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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
Lavery Retains South Coast Flying Fifteen Title
Flying Fifteen
Big seas and big winds off Hook Head for the opening day of the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships at Dunmore East, County Waterford produced some of the most exciting sailing of the season for a fleet of 16 of…
UK Boats Take Nine of Top Ten Places at Flying Fifteen Worlds
Flying Fifteen
After finishing fifth in the penultimate race Graham Vials and Chris Turner were able to head back to HISC for an early shower after winning the 2011 Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC. The Championships closed yesterday with…
McKee and Smyth Lead Irish hopes at Flying Fifteen Worlds
Flying Fifteen
Brian McKee and Ian Smyth lead Irish hopes after five races sailed at the Flying Fifteen World championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club this morning. The Strangford Lough pair have had a consistent string of results in a mainly patchy…
Goacher and Evans are Flying 15 UK National Champions
Flying Fifteen
After several hours of waiting and one race start for the gold fleet, which was abandoned before they reached the windward mark. PRO Roger Palmer signalled the end of racing and the British Championship was officially over. An anticlimactic end…
Flying Fifteens Stormbound Since Saturday
Flying Fifteen
Ashore since Saturday, over 100 Flying fifteen sailors are waiting to see this morning if westerly gales at Hayling island have abated to allow the first race of the Flying fifteen British National Championships, a pre-cursor to Thursday's World championships.…
Ireland Well Represented at Hayling Island Flying Fifteen Worlds
Flying Fifteen
It's been around for more than 50 years but enthusiasim for sailing's Flying 15 keelboat continues to grow. This weekend will see the start of two weeks of intense competition with the British National and the 18th running of the…
Gorman and Doorly Lift Flying Fifteen Title on Home Waters
Flying Fifteen
Dublin Bay racers David Gorman and Chris Doorly have been crowned Flying Fifteen national champions tonight at the National Yacht Club after a seven race series on home waters. The Dubliners hled off a strong challenge from Northern Ireland pairings…
McKee and Smyth are Flying Fifteen Northern Champions
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships took place in the picturesque village of Whitehead at the weekend and were hosted by County Antrim Boat Club in their newly renovated clubhouse. 22 crews descended on the town full of hope in what…
National YC to Stage 2011 Flying 15 National Championships
Flying Fifteen
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club will host the Flying Fifteen class Championship of Ireland in 2011. The event will run from June Friday June 17th to Sunday 19th.
Martin and Murray Continue Flying Form
Flying Fifteen
Strangford Lough sailors maintained their grip at the top of the Irish Flying Fifteen fleet in the last event of the season. National champions Darren Martin and Simon Murray were the winners of the five race light air series on…
Big FF Turnout in Carlingford
Flying Fifteen
Strong tides, light winds and a fleet of 34 boats produced an end of season finale for the Flying fifteen class on Carlingford Lough this afternoon. The fleet drawn from Strangford Lough, Carrickfergus, Dunmore East, Dun Laoghaire as well as…
Mulligan Stays on as Flying Fifteen President, New Venues Planed for 2011
Flying Fifteen
Ben Mulligan has been relected as Flying fifteen President for another term at the recent annual general meeting of the class. Colin Dougan. A number of  new fixtures were proposed for the 2011 season including Larne, County Antrim YC (Whitehead),…
Martin and Murray are Overnight Leaders at Flying Fifteen National Championships
Flying Fifteen
At the Irish Flying fifteen National Championships on Belfast Lough today Darren Martin and Simon Murray lead but only on tie break after four tight races off Carrickfergus. Dun Laoghaire pairing John Lavery and David O'Brien are second but both…

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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