Thinking of Going to the Nationals ??!!

We’ve just received a note from UKFFA saying that those who have never entered a Nationals before get an additional £20 discount.  AND the discounted entry date has been extended, so you get a chance to chat about it with your sailing pals.

Also, there apparently is a really great set of prizes available to win for Classic boats and a fantastic social programme organised. It sounds like there are 50 entrants so far

Click here for more details

 

 

and also click here

Fabulous venue by the way … Ed.

Scottish Fleet News….!!

Even without a travellers series in Scotland this year it’s still going to be a busy calendar for the Scottish crews.

To kick things off, Loch Lomond Sailing Club is the venue for two early season training weekends. Saturday the 8th and Saturday 22nd of March will see crews put through their paces with on the water coaching by Saturn Sails. This will be followed up with “refreshments” and a debriefing session in the clubhouse. There is no registration required for either of these days. A fee of £10 per day with a one off temporary membership of £5 to Loch Lomond Sailing Club can be paid on the day. Boats can be left at the club between weekends. There are several boats already signed up for what promises to be a really useful exercise and chance to catch up with old friends after a long and wet winter. A full report with pictures should hopefully follow each weekend.

There are several events on the calendar including the Round Shuna Weekend which sees the fifteens take on the best that the west coast of Scotland has to offer. Racing in a stretch of water that has the world famous Dorus Mhor whirlpools and the Gulf of Corryvreckan has to be on anyone’s bucket list. Other events include East Lothian Sailing Club Regatta and the Marineblast Regatta at Holy Loch Sailing Club.

Rumours are circulating that several Scottish boats are going to be coming together for a number of raids across the border this season. Windermere, Bassenthwaite, Derwent Reservoir and Dovestone are all on the list. Some say that they are doing this to get more sailing in bigger fleets, others think that they may be looking for somewhere to relocate permanently following the vote! Either way, make sure your clubhouse bar is well stocked and the late licence has been applied for!

Graeme Galbraith

Ffunky Chicken

BIFFA HQ Goes Racing at the Scottish….!!

Can’t get twitter on this phone, sorry it’s too old…. here is a report!!

6 am start –  Dawn over shap very picturesque, Goacher is 30 mins behind on the road –  is this a good omen for the w/e?!?!  Or is that going to be the only time he is behind me this w/e!?!

Very clear skies don’t bode well for wind anyhow the club’s great and a warm welcome awaits; met up with another fifteen crew at Hamilton for the usual breakfast stop.  More later your roving sec and reporter

Keith

Pop Up to Ullapool…!!

Loch Broom Sailing Club in Ullapool has a growing fleet of old but keenly sailed Flying Fifteens and welcomes visitors who might teach them a few tricks in return for legendary Highland hospitality. Bring your boat or we’ll lend you one of our club boats (circa 1968) so don’t expect Ovington 10s or cut throat competition. But you can expect good sailing on some of the most spectacular waters in the British Isles. Visit our website:

or contact Secretary Adrian Morgan, via datchetman@flyingfifteen.com

Scottish Travellers in 2012….!!

John Orr from the Scottish Fleet has just written in about the 2012 Travellers Series in Scotland..

“Just to let you know that the website http://www.flyingfifteenscotland.co.uk has now been updated to promote the 2012 series. We hope to have add a weekend in May, probably at Edinburgh, to encourage North East England boats to get involved. The site will be updated further in the next few weeks. If you could highlight the Scottish travellers on the FF Blog that would be much appreciated.
Thanks
John Orr,

Holy Loch Sailing Club.”

Where is the Flying Fifteen Most Popular?….

(This’ll be useful for breaking the ice at dinner parties….)

Have you ever wondered where in the UK the Flying Fifteen is relatively most popular??  This will surprise you….  Wales….

If you divide the total number of boats at Clubs by the Country population, this is what you get:-

Wales ……… 20 boats per million of population

Scotland ….. 15 boats per million

England……..10.7 boats per million

Very surprising!!!….  “Come On, England!!!….”