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 […]


CLYC Frostbite Season well underway

On Sunday last, the coast road between Rostrevor and Killowen was closed due to some tree cutting. That did not deter the hardy sailors. Sailing Secretary Brian McConville walked the mountain route, picked up a RIB at Killowen and landed at Rostrevor jetty to pick up some sailors. There was welcome sunshine, a high tide and a reasonable wind to get the 8 boats racing […]