McCleery, Dougan stay on top form

The Flying Fifteen Western Championships took place in the Larne at the weekend (Oct. 1-2),  hosted by East Antrim Boat & Yacht Club. 22 crews descended on the town, in what was the last FFAI event of the season, The welcome and hospitality were great as usual and very appreciated by those who traveled.


Close racing at Killyleagh

Variable south westerly winds were the order of the day on Saturday as Killyleagh Yacht Club played host to the Baraka Cup.  Fifteen Flying 15s turned out to compete in the three race event held just off Killyleagh and although the changeable winds made life difficult for race officer David Young, they offered close, competitive racing for the fleet.


2 Fast for Opposition

Portaferry Sailing Club played host to the Boston Trophy last weekend (August 27) with 17 Flying Fifteens turning out to compete in three races north of the Limestone Rock in Strangford Lough. This was the first of the Strangford Lough Championships which contribute to the inaugural Strangford Lough Flying Fifteen Master’s Trophy, and McCleery and Dougan have started with a commanding lead!


McCleery, Dougan are East Champions

Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan of Killyleagh YC came out on top after five races at the East Coast Championships at Cushendall at the weekend (Septeptember 3-4). Brian McKee and Ian Smyth of Strangford SC came in second, with Roger Chamberlain and Jason Scammell-Maarch from Strangford Lough YC in third.

Full results from     |   Afloat report 


Great racing in Dunmore East

The Flying Fifteen Southern Championships took place in the picturesque village of Dunmore East on August 13-14. It was the fleet’s first visit to Dunmore since 2006 and 17 boats participated in great conditions, writes Chris Doorly.