Warrior wins Sea Safety Trophy

By Gerry Byrne. Calm conditions on Saturday resulted in the cancellation of the Mourne and Hellyhunter Trophy races which would have taken the cruiser fleet from Carlingford Lough to Kilkeel and back. However, on the previous Saturday, conditions were perfect for the new Newry Maritime Association sponsored Sea Safety Trophy. The races ran in conjunction with the remembrance commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the […]

The Pearl is back!

by Gerry Byrne. The Oyster Pearl Regatta has always been regarded as the blue ribbon event in the Carlingford Lough cruiser racing calendar. In its heyday in the 80’s and 90’s, fleets of over sixty boats from the east coast and the Isle of Man sailing clubs came to compete for the coveted Oyster Pearl Trophy in what was then a two day event organised […]

Invincible setting the pace.

By Gerry Byrne. The CLYC cruiser racing programme is underway with twenty six races scheduled for the Early Season Series. Currently leading the fleet in NHC and CPH handicaps is Mick McCann’s Invincible which took advantage of the absent Warrior in last Saturday’s races. The Blues on the Bay Open Regatta takes place on Saturday 25-May-19 and is the first of nine open events scheduled […]

AZAB 2019 Falmouth to Azores and back

Ever wondered what its like to sail the oceans in a small sailing boat?  Local man John Gray and skipper Paul McSorley from Derry are soon setting out on a race that will take them 1200 miles into the North Atlantic.  While you listen to the shipping forecast while tucked up in bed, the intrepid duo will experience it in every detail.  The race, AZAB 2019, organised by Falmouth […]