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Lavery Wins Flying Fifteen Carlingford Title

19th May 2014
Lavery Wins Flying Fifteen Carlingford Title

#flyingfifteen – John Lavery of the National Yacht Club marked his return to the Irish Flying Fifteen circuit with a win at the southern championships at Dundalk Sailing Club on Carlingford Lough at the weekend. While there was a small enough turnout of 13 boats there was a tight finish at the top of the fleet after four races.

Sailed in everything from 20–knot gusts on Saturday to less than 5 knots and 2–knot tides on Sunday, visiting race officer PJ Gault from Strangford Lough did well to complete the series given the unpredictability of the south westerly conditions.

Lavery, sailing with David O'Brien, finished with a 1,2,2 but second and third overall were decided only on the tie break rule with Strangford's Andrew McCreery and Colin Dougan counting a 1,3,4 but earning the runner–up slot from clubmate's Roger Chamberlain and Hamo Baker on the same score.

The full results of the Flying fifteen 2014 Southern Regatta are available to download below.

The next event for the 'ffers' is next month's Northern Championship at Cushendall SC from June 14/15.  The Championship of Ireland is also heading North to Portaferry SC on Strangford Lough from August 22-24. The season conlcudes with the East Coast Championship in Dun Laoghiaire, at the National YC from October 4/5


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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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