2020 event dates

FFAI Official event dates for 2020, as follows:

 Irish Sailing advises that all organised sailing activity should stop: It is working on it back to sailing plan and will issue guidance shortly. as of 8th May 

In line with the RYA, the local governing body has suspending organised sailing activity until 31st May. It will issue guidance on a return to sailing. as of 6yh May 

Flying Fifteen Regional Events 2020


Cancelled : Thurs 21-Sat 23 May: European Championships- Crozan Morgat, France.

“Grand Prix de l’Ecole Navale has advised that the 2020 European Championship and Championship of France due to be sailed in May have been cancelled due to the Corona virus. 


Cancelled: Sat 30- Sun 31 May:  Southern Championships- Whiterock Strangford Lough


Cancelled Sat 20-Sun 21 June: Northern Championships- Portaferry


Fri 21-sun 23 Aug: Championship of Ireland- Dunmore East (WHSC)


Sat 19-Sun 20 Sept: East Coast Championships- NYC


Sat 10-Sun 11 Oct: West Coast Championships -Lough Derg


Other Events:

  • 7-19th Feb 2021 : Pre Worlds and World Championships, Freemantle, Australia.-TBC
  • 20-26th Aug 2022: European Championships, Cowes , Isle of Wight (75th Anniversary of Flying Fifteen Class)


After the excitement and the full programme leading up to the recent successful Subaru sponsored World Championships hosted by the National Yacht Club, next season promises to be as exciting but maybe a bit more relaxed. Doorly says he is hopeful the good numbers that attend the regional events will continue.

Regional championships attract up to 20 boats or more with the centre of racing on Dublin Bay regularly seeing high teens turnouts for DBSC club races.

The Championships of Ireland takes place in August at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club while the East Coast Championships return to the National Yacht Club.

For those wishing to travel further afield, the European Championships are in Crozan-Morgat, in Brittany in May.