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 entry.

See Photos for image galleries. See Afloat's FF Section for race reports.


National Yacht Club urges sailors to oppose massive cruiser berth

The National Yacht Club has urged sailors to act urgently to help save Dun Laoghaire Harbour, in the face of a proposal for a 435m cruise ship berth. The club says in an appeal on its website:

"Now is your opportunity to lodge your submission on the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company application to An Bord Pleanála for a €21m Large Cruise Ship Berth in the middle of the harbour. This cruise ship berth will be 435m in length... permanently dividing the harbour’s sailing area in two and forming a significant barrier to sailing in the harbour." 

A picture gallery at the end of the article includes extensive illustrations showing the true scale of the berth and of the ships it would accommodate.

The application documentation is available here. The deadline for submission to the planning board is August 27th.

Race report: Doorly & Green back with a bang

Chris Doorly and Alan Green, quickly back on the water after being holed in the Dun Laoghaire Regatta,  took a convincing first place in DBSC racing last night (Thursday, July 23).

Alan Dooley and Joe Hickey finished second, with Mick McCambridge and Gabriel Greer taking third, on a night of light winds and strong tide that made for  some interesting times at the marks.

Full results   |   Afloat report

Mathews and Poole lift DL Regatta trophy

Ian Mathews and Keith Poole of the National YC topped the FF leader board at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, held Thursday to Sunday, July 9-12, with no fewer than six bullets in the 10-race series, and with seven points to spare. 

Niall Coleman, also of NYC, came in second overall, with Charlie Boland of Waterford Harbour SC taking third.  

Full results 


Race report: Colman & Quinn come from behind to take Thursday gun

Niall Coleman and Mick Quinn came from behind to win last night's (July 3) DBSC race, with John O'Sullivan and Ben Mulligan second, and Alan Green and Chris Doorly third, on a balmy evening in the bay.

Afloat report    |   Full results

Race report: Betty on the double, but Murphy leads Series 2

dbsc flagDave Gorman and Chris Doorly coped best with unsteady breezes on Saturday (June 27), to win both races, but strong performances by Tom Murphy and crew put him in top spot in after two weeks of Series 2.

Afloat.ie report   |   Full results