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FF South Coast Championships – Regatta Report

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Exhilarating, challenging, breezy, competitive!

The Irish Flying Fifteen fleet had their last provincial event, the South Coast Championships, last weekend before the Subaru sponsored World Championships are hosted by the National Yacht Club at the end of this month. This time the host was the near neighbours of the NYC, the Royal St George Yacht Club and there was some debate as to whether the RStGYC had ever hosted a Flying Fifteen event before. From early in the week before there was speculation as to what might happen on the Saturday as there was such an adverse forecast and in other regatta reports on the Y&Y website, the sense that not much would happen was replicated. By Friday evening the forecast had moderated slightly but winds of mid-twenties gusting to over thirty were still showing up on the XCWeather chart and other web-based forecasts weren’t any more optimistic.

A fleet of 27 boats signed up for the event with four northern visitors, three from Strangford; the brothers Martin, Baker & Chamberlain, and McCleery & Dougan and one from Belfast Lough, Messrs Willis & McPeake with the newest Flying Fifteen in the World, sail number 4074. Dunmore East had a 100% turnout with Lee, Andy, Charlie and Rob all in attendance. Of the DL Clubs, the DMYC had a 66% turnout (2), the Royal St George had a 100% turnout (4) but the bulk of the fleet came from the NYC.

Read the full story here:  FF South Coast Championships

 

 

Helm & Crew

Club

Sail No.

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

Nett

1

Andy & Rory Martin

Strangford Lough Yacht Club

3974

1

1

1

12

3

18

6

2

Andrew Baker & Peter Chamberlain

Strangford Lough Yacht Club

3756

5

5

2

18

5

35

17

3

Ian Mathews & Keith Poole

National Yacht Club

3864

4

4

7

3

9

27

18

4

David Gorman & Chris Doorly

National Yacht Club

3920

12

3

4

1

30

50

20

5

Alistair Court & Conor O’Leary

Royal St George Yacht Club

3753

8

6

3

4

7

28

20

10

Frank Miller & Grattan Donnelly

Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club

3845

9

13

10

13

2

47

34

11

Brian O’Hare & Tonia McAllister

Royal St George Yacht Club

4043

13

12

11

9

10

55

42