COVID-19 UPDATE: CLYC DINGHY SAILING RESTART PLAN

Wednesday 27th May, 2020 Over the past number of weeks, the CLYC Committee established a COVID-19 Team to consider our return to sailing and we have been working in the background to formulate a suitable plan and procedures to enable us to Restart Dinghy Sailing in the near future. This team is made up of myself, Ian Finnegan and Catherine McDonagh (COVID- 19 Safety Officer). Based […]


Useful talk on RRS by Robin Gray, International Race Officer and National Judge

CLYC was delighted to welcome Robin Gray from Ballyholme Yacht Club and RYA NI to talk to us about the Racing Rules of Sailing, on Saturday last.  Robin took us through the rule book from start to finish, illustrating many examples on his magnetic white board.  Cruiser sailors and dinghy sailors attended and everybody found the talk enlightening and entertaining.  Thank you Robin!


The Roche Trophy and Cranley Mince Pie

On St Stephen’s Day, the Roche Trophy and Cranley Mince Pie races were run simultaneously in murky conditions and a dying breeze. Sailing Secretary Brian McConville presented Conor O’Farrell with the Roche Trophy. This was a close run A-fleet race, with Conor O’Farrell, Henry McLaughlin and Stephen Finnegan finishing in that order. The Cranley Mince Pie for the B-fleet race was won by Izzy O’Farrell, […]


Izzy and Tim couldn’t be caught

Even before the last 12-boat race of the Frostbite Season on Sunday 22nd December, it looked as though Izzy O’Farrell in the B-fleet and Tim Gibbons in the A-fleet were uncatchable, having established a sizeable lead ahead of their fleets.  And so it came to pass – although Jim Linton pipped Ian Finnegan into 3rd place, Tim didn’t even have to be there to have […]