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Willowbrook Foods Flying Fifteen British Isles Championship to be held at Strangford Lough

by Rory Martin 14 Apr 2018 11:21 BST 27-30 June 30
Willowbrook Foods Flying Fifteen British Isles & Classic Championship poster © SLYC

Strangford Lough Yacht Club are delighted to be hosting the Willowbrook Foods 2018 Flying Fifteen British Isles Championship from 27th - 30th June 2018. The event will also incorporate the FFAI Northern Championships.

The event marks the diamond jubilee of Flying Fifteen Sailing on Strangford Lough home to previous champions Max & Peter Browne (1956), Terence & Bridget Kennedy (1962 & 66), P McAuley (1970) & Tom & Dianne Andrews (1971 & 74), E Gilmore (1972 & 79 & 83), J Rogers & P Kerr (1978). It is expected that the event will welcome 60 boats from all over the UK & Ireland along with families and friends.

About Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough (from Old Norse Strangr Fjörðr, meaning "strong sea-inlet"[1]) is a large sea loch or inlet in County Down, in the east of Northern Ireland. It is the largest inlet in the British Isles, covering 150 km2. The lough is almost totally enclosed by the Ards Peninsula and is linked to the Irish Sea by a long narrow channel or strait. Within the lough tips of drowned drumlin hills create a spectacular myriad of islands, while on shore, the hills form a pleasant rolling landscape.

The main body of the loch has at least seventy islands along with many islets (pladdies), bays, coves, headlands and mudflats. Strangford Lough was designated as Northern Ireland's first Marine Conservation Zone and designated a Special Area of Conservation. It's abundant wildlife is recognised internationally for its importance. It's flat waters and picturesque scenery make it ideal for water sports especially sailing.

Comprehensive information, including the Notice of Race and Online Registration can be found here.

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