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McCarthy Leads Flying Fifteen Northerns at Strangford Lough

24th July 2021
14 Flying Fifteens are contesting the Northern Championships at Strangford Lough
14 Flying Fifteens are contesting the Northern Championships at Strangford Lough

14 Flying Fifteens enjoyed glorious sunshine and light winds just inside the narrows of Strangford Lough for their Northern Championships on Day 1.

Race Officer John McAlea had his hands full with fickle winds and a strong tide but still managed to get three races in.

Local, Shane McCarthy, put his knowledge to good use by posting a 5, 1, 2 to take a comfortable lead into Sunday.

Four points cover second to sixth and will be subject to a protest hearing.

Regrettably, the regatta is conspicuous by the lack of visitors from the major FF centre of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

They have a solitary rep in Ben Mulligan while Dunmore East's Charlie Boland and Rob McConnell have also made the trip.

The Strangford clubs are well represented.

Download the results sheet below. 

Tomorrow's forecast is for a repeat of today.

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Dublin Bay Fireballer Cormac Bradley was appointed Rear Commodore of the International Fireball Class in 2017. He is a regular dinghy and one design correspondent on Afloat.ie

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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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