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push the boat out – special event – 13 may 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Visitors will have the opportunity to sail with experienced sailors, visit the club and enjoy Culmore from the water.

Come and visit our club, have a look around the dinghies. Go for a sail around Culmore Bay in the capable hands of our experienced sailors and maybe even skipper the boat!! Each session will last 1 hour and you will be taught the basics of sailing or if you want just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

On arrival you will be introduced to your skipper for the day. You will be shown the dinghy to familiarize you with it, given a safety briefing then it will be time to get in the dinghy and set sail. You will be given the opportunity to help sail the dinghy and ask the skipper questions.

Book now here

New club officers

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

New club officers were elected in the 2016 AGM (March meeting) of LFYC committee. They are as follows:

Commodore – Bill J

Vice Commodore – Owen McC

Secretary – Colm F

Treasurer – John O’K

Racing SAT 09/04/16

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Series A Race 1   Race 2  
SAT 09/APR/2016   corrected   corrected
Gareth G/Richard G Abandoned   DSQ  
Liam     DSQ  
Anton H/Jack H     1  
Bill J/Ciaran M     DSQ  
George G (Solo)     2  

A series of extraordinary events today.
In the first race there was a general recall.
In the second start Bill J and Ciaran M (great to see him sailing again this year) capsized at the mark. Anton and Jack H got a good start but followed the Gallaghers around the wrong mark, followed by Bill J and leading to the OD call the race off (head in hands). Attempted start number 3 went well but then lightening stuck and the race was abandoned.

After a short wait on shore the lightening passed away and the OD instructed boats back out.

In the second race some boats went around the wrong mark leading to several DSQ’s. Congratulations to Jack H who was sure he was right about the course marks – and it turns out he was!


Series A 05/04/14

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Series A

Race 2


Race 3







Ken L/Davy L





Bill J/Alan T





Joe K/Richard G





Anton H





Racing commenced at 11.00am. Also at 11 was the launch of the new Foyle Sailability boat at the pontoon in town. LFYC are pleased to be involved in this project which had its first outing last summer and its great to see it taking the next step of buying its own boats. There is a wonderful sense of joy when you first realise that you are in control and making way powered by the wind. This project makes that joyful experience accessible to people with disabilities.


Back to racing in Culmore, a long course today, starting at the slipway up to harts, powerstation, run down to conniborrow, reach over to faughan x2. Bill J/Alan T and Ken and Davy Louden had a great race in 2 with Ken and Davy having trailed for most of the race eventually managing the building ebb slightly better to come out as winners.

Joe K and Richard G LFYC handicap has been changed to PY (1127) at the request of the skipper.


AGM 2014 – change of Date

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Notice of AGM 2014 change of Date

The LFYC AGM 2014 and the regular monthly meeting scheduled for Monday March 3rd have been postponed.

They will now be held on Thursday March 6th at 20:30 in The Foyle Hospice Education Centre.

Colum Farrelly

AGM – Club officers 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

At the AGM on Monday 8th/April/2013 the following club officers were elected

Commodore                           Anton H

Vice Commodore                   James H

Secretary                                Colum F

Treasurer                               John O K

Maintenance Officer             Ken D

Training Officer                     Bill J

Development Officer              Kevin L

Publicity Officer                    Mark McC

Good luck to them and LFYC in 2013 – City of Culture 🙂

Culmore Regatta

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

The culmore regatta was sailied with all planned races being sailed and well attended with a record number of dingies sailing on saturday.

Great to see many Junior Helms taking boats out in the senior race and in many cases doing very well indeed.

A full report will be published here in due course.

2012 Officers elected

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

At the AGM of 05/03/2012 the club officers for 2012 were elected. They are as follows:

Commodore: Anthony Hutton

Vice Commodore: James Hockley

Secretary: Colm Farrelly

Press Officer: Mark McCauley

Tresurer: John O Kane

Maintenance Officer: Ken Doherty

Development Officer: Kevin Lynch

Training Officer: Bill Johnson

AGM 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The AGM is one tonight, 5th march at 8.30 in the clubhous. All members welcome.

On the Agenda:

Reports from officers for 2011

Election of new officers

AGM 6th Feb

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Please note the club AGM (for election of officers) and the first monthly meeting of 2012 will take place on Monday 6th February at 20.30 at the club house.

All welcome