Warrior wins Warrenpoint Regatta


This year’s annual Warrenpoint Regatta had a high turnout of twelve cruisers which competed for the coveted Whistledown Trophy. Four races took place over a triangular port course, laid by race officer Paddy Rooney. In light westerly winds, the big guns of Humdinger, Aurora, Invincible and Warrior led the pace with the rest of the fleet following up. Some of the cruisers flew the spinnaker but the the majority decided on the leisurely option. As expected and with three firsts and a second, Tim Gibbons’ nippy Warror was overall winner and retained the Whistledown Trophy for the second year. Michael McCabe’s Humdinger from Carlingford was second and Invincible skippered by Mick McCann took third.

Invincible also won the secondary CPH handicap prize. At a prize giving ceremony in the Whistledown Hotel, main sponsor Colum McAvoy presented trophies to the winners. The Whistledown have been the main sponsors of the event since the first regatta in 2003. Next week the fleet move to Killowen for the annual CLYC Cruiser Regatta. As an open event all cruiser owners are invited to take part. The Cruiser Regatta on Saturday is followed by the Dinghy Regatta on Sunday which is also an open event and all dinghies are invited to enter. Contact info@clyc.info for details.

Overall winner Warrior and Committee Boat Seascapes with Race Officer Paddy Rooney and Catherine McDonagh


Overall winner Warrior and Committee Boat Seascapes with Race Officer Paddy Rooney and Catherine McDonagh

Colum McAvoy of the Whistledown Hotel presenting Tim Gibbons with the Whistledown Trophy


Colum McAvoy of the Whistledown Hotel presenting Tim Gibbons with the Whistledown Trophy

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