Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteens

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Frostbites week 4: leaders slip

By Chris Doorly: Week 4 of the National Yacht Club's frostbite series for Mermaids, Flying Fifteens and SB3s, sponsored by Derrycourt Cleaning, took place at the weekend in altogether different conditions. Winter has arrived!

Again about 40 boats turned out as the SB3s were back from an event they had last weekend, the Mermaids had about 10 boats, a great turnout despite the sailing clashing with the rugby world cup final.


The perfect race ... oh so easy!

It doesn’t often happen, but when it does its all the sweeter ... Niki Matthews on that winning feeling in last Sunday's second race


A win before the flood

Ben Mulligan on how 3706 pulled off a victory in the second race last Sunday ...

If the fleet enjoyed a blissful race day on the 16th October, a day worthy of high summer, Sunday the 23rd  was the opposite. A gun-metal grey colour fell on the bay; this coupled with the French loss of the RWC Final by a narrow margin and frequent driving rain showers all added to a tough day on the water.


Green, Doorly hold frostbite lead

Alan Green and Chris Doorly lead the Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists-NYC Frostbite series after the weekend's (October 24) sailing. Close behind in joint second are Niall Coleman/Michael Quinn and Keith Poole/Phil Marsden.
Full results (NYC)

Tight racing, black flags in frostbites

If one looked out over Dublin Bay the last two weekends, one would be forgiven for thinking that there was a major summer regatta on with the number of boats out and the sun shining. But no,  it’s the National Yacht Club's frostbite series for Mermaids, Flying Fifteens and SB3s.