Neck and neck in Carrick

Darren Martin and Simon Murray of Strangford Lough YC hold the narrowest of leads on the break after four races at the National Championships at Carrickfergus, with Dun Laoghaire's John Lavery and David O'Brien second, on equal points.  David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National YC lie third. Full first day results

Intelligent life

Ronan Beirne spotted this Flying object while passing a field in Oughterard, Co. Galway.


Stray thoughts on the Northerns

Chris Doorly gives the view from the south...

The 2010 Flying Fifteen Northern Championships took place in Strangford Lough and were hosted by Portaferry Sailing Club, with nearly 30 boats participating. As usual, the welcome and hospitality were great and very appreciated by those who travelled, especially the ‘Fifty Somethings’ that found themselves locked out of their accommodation in Strangford on Friday night.


Martin, Murray triumph at Portaferry

On Saturday 12th and Sunday, 13th June, Portaferry Sailing Club hosted the Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland (FFAI) Northern Championships supported by Ards Tourism. There was a great turnout of 25 boats, seven of which travelled up from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, who enjoyed a challenging four-race series. Kieran Gilmore reports


Under Aviva

The South Coast Championship event was held in Dun Laoghaire, at the NYC, in conjunction with the Royal Alfred Yacht Club's Baily Bowl , on the weekend of 15-16 June 2010. This report by Andy Martin.

There were two names on the tip of every crew's curses this weekend. John Lavery, and David O'Brien. Every time a helm asked as they headed into the weather mark, 'Who is in the lead?', the reply was the same.