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Flying Fifteen Title Goes to Consistent Dun Laoghaire Duo, Matthews & Poole

1st September 2013
keithpoole & ianmathews
Flying fifteen champions Keith Poole (left) and Ian Mathews hold the trophy aloft at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East. Photo: Ronan Beirne
Flying Fifteen Title Goes to Consistent Dun Laoghaire Duo, Matthews & Poole

#flyingfifteen – The National Yacht Club's Ian Mathews and Keith Poole overcame strong challenges for the Irish Flying Fifteen title in Waterford Harbour today when consistent sailing paid off for the Dun Laoghaire duo who overtook clubhouse leaders Strangford's Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder to lift the keelboat trophy by a single point.

Mathews and Poole did not win any single race of the series but finished each round of the seven race fixture in the top five. On the crucial final day they counted to second places to oust Chamberlain from the top spot in the 30–boat fleet.

Third overall was visiting UK pairing Andy and Anthony Osman from Poole Harbour in Dorset.

Full results downloadable below as a jpeg file. Team

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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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