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 by Dundalk & […]

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 for this year. […]

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 […]

Finnegan wins O’Farrell Cup

The O’Farrell Cup was introduced in 2005 with the intention of enticing as many of the dinghy fleet as possible onto the water at the beginning of the season.  All boats race on equal terms so whether it’s the youngest junior or the oldest senior, the best sailed boat takes the cup.  Two races were held and the finishing order was almost identical for both […]