Warrenpoint Regatta 2018 – Warrior does it again!

By Gerry Byrne Carlingford Lough was awash with colour on Saturday as a combined cruiser fleet from Carlingford Lough Yacht Club and Carlingford Sailing Club came to the starting line to compete in the fifteenth annual Warrenpoint Regatta, sponsored by the Whistledown Hotel. The event has been running since 2003 and its main aim is to promote ’sailing for all’. Under the capable control of […]

Exciting racing for the double regatta

Carlingford Lough Yacht Club was very pleased to host the inaugural Pat Dunbar Memorial Cup and inaugural Maiden of the Mournes Regatta last Saturday, which were run concurrently. Chris O’Hare was the Race Officer and Connla Conway laid a perfect course for four races, three of which were to count. Winds were light but the competition was heavy – seven boats from CLYC and from […]

Japanese Adrenaline Junkies sail to Scotland and back in a 14 foot dinghy!

Seven members of the Japanese Explorers’ Club, Yuka Kobayashi, Motoko Sato, Haruka Yoshimori. Yoshitaka Suzuki, Kiyotaka Terada, Yoshiro Yamanoha and Team Leader Kichiemon Nakagawa, set themselves a challenge of sailing a 14 foot dinghy from Donaghadee, Co Down to Portpatrick in Scotland and back, having rotated crews and successfully completed the voyage in 14 hours and 19 minutes. The Explorers’ Club is “…a community for […]

Three in a row for Warrior

by Gerry Byrne What a fantastic day’s sailing for the coveted Blues on the Bay Open Regatta Trophy. Six cruisers competed over four courses in what can only be described as testing conditions ranging from near calm to marginal survival, with Easterly Force 6 winds in the final race. As expected, Warrior, skippered by Tim Gibbons, and featuring a guest appearance of veteran sailor Johnny […]