Martin, Murray are national champions

Darren Martin and Simon Murray of Strangford Lough YC are the 2010 Irish Flying Fifteen Champions, after they extended their lead at Carrickfergus in the final two races. The National YC's John Lavery and David O'Brien, who had been on equal points overnight, retained second place overall. Strangford's Brian McKee and Steven Martin took third in the event, which had 29 entries.


Martin, Murray top 34-boat Easts

34 boats, including 15 from the National Yacht Club, competed for the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships, held at Carlingford Sailing Club on the weekend of September 25-26. Chris Doorly reports


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.