Dublin Bay racers David Gorman and Chris Doorly have been crowned Flying Fifteen national champions tonight at the National Yacht Club after a seven race series on home waters. The Dubliners hled off a strong challenge from Northern Ireland pairings Brian McKee and Ian Smyth and Roger Chamberlian and Ian Scannell, both from Strangford Lough. The results of the last race this afternoon decided the title. 26 competed. McKee and Smith took second and Chmberlain/Scannell were third.
With no wind and racing on Friday, the Championship got under way in Dublin Bay on Saturday. In testing conditions race officer Con Murphy and his team provided four races with a further three on Sunday ensuring a full schedule.
Some of the fleet will head for the worlds in Hayling Island, Hampshire in July with the local travelling circuit continuing in Dunmore East in August and Cushendall in September.