2018 At Home Regatta
Meanwhile the GHYC Squib and Dragon fleets were racing in Glandore Bay and Harbour. All the visitors and club members, some 120 or more, were fed at a sumptuous BBQ with refreshments provided by a pop-up bar, all run by GHYC volunteers.
- The Glandore Harbour Cup for the first GHYC boat to Kyachtic, Vince Tubb (8thoverall in 14 boat fleet)
- The George Radley Bowl for the first boat overall to Jelly Baby, Brian Jones, from RCYC
- Echo winner to Miss Charlie, Patrick Beckett
- White Sail Trophyto Lou Zour, Ger and Fiona Grant
After a very jolly evening, none of the visiting boats had any interest in racing home on Sunday morning in the very light air. They slipped anchor one by one as they recovered and quietly sailed/motored out of the harbour. If they are true to their word, we can expect to see them all back next year.
The GHYC Squibs and Dragons completed another two races for the At Home RegattaTrophies.
The Donie O’Sullivan Perpetual Memorial Cup: Pongo
Event Handicap: MissfireSquibs
The CH Marine Cup: Kingfisher
Event Handicap: Blue BottleOur Race Officer and Assistants, John and Ann Williams and Richard Harrison were recognized for their sterling workon the wall setting excellent courses and producing the results.
2017 At Home Regatta
The line honours in Glandore went to Chancer, finishing in just under six hours. Twelve boats finished within the eight hour time limit.At the BBQ held later that evening, the Kinsale fleet captain Dermot Lanigan, presented prizes to the KYC winners (see www.kyc.ie for full results). The first GHYC boat to finish was Kyachtic, sailed by Vince Tubb and friends who were presented with the Glandore Harbour Cup.
Meanwhile in Glandore Harbour, the Dragon and Squib fleets were racing in a strong breeze which led to a few retirements. Two races were held on Saturday afternoon with Squib Bluebottleand Dragon Miss Fire the overnight leaders.
edication and bravery of Frank O’Hara and crew, who ended up being the solo SHSC boat to make the voyage east to Glandore for the weekend. Let’s hope we see lots more boats and sailors from the West next year.
Sunday dawned with glorious conditions for the sail back to Kinsale. The visiting fleet left on time at 1000hrs with spinnakers up before they had even left the harbour. Kyachtic, while not racing, made the trip back to Kinsale in four hours! Meanwhile the Dragon and Squib fleets sailed two races each in the harbour. The overnight leaders held on to their advantage.
Big thanks to John and Ann Williams for running the races so efficiently and staying on the wall for so long on Saturday as we searched for a missing Kinsale boat, the helm of which was eventually found at the BBQ! And finally, many thanks to Ann O’Mahony and the crew of young sailors who ran the ferry service late into the night on Saturday, and again early on Sunday morning.
2016 At Home Regatta
The June bank holiday weekend is the traditional start of the sailing season in Glandore and this year was no exception, especially with the glorious weather. GHYC was very much At Home and was delighted to welcome 13 cruisers from Kinsale Yacht Club into our lovely harbour on Saturday June 4th, after their super enjoyable race down from Kinsale.
Afterwards we hosted a fantastic BBQ and prizegiving in our brand spanking new yard/ dance floor beside the clubhouse. The BBQ was just first class and huge thanks have to the GHYC club members who made it all happen : the cooks (Diarmuid, Pat an Kevin), the amazing salad-makers (too many to mention), the Servers/ runners (Jean & Myriam), the Catering Director, Sally Wyles, who worked non-stop all day long and the best juniors in the world : Claudia – the plate seller and Fiachra the novice barman. Thank you all.
And thanks too to all the ferryboat drivers and Dan O’Sullivan in particular who made sure that all of our guests got back on board with a few on board!
And on Sunday morning at the very early time of 9:55 (for Glandore anyway) there was a fantastic race start comprising most of the Kinsale boats (minus the ones that slept in!!) and the local Dragon fleet and a lone Squib. All raced together to the mouth of the harbour where the KYC fleet peeled east and the GHYC fleet raced on around Adam and Sheila marks. All good fun and in keeping with the fun weekend, everyone got a prize for getting up so early !!!
Thank you to one and all – GHYC is most definitely up and at it for 2017!
Kinsale YC Cruisers
1 – Zubenelgenubi
2 – Chameleon
3 – Endgame
Compete Results are here
All In Harbour Race
1 – Aphrodite
2 – Sonata
3 – Miss Fire
4 – Gypsy (RET)
1 – Tóg go bug é
1 – Kyachtic