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
Our man in Waterford and the south-east, Charlie Boland, has organized an information session on Tuesday next week for those interested in taking up sailing or switching into the class.
Says Charlie, of Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East: "Sailing a Flying Fifteen is an affordable way to learn the ropes and have great fun on the water. Next season will see several new boats arrive at the club."
- Published on 17 October 2014
Former World Champion Charles Apthorp of Hayling Island SC, with Alan Green of the National YC on board, eased to victory in the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship held in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend (Oct 4,5), with four wins from five races.
There was thrilling sailing in brisk winds – Apthorp later said it was the best he has had this year – for the 29 teams taking part in the event, with close contests all through the fleet.
David Gorman and Chris Doorly on the National YC were the only team to trouble the winners on the results sheet, taking first in the final race. Current Irish Champions Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan of Killyleagh YC placed third.
- Published on 06 October 2014
How the Irish got on at the 2014 Europeans in Port de Pollenca, Mallorca
Crosbie hauliers provided a car transporter to get seven boats from Dublin to Mallorca for the Flying Fifteen European Championships hosted by the Royal Club Nautica De Port Pollenca. This was the third event to be held in this beautiful bay in the last ten years and the second time Crosbie's and their very able driver Declan have helped us get the boats there.
- Published on 15 October 2014