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Carrickfergus Sailing Club's J80 Jezebel Takes First Gun at East Antrim Boat Club Regatta

6th July 2021
Alan McClernon's Jezebel from Carrickfergus SC competing at the East Antrim Boat Club Regatta Weekend
Alan McClernon's Jezebel from Carrickfergus SC competing at the East Antrim Boat Club Regatta Weeke

Despite a smaller than usual turnout at Larne last weekend for the East Antrim Boat Club Regatta, racing was keen, and on Saturday, the fleet enjoyed perfect conditions, with the breeze picking up for the second race on the Sunday.

Racing run by Race Officer Richard Doig was held outside Larne Lough on the east Antrim coast, where the club is based, between Town Parks and Drains Bay, about 6km north of the Lough entrance.

East Antrim BC Regatta weekend -  Mayor Cllr William McCaughey Mid & East Antrim Council, Luch Whitford (front) and the crew of SiriusEast Antrim BC Regatta weekend - Mayor Cllr William McCaughey Mid & East Antrim Council, Luch Whitford (front) and the crew of Sirius

Visitors from Carrickfergus SC on in Belfast Lough topped the overall results both days with Alan McClernon's J80 Jezebel first overall on Saturday with the Flying Fifteen of Bryan Willis second. On a Sunday, it was Brian and Ryan Wilson's Corby 29 Elixir first, with the host club's Richard Doig's GK24 Sirius helmed by Ryan Brown, runner up.

Brian and Ryan Wilson's Corby 29 ElixirBrian and Ryan Wilson's Corby 29 Elixir

Local business Allan Dorman and Son sponsored the weekend.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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