Archive for November, 2018

Frostbites 2018

Sunday, November 18th, 2018
  27/10/18   03/11/18 10/11/18 17/11/18 24/11/18  
Frostbite Series 2018 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9    
Aidan O D 2 1 4 1 1 7 2 1 1   20
Anton H 1 2 2 2 2 8 1 2 2   22
Bill J 4 3 1 4 3 7 3 3 6   34
Kevin T 6 6 4 3 4 7 4 5 4   43
George G 3 4 4 6 6 7 6 4 3   43
James P H 7 7 4 7 7 1 7 7 6   53
James J (Laser) 7 7 4 7 7 7 7 7 6   59

Race 9, 24/11/18

This was the last race of the frostbite series. It was sailed in very light winds so just one race was sailed today. Starting at the Perch, beat up to Faughan, over to Conniborrow run back up to Leonards mark against the tide. Congratulations to Aidan O D who won the race today and the Frostbite series overall. Many thanks to all who sailed and to Ken L and the OD and Coxswain.

That’s it folks for another year. A great seasons sailing, see you all in March for the 2019 season.

Race 7, 8, 17/11/18

Light to medium winds today, bright sunshine, not really like a frostbite race at all. Race 1 was in culmore bay. Race 2 went down the river.

Anton H got out in front in Race 1 but had to mount a defence as winds dropped and Aidan O D made a nice counter move down the quay.

The tide had a greater effect in Race 2 with a course change to try stay in strong breeze. George G took back a place on handicap.

We all returned to the club house for coffee and were delighted to encounter a plate of buttered scones. Many thanks to Ken and Maureen L.

The current LFYC handicap is:

Aidan O D, Anton H and Kevin T are all on 1185. The club laser with Bill J is 1190. George G in the Solo is set to 1256.


I am going to reduce Anton H and Aidan O D to 1180 from here onwards.

Race 6, 10/11/18

Todays sailing was very problematic, there was little or no wind and a very strong tide. Congratulations to James H who completed the course. There is a great video on LFYC Facebook group showing Aidan O D doing battle against the strength of the tide.

Race 4, 5 03/11/18

Two bullets for Aidan O D. Heavy enough breeze (F5). A few swimmers. Anton H went over to Leeward while running down from Harts. Aidan O D got blown over in a gust near the power station. Kevin T had a swim at the start line. It was that sort of day. All recovered well and sailed on. Many thanks to Liam H on rescue and Peter F as OD. Thanks also to Ken L helping out on shore. Coffee and biscuits afterwards. Nice.

Race 1,2,3 27/10/18

So here it is; The frostbite Series 2018. The entires this year are Aidan O D, Anton H, George G, Kevin T, Bill J, and others who show up on any particular day. Good luck to them all.

Day one had three races and started with a blast. Winds varied from zero to very heavy, nearly unsailable. Anton H and Aidan O D battled it out in Race 1 with Anton H just coming in ahead. Kevin T had a bit of a nightmare day and I think may have gone for a swim. Aidan O D and Anton H reversed roles in Race 2. Several people were over the line with a strong tide tending to push boats over. They came back and eventually the OD cleared the line and lowered the flags. There were periods where there was little or no wind, but it was short lull. It was gusty all day. A squall came through at the end of race two and it got very heavy. Two boats showed up on the line for race three. Anton H got very stuck in irons after missing a tack in high winds and did well to stay in the boat.

The course featured the Culmore Olympic Triangle starting at the perch up to Leonards mark reaching over to the power station then run up to a mark at the old quay then across to a boat mooring near the new club house then back and around the corner to Leonards Mark. Wind against tide caused good sized waves to form as the boats reached across from Leonards to the power station.

Hot Toddy 2018

Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Hot Toddy    
  R1 R2 R3 Result
James P H/Alan T 1 1 2 4
Ciaran M/Eva M 3 2 1 6
Anton H/Joy W 2 5 5 12
Kevin T 5 4 3 12
Ken L/Davy L 8 3 4 15
George G 4 6 6 16
James J (Laser) 6 7 7 20

A beautiful day for the Hot Toddy. Bright and breezy as per shown in this photo taken by Aidan O D while onboard a Port and Docks tug boat (awarded a LFYC handicap of -3million).

Three excellent races were held. Ciaran and Eva M were sailing very well scoring their first win and coming second overall. Well done guys. James and Alan were also sailing very well and won the Hot Toddy overall.

We retired to the new club house where a BBQ was held and Hot Toddys were kindly dispensed. Many thanks to George D for the hospitality and also to Fiona and Tracy and Alan and James H for the BBQ. Great to see James J out in the club laser.

Many thanks also to Liam H and Peter F who acted today and throughout the year as Coxswain and OD.