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Goacher Dominating Flying Fifteens at Whitehead

9th September 2017
Goacher Dominating Flying Fifteens at Whitehead

Visiting World Flying Fifteen Champion Steve Goacher is making short work of the Irish Championships that is otherwise dominated by Northern Ireland crews at Whitehead in County Antrim today. Results to date are downloadable below.

Goacher, from Lake Windemere, counts four wins from five races after a breezy day with gusts to 25–knots. 

The 24–boat fleet sailed windward/leeward followed by triangle courses.

Lying second is Andrew McCleary and Colin Dougan from Killyleagh are second. Third is Strangford's Andy and Rory Martin.

 

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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