News

Crews rule in a riveting return to Ballyholme

Report from the East Coast Championship, won by Rory and Andrew Martin
By Saturday evening, Ballyholme boat-park looked like a rivet exchange. Charlie was offering barely intelligible advice, Roger was watching his drill bits shatter and Keith's lazy tongs were going like the bellows of a button accordion. The Dunmore lads were kicking the tyre on their jockey wheel, the Donegal team were replacing a tiller extension, and Alan was pacing around distributing nuts, bolts and engineering advice.

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Five Flying Fifteens now racing at Lough Neagh

Great news from Lough Neagh Sailing Club, in Co. Armagh, where Stuart Harrison reports that five Fifteens, some of them pictured below, are now competing in the Icebreaker Series running to mid-April.

Says Stuart: "We are trying to promote F15 sailing at the club, and some boats will attend the 2016 Irish F15 events at Portaferry, Cushendall and Dublin Bay." 

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Dates announced for Worlds 2017 in New Zealand

The regatta schedule for the 2017 World Championship to be held in Napier, New Zealand, has been released. 

  • Monday–Tuesday, February 20–21: Registration and Measurement
  • Wednesday–Friday, February 22–24: NZ Nationals/Pre-Worlds (7 races)
  • Saturday, February 25: Lay Day/Registration and Measurement
  • Sunday–Friday, February 26–March 3: Worlds (9 races). Prizegiving Friday evening 

Updates will be posted on the Napier SC website.

Dave and Chris pick up their Sailor of the Month award

Dave Gorman (right) and Chris Doorly pictured with their Afloat Sailor of the Month for September award, presented to them last week (Feb 4).

Afloat wrote: 'Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly's sporting performance in the Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen Nationals – after taking the title in the penultimate race – was all it took to garner them September's award.'

And, below, more pictures from the Sailor of the Year event, with some familiar FF faces!

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FF World magazine's spotlight on Strangford Lough

strangmagThe latest (January 2016) issue of FF World, the magazine of Flying Fifteen International, is just out and looking good. Scroll through for a great overview by Marcus Crichton of the extraordinary story of Flying Fifteens on Strangford Lough.