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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
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…
 The Flying Fifteen European Championships are at the highly regarded venue of Medemblik
Flying Fifteen
This year's Flying Fifteen European Championships are at the highly regarded venue of Medemblik on the Ijsselmeer just north of Amsterdam and run from Sunday 29th August through to Friday 2nd September. It's the first time the Flying Fifteen class has visited…
17 Flying Fifteens turned out for Saturday's DBSC race
Flying Fifteen
Seventeen Flying Fifteens turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon for two races in the DBSC Series with Gerry Ryan & John McAree winning the first victory in their new boat IRL 4045, Ian Mathews & Keith Poole won the…
Flying fifteen Northern Championships prizewinners at Portaferry Sailing Club
Flying Fifteen
Strangford Lough didn’t disappoint the Irish Flying Fifteen fleet at the weekend with the usual mixture of sunshine, wind, no wind, tides in both directions, thunder, lightning and hail stones as big as marbles and a bit of sailing thrown…
Last night's Flying Fifteen start from the DBSC committee boat Freebird
Flying Fifteen
Thursday evening presented a strong westerly wind with flood tide making a good Dublin Bay chop and wet sailing conditions on a Flying Ffteen. On the way out to “Freebird” the DBSC flag ship, some of the spinnaker issues the…
There should be some great racing as up to twenty Flying Fifteens are expected for the Northern Championships at Portaferry Sailing Club
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships will take place in Strangford Lough this weekend and will be hosted by Portaferry Sailing Club. There should be some great racing as up to twenty boats are expected in what is the first regional…
Race winner Ignis Caput (4028) David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne covers Flyer (Niall Coleman and Mick Quinn)
Flying Fifteen
With strong wind form the North East 18/20 knots and gusting over 25 and a big lumpy sea the Flying Fifteen fleet started by Jack and his jolly crew from the DBSC flagship "Freebird" with a beat out to Zebra…
4028 (Dave Mulvin & Ronan Beirne) made out early to Island mark and took the lead in the first DBSC Thursday Race of 2016
Flying Fifteen
The first Dublin Bay SC Thursday Flying Fifteen race (after last week's cancellation) presented an overcast evening with wind form the South East c15 knots. With Jack Roy and the "Mac Lir" crew on station off Scotsman's Bay the spring…
The Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in good numbers with 16 boats competing on the new DBSC Green course
Flying Fifteen
It's that time of year again when the 2015 season is confined to the history books and new dreams, hopes and goals are set for the new season. Those with new boats, new crews, those who have learned from previous…
The new 'Yellow Jersey' spinnaker for the Flying fifteen clubhouse leader in 2016  DBSC racing
Flying Fifteen
The Mitsubishi Motors sponsored Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet has introduced a new initiative for the 2016 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing season that starts in two weeks time. With a nod to The Tour De France, the lead…
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen & friends annual dinner and prize giving took place at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. The class mustered over 90 for dinner with piano accompaniment Terry Brown who generously provided his talents for a donation…
Flying Fifteen
Sixteen Flying Fifteen’s took part in Saturday's racing on Dublin Bay where there was drama on the water when Joe Coughlin’s crew Ed Ruane had to be taken from the boat with a dislocated shoulder. The drama unfolded on the…
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen Frostbite series continued with a great turnout of 16 boats after the break last week for the Lough Derg Keelboat Regatta. Race officer Ian Mathews and his team got two races completed in a building NW wind…

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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