Japanese Adrenaline Junkies sail to Scotland and back in a 14 foot dinghy!

Seven members of the Japanese Explorers’ Club, Yuka Kobayashi, Motoko Sato, Haruka Yoshimori. Yoshitaka Suzuki, Kiyotaka Terada, Yoshiro Yamanoha and Team Leader Kichiemon Nakagawa, set themselves a challenge of sailing a 14 foot dinghy from Donaghadee, Co Down to Portpatrick in Scotland and back, having rotated crews and successfully completed the voyage in 14 hours and 19 minutes. The Explorers’ Club is “…a community for […]

Three in a row for Warrior

by Gerry Byrne What a fantastic day’s sailing for the coveted Blues on the Bay Open Regatta Trophy. Six cruisers competed over four courses in what can only be described as testing conditions ranging from near calm to marginal survival, with Easterly Force 6 winds in the final race. As expected, Warrior, skippered by Tim Gibbons, and featuring a guest appearance of veteran sailor Johnny […]

Fun at Push The Boat Out Open Day

Hundreds of visitors came to CLYC Killowen on Sunday to the RYA sponsored Try Sailing in May Taster Sessions on sailing dinghies, cruiser, motor boats, paddle boards and canoes and kayaks. Lots of fun was had on the water and many visitors were discovering water based activities for the first time. Some were so taken with the fun and excitement that they signed up for […]

Cruiser Earlies heat up

The cruiser Early Season is progressing well with 9 races sailed and only 3 more to go on 2-Jun-18. On Saturday last 6 boats made it to the start line at the Woodhouse in bright sunshine and brisk SE wind for 3 long races run by Michael O’Hare. Invincible, with two first places and a second has now taken top position in the series with […]