2020 event dates

FFAI Official event dates for 2020, as follows:

 Irish Sailing advises that all organised sailing activity should stop: to be revised on the 19th April..

Flying Fifteen Regional Events 2020


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

(March 16th), the Grand Prix de l’Ecole Navale remains scheduled without change and its organizing committee is hoping it can take place as planned. Depending on future guidelines given by the French government and the Fédération Française de Voile, the GPEN organizing committee will confirm between mid and late April whether the event will be maintained or cancelled. Same thing for the event that immediately precedes the GPEN on Flying Fifteen France calendar, the Philippe Cojan Trophy organized by the Yacht Club de Dinard

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

In line with the RYA, the local governing body will be suspending organised activity until 30th April 

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



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.