Summary of 2020 Sailing

2020 was the year of Coronavirus rather than Sailing. Nonetheless we did manage a to sail Series A, B and C. We also sailied a friendly series in “bubble groups”.

We had a great but different Culmore regatta with fewer visiting sailors and spectators than we might normally host. The regatta co-incided with the launch of a Kevin Lynchs new Foyle Punt. Barra Best and the BBC made a nice TV programme about the event. Honestly, it cheered everyone up!

Friendly Series
(17 races)
1. Aidan O D
2. Bill J/Joe McC/James J
3. James P H/Alan T

Series A
(6 races)
1. Anton H/Joy W
2. James P H/Alan T J
3. George G

Series B
(7 races)
1. Anton H/Joy W
2. Aidan O D
3. Kevin T

Series C
(4 races)
1. Aidan O D
2. George G
3. Bill J/Joe McC/James J

2020 archive

Day

Date

Start

time

Series

No
of races

High
water

Sat

14/03/20

930

A

2

1049

All sailing cancelled due to Coronavirus 21/03 – 23/06/20

tue

23/06/20

1900

Fr

2

2209

sat

27/06/20

1200

Fr

2

1222

Sat

04/07/20

1900

Fr

2

2012

tue

07/07/20

1900

Fr

2

2216

Sat

11/07/20

1130

Fr

2

1245

Sat

28/07/20

1800

Fr

2

1929

Tue

21/07/20

1900

Fr

2

2120

Thur

23/07/20

1900

Fr

2

2243

Sat

25/07/20

1030

Fr

2

1203

Sat

01/08/20

1800

A

2

1925

Tue

04/08/20

1900

A

2

2122

Sat

08/08/20

1000

A

2

1124

Sat

15/08/20

1700

A

2

1837

Tue

18/08/20

1900

B

2

2028

Thur

20/08/20

1900

B

2

2143

Sat

22/08/20

0930

B

2

1052

Sat

29/08/20

All day

Culmore Regatta

1830

Sat

05/09/20

0900

B+ Foyle Festival Cup

2

1017

Sat

12/09/20

1600

B +Brian Fraser Cup

2

1720

Sat

19/09/20

0900

C

2

954

Sat

26/09/20

1500

C

2

1712

Sat

03/10/20

0900

Cancelled

2

917

Sat

10/10/20

1400

Cancelled

2

1514

Sat

17/10/20

0900

Cancelled

2

841

Sat

24/10/20

1400

Cancelled

2

1527

sat

31/10/20

1500

D cancelled

2

2031

Sat

07/11/20

1000

D cancelled

2

1116

Sat

14/11/20

1500

D cancelled

2

940

Sat

21/11/20

1100

D cancelled

2

1224

Sat

28/11/20

1500

D + Hot Toddy cancelled

2

1833

Races start on time: The time of the race start indicated is the time of the five minute gun. It is up to sailors and crew to be on the water and in the proximity of start line. The OD (depends who it is, take your chances) will (probably) not wait!

Rescue Coxwain: Liam Harrigan (unless stated)
OD: Peter Fallon Snr (unless stated)

2019 Race reports (archive)
2018 Race reports (archive)
2017 Race reports (archive)
2016 Race reports (archive)
2015 Race reports (archive)
2014 Race reports (archive)
2013 Race reports (archive)
2012 Race reports (archive),
2011 Race reports (archive),
2010 Race reports (archive)

 

 

Series C 2020

  19/09/20 26/09/20       Points
Series C R1   R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7      
Aidan O D 2 1 1 1             5
Kevin T 4 3 4 4             15
Bill J/Joe McC 3 2 3 2             10
George G 1 4 6 3             14
Keith L/Son 6 6 2 6             20

Racing Sat 19/09/20

Sailing today took 48 mins for race 1 and 24 mins for race 2. I didn’t see the race but looking at these times I would guess there were two laps in race 1 and just 1 lap in race 2 (or else the wind picked up significantly). George G sailing very well in the Solo.

Racing Sat 26/09/20

Good to see Keith L and Son sailing today and doing very well. Today marked the end of Series C – cut short by the outbreak of the second wave of CoronaVirus. Congratulations to Aidan O D who takes the win for Series C. I fear the Coronavirus may also put an end to the season but we shall wait and see.

Series B 2020

  18/08/20 21/08/20 05/09/20  12/09/20   Points
Series B R1   R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7      
Anton H/Joy W 4   4 2 1 1 1 1     14
Aidan O D 2   1 1 5 5 4 4     22
Kevin T 6   3 3 3 3 2 2     22
Bill J/Joe McC 7   2 4 2 2 4 4     25
George G 1   6 6 5 5 4 4     31
James P H/Alan T 3   6 6 5 5 4 4     33

Racing 12/09/20

A dull afternoon with a storm looming. After some thought the OD decided to try and get in two quick races. 16min and 14 min. With just two boats sailing today the races went well and we got in just before the storm. Congratulations to Anton H and Joy W who won Series B. The second race today was for the Brian Fraser Cup. Congratulations to Anton and Joy for the win. Thanks to Liam H and Peter F for rescue cover and OD duties.

Racing 05/09/20

9am sailing in fine weather. Sailing this morning from a start line at Leonards mark to a mark near the Power Station then down to Conniborrow and across to Faughan.  Anton H and Joy W over the line in R1 but made a good recovery. Light winds in the first race contrasted with a good breeze in second race. The second race was a double for Series B and for the Foyle Festival Cup. Congratulations to Anton H and Joy W who won it in close race with Bill J and Joe McC. Many thanks to Liam H and Peter F for rescue cover and OD duties.

Racing 22/08/20

Great racing today in F3-5. Sailing a zig zag course in Culmore bay and down river to Faughan and Conniborrow Farm. A big Russian coal boat arrived between race one and two delaying things a bit. She had a pretty nasty looking ice breaker on the bow so we decided to let them carry on and dock. Anton H and Joy W going well in Race 2. Bill J and Joe McC went for a brief swim on a tight spinnaker reach across the bay but recovered well. Aidan O D far ahead and going very well in the laser.

Racing 20/08/20

No racing today due to strong winds.

Race 1 18/08/20

Racing today in light winds. We only managed one lap of one race. Anton H and Jack H got away to a great start but lost out on downwind.

 

Racing cautiously restarts

LFYC club racing will cautiously restart on Sat 01/08/20.

A newly revised schedule has been put in place. Details here.

Some new procedures for safe sailing have been put in place particularly in the boatyard and the changing rooms and clubhouse. Please take note of the new signage and take appropriate good care.

Depending on the course of the pandemic we may reverse this decision to race so please keep monitoring the website and social media channels.

The Culmore Regatta will go ahead and several other special prize events have been included in the schedule. So keep safe and enjoy the racing.

 

 

The Friendly season

There has, of course, been a long pause in sailing activities caused by the Coronavirus. However we are now pleased to mention that sailing has now cautiously restarted, but not full racing – at least not yet.

An informal series of friendly racing has started. In this series, which runs as per the original race schedule, there is a start gun and positions are recorded but no LFYC or handicap are applied. The friendly racing is being hosted because 1. because sailing but not racing is a bit boring and might even be impossible, 2. because some boats are not sailing at all with crew and helm still cocooning, 3. because the normal crew/helm teams are still socially distancing, 4. general prudent precautionary measures

In the boatyard we are observing social distancing and the changing rooms are limited to two people per room. Many thanks to Liam H and Peter F for Rescue cover and OD duties.

Thanks to Peter F for the drone photo

r1 r2 r3 r4 r5 r6 r7 r8 r9 r10 r11 r12 r13 r14 r15 r16 r17
Cumulative
Aidan O D 6 6 3 3 4 1 1 1 6 6 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 48
Bill J/James J/Joe McC 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 5 5 2 1 3 4 4 48
James P H/Alan T 1 2 1 1 6 6 6 6 1 1 5 5 1 4 5 1 2 54
Anton H 3 3 5 5 1 3 2 3 6 6 5 5 4 3 4 3 3 64
Kevin T 2 4 4 4 2 4 4 5 6 6 2 2 6 5 2 6 6 70
Alan T 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 5 5 5 7 7 7 6 6 99
Joe McC 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 5 5 7 7 7 6 6 100
Tues 23/06/2020 Friendly Racing Season
R1 R2
James P H/Alan T 1 1
Kevin T 2 4
Bill J 4 2
Anton H 3 3
Sat 30/06/20 R3 R4
James P H/Alan T 1 1
Bill J/James J 2 2
Aidan O D 3 3
Kevin T 4 4
Anton H 5 5
Yann (solo) DNC DNC
Sat 04/07/20
R5 R6
Anton H 1 3
Aidan O D 4 1
Bill J 3 2
Kevin T 2 4
Tue 07/07/20 R7 R8
Aidan O D 1 1
Bill J 3 2
Anton H 2 3
Kevin T 4 DNC
Sat 11/07/20 R9 R10
James H 1 1
Alan T 3 5
Bill J 2 2
Joe McC 4 5
Sat 18/07/20 R11 R12
Aidan O D 1 1
Kevin T 2 2
Tue 21/07/20 R13
James P H/Alan T 1
Bill J/James J 2
Aidan O D 3
Anton H 4
Kevin T 6 dnc
Thur 23/07/20  R14  R15
James P H 4 5
Bill J/Joe McC 1 3
Aidan O D 2 1
Anton H 3 4
Kevin T 5 2
sat 25/07/20  R16 R17
James P H/Alan T 1 2
Bill J/Mateo L 4 4
Aidan O D 2 1
Anton H 3 3

 

Race Results 13/03/20 – a staggering start to the season

  13/03/20 01/08/20 15/08/20     Points
Series A R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6          
Anton H/Joy W 1 5 1 1 2 2         12
James P H/Alan T 2 1 5 5 1 1         15
George G 3 2 5 5 3 3         21
Bill J/Joe McC 5 5 2 3 3 3         21
Kevin T 5 5 5 4 3 3         25

Racing on Sat 15/08/20

Just two boats sailing today. James P H and Alan T and Anton H and Joy W. Both races went to James and Alan. That also concludes Series A. A conclusion that is of sorts. Series A was scrambled together spanning the lockdown – but we have a result and congratulations go to Anton H and Joy W who take the series for 2020.

Racing on 08/08/20

No sailing today – no wind

Racing on 04/08/20

No sailing today – too windy. James P and Alan T went out or a burn in their GP.

Race 3+4

So almost 5 months after race day one of the season we are back on track. It was a fine day for the restart of the season. A good breeze but a bit damp, good spirits nonetheless. Great to see David T and Son out sailing again. Welcome back guys! Anton H and Joy W going well today in the GP.

Race 1+2

So, somewhat in the shadow of the Coronavirus the sailing season started. On the 14th of March four brave and hardy boats gathered for the first race of the season. It was windy! In race one Bill J in the club laser hit some technical issues and was out before the race started. Anton H managed to catch up on James P H and Alan T in their new GP and took the race on LFYC handicap. In race two Anton H capsized his Laser just before start. Got back up well enough and figured he was well placed for a nice start line. For a few moments all was going well. He then cut the end of the pier to tight and came to crunching stop as the dagger board hit the submerged pier. The OD managed (just) to suppress laughter and everybody sympathized in the usual LFYC way.

James and Alan screamed off and won the race going very well in the new GP.

And so ended day one of the season.

The days sailing reported above might pass without further comment EXCEPT for the Coronavirus. The Commodore has suspended all sailing activity for the time being. We will need to figure out a new schedule in due course. For the meantime its goodnight from LFYC, stay safe and we look forward to future fairer winds and meeting again sooner rather than later.

 

2019 Archive

Day Date Start time Series Races High water course
Sat 16/03/19 1400 A 2 1620 G.Gilmore
Sat 23/03/19 0900 A 2 904 A.Thompson
Sat 30/03/19 1430 A 2 1657 B.Johnson
Tue 02/04/19 1900 B 1 1952 A.Hutton
Thur O4/04/19 1900 B 1 2036 J.Hockley
Sat 06/04/19 1900 A 2 2127 C.Moore
Sat 13/04/19 1330 A 2 1539 A.O’Driscoll
Tue 16/04/19 1900 B 2 1853 K.Louden
Thur 18/04/19 1900 B 2 2011 K.Tuffy
Sat 20/04/19 1800 A 2 2122 K.Lynch
Sat 27/04/19 1400 N 2 1554 G.Gilmore
Thur 02/05/19 1900 B 2 1941 A.Thompson
Sat 04/05/19 1830 C 2 2032 B.Johnson
Tue 07/05/19 1900 B 2 2213 A.Hutton
Sat 11/05/19 1200 N 2 1346 C.Moore
Sat 18/05/19 1900 C 2 2025 A.O’Driscoll
Tue 21/05/19 1900 D 2 2215 K.Louden
Thur 23/05/19 1900 D 2 2344 K.Tuffy
Sat 25/05/19 1230 E 1 1319

 

L.Harrigan

 

Sat 01/06/19 1730 C 2 1936 O.McCauley
Tue 04/06/19 1900 D 2 2121 J.Lynch
GP14 Ulster Championship Sat 8th and Sunday 9th
Fri 14/06/19 1900 Training 1848
Sat 15/06/19 1800 C 2 1931 J.Hockley
Tue 18/06/19 1900 D 2 2123 C.Moore
Fri 21/06/19 1900 Training 2323
Sat 22/06/19 1000 C 2 1149 A.ODriscoll
Fri 28/06/19 1900 Training 1748
Sat 29/06/19 1700 Dinghy Regatta
B
2 1833 K.Louden
Tue 02/07/19 1900 F 2 2030 K.Tuffy
Thur 04/07/19 1900 F 2 2155 O.McCauley
Fri 05/07/19 1900 Training 2241
Sat 06/07/19 1000 Peace Bridge 2 1120

+33mins

J.Lynch
Fri 12/07/19 1900 Training 1735
Sat 13/07/19 1700 N 2 1834 K.Lynch
Tue 16/07/19 1900 F 2 2036 G.Gallagher
Thur 18/07/19 1900 F 2 2147 R.Gallagher
Fri 19/07/19 1900 Training 2222
Sat 20/07/19 0930 E 2 1044 A.Thompson
Fri 26/07/19 1900 Training 1558
Sat 27/07/19 1530 E 2 1709 B.Johnson
Tue 30/07/19 1900 F 2 1939 A.Hutton
Thur 01/08/19 1900 F 2 2102 C.Moore
Sat 03/08/19 0930 N 2 1017 A.O’Driscoll
Sat 10/08/19 1600 N 2 1719 G.Gilmore
Tue 13/08/19 1900 G 2 1950 J.Johnson
Thur 15/08/19 1900 G 2 2057 K.Tuffy
Sat 17/08/19 1900 N 2 2158 K.Louden
Sat 24/08/19 Culmore Regatta
Thur 29/08/19 1900 G 2 2006 J.Hockley
Sat 31/08/19 1900 E
2 2126 A.Thompson
Sat 07/09/19 1400 Foyle Festival Cup 2 1537 G.Gallagher
Sat 14/09/19 1700 N 2 2101 C.Moore
Sat 21/09/19 1100 H 2 1239 K.Lynch
Sat 28/09/19 1700 Brian Frazer Shield 2 2023 A.Hutton
Sat 05/10/19 1130 H 2 1327 J.Lynch
Sat 12/10/19 1700 H 2 2003 O.McCauley
Sat 19/10/19 1000 N 2 1124 B.Johnson
Sat 26/10/19 1700 Hot Toddy (H)
2 1919 G.Doherty
Sat 02/11/19 1000 Frostbite 2 1046 A.O’Driscoll
Sat 09/11/19 1500 Frostbite 2 1200 A.Hutton
Sat 16/11/19 900 Frostbite 2 929 G.Gilmore
Sat 23/11/19 1500 Frostbite 2 1712 B.Johnson
Sat 30/11/19 900 Frostbite 2 940 K.Tuffy

Races start on time: The time of the race start indicated is the time of the five minute gun. It is up to sailors and crew to be on the water and in the proximity of start line. The OD (depends who it is, take your chances) will (probably) not wait!

Rescue Coxwain: Liam Harrigan (unless stated)
OD: Peter Fallon Snr (unless stated)

Regattas

Shroove 3rd + 4th August

Moville 5th August

Greencastle 10th August

Culmore 24th August

GP 14 EVENTS

Date Event Venue
Sat 27-28 Apr O’Tiarnaigh Mullingar Sailing Club
Sat 11-12 May Munsters Cullaun Sailing Club
Sat 8-9 June Ulsters Lough Foyle Sailing Club
Fri 12-14 July Leinster Dun Laoghaire
UK Nationals Abersoch
Sat 3-9 Aug
Fri 16-18 Aug Irish Nationals & Masters Skerries Sailing Club
Sat 14-15 Sep Autumn Open/Youths Sutton Dinghy Club
Sat 28-29 Sep Inter Schools Sutton Dinghy Club
Sat 19-20 Oct Hot Toddy Lough Erne Yacht Club

2018 Race reports (archive)
2017 Race reports (archive)
2016 Race reports (archive)
2015 Race reports (archive)
2014 Race reports (archive)
2013 Race reports (archive)
2012 Race reports (archive),
2011 Race reports (archive),
2010 Race reports (archive)

Frostbite Series 2019

  02/11/19 09/11/19 16/11/19 23/11/19   30/11/19    
Frostbite 2019 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11    
Aidan O D 2 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 2 1 1   22
Anton H 1 5 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2   22
George G 4 1 2 3 3 4 6 6 6 4 3   42
Kevin T 3 3 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4   42
Bill J 7 7 3 1 6 6 3 3 3 6 6   51
Joy W 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6   61

Frostbite 30/11/19

Last race of the year today. Congratulations to Aidan O D who wins the Frostbite series. He drew on points with Anton H but wins it on more firsts. George G and Kevin T also draw on points with George G winning on the basis that he had one First place. Many thanks to Liam and Pete and Ken L for their support in the frostbite series.

Frostbite 23/11/19

Mild today. We managed three races. Very competitive starts and great racing.  Anto H managed to get nice acceleration out of the tidal line on the channel. Nice zig zag course over the channel and back.

Frostbite 16/11/19

Four boats sailing. Very cold today. The two minute start sequence was put into operation. A course was devised to ensure lots of mark roundings to keep everybody warm. Aidan O D sailing brilliantly. Many thanks to Ken L for the scones. Thanks also to Liam and Pete for being the OD and rescue cover.

Frostbite 09/11/19

Three boats sailing. The OD was near despair when all three boats went the wrong way or were over the line. All good fun!

Frostbite 02/11/19

Welcome to the frostbite season. Five boats racing today. great to see Joy W sailing the laser and going very well. For the Frostbite season all Lasers have a Handicap of 1150 and a Solo has a handicap of 1230. Today we were sailing in Culmore bay in a nice breeze.

 

Series H

              Hot Toddy
  21/09/19 05/10/19 12/10/19 26/11/19 Hot toddy Points
Series H R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8  
Bill J/Joe McC     4 2 2 5 1   14
Anton H/Joy W     1 1 3 4 6   15
Ken L/Davy L     3 4 1 3 6   17
Aidan O D     6 6 4 1 2   19
George G     6 6 6 2 5 rtd 25
Ciaran M/Ben M     2 4 7 6 6   25
Kevin T     6 6 5 6 3   26

Races 8 26/10/19 Hot Toddy

And once again the end of season is marked with the Hot Toddy race. Many thanks to George D with the whiskeys and to Fiona and Tracey who catered so kindly for everyone. It was a windy day that gradually blew up to non sailable. George G called it as it was blowing up and wisely headed in when he was passing near the clubhouse. Due to the conditions just one race was sailed. Once all in safe everyone hit the whiskeys. Congratulations to Bill J/James J and Joe McC who win series H overall. Looking forward to next year already, in the meantime frostbite season awaits…

Hot toddy 2010
Hot toddy 2011
Hot toddy 2012
Hot toddy 2013
Hot toddy 2014
Hot toddy 2015
Hot toddy 2016
Hot toddy 2017
Hot toddy 2018

Races 5+6 12/10/19

Aidan O D sailing brilliantly in his Laser. Anton H and Joy W and Ken and Davy L in a close battle in race 2. George G sailing very well in his Solo in race 2.

Races 3+4 05/10/19

We went out in nearly no wind, then it picked up and blew oul boots. Anton h in the Laser, Bill j in a Laser also. Ken and Davy sat our race 2 as did Ciaran and Ben M. Anton H had a close escape and was very lucky not to go for a swim just before the finish line in Race 1. A similar gust took Ken and Davy for a swim just after Race 1. Race 1 was shortened to allow a tanker come out of port.

Races 1+2 21/09/19

No record of race