Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy is looking forward to welcoming 50 Flying Fifteens for the 2023 UK National Championships supported by UK Global between 21 - 24 September 2023. The championship consists of 10 races, with a maximum of 3 races per day.
Entrants have come from all over the country including Scotland, Blackpool, the Lake District, many of the central lakes and the South Coast. The largest contingents come from Parkstone Yacht Club and Hayling Island Sailing Club with nine boats from each entered. The entry list includes World Champions, European Champions, National Champions, regular club sailors and a wide variety of ages, including:-
GBR4021 – The Whopper & the Whippet: Steve Goacher & Tim Harper.
Still trying to regain their confidence from the Capsize Of The Season, Steve from Royal Windermere YC is another multiple world champion with two different crews, Tim & Phil Evans.
GBR4071 - Floaty McFloatface: Richard Lovering & Chris Turner.
What a pedigree. the current world champion boat and crew, teams up with top sail designer and ex 15 national champion, Ritchie. Could be the bookies favourite.
GBR4114 - Full Welly: Richard Whitworth & Trefor Jones.
After years of flirting with the Flying 15, multiple class champion Richard has finally gone and bought one. Winners of Poole week, this is their first trip outside the shire. Could they bring back the prize?
Our thanks to our sponsors UK Global, Sarah Hornby Art, Salcombe Gin, Allen, Ovington Boats and Goacher Sails.