Light Winds and Sun for the Gibney Classic

17 June 2017
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.

Many Thanks,


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