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." 


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!


Mulvin and Beirne score four bullets to lift Westerns plate

We have not one but two reports from the Western Championship held in the stunning setting of Lough Derg over the weekend (October 17-18).


Gorman and Doorly win convincing victory at Mitsubishi Nationals

Dun Laoghaire aces Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly won a convincing victory at the Mitsubishi  Flying Fifteen National Championship held over the weekend at their home club. 

With 32 boats competing, the National YC duo scored two firsts with consistently high finishes over seven races, and in the end had a race to spare.