Thrilling finish as Championship goes to the last beat

Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan were deservedly crowned national champions at the weekend (Aug 22nd-24th). The Killyleagh pair won the prestigious event, which was hosted by Portaferry Sailing Club, in thrilling style.

On the final beat of the final race on Sunday afternoon, they managed to squeeze past their nearest challengers, Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly, from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, and then extended their lead down the final two reaches to win the race and the championship by a single point.


McCleery, Dougan are 2014 Champions of Ireland

Killyleagh sailors Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan have won this year's Flying Fifteen National Championships, taking the title in the last race with a single point to spare over Dun Laoghaire pair Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly. Peter Lawson and Jo Bridges, of the host club, Portaferry SC, were placed third in the 29-boat fleet racing on Strangford Lough at the weekend (Aug 22nd-24th).

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McCleery, Dougan too good for quality oppositon

Killyleagh sailors Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan held off quality opposition to win the Narrows Regatta held at the weekend (July 13th), to top their victory in the Bar Bouy race last Friday. Read the report in the Down Recorder

Chamberlain, Horder win with a race to spare at Northerns

Strangford Lough's Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder eased to victory in the Northern Championship at Cushendall at the weekend (June 14,15th), establishing a lead big enough to allow them retire in the last race.  

Dun Laoghaire sailors and reigning national champions Ian Mathews and Keith Poole had to settle for second, ahead of Strangford's Brian McKee and John Gibson in the 20-boat fleet. 
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Lavery and O'Brien take Southerns at Carlingford Lough

John Lavery and David O'Brien of Dun Laoghaire's National YC are 2014's Flying Fifteen Southern Champions, after victory in Carlingford Lough at the weekend (May 17, 18th). 

A first and two seconds, out of four races sailed, won them the title, ahead of Killyleagh YC's Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan, who took second place after a tie-break with Roger Chamberlain and Hamo Baker of Strangford Lough YC. 

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