Culmore Regatta 2018

Culmore Regatta 2018 also marked the Grand Opening of the new club house and new changing rooms.

In his comments LFYC Commodore Bill Johnson thanked the Port Authority and the Loughs Agency for their support in development of the new facilities. The Commodore also specifically thanked Kevin Lynch and Peter Fallon who implemented the project on behalf of LFYC.

Andrew Sides for the Loughs Agency said that he sees the club as an important part of a continuing Maritime story in Lough Foyle. He said he was particularly pleased to hear about younger members from LFYC making their lives on the sea, in the Port, in yacht architecture, in environmental conservation projects, in shipping and engineering and at the highest levels in dinghy racing.

Capt Bill McCann for the Port Authority said that he looks forward to LFYC continuing its efforts in racing and in introducing young and novice sailors to the great experience of sailing.

The Punt racing this year was won by James H/James P H/Kevin L. They might have had a clean sweep bar some nice sailing by Roy L and crew. Great to see Gretta McT out sailing with John McG. (Close action on the start line Pictured below. Punts with their shallow draft and slender beam are ideal for sailing close to the shore and dodging the tide)

Culmore Regatta 25/08/18 Punt racing  
  R1 R2 R3  
James H (Snr)/James P H/Kevin L 1 1 2 4
Roy L/James L/Peter L 3 2 1 6
Ken D/Owen McC/C Harrigan 2 5 4 11
John McG/Gretta McT/Andrew 5 3 3 11

Great to see Josh P from Newtonards sailing with Owen McC in the Dinghy races. Congratulations to James P H and Alan T who own the Frank Long cup and to the Gallagher brothers who won Magnet Bar cup. great to see Kevin and Caoimhe L out sailing also.

Culmore Regatta 25/08/18 Dinghy racing
Frank Long Cup PY    
James P H/Alan T 1    
Ken L/Davy L 2    
George G 3    
Gareth G/Richard G 4    
Bill J/James J 5    
Josh P(N’ards)/Owen McC 6    
Anton H/Joy W 7    
kevin L/Caoimhe L 8    
Ciaran M/Eva M 9    
Culmore Regatta 25/08/18 Dinghy racing
Magnet Bar Cup LFYC HC    
Gareth G/Richard G 1    
Ken L/Davy L 2    
Bill J/James J 3    
James P H/Alan T 4    
George G 5    
Josh (N’ards)/Owen McC 6    
Ciaran M/Eva M 7    
Anton H/Joy W 8    
Kevin L/Caoimhe L 9  

The weather was fine with sunshine and a steady F2/3 breeze. Many thanks to the OD (Big Pete) and the assistant OD (Sean McC). Many thanks to Joan D and George C who stepped down from duties this year after many excellent years in the role. Thanks also to the Liam H and George D on rescue cover. Thanks to all who helped out with the hospitality. The marquee this year was located on the new concrete surface and worked very well. As usual, perhaps most importantly the Culmore regatta was a fantastic social occasion with great conversations and hospitality made seamless and easy by volunteers who were not sailing.

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