Considering the time of year, it is rather surprising that we have got to the end of Series 1 of the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club’s Frostbites without a cancellation……….until the last Sunday, writes Cormac Bradley. Competitors were greeted with a mirror-like seascape inside the harbour with no motion from the flags around the periphery of the harbour. Those on the flagstaff of the host club were so limp that they couldn’t be recognised. On the opposite side of the inner reaches of the harbour, brand flags from the yacht brokers were likewise hanging limp.
Frostbite co-ordinator Olivier Proveur however decided that with the day that was in it, an attempt should be made to race and slightly behind schedule, understandably, the fleet was ordered to go afloat. Not everyone complied, but those that did faced a long paddle out to the race area. This correspondent was one of the last to go down the slipway but before he needed to get his feet wet, a radio communication was received to the effect that racing was cancelled.
This prompted an early prize-giving where calendars with pictures from the Frostbites were the prizes. Frostbite co-ordinator Olivier added his own form of wit to these proceedings which were preceded by the serving of finger food and soup.
The Frostbites take a break now with no racing on the next two Sundays – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We resume on 8th January 2017.
|2016/17 DMYC Frostbites – Series1: After 2nd Discard.||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||R7||R8||R9||Nett|
|Noel Butler/Phil Lawton & Stephen Oram/Ger Owens||15061||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||2||1||7|
|Conor Clancy/Owen Laverty & James Clancy||14807||2||4||2||4||3||13||1||1||4||17|
|Neil Colin & Margaret Casey||14775||13||2||4||2||2||5||3||3||6||21|
|Louise McKenna & Hermine O’Keeffe/Cormac Bradley||14691||3||3||7||7||5||4||4||4||7||30|
|Frank Miller & Ed Butler/Cormac Bradley/Grattan Donnelly||14713||13||5||6||8||6||2||6||5||2||32|
|Alistair Court & Gordon Syme/Cormac Bradley||14706||13||13||13||5||4||3||5||9||5||44|
|Louis Smyth & Joe O’Reilly/Glenn Fisher||15007||13||7||3||3||7||11||13||13||3||47|
|Cariosa Power & Marie Barry||14854||13||6||8||6||8||7||13||13||13||61|
|Peter & Michael Keegan||14676||13||8||5||13||13||8||8||7||13||62|
|Mary Chambers & Brenda McGuire||14865||13||13||13||9||9||11||7||6||13||68|
|Darragh McDonagh & Crew||15058||13||13||13||13||13||6||13||13||13||84|
|David Turner & Peter Doherty||14362||13||13||13||10||10||13||13||13||13||85|
From this correspondent, Happy Christmas to all!