Another fantastic day on the water today for the White Harte Regatta. Wind turned up also which made it a little more interesting.
As usual the White Harte pulled together a great spread for us hungry sailors. A big thank you to Patricia for providing the food at such short notice. A special note to the White Harte for presenting the club with a beautiful piece of Derryveagh Crystal. This is one race which the club looks forward to each year and this year we have a real momento which will take pride of place in the newly refurbished clubhouse. It will bring a special sparkle to the skippers snug.
A big thank you to Robert for acting as O.D. for the day and making it to Rathmullan for the start and finish of the race.
2 fleets started the race in Fahan with a spinnaker run up the Lough to Inch Spit, a beat to Inch Flat, another run via Kinnegar to Salt Pans, Inch Spit again and for IRC across to Kinnegar then finish at Rathmullan. The club fleet dropped Kinnegar, the penultimate mark being Inch Spit.
The fleet tied up at the pontoon in Rathmullan and made tracks to the White Harte for refreshments. Corrected times worked out, results tallied up and crumbs cleared away for the announcement.
In the IRC fleet congratulations to Zutsy on a fine performance and taking 1st place.
In the Club Fleet congratulations to Firsty taking 1st place, Ladyhawk 2nd place and Mountain Mist 3rd place.
Thanks to all those who came to the start line in less than favourable conditions.