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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.

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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.

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Moments in the Balearic sun

How the Irish got on at the 2014 Europeans in Port de Pollenca, Mallorca

Crosbie hauliers provided a car transporter to get seven boats from Dublin to Mallorca for the Flying Fifteen European Championships hosted by the Royal Club Nautica De Port Pollenca. This was the third event to be held in this beautiful bay in the last ten years and the second time Crosbie's and their very able driver Declan have helped us get the boats there.

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FF legend Windebank sails away for the last time

Sailing and boat-building legend Roy Windebank has passed away. Read this fine obituary on the Flying Fifteen International website. 

'What the Flying Fifteen class owes Roy is beyond computation. At its barest, he refined something probably rather old fashioned into the sleek and enduring boat it became.'

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. 

Full results  | Afloat report

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