. Looking forward to next year already, in the meantime frostbite season awaits…

Hot toddy 2010
Hot toddy 2011
Hot toddy 2012
Hot toddy 2013
Hot toddy 2014
Hot toddy 2015
Hot toddy 2016
Hot toddy 2017
Hot toddy 2018

Races 5+6 12/10/19

Aidan O D sailing brilliantly in his Laser. Anton H and Joy W and Ken and Davy L in a close battle in race 2. George G sailing very well in his Solo in race 2.

Races 3+4 05/10/19

We went out in nearly no wind, then it picked up and blew oul boots. Anton h in the Laser, Bill j in a Laser also. Ken and Davy sat our race 2 as did Ciaran and Ben M. Anton H had a close escape and was very lucky not to go for a swim just before the finish line in Race 1. A similar gust took Ken and Davy for a swim just after Race 1. Race 1 was shortened to allow a tanker come out of port.

Races 1+2 21/09/19

No record of race

Series G

  13/08/19 15/08/19 29/08/19    
Series G R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6      
Anton H/Joy W 1 2 3 3 5     14 1
James H/Sam W 5 5 1 1 3     15 2
George G 2 3 5 4 2     16 3
Ken L/Davy L 3 1 5 6 1     16 4
Bill J/Joe McC 5 5 2 2 6     20 5
Kevin T 5 5 6 6 4     26 6

Races 5 + 6 29/08/19
Just one race today. James P sailing with Alan T. Anton H in a Laser, Bill J in a Laser. Kevin T in a Laser. George G in Solo going very well. Ken and Davy L holding everyone off. The race took 55 minutes in light winds. This concludes Series G. Congratulations to Anton H and Joy W who win Series G

Races 3 + 4 15/08/19
Great to see Sam W out sailing with James H, its nice to have visitors. They are heading of to a GP14 Ireland event at the weekend. Bill J and Joe McC caught Anton H and Joy W on the line with just 1 second between boats.

Races 1 + 2 13/08/19
Two very short races first one lasting just 20 mins the second just 18 mins. All boats very close. Each race just one lap.

Peace Bridge Race

  06/07/19
Peace Bridge Race R1
Ken L/Davy L 1
James P H/Alan T 2
Anton H/Joy W 3
Bill J 4
Kevin T 5
George G 6

The annual Peace Bridge Race was held today. Starting the race was tricky as the wind was blowing from the NW and the tide was coming in. The decision was made to start the race going upwind heading to Leonard’s mark from the Perch. For some boats it was difficult to reach the mark against the tide. In light winds a big spread quickly occurred between the lead and following boats. Anton H/Joy W were going well and managed to catch up a bit. The race was shortened as the wind dropped. Congratulations to Ken and Davy L who won the race in a close battle with James P/Alan T the whole way up the river.

Many thanks to the rescue boats who came up the river and for providing the long tow home. Thanks also to the OD who had to make the calls to day.

Peace Bridge Race: Roll of Honours

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)

7th Peace Bridge Race 2018 (James P H and Alan T)

Series F 2019

  02/07/19 04/07/19 16/07/19 18/07/19 30/07/19 01/08/19 Points Discard    
Series F R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12        
Ken L/Davy L 1 1 1 1 3   4   2 1 2 2 18 4 14 1
Anton H/Joy W 2 2 3 2 2   2   3 3 1 1 21 3 18 2
George G 4 4 4 4 5   4   4 4 3 3 39 5 34 3
Bill J/Joe McC 3 3 1 3 5   4   6 6 5 5 41 6 35 4
James P H/Alan T 6 6 6 6 1   1   6 6 5 5 48 6 42 5
Bill J (Laser) 7 7 7 7 5   4   1 2 5 5 50 7 43 6

Race 11 +12 Thur 01/08/19

Todays race marks the end of Series F. Congratulations to Ken and Davy L who win the series with Anton and Joy in second and George G in third.  Everybody gets a good day every now and then, and today was good for Anton H and Joy W sailing very well with two close wins including this nice photo finish.

Race 9 +10 The 30/07/19

Bill J sailing very well in the Laser.

Race 7 +8 Thur 18/07/19

Just one race today as the wind was very heavy. James P and Alan T sailed very well in the heavy breeze.

Race 5 +6 Tues 16/07/19

Just one race today as the wind was light with the first race taking 90 minutes. Great close racing today. Ken and Davy were over the line and had to come back. All boats heading into a strong tide each one marking each other rather than looking for the best water. ken and Davy L pulled into the lead on the first beat. The lead changed several times in the race. James P H/Alan T hit a mark and had to take a penalty turn. Anton H and Joy w also hit a mark and had to take turn. Anton H/Joy W managed to stay ahead of Ken and Davy L on a long spinnaker run home.

Race 3 +4 Thur 04/07/19

Bill J sailing in a Laser today and doing very well.

Race 1 +2 Tues 02/07/19

Good close racing today. Anton H and Joy W just holding Bill J/Joe McC off by 3 seconds in race 2.

 

Series E

  25/05/19 20/07/19 27/07/19 31/08/19  
Series E R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8  
Ken L/Davy L 1 1   1 1 2 2 2 10
Anton H/Joy W 5 4 2 2 3 3 3 3 25
Bill J/Joe McC/ laser 5 4 3 3 1 1 5 5 27
Aidan O D 6 5 5 5 6 7 1 1 36
Kevin T 2 2 5 5 6 6 5 5 36
Ciaran M/Ben M 3 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 39
George G (Solo) 6 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 39

Series E Race 7+3 31/08/19
Todays race concludes Series E. Congratulations to Ken and Davy L. Sailing today in Culmore bay. Nice sailing today by Aidan O D in his Laser.

Series E Race 5+6 27/07/19
Bill J sailing a Laser today and going very well. He goes on about his bad knee not suiting the Laser but it does not seem to be holding him back.

Series E Race 3+4 20/07/19
Sorry folks I wrote the report long time after the race and cannot remember any details, I just have the OD report to go by.

Series E Race 1+2 25/05/19
Today originally was to be the Peace Bridge race. that has been rescheduled for Sat 06/07/19.
Today Ben M has his entered for the first time into LFYC results. Great to see a promising young sailor starting his career.

Series D

  21/05/19 23/05/19 04/06/19 18/06/19     Points    
Series D R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8              
Ken L/Davy L 2 2 1 1 6 6 1 1         20   1
James P H/Alan T 1 1 3 4 1 5 4 4         23   2
DT/Anton H/Joy W 6 4 5 4 4 1 2 2         28   3
Aidan O D 3 3 5 4 2 5 4 4         30   4
George G 6 6 5 4 6 6 4 4         41   5
Bill J/Joe McC 7 7 2 2 3 2 4 4         31   6

Series D Racing on Tue 18/06/19

Tonights race concludes SERIES D. Congratulations to Ken and Davy L who win the Series. Tonights race had just two boats. Race one was close and Race 2 was closer again.

Series D Racing on Tue 04/06/19

Two good races tonight down the river to Conniborrow and Fahan. Anton H/Joy W going well in race 2.

Series D Racing on Thur 23/05/19

Five boats out sailing tonight but just three racing.

Series D Racing on Tue 21/05/19
Welcome to Series D.

Two races tonight. Race one took 42 minutes Race two just 25 minutes. Great to see David T out sailing with Joy W

Series C 2019

  04/05/19 18/05/19 01/06/19 15/06/19 22/06/19   Points    
Series C R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12      
Ken L/Davy L 1 1         1   1 3     7   1
Bill J/Joe McC 5 2         2   2 2     13   2
Kevin T 4 4         5   4 4     21   3
Aidan O D 8 7         3   3 1     22   4
Anton H/Joy W 3 3         4   7 7     24   5
James P H/Alan T 2 7         7   7 7     30   6
George G 6 5         7   7 7     32   7

Race 9 + 10 Sat 15/06/19
Todays racing concludes Series C. Congratulations to Ken and Davy and Peter L who win the Series. In tonights racing Bill J and Joe McC were sailing very well, so also was Aidan O D in his Laser

Race 7 + 8 Sat 15/06/19
Racing today was delayed while port traffic got underway. A long race today (70 mins) in very light winds. The second race was started but shortly after the start the OD signaled race abandoned with strong tides and light winds.

Race 5 + 6 Sat 01/06/19
No racing today

Race 3 + 4 Sat 18/05/19
No racing today

Race 1 + 2 Sat 04/05/19
James H , Anton H, Bill J, Kevin T all in Lasers. Bill J caught a nice shift in race two and sailed through the fleet. Ken and Davy L sailing with ease.