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.
Details of FFAI championships in 2014 have been confirmed. They are as follows:
- Southern Championship, Carlingford SC, May 17/18
- Northern Championship, Cushendall SC, June 14/15
- Championship of Ireland, Portaferry SC, August 22-24
- East Coast Championship, National YC, October 4/5
NB: Dates differ from provisional dates as previously published
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:
Details of costs for transport of Flying Fifteens to Pollensa, Mallorca, for the 2014 European Championship in September have been provided by Complete Marine Freight. Prices are based on one container from Ireland carrying four boats (along with three travelling from Britain).