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A buoyant Flying Fifteen fleet on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
This coming weekend the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships are being hosted by the National Yacht Club and local fleet captain Joe Coughlan is hoping to have up to thirty entries. With great numbers out in Dublin Bay all…
The Saturday Series Trophy has been won by David Gorman & Chris Doorly in Betty
Flying Fifteen
The final day of a long season of Flying Fifteen DBSC racing which started back in April draws to a close tomorrow, weather permitting of course. In a season where the numbers on the water have been impressive, 21 sailed…
Colin Byrne of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of three ICRA nominees to October's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
All Irelands
16 'successful nominees' for the ISA All Ireland Senior Sailing Championships 2016 at Royal Cork Yacht Club on October 1st have been announced by the Irish Sailing Association. A third of the invitees are from the host club who will…
Flying fifteen Pair David Gorman & Chris Doorly
Flying Fifteen
On a warm Septembers day an impressive 20 Flying Fifteens turned out for racing on the Bay. It was a difficult day for the PRO Eddie Totterdell and his team as the weather was to shift at some stage to…
Big turnout for DBSC Flying Fifteens
Flying Fifteen
An impressive 19 Flying Fifteens turned out on Saturday in the DBSC Series on a warm summers day with a light E-NE wind and a raging incoming tide. Many fleets would be glad to have this number at their Nationals!…
Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly were winners of both DBSC races on Saturday
Flying Fifteen
With the excitement of Olympic sailing in Rio having gripped the sailing community it was always going to be hard to match it but it was also exciting  on Dublin Bay for the Flying Fifteen class who had two races in…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
On route to Dun Laoghaire last night it didn’t look good for sailing as there was a strong westerly breeze and white horses in Seapoint. However it takes a lot to cancel a DBSC race and out went the Flying…
Pat Shannon of Facet Jewellers Dun Laoghaire (right), presenting the Flying fifteen Holiday Cup to Ian Mathews (centre) and Alan Green
Flying Fifteen
Wind made a welcome return to Dublin Bay yesterday, with a lovely 10 to 11 knots of breeze materialising just in time for racing for the Flying fifteen Facet Jewellers Holiday Cup. The new perpetual trophy did its job in…
Dubliner's David Gorman & Chris Doorly retained the Flying Fifteen Title at Cushendall
Flying Fifteen
The National Yacht Club's David Gorman & Chris Doorly successfuly defended their Irish Flying Fifteen Title after three days of competition at Cushendall SC in County Antrim. Three race wins from six sailed gave the Dun Laoghaire pair a clear…
Flying Fifteens from Dublin, Waterford, Strangford Lough,Whitehead, Larne and Cushendall will contest the Irish Title in Red Bay this weekend
Flying Fifteen
With good numbers of Flying Fifteens turning out at club level in Dublin and Strangford Lough the 20–foot keelboat class take to the road to Cushendall Sailing & Boating Club who host the Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland this weekend,…
DBSC Fliyng fifteen sailors Sean Craig and Alan Green
Flying Fifteen
There was again a good Flying Fifteen turnout on the resumption of the DBSC Saturday series and two races were held in a tricky wind from the s-sw, well it was supposed to be from that direction! Dave Gorman &…
Flying Fifteens racing on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
Seventeen Flying Fifteens were out in Dublin Bay last night in great conditions with a turning tide and a s-sw wind. PRO Jack Roy was back from his holidays and was greeted by an over eager fleet which resulted in…
Sean Craig & Alan Green (NYC) were the winners of the Flying Fifteen Southerns in Waterford Harbour
Flying Fifteen
As usual Dunmore East didn’t disappoint at the weekend with great Flying Fifteen racing in this picturesque village as well as fantastic hospitality. The winds held steady and a full programme of races was completed with Sean Craig & Alan…
Flying Fifteen pair Ian Mathews & Keith Poole
Flying Fifteen
This weekend WHSC in Dunmore East will host the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships. With good numbers turning out at local level they now turn to the road to one of the countrys favourite sailing locations for the second Regional…
Flying Fifteen Ignis Caput Sailed by David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne of the National Yacht Club
Flying Fifteen
Thursday morning 9th June 2016 and thick fog and no wind, will we get racing in Dublin Bay this evening? Jack Roy must have been on his prayer mat as the afternoon cleared and a nice 14 knots appeared for…
Tom Murphy preparing with the yellow spinnaker as leader of the Bronze fleet
Flying Fifteen
#DBSC - Sixteen Flying Fifteens turned out on another sunny Saturday afternoon on 4 June for two races in the DBSC Series, writes our Flying Fifteen correspondent And it can be confirmed that rumours of Gorman and Doorly's demise after…

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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