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Seven Wins for Impala 'Alcyone'at Strangford Lough Yacht Club's Frostie 2021 Series

21st October 2021
Strangford Lough Yacht Club's Frostie 2021 Series
Strangford Lough Yacht Club's Frostie 2021 Series

Last Saturday (16th October) saw the final races of Strangford Lough Yacht Club's Frostie 2021 series. In all over five Saturdays, ten races were completed, with the organisers pleased to have returned to some sort of normality.

The event which Vantage Health and Life sponsored attracted boats from all over Strangford Lough and from Belfast Lough.

Seven firsts assured Peter Thompson and Michael Watson of East Down YC in Alcyone of an emphatic top place in the seven-strong Impala class and in NHC another East Down boat, Frank Petticrew's Magdaleyne had a narrow 1.5 point lead on Mike Stephens Glen day boat, Glenoe. In IRC Mike Spence's AC 35 Le Basculer from Killyleagh, tied on points with SLYC's Peter Holden's Farr 36M Go to Red with the tie broken in favour of Le Basculer.

Le Basculer (Mike Spence) winner of the IRC class in the SLYC Frostie SeriesLe Basculer (Mike Spence) winner of the IRC class in the SLYC Frostie Series

NHC RS was won by Ryan Kelly's Scampi Scampalong with wins in half of the races and in the RS Elite class it was the Gunning, Polly and Kelso trio from Royal Ulster and Ballyholme in Storm who clocked up six wins to top that class. Ian Smyth of the host club in the Sonatas had the most firsts in the whole series with eight wins giving Mouse from top position.

The ten races in all types of conditions produced exciting racing for the 46 boats entered in six classes. Team

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