Monday 26 August 2019

Fundraising regatta remembers Anthony

A large crowd of family and friends of Anthony Forte gathered at Aughamore recently for the annual fundraising regatta in his memory.

Anthony's wife, Mary, works with the Northwest Hospice and the regatta raises money towards the charity every year for the pivotal services they provide to people with cancer and their families.

This was the 20th year of the sailing regatta which made it even more special as friends and family shared a laugh and remembered Anthony. There was a variety of different sailing boats taking part in the regatta with Lough Gill providing a beautiful backdrop for the occasion.

It has been 11 years since Anthony's passing and the regatta itself has been running for awhile longer than that. It was decided to host it in Anthony's memory and also raise money for the Northwest Hospice.

There were a number of trophies handed out on the day, including the McArthur Cup, Lough Gill trophy and 'Tony's Idiot Trophy for Sailors'.

It was a great day of sailing for everyone with lots of boat taking to the water.

The conditions too were very favourable for the regatta.

Mary Forte thanked everyone who came along on the day, the people who helped out and all those who took part in the regatta with the money raised going to the Northwest Hospice.

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