Archive for August, 2010

Results: Series G, Race 6, 26/08/2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Series G race 6
Keith L/James H 1
Ken L/David L 2
Bill J/Stephen B 3
Dermot M 4
George G 5
Ken D/Ciaran H 6
Anton H 7

Anton H has nightmares about this!

Ken D was sailing in a GP14 with Ciaran H and awarded a handicap of 1185

Race Results: Series F Race 6 24/08/2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Series F race 6
Kevin L/James L 1
Keith L/James H 2
Ken L/David L 3
Pat K/Joe K 4
Dermot M 5
Bill J/Stephen B 6
Ken D/Beth H 7
Anton H 8
George G 9

Congratulations to Kevin and James L. Well sailed.

Culmore Regatta: Junior Helms race

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The Junior Helms (Under 18) race on Thur 19/08/2010 was a great success with 8 boats (3 420’s, 4 GP14’s and one single handed Pico).

A few nerves been tested here at the Skippers briefing

The start line was a tight fit to the shore. There were two races with some great start line action. From the shore line the competitors could be clearly heard giving eachother friendly advice.

Thanks to Lauren Harrigan for the photos. There are loads more on the LFYC Facebook Group.

Junior Helms Race 19/08/2010
R1 Points R2 points Overall Position
J Hockley/Keith L 0.75 0.75 1.5 1
J Lynch/K Lynch 2 2 4 2
Joe K/Pat K 3 4 7 3
Beth H/Ken D 4 5 9 4
Gareth G/Danny G 9 3 12 5
S Doyle/Crew 5 7 12 6
Jack H 6 8 14 7
Shay K/Crew 9 6 15 8

Clipper Round the world race – life changing opportunity

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Meet the Clipper Recruitment team on the following dates:
Monday September 20th
7pm Clipper Crew Recruitment Presentation – City Hotel
Tuesday September 21st
7pm Clipper Crew Recruitment Presentation – City Hotel

The Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race is the only
global event raced by people like YOU! An exciting new
route has been unveiled and after racing from the UK to
Brazil, South Africa and Australia, the fleet head to New
Zealand for the first time. After that, it’s on to Singapore,
China, California, Panama, New York, Canada, Northern
Ireland before heading to the finish. At 40,000 miles, Clipper
11-12 will be the world’s longest round the world yacht race
and delivers the challenge of a lifetime for those bold enough
to take part. The 10 strong Clipper Round the World Race
fleet are sponsored by cities, regions and countries and
Derry-Londonderry will be fielding an entry for the first time.
The race will be coming to Derry-Londonderry in July 2012
on the homeward leg and could it be you be on board, doing
Northern Ireland proud, when they arrive?

The Clipper Race is the only place you’ll find stockbrokers
and housewives racing against taxi drivers, engineers,
farmers, students and chief execs. And if you have
never sailed before, don’t worry. Before the start of the
adventure, 40% of the crew were complete novices and a
comprehensive training programme is mandatory for all
those who participate.
The Clipper Recruitment team is coming to Derry-Londonderry
and would love to see you at one of our no obligation
presentations. We’ll show you some awesome video
footage, tell you more about life on board and highlight the
incredible sense of achievement that racing around the
planet at its most raw, can bring.

Culmore Regatta 2010

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The Fort and the club grounds were looking great.

The Culmore Regatta 2010 was a great success. The event started with Junior Helms race on Thursday (19/08/2010) night. 8 boats raced with a very exciting start line action. There is a full report here:

Foyle Punt races

The Punt race of Friday night for the Billy Doherty Cup was postponed untill saturday due to very heavy winds.

Saturday morning was bright but windy. Racing was slightly delayed with 10 Foyle Punts racing. Derry City Mayor Colum Eastwood started the fisrt race in a F4/5 breeze. One Punt went over on the start line. Close racing followed. The Mayor was surprised how tippy Punts are for Traditional boats and how much skill is required to pilot them.

George Coyle, Mayor Colum Eastwood, Dan McGuinness, Joan Doherty

10 Foyle Punts raced. Crew ages ranged from James L at 13 years to Willie H at 85 years.

There were three Foyle Punt races.

Foyle Punts Isaac Ayton Cup Iresert Cup Billy Doherty Cup
John McG/Donal McG/Joe K 7 1 1
Roy L/John O’K/James L 1 4 3
James H/Kevin L/Peter F 5 5 DSQ
Ken D/Ciaran H/Stuart D 3 7 5
Danny G/Gareth G/Cathal McG 6 2 6
Bill McC/Danny McC/Anthony G 2 3 2
Willie H/Shaun H/P Kelly RTD DNF 8
Danny McD/Ciaran McD/S Doyle 4 6 4
Barry McC/J Kelly/James H DNS DNS RTD
John K/Micheal B/Maurice C 8 8 7

Dinghy Races

There were two Dinghy races. The first race was very eventful. The race started in a F£/F$ and bright sunshine but just as teh leaders crossed the line an intense squall developed causing many capsizes and individual adventures. The second race was a calmer affair with dropping winds.

Start of the first race, bright with a F3/F4. A very strong squall developed later on.

Dinghy Race 1 Frank Long Cup
Keith L/James H 1
John McG/Donal McG 2
Ken L/David L 3
Danny G/Gareth G 4
Kevin L/James L 5
Ciaran H/Crew 6
Keith D/Crew 6
Peter F/Anthony G 8
Ken D/Beth H 9
Pat K/Joe K 10
Anton H/Jack H 11
S Doherty 12
K Tuffy RTD
S Doyle/Crew RTD
Dinghy Race 2 Magnet Trophy
Keith L/James H 1
John McG/Donal McG 2
Ken D/Beth H 3
Anton H 4
Joe K Snr/Joe K Jnr 5
Simon D/Crew 6
S Doherty 7
Shay K/Crew 8

Strong winds in squall cause Keith L and James H make for shore in a hurry.

Prize giving included some very nice prizes. Many thanks to all competitors, the Regatta Committee, the Mayor, and all the shore and rescue volunteers.

Roy Louden with Isaac Ayton Cup and Whiskey and Anthony Hutton (LFYC, Commodore)

There were two Optimist Races:

Optimist Race 1 Girls
Caoimhe L 1
Emerald H 2
Optimist Race 2 Boys
Richard G 1
Cormack B 2

There were a number of Foyle Punt Rowing races: Results to be published here soon…

Race results Series E (Resheduled) 14/08/2010

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

We had planned to go down river into Lough Foyle bay and do a Flagship start. There was a great turnout of boats and sailers and crew. Many thanks to Joan D who many sandwiches and tea and coffee and to the flagship and rescue boat volunteers. But in the end God said No the wind didnt blow and we couldnt go.

Results Series G Race 5 12/08/2010

Friday, August 13th, 2010
Series G race 5
Dermot M 1
Ken L/David L 2
Ken D and Beth H 3
Anton H 4
Bill J/Stephen B 5
Ciaran H/Owen 6
George D/Theresa P rtd

A clear evening, N F3 dropping. Great to see George D and Theresa P out again.

Saturday 14th Special Event

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The punt race for Sat 14 has been resheduled. Instead the dinghys will race. This race will count as the Series E races  5 and 6 from 03/07/2010 that were cancelled due to a storm.

The race on Sat 14 will consist of a flagship start downriver from Culmore near the lower Faughan and Conniborrow marks. The race will start at 12. We will leave the shore at Culmore at 11.15.

There will be a rescue booat and a flagship on duty. A big fleet would be great to see.

Results Series F Race 5 10/08/10

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Series F race 5
Ken L/David L 1
Bill J/Stephen B 2
Kevin L/James L 3
Ken D/Beth H 4
Anton H 5
David T/Joy W 6

Sunny, NW F3 with some gusts. Strong flooding tide. The first lap featured a fast reach from coolkeeragh to faughan.

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

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