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Series H

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
              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

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
  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

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
  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

Wednesday, July 17th, 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

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
  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

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
  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

Wednesday, June 26th, 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.

Series N

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
  27/04/19 11/05/19 13/07/19 03/08/19 10/08/19 14/09/19 19/09/19  
Series N R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14  
Ken L/Davy L     1 1 1 2 1 1 1       1 2 11
Kevin T     4 3 2 3 3 4 2       2 1 24
Anton H/Joy W     2 4 5 5 2 2 5       3 3 31
George G     6 5 5 5 4 3 3       5 5 41
Aidan O D     3 2 5 5 6 6 5       5 5 42
Ciaran M/Ben M     6 6 3 1 6 6 5       5 5 43
Eva M     6 6 5 4 6 6 5       5 5 48

Series N is a special series timed to match the GP14 Ireland Series.

Races 13+14 19/08/19
Kevin T sailing well today with some stunning reaches in a good breeze. Today concludes Series N. Congratulations to Ken and Davy/Peter L on a good win. A nice set of results for Kevin T also.

Races 11+12 17/08/19
No racing today. Gale.

Races 9+10 10/08/19
Just one race today, big separation in the boats. I was not there but suspect that the wind may have dropped and the second race was abandoned.

Races 7+8 03/08/19
Close racing today with Anton and Joy very close to Ken and Davy and Kevin and George also very close to each other.

Races 5+6 11/05/19
Congratulations to the M family who were out in force today. Ciaran and Ben M sailed well and got the win in Race 2. Special congratulations to Eva M who marked up her first result as a solo sailor today, sailingthe club Topper – I feel sure we will more from Eva.

Races 3+4 11/05/19
Anton H and Joy W held on to edge out Aidan O D in Race 1. The tables were reversed in Race 2.

Races 1+2 27/04/19
Cancelled due to excessive wind and horrible weather

Series B 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
  02/04/19 16/04/19 18/04/19 02/05/19 07/05/19 29/06/19 Points 1 Discard  
Series B R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12      
Ken L/Davy L 2   1   2   1 2 2 2 1 2 15 2 13
James P H/Alan T 1   2   1   2 7 1 1 7 7 29 7 22
Anton H/Joy W 3   5   4   6 4 3 3 5 1 34 6 28
Aidan O D 5   5   4   4 1 6 6 7 7 45 7 38
Bill J/James J 5   3   4   5 3 6 6 7 7 46 7 39
Kevin L/Caoimhe L 5   5   4   8 7 6 6 3 3 47 8 39
George G 5   5   4   3 5 5 5 7 7 46 7 39
Ciaran M/Ben M 5   5   4   8 7 6 6 2 5 48 8 40
Kevin T 5   5   4   8 7 6 6 4 4 49 8 41

Racing Saturday 29/06/19 Races 11 and 12/ Dinghy Regatta

Todays racing concludes Series B. Congratulations to Ken and Davy L who win the series. Today was also the LFYC Dinghy Regatta so Congratulations to Ken and Dvay L who win that also. Great to see Kevin and Caoimhe L out sailing today. Anton H sailing today in his Laser failed to do a 720 after a starboard incident and decided he would retire in Race 1. He had better luck in Race 2. Ciaran and Ben M were sailing very well in Race 1.

Racing Saturday 07/05/19 Races 9 and 10

Four boats sailing. The GPs were very close to each other in both races.

Racing Saturday 02/05/19 Races 7 and 8

I cannot remember the details of this days sail. However from the OD notes I can see that Race 1 took over 1 hour.  Race 2 by contrast took just 23 mins.

Racing Thursday 18/04/19

Much the same conditions as Tuesday with two boats racing in light winds. The second race was abandoned due to light winds. George G was sailing but not racing.

Racing 16/04/19

Three boats racing in light winds. The second race was abandoned due to light winds.

Racing 04/04/19

No racing this evening due to inclement conditions 🙁

Racing 02/04/19

Evening racing started for the year tonight at 7.00pm. Just one race was held before darkness. It was windy (F4) and choppy with wind against tide. Anton H was sailing in his GP14 for the first time this season with Joy W. A technical matters slowed them down on the first beat but they soon recovered and made it round the course in good time.

The weather was truly nasty, squally and cold, when we were getting ready but once on the water it was grand.

Series A 2019

Sunday, March 17th, 2019
  16/03/19 23/03/19 30/03/19 06/04/18 20/04/18 Points Discard  
Series A R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10      
James P H/Alan T 3 2 4 1 2 1 1 5 1 1 21 5 16
Aidan O D 1 1 1 2 1 3 4 3 7 7 30 7 23
Bill J/James J 6 6 3 5 3 4 3 1 4 2 37 6 31
Ken L/Davy L 6 4 2 4 4 2 2 2 7 7 40 7 33
Anton H/Joy W 2 3 5 3 6 6 5 4 3 3 40 6 34
George G 6 6 7 8 6 6 7 6 5 6 63 8 55
Owen McC 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 7 7 65 8 57
Kevin T 6 6 9 8 6 6 7 8 2 6 64 9 55

Sat 20/04/18 Series A

Sailing from the perch to Fahan to Conniborrow to the Power station. Very strong ebb tide. Light winds. First race took 40 minutes. The OD shortened the race but not because of the light winds but rather because of a large freighter leaving the Port of Derry.  Three boats stayed on the far side of the channel and waited for the ship and tug to pass. In the second race the tide grew even stronger and some boats retired. Anto H and Joy W made it around the mark at Fahan only with great difficulty.

Congratulations to James P H and Alan T who win Series A

News came in via WhatsApp while we were sailing that Orla O D had given birth to a baby girl. Congratulations to Orla and Aidan O D and welcome to the world Miss Baby O D.

Sat 13/04/18 Series A

Sailing cancelled due to inclement weather

Sat 06/04/18 Series A

A bright windy day. Sailing to Conniborrow, reach across to Fahan back down to the start and around Leonards mark. X2. James and Alan established a good lead in race 1 and sailed very well. Bill and James sailed very well in race 2 closely followed by Ken and Davy L. Great to see George G out in race 2 in his Solo. Many thanks to OD Peter F and rescue cover Liam H. Without them we cannot sail, their work is greatly appreciated.

Sat 30/03/18 Series A

A fine day, with a good breeze. Sailing down the river to Conniborrow and Fahan. Aidan O D LFYC handicap has been adjusted to 1165. Ken L slipped in the boat and took a knock but still managed a very good place in race two. Race two had to be restarted as Bill and James J (I quote from the ODs notes) “went arseways around the marks”. A considerable technical achievement in a sailing boat – when you think about it! Commodore James P H and Alan T are sailing very well. Series A will be closely contested!

A special baby shower event was taking place in Maureen L’s house at the same time as the racing. The hospitality was excellent and the event went very well.

Sat 23/03/18 Series A

An early start with a 9.00am gun. 7 boats. Nice to see Owen McC in a Phantom and going well. A few adjustments to the LFYC handicap have been made. GP14s sailing on PY have been lowered from 1133 to 1130 in line with RYA recommendations. Aidan O D and Anton Hs Lasers have been reduced from 1185 to 1170 reflecting recent performances. Great to see George G back again for another year of sailing and going well in the Solo.

Start of season brings out all the new stuff. Congratulations to:
James P H who tried out a nice new fixed rudder,
Anton H who got a nice new Laser sail.
Owen McC had a first sail in a phantom.
Bill and James J launched their new GP14. Good luck guys, the boat looks great.
Ken Louden launched the first year of his 7th decade, congratulations to him, he is an advert for the health benefits of GP14 sailing!

Two great races were held in fine conditions. F3. Sailing in Culmore bay. A mark was laid over by the docks. A big tide was the reason for the early start and it showed in the second race. Getting around the mark at Harts proved to be a tricky task. Aidan O D came across the fleet on starboard in race one at the start of the race and held onto the lead throughout the race. James P H and Alan T showing fine form with a good win in Race 2. many thanks to Peter F as OD and Liam H as rescue cover. Thanks also to James P H whose fishing boat was used as the rescue boat until the LFYC boat is recovered from its winter storage.

Sat 16/03/18 The first race of the season

A cold and blustery day. Four boats braved it. Racing in Culmore bay. Aidan O D and Anton H sailing in Lasers, James P/Alan T and Ken L/Davy L sailing in GP14s. Everybody feeling a bit rusty. First capsize of the season award goes to Aidan O D. He recovered well and then got a great run and passed out everyone who were busy making life difficult for each other. Anton H lucky to stay in the boat after a double jibe mistake at the leeward mark. Ken and Davy L missed a mark and were dsq in Race 1

Second race started into a squall. James and Alan got line honours who are sailing very well, closely followed by Aidan O D. All boats finished very close to each other in both races.

James P/Alan T tried out a new fixed blade rudder and Anton H tried out a new sail. LFYC handicap was rolled over from last year with GP14s sailing on PY of 1133 and Anton H and Aidan O D lasers sailing at 1180.

Many thanks to Big Pete as OD and Liam H as rescue skipper.