New Yellow Jersey For Flying Fifteen Fleet…


F15 yellow spi 1 A new initiative has been introduced for the 2016 season by the Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteens.

In each race, the lead boat in the series will fly a yellow spinnaker, just like the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France Cycle Race. The spinnaker, see picture, was very kindly sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors, and the expectation is that this will increase competition in the fleet still further (come on lads, it’s dog-eat-dog as it is!).

In a lengthy interview with the BBC, a spokesman for DLFFF stated that the fleet were delighted with the new spinnaker, but voiced concerns about the lengths some crews might go to, to get their hands on it. There is already talk of “Sin Bin” and even Black Cards… (Some would say that there are already plenty of black cards in the fleet).

Rumours that the spinnaker is 7% smaller than the maximum are currently being checked out, and if found to be true, Messrs Gorman and Dooley will be forced to use it.