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Flying 15 UK Championship series 2024

The road to the Worlds in Weymouth 2025

UKFFA Championship Series Area Championships 2025 World Championship Qualifying Events Series

For the 2024 season, UKFFA has arranged an exciting Championship Series encompassing Area, National and Inland Championships staged across the UK. 

The Series will be scored and used to develop the UKFFA National Ranking Table which will be the basis for qualification for the 2025 FFI World Championships to be held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy 9th to 22nd August 2025.

On behalf of the all the Individual Championship organising Clubs, UKFFA is pleased to invite all members of UKFFA to participate in the following Events.

  • The Southern Area Championship Parkstone Yacht Club. 8th & 9th June.
  • The UK National Championship at Strangford Lough Yacht Club. 19th to 22nd June
  • The UK Inland Championship at Graham Water Sailing Club. 20th & 21st July
  • The Northern Area Championship Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. 7th & 8th September
  • The Scottish Championship Loch Lomond Sailing Club. 5th &6th October
     
The Southern Area Championship at Parkstone Yacht Club,  8th & 9th June 2024

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Parkstone YC, Poole Harbour
Parkstone Yacht Club hosted the Flying Fifteen UK National Championships in 2010, 2014 and 2019 with well organised, close, competitive racing in challenging open water in Poole Bay. 

The Club is renowned for its beautiful club house and outstanding sailing facilities being ideally situated on the North shore of Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, with easy access out into Poole Bay. 

Racing will take place in Poole Bay with stunning views across Bournemouth, Old Harry Rocks, the Purbeck Hiils, and the Needles at the western tip of the Isle of Wight.

5 races are planned over the two days supported by a full social programme in Parkstone. 

Contact: Mervyn Wright
[email protected]
Flying Fifteen Fleet Captain Parkstone Yacht Club
https://www.parkstoneyachtclub.com 
Parkstone Yacht Club,
Pearce Ave,
Poole,
Dorset BH14 8EH
Phone: +44 1202 743610

The UK National Championships:  Strangford Lough Yacht Club, Whiterock, Northern Ireland - 19th to 22nd June 2024

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Strangford Lough YC, Whiterock, NI
The Club hosted the UKFFA National Championships in 2018 and are excited to be welcoming the Flying Fifteen fleet back again in 2024.

This year's events lead sponsor is Willowbrook Organic Farms. John McCann MBE, the managing director, is a former National World Champion and New Zealand Champion Flying Fifteen sailor.

Flying Fifteens were established as a fleet in SLYC in 1953 and in the 1970’s had 70 boats racing regularly. A number of former members were past champions of this event.

 The NOR is due to be published on our website towards the end of January, we are in discussions with Stena Line with regard to a ferry deal. Accommodation is best booked through Airbnb.  There is parking for camper vans ½ mile from the club on a first come basis.

We will have a full social programme and we look forward to welcoming you to Strangford Lough again.

Contact:
Roger Chamberlain
Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Whiterock Bay,
Killinchy, Co Down 
BT23 6QA

Phone: 02897 541883
Mobile: 07745 525484
Email: [email protected]

The UK Inland Championship at Graham Water Sailing Club 20th & 21st July 2024

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Grafham Water SC
Grafham Water is a renown inland waterway located in Cambridgeshire a few miles from the A1 and A14. 

We sail on a 1,600-acre reservoir, 3 miles long and, at its maximum, 1.5 miles wide.  Onshore facilities include tractor launching for Flying 15s and we’ve recently completed an upgrade to both of our main slipway jetties.

The Club is well known for hosting a wide range of championships and open meetings.

Grafham sailors have progressed to sail at international level including the Olympic Games and even the America’s Cup. 


Contact:
Andy Rhodes
Grafham Water Sailing Club
Perry, Huntingdon, Cambs.

PE28 0BU
Phone:  01480 810478 
Mobile:  07943 196522
Email: [email protected]  Web: https://www.grafham.org
 

The  Northern Area Championship at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club 7th & 8th September 2024

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Bassenthwaite Lake
Bassenthwaite lake is a beautiful inland sailing water surrounded by the northern fells of The Lake District National Park. One of the largest Cumbrian lakes 4 miles in length and three-quarters of a mile wide, the lake lies generally north to south.

Bassenthwaite Sailing Club is privately run by its members for the use and benefit of the membership. It is privileged to enjoy the right to sail on the ONLY lake in the Lake District.

Contact:
John Reekie (Bass SC Sailing Secretary
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, Dubwath,
Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth CA13 9YD
Phone:  07966596376  
Email: 
[email protected]

The Scottish Championship at Loch Lomond Sailing Club 5th & 6th October

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Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond 'Lake of the Elms'  is a freshwater Scottish loch about 14 miles northwest of the centre of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city.  The Loch forms part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which was established in 2002.

Sailing on Loch Lomond gives the experience of sailing on the largest fresh water loch in the UK and it can be just as much fun as the sea but without the tides.

Loch Lomond Sailing Club is one of the foremost Sailing venues in Britain, hosting National and International events, most recently the International Canoe British Championships as a part of our 150th Anniversary Celebrations. Flying Fifteens have raced at the Club for over 50 years, initially from Moorings but latterly Dry sailed, launching from a wide concrete ramp.

Established in 1873 originally on the Clyde as Clyde Canoe Club to promote Sailing Canoe activities,  moving to Loch Lomond in 1903, the Club was initially based at Balloch , then moved in 1933 to the current site in Milarrochy Bay  on the East shore of the Loch, where Dinghy and Keelboat racing took off. 

The Club faces onto the Widest part of the Loch where at least 2 full size Olympic courses can be laid alongside each other, whatever the wind direction, with the start areas only minutes from launching.                                                                                         
Limited camping is available on site , there is also the opportunity for Camper vans at the adjacent Caravan Club site and there is plenty of B+B accommodation in nearby villages. 

The Scottish Championship will form part of our 2024 Closing regatta weekend with an accompanying Social program, Bar and our renowned Catering facility. 6 races are planned on a dedicated 15’s course over the 2 days.

We look forward to welcoming Competitors from far and wide for what promises to be a memorable weekend.

Contact:
Steve Lee , Rear Commodore (FF3685)
Loch Lomond Yacht Club
Milarrochy Bay,
Balmaha, Near Drymen
Glasgow,  G63 0AL


Phone 028 9754 1883,  
Email : [email protected]

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