It’s a Numbers Game for the Late Season

Saturday was a fair autumn day, but the wind didn’t play fair. This was the last day of racing for the cruisers’ Late Season and 8 boats turned up. There was a lot at stake for some, as Gannet and Invincible were sitting at the top of the league with equal points. Left like that, Invincible would have been the winner as she had beaten […]

Kettles out for the Carlingford Kettle

Occasionally, when the wind is just right in terms of direction and speed little funnels of water and spray form on the surface of Carlingford Lough like mini-tornadoes. These are known locally as the Carlingford Kettles. Only the mad or foolish would be caught out on the water if there were kettles on the lough. It was very fitting then that as winds of 18mph […]

A Humdinger of a Weekend for CLYC

This Saturday saw the annual CLYC Cruiser Regatta on Carlingford Lough. 9 yachts took parts in steady 10kt winds, gusting to 15kts coming in from the South South East. Race Officer, Aidan McKay set a triangle course mid-lough with four races of two laps each being scheduled. The team of mark layers were kept busy all afternoon tweaking the marks and ensuring the courses were […]

Warrior wins Warrenpoint Regatta

This year’s annual Warrenpoint Regatta had a high turnout of twelve cruisers which competed for the coveted Whistledown Trophy. Four races took place over a triangular port course, laid by race officer Paddy Rooney. In light westerly winds, the big guns of Humdinger, Aurora, Invincible and Warrior led the pace with the rest of the fleet following up. Some of the cruisers flew the spinnaker […]