Local club cruiser racing took a break this week so that our cruising sailors could support the HYC ‘Wave Regatta’. Four MYC boats, Kahera, Shenanigans, Buster and Mon Reve took part in the event over the weekend competing against boats and crews who travelled from the UK and clubs across the Ireland. With a rotation of crew we saw 26 of our members take part.
Kahera, Shenanigans, Buster and Mon Reve all competed in their own classes; although they were not in the top three, all four boats certainly did MYC proud with some excellent sailing and times being produced in highly competitive fleets.
Blue skies and sea breezes marked the inaugural Wave Regatta that attracted a total entry of 161 boats from around the Irish Sea and further afield in six classes for the three-day event -a total of 54 visiting boats. Persistent fog and light winds on Friday eventually cleared in time to deliver a perfect race around the scenic Fingal coastline on Saturday for the Lambay Race that ended in Howth Sound in ‘champagne sailing’ conditions with the same again for Sunday’s finale.
The Lambay Race was the highlight of the Wave Regatta weekend when the full fleet of 161 boats graced the pristine waters of the Fingal coastline. Appropriately for the class race around Lambay Island, the Howth 17 footers were given a route that hugged the island before the long beat back to Howth Sound and the finish where Peter Courtney and Oona won with a convincing lead, despite having snagged a lobster pot close to Lambay.
Our Next Club Race will be on this coming Friday evening 8th June – first gun 1925hrs
Any members wishing to get involved with the cruiser sailors, please contact the cruiser sailing secretary Brian Stewart