The Frostbite Series 04/11/17

This year for the first year in a long time we ran a Frostbite series. The Series comprised of four SAT morning races in November. The Frostbite series was primarily intended for the Laser class but all boats are welcome.

Race 1 (2 Laps)

1st Anton H
2nd Kevin T
3rd Dermot D

Race 2 (1 lap)

1st Anton H
2nd Kevin T
3rd Dermot D

Race 3 (1 lap)

1st Anton H
2nd Kevin T
3rd Dermot D

Racing in Culmore Bay with variable winds. Just before racing was started a squall came in and Anton H went over twice in quick succession. Dermot also took a swim a bit later. Many thanks to Liam H in the rescue boat and to Big Pete and Ken L as officers. We adjourned after the race to the hut for coffee and cake.

Hot Toddy

The sailing on this year’s Hot Toddy was blown out. A freezing gale was blowing. But on the upside we still had the whiskey!

So we did the only thing we could and sat in the new hut and drank merrily.

This year’s Hot Toddy was partaken in the new hut, which has a good roof, a window, a door and heater. It also has a plug for the kettle and a table and seats. A great improvement over the usual location in the castle – nice as the castle is.

Many thanks to George D who once again provided the hospitality.



Brian Frazer Cup

Blowing a gale!! It was doubtful if we would get out. Eventually three Lasers set out.

1st Kevin T

2nd Bill J

Rtd. Anton H

The course was in Culmore Bay. Congratulations to Kevin T, nice sailing.





Foyle Flotilla 14/Oct/17

On the 14 Oct 17 LFYC was pleased to join the Foyle Flotilla. The Foyle Flotilla was organised by the Loughs Agency and it brought together all the main boating clubs including ourselves, the rowers, the canoe club, Sea Scouts and Foyle Sailability.

We sailed from Culmore into the city centre had a bit of fun in town and a picnic then turned back with tide. A great day.

Special thanks to Kevin Lynch who made the arrangements from the LFYC side.

Many thanks to all the organisers and helpers (esp, those in rescue boats, we all appreciated the tow home when the wind dropped near Thornhill bank).

About 10 LFYC boats went into town a mix of GP14s, Punts and Lasers.

Racing sat 07/10/17

Series h Race 8   Race 9  
sat 07/oct/2017   corrected   corrected
Ciaran M/ Eva M 2 3219 1 1209
Bill J/Ken L 1 3095 2 1238
Kevin T 3 3243 3 1269
Anton H/James McL 4 3336 4 1280

This race was started from the water using a whistle. The times were accurately recorded using a swiss watch. The handicap was calculated using a deep learning neural network running an advanced algorithm developed by NASA. The results you see above are the considered working of the processes mentioned.

Series H, Sat 30/Sept/17

Series h Race 6   Race 7  
Wed 30/sept/2017   corrected   corrected
Ken L/Davy L 1 1377 1 2476
Ciaran M/ Eva M 4 1544 2 2515
Kevin T 2 1500 4 2577
Bill J/crew 3 1530 3 2517
James McL 5 1638 5 2651
Anton H/Paul J 7 1669 6 2675
Kevin L/Joy W 6 1654 7 2691

Ciaran and Eva M steadily moving up the ranks. Well done to them! Kevin T going well in his Laser. Great to see Paul J out in a dinghy. He still can do it, I think he surprised himself!


Foyle Festival Cup postponed

The Foyle Festival Cup was postponed today as it was too windy and deemed unsafe.

The Foyle Festival Cup is now proposed to be combined with the Hot Toddy .

Racing 16/09/17

The Culmore Regatta postponed PUNT race was held today. All boats sailed well with each crew achieving good positions. All other boats notwithstanding the story here really was the Hockleys. Three Hockleys in a boat and three straight wins (James Snr, Jnr and Emerald). Great sailing guys!

Punt Regatta
R1 R2 R3
James H/JP H/E H 1 1 1
Bill McCann/MB/KB 2 3 3
Roy L/JL/crew 3 2 4
Ken D/crew 4 4 2

The Brian Frazer cup was also scheduled for today for the Dinghy’s but the winds dropped and Race 2 was cancelled. So it was decided to use the one race completed today as a Race in Series H

The Brian Frazer cup will now be raced on the 21/10/17

Series H Race 5
Ken L/Davy L 1 3220
George G 2 3787
James P H/Owen McC 3 3787
Anton H/crew 4 4008

Racing Sat 09/09/17

Series H
Sat 09/09/17 corrected corrected
Ken L/Davy L 1 1582 1 1783
Anton H/Joy W 3 1677 2 1990
James McL (Laser) 2 1616 3 2138
Ciaran M/Eva M 3 DNF 3 DNS

Great to see James McL out sailing in a club laser. He has been awarded an LFYC handicap of 1195.
Based some recent good results Anton H and James P H have had their Laser handicaps reduced from 1180 to 1175.

Sailing today at full tide. Good wind F4, gusting and shifty. Race one, Gilmores, Power Station Faughan (1 lap) and in race 2 Harts, Gilmores, Power Station (2 laps).

Anton H sailing with Joy W went for a swim in race 2. Over in a gust. Recovered well and sailed on.

Ciaran and Eva M got tangled with the navigation mark near Faughan forcing a DNF. They escaped the encounter only with minor damage.

Ken and Davy L impervious.

Phantoms UK Nationals

Challanging conditions. Plastic phantoms looks great though….