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Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series Won By National Yacht Club's Gorman & Cahill

17th November 2014
Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series Won By National Yacht Club's Gorman & Cahill

#flyingfifteen – With a turnout of 18 boats Dave Gorman & Dave Cahill won the final two races on Sunday to win the overall  National Yacht Club Flying Fifteen Series comfortably. Niall & Nicky Meagher were second on equal points with Niall Colman & Mick Quinn in third.

The wind was from the east with the tide ebbing causing a nice swell, after a recall the fleet got going, those on the right seemed to fare best. Gorman led at the weather mark followed by David Mulvin, Alan Green sailing with Gerry Donleavy, Colman and then Mulvin.

On the run Mulvin dropped back to fourth. By the next weather mark Gorman still led, Green dropped to fourth after going to the right gate which didn't pay so it finished Gorman first, Colman second, Mulvin third, Green fourth.

For race 2 the wind had shifted to the right more and after the course was reset the fleet got going for the last race of the season. It was all very close at the weather mark, Colman lead from Murphy, Gorman, Ryan, the Meaghers and Green who had done turns after hitting a boat while on port- not good!. The first two did a gybe set and lost out to Gorman who stayed on the right but at the gate it was neck and neck. Gorman went to the right and Colman to the left which looked the better side but when they crossed half way up the beat it was Gorman who was a boat lenght ahead. Closely behind at the gate Ryan and Dooley were battling it out for third place and fourth place. On the beat Dooley moved up to third while Ryan finished sixth as the Meaghers and Green got fourth and fifth.

The Silver Fleet was won by Mick McCambridge & Peter Murphy and the Bronze by Joe Coughlan. In what is a very popular series thanks must go to PRO Ian Mathews and his team including rib drivers.

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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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