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Goacher Wins Flying Fifteen British Nationals in Cut–Short Strangford Lough Event

1st July 2018
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The top Irish boat at the County Down event was Dun Laoghaire's David Gorman and Chris Doorly (above) of the National Yacht Club in fourth overall. The top Irish boat at the County Down event was Dun Laoghaire's David Gorman and Chris Doorly (above) of the National Yacht Club in fourth overall.

In a four day series dramatically reduced to one day of racing due to lack of wind, former world champion Steve Goacher and Tim Harper were crowned Flying Fifteen Champions of the British Isles at Strangford Lough with a minimum of three races sailed.

Second was former European Champion Greg Wells and Andrew Jameson with Ian Pinnell and Paul Busby third in the 50–boat fleet.

The top Irish boat at the County Down event was Dun Laoghaire's David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club in fourth overall.

Chris Doorly David gormanChris Doorly (left) and David Gorman celebrate as top Irish boat at the FF British Nationals in Strangford Lough

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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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