Archive for May, 2018

Series C 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
  26/05/18 02/06/18 16/06/18 30/06/18  
Series C R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8  
Ken L/Davy L 1 1 1 1     1 3 8
Anton H/Aidan O D 2 2 5 5     2 2 18
Kevin L/James L 6 3 5 5     7 7 33
Bill J/Mary J 3 5 5 5     4 4 26
Kevin T 4 4 2 4     7 7 28
Ciaran M/Eva M 7 7 3 2     3 6 28
George G (Catamaran) 7 7 5 5     6 1 31

Races 7+ 8
Anton H was sailing the club Laser. George G was sailing his home built catamaran. He has been awarded a LFYC handicap of 1185 (same as Anton H Laser). George G did not finish the first race but was flying in the second race and passed Anton H on the finish line. Bill J was sailing with Owen McC. This was the last racing day of Series C with Ken and Davy L emerging as clear winners.

Races 5+ 6
No racing today due to weather conditions.

Series C Races 3 +4 02/06/18
I did not see these races but I can see that race 3 was long, perhaps two laps at 61 mins + but race 4 was only 24 mins +. Kevin T picked up a DSQ in race 4 because he hit the finish mark. Sorry about that Kevin, rules is rules!

Series C Races 1 +2 26/05/18
Racing today in bright sunny, windy weather. Perfect! Costa Derry!
Start at the Perch, beat to Faughan, reach to Conniborrow, run back to Leonard’s mark. Lap one was very windy and no one fancied the spinnakers. Lap two the spinnakers were all out. Welcome to Aidan O D to sailing with LFYC.

A long beat and a pretty dead run on the way back were hard work for Kevin T in the Laser. Anton H and Aidan O D going very well on the beat.

Peace Bridge Race

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Peace Bridge Race 2018
James P H/Alan T 1
Ken L/Davy L 2
Anton H/Joy W 3
Bill J/crew 4
Ciaran M/Eva M 5

Very windy. A tough sail up through the channel. Spinnakers all the way home. A great test of sailing excellence in Lough Foyle. The stretch through the narrows was a very dead run. Anton H and Joy W saw Ken and Davy L and fancied that if they could hold the course without a Jibe they might catch them. It was working and then suddenly there was some swimming. Recovery was without made without difficulty and completed when Joy W had carefully put her sunglasses in her pocket. Lol.

Many thanks to Liam H and Big Pete who came up to provide rescue cover and to lay the mark. Greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to James P H and Alan T who won the John Hume/University of Ulster trophy for 2018.

Peace Bridge Race – past winners

1st Peace Bridge Race 2012 (Keith L and Dessie H)

2nd Peace Bridge Race 2013 (Keith L and Alan T)

3rd Peace Bridge Race 2014 (Ken L and Davy L)

4rth Peace Bridge Race 2015 (Ken L and Davy L)

5th Peace Bridge Race 2016 (Gareth G and Richard G)

6th Peace Bridge Race 2017 (Ken L and Davy L)


Series D 2018

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
  16/05/18 23/05/18 30/05/18 06/06/18 13/06/18 20/06/18 27/06/18    
Series D R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14    
Ken L/Davy L 2 1 1 1 1   1 2         2   9 1
James P H/Alan T 1 3 3 3 5   5 5         1   21 2
Anton H/Aidan O D 3 5 2 4 2   4 3         5   23 3
Bill J/Emerald H 4 4 6 6 4   2 1         3   24 4
George G 6 2 4 2 5   5 5         6   29 5

Races 13 +14 27/06/18

Light winds and strong tides. Anton H racing in the club laser, strong tides forced an RTD. Congratulations to James P and Alan T who win the race today. Made a good start and stretched away for the whole race. Congratulations to Ken and Davy who win the overall series D 2018. One discard race was applied.

Races 11 +14

No racing today – light winds.

Races 9+10

No racing today, I have forgotten why, I remember one evening was blown out and another was becalmed.

Races 7+8

Bill J sailing in the club Laser and going very well. A good breeze and a strong tide in the opposite direction cut up the sea and made for a bumpy evening of sailing. Anton H and Aidan O D went inside the hazard mark at the oyster bed and were DSQ in race 7. Nightmare!

Races 1+2
Series D got of to a great start with a nice bright day with good wind (F4 to start). Sailing from the Perch to Faughan, Conniborrow, Leonard’s mark X2. Strong incoming tides. A big factor was when you choose to cross the channel. Great to see Emerald H out with Bill J. George G going very well in the Solo in race 2.

If all races scheduled are sailed then 2 discards will be applied.

Races 3+4, 23/05/18

F3 Variable, sailing in Culmore bay. A bright evening. A bit of a tussle on the start line in race 3 with all boats choosing the same point to start on. George G sailing very well in the solo. Ken and Davy clear in the lead in both races. Anton H sailing the club Laser.

Races 5+6 30/05/18

Race delayed for a while by a big Tanker leaving the port. A nice evening for sailing, F3. Racing from the Perch, to Conniborrow, then the beat continued to Faughan, then a run back to Leonards. Strong incoming tide. Bill J was sailing in the Laser. Only had time for one race.

Series H – Results and Reports

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
  12/05/18 09/06/18 07/07/18  
Series H R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6  
Ken L/Davy L 1 2 1 1 2 2  
Anton H/Kevin L 4 5 2 2 8 8  
Ciaran M/Eva M 7 7 3 4 8 8  
Kevin T 2 1 4 3 8 8  
George G 3 3 6 6 7dnf 5  
Joy W/David T 6 4 6 6 3 1  
Aidan O D 7 7 6 6 1 3  
James McL(laser) 7 7 6 6 7dnf 7dnf  
Bill J/Joe McC 7 7 6 6 7dnf 4

Races 5+6

From the OD notes I can see that here was some confusion on the line at both ends of the race in R5. Two boats did not go through the line at the start of teh race and one boat did not go through at the end. Aidan O D was sailing very well in his new laser with a win first across the line. In R6 the issues about the line were resolved and all boats successfully started.  David T and Joy W were sailing very well and got the win. One boat DNF. All finishers crossed the line within 4 minutes.

Races 3+4

Kevin T and Ciaran and Eva M exchanged places in Races 3 + 4. Anton H and Aidan O D gave Ken and Davy a bit of chase in Race 2 but still no chance of getting out in front. Congratulations to Ken and Davy. The OD has written on the notes that the race started 25 mins late with two question marks added and was observed on the slipway muttering and generally being grumpy gently encouraging people to hurry on.

Races 1+2
Series H got of to a great start with a nice bright day with good wind. Sailing in Culmore bay. Congratulations to Kevin T who was going very well in his laser today. George G also going very well in the Solo.

Great to see Kevin L out sailing with Anton H. Great also to see David T and Joy W back out on the water.