Brian Frazer Cup 08/09/18

Brian Frazer Cup 08/09/18    
  R1 R2 Result  
James P H/Alan T 2 1 3 1
Aidan O D 1 2 3 2
Ken L/Peter L 5 3 8 3
Anton H 3 5 8 4
Ciaran M/Eva M 6 4 10 6
George G 4 6 10 5
Kevin T 7 8 15 7

A long course down to Faughan and Conniborrow in a gentle breeze that fell away to very light by the end of the second race. The first race was close with first boat at 43.22 and last boat just over 50 minutes. The second race times tell the story of the dropping wind. First in at 51.09, last in at 71.32 and one DNF.
Well done to James P H and Alan T who won the race overall. They were drawn on points with Aidan O D but were awarded the win by greater differential on times across the two races. The GP also had line honours in both races. There was also a draw with George Gilmour and Ciaran and Eva M. It was settled in the same way (combined time of races).

Many thanks to Peter F and Liam H for OD and Rescue duties.

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.

Foyle Festival Cup 2018.

Foyle Festival Cup 01/09/18 R1 R2 R3  
Ken L/Davy L 1 3 1 5
James P H/Alan T 2 1 2 5
George G 3 2 3 8
Ciaran M/Eva M 4 4 5 13
Anton H/Joy W 5 5 4 14

This years Foyle Festival Cup was won by Ken and Davy L in a close battle with James P H and Alan T. George G almost gave them all a fright in his Solo! Last years cup was blown out so we have missed a year. Ken and Davy L also won in 2016 so they retain the trophy. Well sailed Gents! Well sailed also to Ciaran and Eva M. They are getting better every time they go out. Thanks to Liam H as rescue coxswain and Peter F as OD.

Memory Lane: Foyle Festival Cup 2011

The Frostbite Series: Notice of Race

The frostbite series begins again on Sat 27/10

The races will particularly suit single hand class boats but all boat classes are welcome.

Racing will start each day at 11.00 with intentions to run three races per day. Where possible the course will feature short distance laps. There will be five race days in the Frostbite series. The schedule can be seen here.

Coffee and biscuits after the racing in the clubhouse.

Series I

  15/08/18 22/08/18 29/08/18 05/09/18  
Series I R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8  
James P H/Alan T     3 1 3 1 2 1 11
Ken L/Davy L     1 2 4 2 1 2 12
Bill J/Joe McC     2 3 5 6 3 3 22
Anton H     4 4 2 4 4 4 22
Kevin T     5 7 6 5 6 6 35
George G     6 7 1 3 6 6 29

Series I: R7+R8

Four boats racing today, the last Wednesday evening sail of the season. Anton H launched his new Laser this evening. It clearly took a bit of getting used to, he missed the toe straps and fell out having just passed Bill J. Bill J made a kind comment as he sailed by. He then got blown over in the second race in a strong F2 gust (strange but true). Other than that it was a great day sailing.

05/09/18 was also the last wed evening sailing for 2018. Just Saturdays from here on in. See you all next for mid week sailing again next year.

Series I was concluded tonight. Congratulations to James P H and Alan T in first, Ken and Davy L in second, Bill J and Joe McC in third place.

Series I: R5+R6
George G once again sailing very well in his Solo. Anton H also went well today in the club Laser.

Series I: R3+R4
Strong tides and light winds tonight especially toward the end of the second race. Kevin T started inside the Perch and was DSQ. Sorry about that Kevin. Ken and Davy and James P H and Alan T had a

Series I: R1+R2
No racing today

Series F

  14/07/18 21/07/18 28/07/18 04/08/18 11/08/18 15/09/18    
Series F R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 1 discard  
Ken L/Davy L 5 5 2 3     1 1         5 12
Bill J/Joe McC 2 2 8 5     2 2         8 13
James P H/Alan T 5 5 1 2     5 5         5 18
Anton H/James McL 5 5 5 9     3 3         9 21
James H (Snr) 5 5 4 4     5 5         5 23
Aidan O D 1 1 11 11     5 5         11 23
Ciaran M/Eva M 5 5 6 8     5 5         8 26
George G 5 5 7 6     5 5         7 26
Owen McC/crew 5 5 9 7     5 5         9 27
Joy W/Jude A 4 4 11 11     5 5         11 29

Race 9+10 11/08/18 and races 11 and 12 15/09/18
No racing on the 11th Aug and we were becalmed on the 15/09/18. We waited on the slipway for the wind to come for about an hour. Eventually we gave up. By the time I got home to Prehen there was a fine breeze! The joy of sailing!

So the final results for Series F are Ken and Davy L in first place, Bill J/Joe McC in second and James P H/Alan T in third. Well sailed!

Race 7+8 04/08/18
Three boats racing today, Ken and Davy L, Bill J and Joe McC, Anton H and Joy W. Two good races with boats within two mins of each other

Race 5+6
No racing today

Race 3+4 Sat 21/07/18
Racing in town today for the clipper event. A good sail into town in a steady F3. We passed a large group of swimmers as they left fro Gillilands slipway. They swam into the pontoons – sturdy stuff. Ken L and Davy L must have been inspired because they decided to go for a swim as well up near the old fuel depot in town. They quickly went off they idea and got back in the boat. We all gathered in town and the races were started from a rescue boat. The race course was up to a mark near the peace bridge, back down leaving the city centre nav mark to port and around the pin end mark on the start line X2. Good racing with large crowds on the quay. A spinnaker run the whole way back to Culmore. Many thanks to the Loughs Agency for organizing the event and to the rescue boats and OD for their time and efforts. Aidan O D going very well in his Laser. James P H and Alan T also sailing very well. Kevin L and Mark McC made a valiant effort to sail into town also but were beset by a series of technical issues with the boat and had to retire early.

Race 1 +2
Welcome to Series F – the season is moving on

Aidan O D in his Laser sailing very well with two wins First over the line. it was windy and Joy and Jude capsized in race 1. They struggled a bit with the recovery but managed in end.

Series E

  04/07/18 11/07/18 18/07/18 25/07/18 01/08/18 08/08/18 2 Discards  
Series E R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12    
Ken L/Davy L 2 2 1 1 2   3 2 1 1 3 2 6 14
Aidan O D 1 1 2 2 5   2 1 4 4 6 6 12 22
Bill J/Joe McC 3 3 3 3 1   6 6 4 4 2 3 12 26
James P H/Alan T 5 5 7 7 5   1 5 4 4 1 1 14 31
Anton H/Joy W 5 5 7 7 5   4 3 2 2 4 4 14 34
Joy W/Jude A 5 5 4 4 5   6 6 4 4 6 6 12 43
George G 5 5 6 5 4   6 6 4 4 6 6 12 45

Race 11+12
Four boats racing all GP’s sailing on PY. Tonights race also brings Series E to a close. Congratulations to Ken and Davy and Peter L. Peter sailed with Ken taking Davy’s place from time to time. Aidan O D also did very well bringing up second place. The final podium position goes to Bill J and Joe McC. Two discards were allowed.

Race 9+10
Just two boats racing tonight: Ken and Davy L and Anton H and James McL with results in that order!

Race 7+8
Racing tonight with two lasers and two GP’s. Well done to Aidan O D who took a win in Race 8 and to James P H and Alan T who won race 7. The course went down the river to faughan and conniborrow.

Race 5+6
Bill and Joe with a nice win tonight. There was no second race as the wind dropped.
NB: If the number on the results is shaded it means that the boat in question was not sailing that night. For example in Race 5 Aidan O D was not sailing and either was Joy W/Ruth.

Race 3+4
Welcome to Joy W and Ruth sailing in a Gp14 and going very well. Aidan O D also going well in his Laser.

Race 1+2
Welcome to Aidan O D sailing his new Laser tonight for the first time and going very well. Aidan O D has been awarded a LFYC handicap of 1185. Bill J sailing tonight with Joy W

Dinghy Regatta 23/06/18

Peace Bridge Race R1 R2
Gareth G/Richard G 1 1
Ken L/Davy L 2 2
Ciaran M (Laser) 3 3
kevin L/Caoimhe L 7 4
James H (Snr) 7 6
George G 7 5

I did not see the race but was informed there was a good steady breeze. There were three DNF’s in race one. It was three laps long – that may have contributed to the last three boats declining to sail the last lap.

Great to see Ciaran Moore out in the club laser and doing well. He will no doubt more greatly appreciate the comfort and spacious accommodation of a GP14 after a scoot in the Laser. Great also to see Caoimhe L back out sailing.

Series C 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

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)