Green, Apthorp score 5th at Worlds after dramatic fight-back

Alan Green of Dun Laoghaire’s National Yacht Club, crewing with Charles Apthorp, scored a fifth overall at the Flying Fifteen World Championship at Crozon-Morgat in France over the past week.

The pair, entered under the burgee of the NYC, where Apthorp is a frequent visitor, scored a first and a second in the last two races of the event to climb the rankings and recover from an earlier setback when they were ruled on course side in Race 3, a decision upheld despite an appeal.


Gorman and Doorly take South Coast trophy in Waterford waves

Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly (pictured below) continued their successful 2015 season at the weekend, with three firsts in five races and a retiral to spare in the event sailed in big Dunmore East seas.

Their NYC clubmates Ben Mulligan and Alan Green took second, with Bryan Willis and John McPeake of CAYC third. report


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: