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Ciarán Crummey

8th September 2022
Dun Laoghaire Harbour sailor Ciarán Crummey
Dun Laoghaire Harbour sailor Ciarán Crummey Credit: via

Dun Laoghaire Harbour sailor and marine biologist Ciarán Crummey has died. 

Ciarán, of Bawnboy in County Cavan, unexpectedly passed on 5th September after a short illness, according to an announcement on

The talented dinghy and keelboat sailor, who was as much at home in a dinghy as a keelboat, was a popular figure on the Irish racing circuits and a keen local DMYC Frostbite sailor too.

In later years, he moved from the Laser, where he had been a performer at national championship level, to the larger Flying Fifteen one-design keelboat at the National Yacht Club, where he sailed as both a helm and a crew.

Most notably, Ciaran sailed with the late Gerry Donleavy before teaming up with Frank Burgess, where the pair were at the top of the DBSC Flying Fifteen fleet sailing 'Snow White' in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.

The death notice is here

Published in Flying Fifteen Team

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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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