Welcome to Flying Fifteen sailing in Ireland
The Flying Fifteen is a two-person, 20ft. racer that provides exhilarating, competitive sailing for thriving fleets around Ireland.
Ian Mathews and Keith Poole of NYC sailed to the narrowest of victories over visiting ace Charles Apthorp with Alan Green on board, over the two days of the Kia East Coast Championship at the weekend. Both teams finished on 11 points after discard, with Killyleagh's Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan agonisingly close behind on 12.
The event, hosted by the National with the help of a superb team of volunteers from all parts of the club, led by Jack Roy, attracted 33 boats in all, with the tightly competitive quality of racing this one-design class showing through in the results sheet.
Pictures below by Francis Burgess and Robin Hilliard:
Ian Mathews and Keith Poole of the National YC Dun Laoghaire emerged as victors after the final race of the Championship of Ireland at Dunmore East at the weekend (August 30 - September 1).
The pair's steady success, without an individual race win, edged Strangford Lough team Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder into second place.
British visitors Andy and Anthony Osman, from Poole, scored a third overall in the 30-boat event hosted by Waterford Harbour SC.