Flying Fifteens at the Winter Warm Up

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There were sixteen Flying Fifteen teams entered the event and an excellent series of eight races in seriously varied conditions. Conditions were variable – two of the weekends having great slabs of breeze – completely perfect for these planing keelboats. When everyone else tends to stay ashore, the Fifteens dash out and have a whale of a time!! Competition was dominated though by one team – Brett Dingwall and Jonathan Clark. They sailed strongly and consistently in a wide variety of conditions to easily take the Flying Fifteen title. Between the home teams of Firth/Mumford and Hume/Hume, it was really very close – a dead heat on 16 points, with the second place going to Firth and Mumford on count-back, and Hume/Hume in third.

We had six new teams join us during 2010 and for them this was really the first chance to put their new boats to the test. Richard and David Stenson improved strongly each week and along with Steve Bell with Simon Scullion, and Mervyn Wright with James Curtiss, Andy Murphy and Andy Partington are going to give the fleet a good run for their money in 2011.

1st 3603 Dingwall.Clark 6 pts
2nd 3860 Firth/Mumford 16 pts
3rd 3559 Hume/Hume 16 pts

Richard Jones

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