Day Three of BTR is Cancelled Due to Weather

Posted: 26/6/2022

    Day 3 of Bangor Town Regatta turned out to be one of those High Stool Days WM Nixon wrote about in Afloat’s Sailing on Saturdays.

    For the same unseasonably windy weather which has put paid to several sailing events throughout the country reaching Belfast Lough, and with a Met Eireann Small Craft Warning it was of course predictable that racing may be cancelled today.

    And so it was.  Principal Race Officer Con Murphy did venture out in the Committee Boat this morning to assess the situation: “With the wind speed in the high twenties, we had no option but to consider racing out of the question. But if tomorrow’s readings are even 5 knots less, there may be a chance of the last day’s competition going ahead”.

    Even the temperature of between 12 and 14 degrees couldn’t be June like and by mid-afternoon, the windspeed registering at Bangor Marina was gusting 38 knots from the South so venture a couple of miles offshore and it would be more.

    Racing will hopefully resume on Sunday 26th. The scheduled first warning gun for the Coastal Class is 10.25 am with the other classes at 10.55 am.

    Article by Betty Armstrong, Afloat.ie

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