Last Saturday the annual race to the Imogene cardinal buoy in Dundalk Bay was held for the Boathouse Trophy. However, a perfect combination of weather and tidal conditions is required for a fleet of sailing boats to sail out of and back into the Lough. On Saturday these conditions were not met, so racing for the Boathouse Trophy was re-scheduled as three races inside the Lough.
Six yachts competed in the brisk breeze, and Race Officer Brian O’Sullivan set triangular courses which enabled some exciting sailing. Thomas Kearney’s Supersonic which has been having great results all season, took line honours in all three races, but it was Gerry Byrne’s Atlantic Diva which won overall on handicap.
Next weekend, the annual CLYC Cruiser Open Regatta will comprise Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon racing, with 3 races each day. Among the prizes will be the coveted Clare McCann Whitesail Trophy. This, the last open cruiser regatta of the year, promises to be a great sailing event. All boats are welcome, and entries can be made at www.clyc.info. The entry fee is £20 per boat.
1st: Atlantic Diva – Gerry Byrne, 5 points
2nd: Supersonic – Tom Kearney, 6 points
3rd: Piglet – Brian McConville, 9 points