Flying 15 - 70th Anniversary

From : March 2017

I have a soft spot for the Flying 15 as it is a dinghy I did much of my competitive racing in, before having to make a choice of continuing the small boat stuff or going the keelboat route as quite simply I was unable to sail both effectively as they regularly clashed.

My decision to leave the FFs was a conscious one, and one I don’t really regret as I felt that I had outgrown the class and needed new challenges. The biggest regret I had was that my long time sailing partner, and indeed boat partner, and I would split up. Mike Wright and I had many years of unbelievable sailing together, winning a lot, especially in heavy conditions and offshore Durban, and having to wo