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Visitors flock in for Dún Laoghaire’s Flying Fifteen Championships

Monday, 10th September, 2018 1:00pm
Visitors flock in for Dún Laoghaire’s Flying Fifteen Championships

Dublin Bay is recognised as a top class sailing venue.

Visitors flock in for Dún Laoghaire’s Flying Fifteen Championships

Dublin Bay is recognised as a top class sailing venue.

DETAILS of this year’s Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland 2018, hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, have been unveiled.

Taking place from September 28 to 30,  it is expected that there will be a large turnout at this year’s event after massive numbers attended club racing in recent months.

With just a year to go before the World Championship 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 we wish to thank our new sponsors Deloitte for their support.”

Deloitte has been confirmed as a new sponsor of the Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland 2018.

David Dalton, Consulting Partner at Deloitte, added: “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.”

According to their website, the Flying Fifteen is the original sports boat. It’s a two-person, 20-foot racer that provides great sailing around Ireland.

Dun Laoghaire has one of the biggest fleets of Flying Fifteens in these islands, and the Flying Fifteen is the largest one-design fleet in Dublin Bay racing.

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

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