Archive for July, 2015

Moville Regatta 2015

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Sailing on Saturday will be at the Moville Regatta.

Dinghy racing is on Saturday morning; registration 09:30-10:30,  first gun 11:00.

Weather forecast for Saturday:  Dry, light cloud, SW wind 14-18 knots.   Good for sailing!

So get your road trailers ready for the annual scoot to Moville

Results 25/07/15

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Series F Race 4   Race 5  
Ken L/Davy L 1 2484 1 2554
Bill J/James J 3 3086 2 2606
Anton H/Barry McN 2 2857 3 2962
George G DNF   DNS  
Colum F/Eve McC DNS   DNS  

Racing today in very variable winds ranging from F0 to F4. Sunshine at all times! Course from a start at the slipway over to the corner mark in Culmore Bay up to Harts run down to the Powerstation back through the line.

Great to see Colum and Eve out today, welcome back guys, we hope to see you for the Boom Race. Great to see George G out again also.

Anton H and Barry McN were going well in the red GP in race one but slowed way down for race two to say nothing of the sudden increase in performance from the J’s boat. Ken and Davy L were none to troubled by anyone spending the whole day out front.

A tug buzzed Anton H and Barry McN at the end of race two.

Thanks to Alan T for OD and Rescue.

Results 18/07/15

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Series F Race 1   Race 2   Race 3
Anton H 1 1416 1 1392 1
Alan T/Owen McC 2 1421 4 1455 DNS
Ken L/Davy L 3 1429 2 1420 2
Bill J/James J DSQ   3 1421 DNS

Sailing was scheduled for 11 in Moville today but it was cancelled due to high winds. Sailing in Culmore at 10.00am also looked doubtful but the hardy folk in LFYC decided actually it was a nice day for a sail and  ventured out.
A course was set in Culmore bay starting at the slipway up to Harts, run down to to a mark in the bay, reach over to the powerstation back through the line twice around. Very windy. F5-7. Bill J unfortunately went around a mark the wrong way in race 1. Anton H was going well in the Laser sailing with everything on and block to block on the beat. The reaches across the bay were very fast and intense. Nobody went swimming and a good day of sailing was had by all.

Results 14/07/15

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Series D    
14/07/2015 Race 10 Race 11
Ken L/Davy L 1 1
Bill J/James J 2 2
Barry McN/Guest DNF 3
George G DNF  

Great to see Barry McN and Guest crew sailing in Anton Hs GP14 this evening and going very well!

Results 04/07/15

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Series E Race 7   Race 6
Anton H/Barry McN RTD   1
Bill J/James J 1   DSQ
Alan T/Owen McC 2   DSQ
Peter F/James H RTD   DSQ

High wind sailing today in very shifty gusty conditions. Racing from the Perch to Conniborrow, over to Faughan back up to the Power station. In the first race Peter F/James H broke a shackle and had to retire. Anton H and Barry McN had a multiple capsize on a very dead run down to Faughan. Second race change of course to Culmore Bay. Three boats missed a mark leaving the way open to Anton H and Barry McN. Thanks to Ken L for OD.
Thanks also to James H Senior for rescue and the videos on FB.

Results 02/07/15

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Series D    
02/07/15 Race 9  
Anton H (Laser) 1 4195
Ken L/Davy L 2 4366
Bill J/James J 3 4367
Alan T/Owen McC DNF  
George G DNF  

Light wind action tonight. Race times over 80 minutes!

Results 30 /06/15

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Series D 30/06/15
Race 7   Race 8  
Ken L/Davy L 1 1961 1 2171
Bill J/James J 2 2138 3 2329
Anton H/Barry McN 3 2235 2 2322
George G DNF   DNS  

Great to see George G out sailing in his Solo. George sold his Laser to new Lee C. We look forward to seeing Lee out in his new craft in due course.

Results 27/06/15

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Series E Race 5   Race 6  
Anton H 1 2873 2 2881
Ken L/Davy L 2 2924 1 2875
Peter F/James H 3 2977 4 2928
Alan T/Owen McC 4 2990 3 rtd

Starting from a Mark near the perch, beat down to Faughan, reach to Muff run back down to the mark near the Perch. A very dead run and a long beat with nice reach across the bay. A good sailing day F4 to start easing to F3.

Results 18/06/15

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Series D 18/06/15
Race 5 Race 6
Ken L/Davy L 1 1
Alan T/Owen McC
2 2
James H/Emerald H 3 3

Very close race in race 1 (5) today. Boat times 39.12, 39.26, 39.32

Race Report and NOTICE OF RACE* – The Mountjoy Challenge

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

A great event. Things looked a bit doubtful in Culmore due to lack of wind and an ebb tide. Boats needed to be towed up past the new bridge, but when we got there the wind came in and we had a great race.

10 boats sailed, including James Campbell from CYC, great to see him in LFYC again. (LFYC wish him well on his new venture in Glasgow University). Great to see all boats , many thanks to all who sailed.

The race was started by a Musket gunner in full period dress for the Siege times. The start line was in Rosses bay at a point near the first navigation mark after the new bridge. Anton H got a good lead but could not quete hold on and Ken and Davy Louden passed him in the last couple of boat lengths. Davy was quick with the knife and efficiently broke the boom. Congratulations to Ken and Davy, at least that’s Derry saved for another year!

Many thanks to all the rescue boat drivers (Liam H, Peter F, George D) who offered everyone a tow up and then back down again.

Many thanks to Danny G for making all necessary arrangements on the water and to Joan D and John O’K for keeping everything moving well on shore.

And of course many thanks to the Apprentice Boys of Derry for hosting the event.


Ken: “Get yer knife ready”, Davy: ” Aye”

Musket Man

Musket Man

Anton H, Governor Brownlee, Ken and Davy L

Anton H, Governor Brownlee, Ken and Davy L


Notice of Race:

The Mountjoy Challenge – Breaking of the boom race


In 1690 the Siege was of Derry was lifted when Captain Browning and longboats from his ship the Mountjoy broke the boom and saved the City from certain starvation.

On the 6th of August the Apprentice Boys of Derry and LFYC are hosting a sailing race to break the boom again. A boom will be laid near the pontoon in the City Centre. Dinghys (all classes**) will race to break the boom.

This is an open invitation event. As this is a special race, a unique event no handicap will be considered, it is a simple race where the first boat to break the boom wins.

Boats should observe normal racing rules and Lough Foyle navigation Marks. (Skippers should arm themselves or their crew with suitable boom breaking equipment)

This is the third time the boom has been broken, first time being in 1690 the second in 2013. As per the 2013 edition Williamite, Jacobite and mixed boats are welcome!

Boats should gather in Rosses Bay (near the Foyle Bridge at 6.15pm for a race start at 6.30pm). To get to Rosses Bay in good time boats should set sail from Culmore no later than 5.30

The boom will be laid from the corner of the new pontoons in the city centre to a mark in the channel. After the race competitors are invited to tie up on the pontoon and come ashore for prize giving and light refreshments. We will sail back to Culmore at approx. 8.30 – 9.00pm

*NOR by Authority of the Commodore and Committee of LFYC

(**All classes, for example: Laser, Phantom, GP14, Mirror, Solo, RS400, 49er, RS700, Hobie Cat, Wanderer, Lough Foyle Punts)


Billy, the Musket man who started the race in 2013