Blues on the Bay Regatta Enjoyed by All Despite the Rain


Music wafted across the water from Warrenpoint as seven boats turned out for Saturday’s Blues on the Bay Regatta. However, the weather wasn’t so kind. Continuous rain and shifty winds made conditions difficult, but that didn’t hamper the fun.

Tim Gibbons in Warrior took all the honours.Tim Gibbons in Warrior took all the honours.

Paddy Rooney, Tom O'Hare and Catherine McDonagh staying cheerful on the winning boat.Paddy Rooney, Tom O’Hare and Catherine McDonagh staying cheerful on the winning boat.
They're off!  Three great races were organised by Ian Finnegan, but it took a lot of re-positioning of marks in the changing wind direction.They’re off!  Three great races were organised by Ian Finnegan, but it took a lot of re-positioning of marks in the changing wind direction.
Brian O'Sullivan's Pandemonium slicing through the water.Brian O’Sullivan’s Pandemonium slicing through the water.

Results:

Race 1: 1st. Warrior, 2nd. Aurora, 3rd. Invincible

Race 2: 1st. Warrior, 2nd. Invincible, 3rd. Aurora

Race 3: 1st. Warrior, 2nd. Invincible, 3rd. Aurora

At the prize giving at CLYC Killowen, the Mourne Trophy for last week’s race to Kilkeel was awarded to Tim Gibbons’s Warrior, and the Expert Reports Hellyhunter Trophy was awarded to Don Campbell’s Thetis.

Next weekend will be very busy for sailing: on Saturday 3-Jun-17 the cruisers will race to the Imogen mark in Dundalk Bay and at the same time, the Dublin based Irish Dinghy Racing Association dinghies will make their annual pilgrimage to CLYC Killowen for a two day Northern Championship regatta.  On Sunday they will be racing with the CLYC boats to Warrenpoint for the First Glenny Cup.

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