Round Lundy Yacht Race

Lunasea – the overall winner.

Saturday 20 July 2019 saw the 15th annual Round Lundy Yacht Race take place.

Organised by the Ilfracombe Yacht Club since 2004, the Round Lundy Yacht Race has been the highlight and a firm favourite with the Bristol Channel yachting community.

This one-day race of approximately 45 miles attracts a great number of entries, who compete for individual class trophies and with the Trafalgar trophy being awarded to the overall corrected time winner.

This year the race started at 08.00 just outside of the Ilfracombe harbour. Skippers and crews were faced with challenging conditions from the start, with SW winds force 5 gusting force 7 with squally showers.

By mid-day conditions had improved with the wind settling to a force 4 to 5, and clear. Unfortunately, this did not happen soon enough for some, who were forced to retire due to the difficult conditions.

The results from the day were as follows:

Overall winner of the Tribute Round Lundy Yacht Race 2019 and the Trafalgar Trophy

Lunasea – skippered by Nick Niklasson

In a corrected time of 9:11:23

First Yacht and Class 1 winner

Dark Bear – skippered by Neil White

In a corrected time of 9:41:19

Class 2 winner

Lunasea – skippered by Nick Niklasson

In a corrected time 9:11:23

Class 3 Winner

White Spirit – skippered by David Randell

In a corrected time 9:43:32

First Ilfracombe Yacht and winner of the Mason Trophy

Shamara – skippered by Gus Davies

In a corrected time 9:49:29