LifeBoat Regatta Saturday 27th

Hi all

This weekend is of course the LifeBoat Regatta- part deux in the triple header finale to the summer season.

As it will be Leda’s last outing, I’m asking my crew for a gladiatorial performance, worthy of the ancient world!! A last chance then for our IRC rivals to end our season with a glorious defeat!

I asked Leda’s skipper John Hasson his prediction for the race. His answer: ”PAIN”.

Due to the 4pm race time, we’d like a prompt start in order to run an extended race and to have time for the presentation in the clubhouse afterwards at 7pm….and joining us for the presentation will be John McCarter, representing the RNLI, and hopefully some of the team from the Buncrana LifeBoat Station.

It goes without saying that this year we all observed the wonderful work the LifeBoat teams perform in tragic circumstances, particularly as was the case in July on the Swilly….and of course your Committee feels it right that the club should make an extra effort to support their work.

We will therefore be asking all boats and participants to give generously on the day. We are not proposing an entry fee but will instead be harassing you with RNLI buckets on the marina and in the clubhouse!

Many thanks for all the support in advance and looking forward to seeing you on the water.

Paul J Hasson


Race Results

Race results have now been updated with all results to date.

Trials are underway using ‘Sailwave’ scoring software to publish results for the Fairley series – these results are not official, but take a look under – Fairley (β test)

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Kindest regards

Outline plan for search Sun 24

Outline plan for search

Meet – LSYC Clubhouse for detailed briefing by RNLI – 09.00-09.30.
All boats taking part to register boat name, type & No aboard

Muster between Rathmullan & Inch and proceed in line to vicinty of Swillymore Buoy. Plan is to be at Swillymore for 13.00 and return search to Rathmullan.

Communications – VHF Ch 06

Tides – LW 07.01 (1.8m)
HW 13.18 (3.1m)
LW 20.04 (2.1m)

Weather – Wind westerly 2-4 with drizzle.

We would appeal for as many boats as possible to take part. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Paul McSorley

Search For Missing Person Sun 24

Dear Members

A major search for the missing young man is planned for this Sunday. The search will be coordinated by the Coastguard and RNLI and they are appealing for boats to take
part in the search. It is important that the coastguard is aware of all boats involved as well as the numbers on board.

Meet – LSYC Clubhouse at 09.30 Sun 24 for registration & briefing.

Contact – Paul McSorley 44 7753801388.