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Breezy Downwind Finish for DBSC Flying Fifteens (Video)

11th June 2017
Ian Mathews and Keith Poole plane over the DBSC finish line in yesterday's Flying Fifteen race on Dublin Bay. See vid below. Ian Mathews and Keith Poole plane over the DBSC finish line in yesterday's Flying Fifteen race on Dublin Bay. See vid below. Photo: Jonathan O'Rourke

There was a breezy downwind finish (see below) for the Flying Fifteen keelboat on Dublin Bay yesterday as captured from the DBSC Committee Boat by Jonathan O'Rourke.

The popular class is the biggest one design keelboat fleet on Dublin Bay with regular turnouts in the 20s for DBSC club racing on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Flying Fifteen - At A Glance

Overall Length 20 ft6.1 m

Waterline Length 15 ft4.6 m

Mast Height 22 ft 6 in6.86 m

Sail Area 150 sq ft14 sqm

Spinnaker Area 140 sq ft13 sqm

Hull Weight 300 lb136 kg

Keel Weight 400 lb169 kg

Minimum Weight 685 lb305 kg

Racing Crew Two

Ideal Crew Range 18 - 28 st145 - 185 kg

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