Junior Regatta 09

A great turn out on Saturday 29th August at Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club saw David Hopkins crowned the Junior Regatta Champion.

Windy conditions nearly called off the event but with plenty of rescue cover provided, the fleet managed to complete 2 races on the water. The fleet was made up of Toppers, Picos, a laser 4.7 and a Laser 2000 sailed by youths aged from 11 to 16.

The Topper class saw the greatest competition with 3 boats being tied for 2nd place, but was won by overall winner David Hopkins. The open class was won by Jack Alton sailing a Laser 4.7. The Under 12 Trophy went to Emma Bates.

Congratulations to all who took part.

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Photographs of the prize winners have been added to the gallery. Thanks to Tim Hopkins for the photos.

Dinghy racing this weekend

  • Junior Regatta Saturday at 1.30
  • Appreciation Cup Sunday at 12.30.

The Autumn dinghy series starts next Sunday, lets try and make the Autumn series a competitive and well supported event.

Results of the cruiser regatta and previous races will be posted shortly.

Junior Regatta – Saturday 29th August

Junior Regatta this Saturday 29th August at 2pm. 2 races back to back. Sign in and briefing at 1:30pm. Prizes for different classes.

Parents – help required for rescue, launching and recovery, mark laying and assisting the Race Officer.

Please note there will be no Saturday training this Saturday due the Junior Regatta. Any queries, please contact John Lowry.

Cruiser Regatta 2009

There has been a change to the fixtures.

The cruiser regatta will take place this weekend and the dinghy regatta will be rescheduled.

The format for the cruiser regatta is as follows:

Saturday 23rd August

  • Race 1:  – 1130
  • Lunch ashore – Each boat to provide sandwiches
  • Race 2 & JB Wilson trophy:  – 1430

Pints in the club after racing and a fork supper in on the Saturday night. Each boat to provide a hot dish.

Sunday 24th August

  • Race 3: 1230
  • Prize giving will follow in the club after.

Two classes as per last year;

Class 1 boats handicaps 927 or less

Class 2 boats handicaps over 927

All three races count for the regatta.

Sailing School Notice

Junior Racing Techniques Course. Price dependent on numbers. Discount for those using their own boats and Club members. 3 day course. Book online or contact Paul or John Lowry for more details. Excellent practice for the Cushendall Junior Regatta, Saturday 29th August!

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Also, the last sailing course of the summer runs from Monday 17th August. There are still spaces available so book quick!

Festival Weekend

This weekend sees the closing of the festival week. It has been a busy week at the club and this weekend is no exception.


Magician & bouncy castles at 1900

Followed by the fireworks from a barge in front of the club.


Dinghy Race – 1230

Jazz Brunch – 1300

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