RIYC Team Win Roy Family Trophy at Women At The Helm Regatta


The Roy Family Trophy for the best team performance at the 2024 Women at the Helm Regatta went to (left to right) Joan Sheffield, Katherine Sheehan and Catherine Day, with DBSC Hon Sec  Rosemary Roy, wife of the late Jack Roy, the former President of Irish Sailing, who donated the Trophy in 2019 for the inaugural Women at the Helm Regatta and Vice Commodore NYC Rosemary Cadogan, Photo: Michael Chester

Congratulations to our RIYC White Sails Cruiser team of Joan Sheffield (Just Jasmin), Katherine Sheehan (Great Escape) and Catherine Day (Shearwater) on winning the Roy Family Perpetual Trophy for the best team performance at the Women At The Helm (WATH) 2024 regatta held at Dun Laoghaire last weekend. 

Congratulations also to RIYC’s Tracey Carey competing on the J109 Riders on the Storm which won overall in the cruisers’ spinnaker division. 

The White Sails leader board was a 1,2,3, in favour of RIYC boats:

Rank Fleet Boat Name Class Sail# Club Helm Name
1st White Sails Just Jasmin Bavaria 35 IRL 3506 Royal Irish Yacht Club Joan Sheffield
2nd White Sails Shearwater Dahler 36SQ IRL 7677 Royal Irish YC Catherine Day
3rd White Sails Geraldine DB21 7 Royal Irish YC Winifred Kelleher

Well done to all the RIYC helms and crew for competing with such distinction across the two day regatta.

A total of 41 boats took part in the WATH, comprising 28 keelboats and 13 dinghies, representing the Dun Laoghaire Waterfront Clubs, Poolbeg YC, Mayo SC and West Kirby SC.  A further 22 Water Wags were deferred from 22nd May due to strong winds will now race next Wednesday, 29th May.