English crew take Flying Fifteen World Championships

Graham Vials and Chris Turner claimed five first places in 11-race series

Action from the  Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Action from the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

 

Newcastle’s Graham Vials with crew Chris Turner from Devon convincingly won the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships at the National Yacht Club on Friday morning thanks to five first places in the 11-race series on Dublin Bay.

The pair sail from Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club near Heathrow Airport and the result marks their fourth world title victory.

The first all-Irish pairing home were Andy and Rory Martin from Strangford Lough Sailing Club in 17th overall while David Gorman and Chris Doorly from the National Yacht Club placed 20th.

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