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Connemara Checkmate Flying Fifteen Duo Claim One Design Regatta Title on Lough Derg

19th October 2022
There was a fine turnout on Lough Derg, 19 Flying Fifteens for the 2022 Freshwater One Design Regatta title on Lough Derg
There was a fine turnout on Lough Derg, 19 Flying Fifteens for the 2022 Freshwater One Design Regatta title on Lough Derg

Niall O'Brien and Ronan O'Brien won the Irish Flying Fifteen's last regatta of 2022 at the weekend when they claimed the 2022 Freshwater One Design Regatta title on Lough Derg.

It is the second win of the season for the Connemara duo, who claimed the FF Southern Championships at Dunmore East in August and also took third overall at September's National Championships on Dublin Bay in September. 

In a fine turnout on Lough Derg, 19 Flying Fifteens saw strong winds on Saturday with lighter conditions of under ten knots for four races on Sunday.

The National Yacht Club's Tom Galvin and Keith Poole finished second, two points behind the winners on 22 points. 

Third was Waterford Harbour's Charlie Boland and Rob McConnell on 23 points.

 Flying Fifteen Lough Derg Yacht Club 2022 Freshwater One Design Regatta results  Flying Fifteen Lough Derg Yacht Club 2022 Freshwater One Design Regatta results 

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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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