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Dublin Flying Fifteen Duo Beat Triple World Champion for Irish Title Win on Home Waters

13th September 2015

The National Yacht Club's David Gorman and Chris Doorly completed a text book win of the seven race Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen national championships this afternoon, beating in the process the pre–championship favourites, visitors Steve Goacher and Martin Grady from Lake Windemere.

The former triple World Champion finished four points behind Gorman and Doorly who sailed a very consistent series in light and medium winds to count six top three results to finish this afternoon on 12 nett points. Third overall was the Royal St. George Yacht Club's Sean Craig sailing with Alan Green on 16 points, the same score as Goacher who took second place on the tie–break rule.

Full results for the 32–boat fleet are downloadable below.

The fine Irish turnout was only marginally below the 36–boat fleet assembled for this year's British Isles Championships.

2015 flying fifteen winners

Flying Fifteen podium at the National Yacht Club – From left Sean Craig and Alan Green (third overall), Chris Doorly and David Gorman (winners) and Steve Goacher and Martin Grady (second overall)

Read also: How We Won The Flying Fifteen Irish Championships 2015

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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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