Waterford making waves once again with superb Flying Fifteen revival

By Hook or by crook... Ahead of the South Coast Championship in Dunmore East in July, local Dinghy Class Captain Charlie Boland charts the ongoing renaissance of the Fifteens, and outlines the appeal of this special sailing location

If you are planning a trip to Dunmore East this summer you will be glad to read that Waterford Estuary boasts ideal sailing conditions. The open waters are unaffected by extreme tides or currents and, while the local coastline may lack the drama of Ireland's west coast, the low profile landscape means that winds are steady and sailing fair.


Consistent results win Northern trophy for Gorman and Doorly

Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly's consistent results in a 19-boat fleet won them the 2015 Northern Championship at Whiterock at the weekend (June 13, 14).

Their NYC clubmates Ian Mathews and Keith Poole took second place in the the event,  hosted by Strangford Lough YC  and sailed in perfect conditions. Roger Chamberlain and Simon Murray from the local club were third.

There was also a great performance from Lee Statham & Andy Paul (WHSC) who finished fourth in their first event. report    |  Full results below


Apthorp and Green take Easts with four wins in five races

Charles Apthorp and Alan Green won the East Coast Championship at County Antrim Yacht Club at the weekend (May 16-17), with four firsts from the five races sailed in challenging winds.

David Gorman and Chris Doorly finished second, with local sailors Bryan McWillis and John McPeake third. 

The next FFAI event is the Northern Championship at Strangford Lough YC on June 13-14. report   |   Day 1 pictures (external link)   |   Full results:


Dunmore East looking good

This short promotional slideshow from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club has come our way, in advance of the South Coast Championship at Dunmore East in July.


FFAI President Poole looks forward to 2015 season

To all FF sailors:

I'm sure you are all looking forward to the new season now that the evenings have started to lengthen.

We have an exciting calendar of events this year and I would make a special appeal to you all to travel to the first event of the season, the East Coast Championship in County Antrim Yacht Club on 16th & 17th May.