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 races.   There was a good turnout of 10 boats, and a pleasant south easterly breeze of no more than 10 knots, although the air temperature was less than 10 degrees, and a good 10 degrees colder than the previous weekend.

Stephen Finnegan had convincing first places in both races, easily winning the O’Farrell Cup, but surprisingly this must be the only trophy in the club that he hasn’t won before.  He did take a little dip in the water just before the second race, proving that capsizing isn’t only for inexperienced sailors.

Izzy O’Farrell gave a good performance in a Topper, finishing 7th in both races.

The podium results were

1st Stephen Finnegan

2nd Tim Gibbons

3rd Ian Finnegan

The Dinghy Wednesday racing starts on 1-May-19, the first cruiser races will be on Saturday 4-May-19 and on Sunday 5-May-19, CLYC is having a Push the Boat Out Open Day between 1pm and 5pm.  Everyone is welcome, no booking is required, it’s free, and you can have a go at sailing, motor boating, paddle boarding, canoeing and more.  We can lend you a wet suit, wet boots and life jacket. Just bring a towel and a change of clothes in case you get wet.  The forecast is good weather with light winds and no rain.

Stephen Finnegan recovering from a capsize between races.
Stephen Finnegan recovering from a capsize between races.

Izzy O’Farrell in the foreground giving the Lasers a run for their money. (P4287020.jpg)
Izzy O’Farrell in the foreground giving the Lasers a run for their money.


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