The Annual LSYC Regatta’s will commence tomorrow with the first race scheduled for 15:30hrs. It is important that we assemble at the start area (Spit / Salt Pans) for 15:30hrs. Sailing instructions will be distributed to competitors before leaving the marina. Further instructions will be available before the commencement of racing on VHF Channel 6.
The OD will announce the course to be followed over VHF and refer to the course notes in the sailing instructions. If you plan to sail on a white sail handicap please inform the OD before the start of the race.
We look forward to the weekends sailing. Good luck.
Saturday 1st August 2020
Fahan Regatta 15:30hrs assemble Spit / Salt Pans
2 / 3 races, weather dependant.
Sunday 2nd August 2020
Buncrana Regatta, 16:00hrs assemble Spit
2 / 3 races, weather dependant.
Monday 3rd August 2020
Rathmullan Regatta 12:00hrs assemble at Pier, Rathmullan
2 races, weather dependant.
We will attempt to complete the schedule as above within the time constraints of the tide allowing sufficient time to return to the marina.
This Saturday 25th July will see the Portsalon Bells, starting at 9am sharp due to tides. Race detail to be announced on the day by the Sailing secretary / OD.
Sunday 26th July is Fairley 1 with the race starting at 9.30am, course to be announced on the day by the Sailing secretary / OD.
This brings us nicely to the annual regatta’s starting with the Fahan Regatta on Saturday 1st August.
Agenda is as follows,
Saturday racing commences at 15.30hrs,
Sunday racing commences at 16.00hrs
and Monday racing commences at 12.00hrs
Unlike previous years we will forego the pre-race debriefing for skippers and announce the racing over VHF
As previously announced all participating boats must provide a valid VPRS certificate.
You have been warned…
Just an update on the position of the club with respect to sailing/racing.
We have officially started the season with Round the Island on Sat 18th.
The race calendar is on the system for all to view under Racing/Race Calendar 2020.
The next scheduled race is Creek 1, tomorrow 21st July @ 7pm.
We plan to hold the annual regatta’s as normal commencing Saturday 1st August with the Fahan Regatta, Sunday the Buncrana regatta and Monday the Rathmullan regatta.
We have yet to firm up the start times but as soon as these have been arranged they will be published online.
Please refer the website for upcoming race times.
The usual Saturday night social gathering at the clubhouse will not take place this year to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid 19.
Tuesday 21st 7pm Creek 1
Thursday 23rd 7.30pm Phoenix 1
Saturday 25th 9am Portsalon Bells….You have been warned !
Regatta times to follow.
The Round the Island race due to start tomorrow at 3pm will be pushed back by 30 minutes and will now start at 3.30pm.
Sorry for the late notice.
We have a training session organised for Saturday 4th July.
This is an on water training session…
As with previous training sessions this will begin with a debrief at 3.45pm with the training on the water due to start at 4pm sharp.
Please bring your own face mask and sanitizing solutions.
Please bring your own personal floatation equipment and foul weather gear.
As with previous sessions we will ask skippers to keep a record of those participants should we need to perform some contact tracing.
Training key points,
Debrief at 3.45
Training session starts 4pm sharp
Face masks and hand sanitiser mandatory
Post session debrief