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Green and Doorly Take FF Frostbite Title

7th November 2011

#FLYING FIFTEEN – It was dubbed 'Super Sunday' as four boats were in contention going into week six of the National Yacht Club's Frostbite series for Flying Fifteens and with two races slated it was all up for grabs.

Green/Doorly (23pts) in their boat Deranged had a one point advantage from Mulvin/Beirne and Poole/Marsden who were both on 24 points with Coleman/Quinn on 25. Being November a reasonable breeze was expected but no... on arrival to the club the sun was shining and Dublin Bay was flat calm!

PRO Ian Mathews, who had done a fantastic job for the event, went out to check the bay and after a short delay decided to abandon sailing for the day, this proved to be the correct decision as the wind never filled in. However, the first race of the DMYC dinghy frostbites did manage to sail a course set inside the harbour later in the afternoon.

Ten races were sailed in what was an excellent series, a feature of the racing was that there was a different winner in nearly every race, Ken & Hugh were the only one's that won two races. At the prize giving the Mermaid class (who organized the event) captain Tony O'Rourke thanked the sponsors, the NYC boathouse, the PRO and his team including the excellent rib drivers and mark layers. Alan Green thanked them also and also thanked his fellow competitors and his crew for the series Chris Doorly.

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Flying Fifteen - At A Glance

Overall Length 20 ft6.1 m

Waterline Length 15 ft4.6 m

Mast Height 22 ft 6 in6.86 m

Sail Area 150 sq ft14 sqm

Spinnaker Area 140 sq ft13 sqm

Hull Weight 300 lb136 kg

Keel Weight 400 lb169 kg

Minimum Weight 685 lb305 kg

Racing Crew Two

Ideal Crew Range 18 - 28 st145 - 185 kg

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