by Gerry Byrne
On Saturday last, Warrenpoint Regatta took place on Carlingford Lough in glorious sunshine with a steady sea breeze. Cruisers competed in three races over a triangular course set by OD, Tim Gibbons. With wins in races 1 and 2, it was Supersonic, skippered by Thomas Kearney which pipped Warrior to win the coveted Whistledown Trophy. Tom Teggart’s Perseverance, won the Echo 908 Class.
Following the regatta, event sponsor Colum Mc Avoy presented trophies to the winners at the Whistledown Hotel Warrenpoint. On behalf of the cruiser fleet, Gerry Byrne thanked Colum for his sponsorship of the event since 2007.
The final open event of the cruiser programme is the two-day CLYC Cruiser Regatta which takes place on Sept 24th & 25th.
Whistedown Trophy (CPH Class)
1st Supersonic Thomas Kearney (CLYC). 7 points
2nd Warrior Tim Gibbons (CLYC). 7 points
3rd Piglet Brian McConville (CLYC). 10 points
1st Perseverance Tom Teggart (CSC). 6 points
2nd Supersonic Thomas Kearney (CLYC). 7 points
3rd Piglet Brian McConville (CLYC). 7 points