Welcome to Flying Fifteen sailing in Ireland
The Flying Fifteen is the original sports boat. It's a two-person, 20-foot racer that provides great sailing for thriving fleets around Ireland...
- Published on 06 July 2004
Alan Green of Dun Laoghaire’s National Yacht Club, crewing with Charles Apthorp, scored a fifth overall at the Flying Fifteen World Championship at Crozon-Morgat in France over the past week.
The pair, entered under the burgee of the NYC, where Apthorp is a frequent visitor, scored a first and a second in the last two races of the event to climb the rankings and recover from an earlier setback when they were ruled on course side in Race 3, a decision upheld despite an appeal.
- Published on 28 August 2015
Entry fee must be paid separately to online entry: €90 (£65) per boat, which includes €10 FFAI fee, by cash or cheque payable to DLFFF. Payment to Ronan Beirne, Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Fleet Class Captain, National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
The online entry form must be completed or the print form received prior to 12.00hrs on Thursday September 10th. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the OA in the race office on Friday 11th for a late entry fee of €15 (£12).
- Published on 24 August 2015
The National Yacht Club has urged sailors to act urgently to help save Dun Laoghaire Harbour, in the face of a proposal for a 435m cruise ship berth. The club says in an appeal on its website:
"Now is your opportunity to lodge your submission on the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company application to An Bord Pleanála for a €21m Large Cruise Ship Berth in the middle of the harbour. This cruise ship berth will be 435m in length... permanently dividing the harbour’s sailing area in two and forming a significant barrier to sailing in the harbour."
A picture gallery at the end of the article includes extensive illustrations showing the true scale of the berth and of the ships it would accommodate.
The application documentation is available here. The deadline for submission to the planning board is August 27th.
- Published on 21 July 2015
Lough Derg YC has invited Flying Fifteens to participate in this year's Freshwater Keelboat Regatta, to be held on October 17-18th.
Fifteeners who travelled to the event last year and were affected by the cancellation due to weather will be offered a discounted entry rate by the club. Other classes participating will Squibs, Dragons, and SB20s.
- Published on 17 August 2015