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Regatta Day Fun

Regatta Day proved to be a very successful event for SLYC. Many visitors and club members participated in the fun. Just a couple of prize winners are shown below. The Mayor of Ards, Councillor Philip Smith, was there to help congratulate the winners (shown in both photos alongside our own Sailing Captain Brian Corry). The photo on the left highlights Lady Commodore, Annie Gleadhill presenting first Prize in the IRC2 Class to Patrick Spratt. The joyous photo on the right shows Stevie Andrews picking up first prize in the NHC Restricted Sail 1 category.

Topper Success in Wales!

3 SLYC Topper sailors travelled to Pwllheli, Wales' answer to Weymouth, at the start of August. Lucy Bell, Juliette Kennedy and Peter Gilmore raced in the British Nationals, and then Peter stayed on after a 2 day layover to compete in the Topper Worlds. 215 boats turned up for the first event, so the fleet was split up into 3 qualifying fleets for 2 days racing. The first day was lost to high winds and seas, but then the qualification series was largely a light wind affair, suiting Juliette the best, who qualified in 19th place in the gold fleet. Peter also made it to the gold fleet, whilst Lucy ended up in bronze after her mast was broken on the windy day. The final series was sailed over 2 days, windy for the first, and perfect champagne sailing on the second. Peter finished 19th overall, Juliette 36th and Lucy 41st in her fleet. Juliette and Peter also managed to win one of the famous Topper rubber ducks for individual race finishes in the top 3. The 2 day layover until the Worlds turned into a frustrating 4 day one due to the first two days being blown off. The remainder of the regatta was also breezy, challenging the 124 boat fleet to the limit. Peter easily made it into the gold fleet, and put in some top 10 results, but could not maintain the consistency he needed to stay there, finishing 20th. Well done to all 3 sailors!

RYA Power Boat Instructor course

SLYC will be running a RYA Powerboat Instructor course on 31st October.  Pre - entry days will be held on Sunday 28th September and Sunday 19th October : sign up here to book your spot.


Office is Closed

  SLYC Office is Closed from

  Monday the 8th September

  until the 19th September.

  Normal service will be

  resumed on Monday the 22nd