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Flying fifteens Announce New Sponsor for September Championships at National Yacht Club

31st August 2018
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With great numbers turning out for DBSC club racing in recent months it is expected that there will be a large turnout at September’s Championships on the Bay With great numbers turning out for DBSC club racing in recent months it is expected that there will be a large turnout at September’s Championships on the Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

The Flying Fifteen class has confirmed Deloitte as a new sponsor of the Championships of Ireland 2018 to be sailed on Dublin Bay and to be hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire from 28th to 30th September.

With great numbers turning out for club racing in recent months it is expected that there will be a large turnout at September’s event and, with just a year to go before the World Championship take place at the same Dun Laoghaire venue, there may even be some visitors from overseas. Dublin Bay is recognised as a top class sailing venue, and with Jack Roy - international and Olympic PRO, as well as Irish Sailing President - on the bill as race officer, the day will not be short on quality race management and expertise.

As usual in this competitive fleet, where the racing is always close and exciting, it will be hard to predict the Championship’s winner and any of a number of crews could win.

Speaking ahead of the event Ronan Beirne, Commodore of the National Yacht Club said: “We are very much looking forward to seeing some great racing over the course of the weekend against the beautiful backdrop of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and wish to thank our new sponsors Deloitte for their support.”

David Dalton, Consulting Partner at Deloitte said: “We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Deloitte Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland 2018, especially at such an exciting time, in the build-up to next year’s World Championship. Sailing is a sport that requires commitment and discipline, both of which are key to our values at Deloitte.”

Ahead of the action in Dun Laoghaire, the first week of September sees a fleet of six boats from the National Yacht Club heading to compete at the Flying Fifteen European Championships in Lake Garda, Italy.

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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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