Dave and Chris pick up their Sailor of the Month award

Dave Gorman (right) and Chris Doorly pictured with their Afloat Sailor of the Month for September award, presented to them last week (Feb 4).

Afloat wrote: 'Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly's sporting performance in the Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen Nationals – after taking the title in the penultimate race – was all it took to garner them September's award.'

And, below, more pictures from the Sailor of the Year event, with some familiar FF faces!


FF World magazine's spotlight on Strangford Lough

strangmagThe latest (January 2016) issue of FF World, the magazine of Flying Fifteen International, is just out and looking good. Scroll through for a great overview by Marcus Crichton of the extraordinary story of Flying Fifteens on Strangford Lough. 

Mulvin and Beirne score four bullets to lift Westerns plate

We have not one but two reports from the Western Championship held in the stunning setting of Lough Derg over the weekend (October 17-18).


Gorman and Doorly win convincing victory at Mitsubishi Nationals

Dun Laoghaire aces Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly won a convincing victory at the Mitsubishi  Flying Fifteen National Championship held over the weekend at their home club. 

With 32 boats competing, the National YC duo scored two firsts with consistently high finishes over seven races, and in the end had a race to spare. 


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.