Archive for November, 2013

Moville Regatta 2013

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

A strong turnout this year by LFYC at the annual skoot down the road to Moville.

Great pictures from Sean McCafferty can be found here. Here are a few highlights and comments


Anton H and Aoife H had a great race with Kevin L and Caoimhe L


The Coleraine crew were also there in Force including this lady in her Laser


Dermot M and Cecil T arrived and reformed the team.


Gallaghers Punt under way and full speed


In the father and daughter battle between Lynchs and Huttons. race honours were even with a win each.


A group gathered to discuss this mystery green stuff. I would say it is seaweed myself.

racing 28/10/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

We all showed up but it was blowing a gale and racing was cancelled without any protest

Results 19/10/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Series D Race 5 Race 6
19/10/2013 19/10/2013
Anton H/Jack H 1 2
George G 2 1

Many thanks to Anthony G who was OD. Many of the boats were away at the GP14 Hot Toddy event in Mullingar. Great pictures here from Sean McC. Welcome back to Jack H after a long absence!

Results 05/09/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Series H Race 4
Keith L/Alan T 1
Cecil T /David L 2
Peter F /James H 3
Anton H RTD
James L/ Owen McC RTD
Gareth G / Richard G RTD
Bill J / James H RTD

A terrible drifter of a race. Racing in Culmore bay. starting of the slipway, then to a mark near the hall, then up to harts then downwind? to powerstation and back through the gate.

It was easy to get stuck at either the mark by the hall or up at Harts.
Well done to those three boats who managed to finish. Great skill and patience.

Many thanks to Kevin L for OD duties

Results: 12/10/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Race 3 Race 4
12/10/2013 12/10/2013
Peter F/ James H 1 1
Ken L/ Davy L 2 2
Bill J/James J 3 3
David T/ Joy W DNF DNF

Well done to Peter and James who clearly are sailing very well.

Results 05/10/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Series J Race 1 Race 2
05/10/2013 05/10/2013
Keith L/Alan T 1 1
Bill J/James J 2 rtd
Danny G/Gareth G 3 2
Anton H 4 3

Jesus, I cant remember a thing about this race, which is bad, considering I was in it and it was only last month. dont know if it was windy, dont know which way we went, nada!



Foyle Festival Cup 07/09/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Foyle Festival Cup 07/09/2013
Race 1 Race 1
James Lynch/Owen McC 1 1
James H/crew 2 3
Bill J/James J 3 2

A low turnout for the Foyle Festival Cup this year did not stop James L from sailing very well.

Racing 28/09/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
SeriesI Race 1 Race 2
28/09/2013 28/09/2013
Kevin L/Joy W 1 2325 3 1119
Ken L/ Davy L 2 2391 2 1083
Keith L/Alan T 3 2394 1 1060

Kevin L and Joy W raced an excellent first race to upset the normal “order” of things

Racing: 10/09/13

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Series F Race 5
Ken L/David L 1
Peter F/James H 2
Keith L/Alan T 3
Gareth G/Richard G 4

Racing in Culmore bay. Windy enough! Gareth and Richard and Keith and Alan had a close race. Eventually Keith and Alan got by on the downwind leg.

Culmore Regatta

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Notice of Race here

Sean McCaffferty’s Great pictures of the event are here.

Here are a few of selected shots and comments..


The pink ladies did a great job as usual – we are very grateful. It was a great weekend.


There was a good punt fleet


A sea otter came ashore and took up temporary residence under a punt


Lynch brother and sister were a formidable sailing team.


We are grateful to the Goughs who stood by on rescue duty


How did the Doherty’s manage to sail through this. They didnt actually go over!


Wind continued to build as the day went on, eventually it was too windy for the Phantom.