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.

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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.

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Race report: Gruffalo and Frequent Flyer take DBSC guns

It's for days like this that we sail, a sunny afternoon (Sat June 20) with a nice force 3/4 on excellent Flying Fifteen DBSC courses set by Suzanne McGarry and her team on Freebird.

There were two races, the first a windward leeward course won by Ian Mathews & Keith Poole in Gruffalo and the second an Olympic triangle course won by Alan Green & Chris Doorly in Frequent Flyer.

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Race report: Frequent Flyer takes win to tie with Betty for first Thursday series

In light and shifty airs, Chris Doorly and Alan Green managed to find enough wind to win last night's DBSC race, the last in the first Thursday series, to tie with Dave Gorman's Betty for the series overall. 

Dave Mulvin and Ronan Beirne came in second, with Niall Coleman and Mick Quinn third in the shortened races, with several boats marked down as OCS. 

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Race report: Gorman recovers in 16-boat fleet to lead Thursday series

With 16 boats out, Dave Gorman sailing with Ben Mulligan took the gun in Thursday night's racing (June 4), coming from behind to put Alan Green and Mick Quinn second, with Tom Murphy and Eduard Ruane third. 

Gorman now leads the series, but it is still tight at the top!

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Race report: Betty back in business in close racing (with video)

Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly returned to winning ways on Dublin Bay at the weekend (May 30th), with two firsts in close-fought contests.

Tom and Eamon Galvin continued their fine run of form with two seconds, while Ian Mathews and Keith Poole were third in Race 1 with Ben Mulligan and Alan Green taking third in Race 2. 

Read on below to see a video of the downwind leg as seen by Joe Coughlan and Andy Marshall in Ash.

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