Light Winds and Sun for the Gibney Classic
The Gibney Classic was sailed in the most glorious day this year with winds of 10/19 kts. I am only guessing as I had no clocks on board working. There was no need for oilskins as it was also beautiful and sunny.
We had 43 entries
- 6 in Class 2
- 8 in Class 3
- 7 in the Howth 17s
- 13 in Non-Spinnaker
- 9 in the Puppeteer 22s
With many other boats cruising going over to Malahide to join the festivities.
This was a fantastic turnout as we were also competing against the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and Sovereigns Week, where we would lose a few extra boats too.
I would like to thank the people behind the scenes that make all this happen as they are mostly volunteers
- Robert Orr and his crew who gave us a fantastic course (I asked for a two hour race and "Flashback", first boat home, finished in 1 hour 48.30 minutes...not bad!)
- Noel Davison for organising our posters
- Conor Lindsay for photography
- Damien for organizing the berths on Malahide Marina
- Stephanie Ennis for all our printing, especially the lovely Wine Labels.
- Mary Faherty for all her help with results in Gibneys and other work behind the scenes
- Deirdre Moore-Somers, Commodore of Malahide Yacht Club, for encouraging the Malahide boats to join in.
- Maureen Muir who puts endless hours in organising this event with the Gibneys and Howth Yacht Club.
- Christine Kerley who processed the results
- Fred Connolly for organising the Marina for our visitors
As usual the Gibneys gave us a great reception and, with the Malahide Festival also on, had a packed house. Their generosity knows no bounds!
This event is growing year-on-year. Everyone really enjoyed the day
I would like again to thank the Gibney family for all their support in the past and, hopefully, many years into the future.