Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen sailors at the National Yacht Club are preparing for the annual 'Facet Trophy' races on Dublin Bay next month, the venue for the Class World Championships this September.
Presented by Pat Shannon of Dun Laoghaire's Facet Jewellers, the trophy, first raced for in 2013, is competed for over the two DBSC races on the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 3rd August.
Shannon, who is also Vice Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, will present the prizes for second and third in the Flying Fifteen gold fleet too.
The Flying Fifteens boasted one of the biggest one-design classes of this month's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. With 24-boats competing, the regatta winners, David Gorman and Chris Doorly also won the Volvo Boat of the Week trophy for their top performance. It was a great fillip for the Class in their World-Championship hosting year and a fitting acknowledgement of David and Chris’s domination of the fleet.