Apthorp and Green ease to Easts victory with four wins from five

Former World Champion Charles Apthorp of Hayling Island SC, with Alan Green of the National YC on board, eased to victory in the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship held in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend (Oct 4,5), with four wins from five races.

There was thrilling sailing in brisk winds – Apthorp later said it was the best he has had this year – for the 29 teams taking part in the event, with close contests all through the fleet.

David Gorman and Chris Doorly on the National YC were the only team to trouble the winners on the results sheet, taking first in the final race. Current Irish Champions Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan of Killyleagh YC placed third. 

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Thrilling finish as Championship goes to the last beat

Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan were deservedly crowned national champions at the weekend (Aug 22nd-24th). The Killyleagh pair won the prestigious event, which was hosted by Portaferry Sailing Club, in thrilling style.

On the final beat of the final race on Sunday afternoon, they managed to squeeze past their nearest challengers, Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly, from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, and then extended their lead down the final two reaches to win the race and the championship by a single point.


McCleery, Dougan are 2014 Champions of Ireland

Killyleagh sailors Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan have won this year's Flying Fifteen National Championships, taking the title in the last race with a single point to spare over Dun Laoghaire pair Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly. Peter Lawson and Jo Bridges, of the host club, Portaferry SC, were placed third in the 29-boat fleet racing on Strangford Lough at the weekend (Aug 22nd-24th).

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McCleery, Dougan too good for quality oppositon

Killyleagh sailors Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan held off quality opposition to win the Narrows Regatta held at the weekend (July 13th), to top their victory in the Bar Bouy race last Friday. Read the report in the Down Recorder

Chamberlain, Horder win with a race to spare at Northerns

Strangford Lough's Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder eased to victory in the Northern Championship at Cushendall at the weekend (June 14,15th), establishing a lead big enough to allow them retire in the last race.  

Dun Laoghaire sailors and reigning national champions Ian Mathews and Keith Poole had to settle for second, ahead of Strangford's Brian McKee and John Gibson in the 20-boat fleet. 
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