Céad míle fáilte roimh go-léir ; welcome, to the 22nd Flying Fifteen World Championships, to be held in the stunning location of Dublin Bay in September 2019.
We look forward welcoming returning and new sailors to the Bay ; those of you who have sailed in Dublin will know of the exciting and varied sailing conditions which prevail ; new visitors we are sure will be delighted with the enviable setting of the Bay ; with the backdrop of the Dublin Mountains to the west sliding down as far as Howth Head to the east ; the intervening river Liffey flowing past the iconic Poolbeg Chimneys ; Dalkey Island to the south ; all arrived at from the magnificent golden granite harbour of Dunlaoghaire and 10 minutes sail from the hospitality of the National Yacht Club.
The World Championship Committee has been sitting since September 2017 to deliver to all competitors a world class event. The Committee has a vast experience of National and International events, the key positions of Chief Race officer and Chairman of the International Jury have been secured. Sponsorship is in place to ensure that the event will deliver on the necessary support and facilities. Arrangements are in place to assist you in booking accommodation within walking distance of the club ; we have space for containers adjoining the club and we can assist in travel enquiries.
Please feel free to contact me or the relevant committee member directly with any queries that you may have and so that we can assist your participation in the event ; we look forward to seeing you on the starting line of Race 1 of the 22nd Flying Fifteen World Championships, Friday morning 6th September 2019 !
National Yacht Club
You and your family and friends are most welcome to the National Yacht Club, Ireland, the home of the flying fifteen fleet in Ireland. Here we are proud of our long association with the flying fifteen class and have previously hosted the World Championships in 1992 & 2003. Our club is situated in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with convenient on site boat parking and a short sail to the racing area outside of the harbour. To view our club house click on the virtual tour on the right hand side of the home page on www.nyc.ie.
Dublin Bay, the world cradle of yacht racing where the world’s first one design class the Water Wag is still actively racing. Dublin Bay has an unparalleled shoreline comprising of not just a capital city but also one of the world’s largest man-made harbours and a host town, Dun Laoghaire, steeped in sailing tradition. Dublin Bay is truly a world-class sailing environment. The racing area for racing outside of Dun Laoghaire Harbour is generally free from commercial traffic.
The running of this World Championship is only possible by the dedication, enthusiasm and hard work by a large number of volunteer members under the event Chairman Niall Meagher and the event committee.
Our professional staff are making every effort to ensure your visit is an enjoyable experience. Tim O’Brien General Manager, Olivier Prouveur Sailing Manager, Cormac Healy Head Chef and Oonagh Deegan Administration Manager are all experienced at running world class sailing events.
Our sponsors are key to the event success and we are most grateful for their commitment to this World Championship.
This flying fifteen 2019 worlds is also supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Dublin Port, Irish Sailing, Dublin Bay Sailing Club and our neighbour clubs the Royal St George Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club. The cooperation and support of all of these organizations is appreciated.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour was built just over two hundred years ago as a passenger and mail boat port, the ferries transferred to Dublin Port some years ago.
Take a walk down the East pier adjacent to the club to the light house. Across from the club is the Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre where the top floor commands a great view of the harbour and the bay. Beside the Lexicon Centre in the old Mariners Church the home of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland where a visit will not disappoint. The town centre is just up the street from the club and at the DART station (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a short walk from the club with frequent connections to Dublin city and the coastal towns of Dalkey and Bray.
Wishing you fair winds and enjoyable racing.