Archive for September, 2016

Racing 07/09/16

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Series G Race 7  
Gareth/Richard G 1 2518
George G (Solo) 2 2597
Ken L/Davy L 3 2671
Joy Whelan (Laser) 4 2711
Anton H/Jack H 5 2798
Kevin T (Laser) 6 2798
Bill J/Joe McC 7 2937

This was the last of the Wednesday evening sailing races for 2016. The wind varied from N to S, E to W Force Zero to F5 and often within minutes. Bill J and Joe McC went for a swim, they were blown over while others were becalmed around them!

Racing 03/09/16

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Series H Race 1   Race 2  
03/09/16   corrected   corrected
Ken L/Davy L 1 2829 1 1743
Bill J/Joe McC 2 3028 2 1771
Anton H/Michael 4 3157 3 2010
Joy W/David T 3 3118 5 2135
George G (Solo) 5 3322 4 2038
Ciaran M/Agus Inion DNF   DNS  
Keiran Doran (Laser) DNF   DNS  
Liam D (Laser) DNF   DNS  
Brendan B (Pico) DNF   DNS  

Racing in Culmore Bay. Medium/light winds. Anton H sailing with Michael(welcome Michael). Great to see so many boats out.

Racing 31/08/16

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Series G Race 5   Race 6  
31/08/2016   corrected   corrected
Ken L/Davy L 1 1249 1 634
Bill J/Owen McC 2 1290 2 665
Anton H/Jack H 4 1371 3 681
Kevin T (Laser) 3 1330 4 753
Joy Whelan (Laser) 5 1371 DNS  
Liam D (Laser) 6 1433 DNS  

Racing today in Culmore bay. Congratulations to Anton and Jack H who launched their new GP14 today. They were awarded an LFYC handicap of the GP14 PY 1127. Great to see Joy Whelan out sailing well in a Laser on LFYC handicap of 1195. Great to see Liam Doherty racing a laser also has been awarded an LFYC handicap of 1200.

Anton H and Jack H figuring out new GP14

Culmore Regatta 2016

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

The Culmore Regatta 2016 was blessed with good sailing conditions and great racing. A few notable sailing achievements.

Congratulations to the winners (I think the Gallaghers won race 1 and the Louden’s race 2)

Kevin and Caoimhe Lynch dusted down their GP14 for the Regatta. They sailed exceptionally well: Comhghairdeachas libh!

The regatta overall sailing highlight was probably the second Punt race. For the first time there was a joint first. The Hockleys and the McCanns crossed the line at the exact same time. A great crowd had gathered to watch them and cheered as they battled it out but it was impossible to split them.

Congratulations to the Regatta organisers and helpers, it was a great event.

(I am not sure who to thank for the Photos, but thanks to whoever, there are lots of photos and videos on FB, LFYC page)

The start of Race 1 for the Dinghys. (With the Lynchs in 13519)

Familiar faces.

Joint First. Hockleys and McCanns crossed the line at the exact same time

Racing 24/08/16 Race 4 Series G

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Series G Race 4  
Ken L/ Peter L 1 94mins
Bill J/Joe McC 2  
Anton H (Laser) DNF  
Kevin T (Laser) DNF  
George G (Solo) DNF  
Liam D (Laser) DNF  

Light winds and strong tides took a heavy toll of DNFs tonight. Anton H gave up after 90 minutes of sailing….The difficulty was about getting across the channel to reach Harts mark. The two GPs crossed near the slipway and then crept along the shore before heading up to Harts. Anton tried to go up the other side hugging the docks. That is much shorter and had worked on the first lap but as the tide increased and the wind dropped it did not pay.