McKee, Martin take western honours

BRIAN McKee and Stephen Martin deservedly walked away with the major honours at the West of Ireland Flying Fifteen Championships at a blustery Carrickfergus over the weekend September 15-16, writes Marcus Crichton.

The Strangford Lough Yacht Club duo, who have been knocking on the door all season, held off a late charge on Sunday afternoon by Killyleagh pair Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan,  to take the title by a single point.


Green sails to third in Europeans

Dun Laoghaire sailor Alan Green, crewing with Charles Apthorp, took third place overall at the European Championship at Fraglia vela Riva.  

NYC clubmates John Lavery and David O'Brien finished fifth, after leading in the early stages of the event. Overall winners after nine races were Greg Wells and Richard Rigg of Hayling Island Sailing Club.  
Full results     |     Y@Y report


Champions' extra gear sees off the local challenge

Dun Laoghaire visitors John Lavery and David O'Brien spoiled the party for Strangford Lough's finest with an emphatic victory at the Irish Flying Fifteen Championships at Whiterock over the weekend August 17-19, writes Marcus Crichton.


Lavery and O'Brien score five wins to take Irish title in style

The National Yacht Club's John Lavery and David O'Brien won five races out of five at Strangford Lough to win the Championship of Ireland in emphatic style.

Strangford sailors Brian McKee and Steve Martin scored a consistent set of results just behind the Dun Laoghaire pair, to finish second overall in the 23-boat fleet, with Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder placed third. The title was not defended by 2011 champions, Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly, also of NYC.
Full results     |    Champions' extra gear    |

Chamberlain, Baker take Southern honours at Carlingford

Two wins in the last two races brought Strangford Lough YC's Roger Chamberlain and Hammy Baker overall victory in the 2012 Southern Championship at Carlingford.

Second place went to Gerry Reilly and Tony Quail, of Strangford SC, with clubmates Brian McKee and Steven Martin very close behind. Top of the small fleet travelling from Dun Laoghaire's National YC were Dave Mulvin and Ronan Beirne, who came in seventh overall. Full results.