Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteens

Welcome to the DLFF home page. Here, you'll find news, notices and updates for sailing on Dublin Bay, where Flying Fifteens form the largest one-design class.

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DBSC marks 2016

Dublin Bay racing marks, 2016


Ward Phillips R.I.P.

Long-time Fifteen sailor Ward Phillips has passed away.

Ward will be remembered sailing his boat "Black Magic".  He was always there to assist the fleet with launch and recovery, with the administration and as recently as the East Coasts last September.

Ward organised the East Coasts for many years.

Sympathy to his wife Joan and family.


Video: Fifteens in Dalkey Sound

Four Fifteen teams headed out to a blustery and almost deserted Dublin Bay yesterday (Oct 26), desperate for some sailing action after recent cancellations due to high winds. 

DLFFer Robin Hilliard captured their passage through Dalkey Sound, with a little broaching drama thrown in.

The race, kindly started at the bandstand by Ian Mathews, was won by Conor and Peter Cronin, who overtook two competitors on the return leg.


Double-victory brings convincing series win for Gorman, Cahill

Dave Gorman and Dave Cahill emerged convincing winners in the NYC Frostbite Series, winning the final two races yesterday (Nov 16th).

They had 12 points to spare over second and third placed teams Niall Meagher & Nicki Matthews, and Niall Coleman & Mick Quinn. 

Mick McCambridge and Peter Murphy won the Silver Fleet tropy, while Joe Coughlan and Phil Marsden topped the Bronze.


Gorman finds calm route to victory

David Gorman somehow found enough wind to win the opener in the NYC Frostbite series on Dublin Bay today (Oct 12th), with just six of 14 boats managing to finish on time. Full results